Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Outsider" Artist Shows His Work

"...if we only use 11% of our brains, then we have 89% left to discover ourselves." – Greg Milne aka G-Rock, a local DTES resident and new “Outsider” artist.

This was filmed by April Smith of AHA MEDIA on a Nokia N95 mobile cameraphone. "April is passionate and skilled in making Nokia films by exploring mobile media production through the camera lens of a cellphone."

Monday, March 30, 2009


A new work by Mark Amerika, considered the first-ever feature-length mobile phone art film.

(Video interview with Mark Amerika about the making of the film here.)

Notes with a Camera (i)Phone

Walking Clermont-Ferrand with the QuadCamera iphone app.


Discover Simple, Private Sharing at Drop.io

Shoestringer artist Jan McLaughlin reads Inside/Outside as Jan Bruce, the collaborative poetry entity between herself and the poet Bruce Weber. Fabulous.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Kiss for Oscar

“Respect the memory of Oscar Wilde and do not deface this tomb. It is protected by law as an historic monument and was restored in 1992.” Sign on Oscar Wilde’s tomb.

Sometimes defacement can be a beautiful thing.

An Accordion in Brooklyn

My amateurish response to Mr. Croma's beautiful jewel...

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A Trumpet in Montparnasse

If music be the food of love...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

This Week in The Penland Letterpress Studio

Democracy Now

In efforts to feel reconnected with the outside world i've been listening to the news via Amy Goodman and the rest of the gang at Democracy Now. It's community based free speech radio from the ground up.

The broadcast airs monday through friday at 800 but you can listen to the broadcast anytime at www.democracynow.org

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Joining a Movement

(cross posted from JMS, cause you know, it's just that exciting!)

I found a couple of great flyers at Printed Matter in NYC last week, bought them for myself and a friend. Good words that spoke clearly and truly what I consistently think and feel about making stuff, and points and purposes. So of course I have to figure out "who are these people that are so eloquent and insightful, and able to present their ideas in such a desirable format, while making it economically and socially accessible???" (because I ask myself these sorts of questions a lot...)

So clickity click and wa-la, discovery!

it's like stumbling upon a warm cottage and cozy fire with soup on when you've been wandering in the bleak wilderness of consumerism and commercialism...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sara's Pots

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Sara Sanders ceramics

Sara Sanders makes these exquisite little pots up in NYC. They are small, paper thin, with the sweetest decoration you'd ever wish to see on clay. Extremely fine work, multiple firings. These small beauties make you happy to see and hold. The smaller ones are around 1 inch in diameter, the largest a shade less than 2.5 inches across. Jewels, I tell you...

Phil's Boat

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installation at David Krut Projects, NYC

This is the boat the Phil Sanders built. Well, the half of a boat. By hand, from found materials. Along with the coins (cast and fired porcelain, mason stained). And the hand-sewn money bag. And the prints and etched lead on the wall. And the multiple edition sandbox, frame and another hand-sewn bag, which I suspect holds some treasure. Phil knows how to make stuff. Wait till you hear about his next big project!