Tuesday, March 24, 2009

"Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment." -Monet

Art. I've seen some great stuff on Etsy, on Flikr, on Threadless t-shirts...all over the place. Museums don't usually have my style. Which is painfully busy and bright enough to make your eyes bleed. Here's my favorite artist (I found her on My Love for you is Like a Stampede of Horses blog):

I'm completely in love with Erika Somogyi's work. It's a feast for the eyes!

I call this one Fern Face.
Hidden shadow people!
This one is called Major Meltdown.

There is something so beautiful and sad about abandoned fountains. I heart the swan mosiac in this one.
This one is called Not So Ancient. Since I recently read The Bean Trees and Pigs in Heaven - incredible books - by one of my all-time favorite authors Barbara Kingsolver, I've been more interested than ever before in modern Native American life. There are so many misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding Native American culture. When I was in New Zealand several Kiwi's asked me about the local tribes and I realized I didn't know anything about them besides the casinos they run!

"The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it." - Banksy (I don't have a clue who he is)

1 comment:

tmoli42 said...

Banksy is probably the most famous graffiti artist (with a dose of social commentary) of the past couple years (for shortest description possible) http://www.banksy.co.uk/outdoors/horizontal_1.htm