Friday, August 19, 2011

Lately Musick

The usual mix of slow bliss/beauty and noisy, anguished bullshit. At least this time I put them in two categories.

SLOTHS - Transit
(Local boys! Might be one of the best bands we got in Portland right now. I hear they are great live too, you and I should confirm that.)

Aluk Todolo - Descension

Black Majesty - Seventh Kingdom of Edom

Catherine Christer Hennix - The Electric Harpsichord

Deux Filles- Silence & Wisdom
(This one I highly recommend looking into. Highly.)

Toshio Hosokawa - Deep Silence

X-RAY pin up calender

Julie Evans

The dreamy work of one Julie Evans. I particularly love the four top-most works, which are from a collaborative series known as Cowdust--- The interwoven miniaturist work was done by Evan's friend Ajay Sharma. You should really go to her blog if you are interested in seeing some step by step transition captures of how the joint pieces were made.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Kerry Howley's Hair Jewelry

Aversion and repulsion are apparently common reactions to these pieces of jewelry made from human hair. The artist, an English girl named Kerry Howley, had this potential response in her head from the beginning- recognizing the phenomenon that hair, though often thought to be gorgeous upon the head, becomes strangely alien whence removed. It was her hope that perhaps she could make "dead" hair attractive once more by weaving it into ornate, aesthetically pleasing necklaces. Personally, I don't see an aversion/attraction conflict at all. It's just so beautiful. But think what ye will, populace.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011