Exactly 50 years ago the artist Cor Blok created about 140 illustrations to accompany The Lord of the Rings, he visited Tolkien who liked his art and bought 3 pieces - the only artist who ever sold his art to Tolkien. In his letters Tolkien once said that if ever an illustrated The Lord of the Rings could be created it would have been Cor Blok who would receive the job. Over the last 5 years I traced back all Cor Blok's art and brought it together in a book called A Tolkien Tapestry: Pictures to accompany The Lord of the Rings that will be released this week by HarperCollins. [more inside]
I've been asking all the film projectionists I know (and kind of know, or even ones who I just met) to draw pictures of projectors. It's partly an art project, but it's also intended to be something like a high-speed oral history project around a skill that used to be ubiquitous but isn't so much anymore. [more inside]
This plain, unembellished wiki is an ongoing work highlighting the relationships between the Surrealists and their associates as well as brief biographies of many of the major and minor players. It is intended as an Historical document. [more inside]
365 Days of Print: Artists Remix the News is year long online kick-starter funded art project. Each month, 6-10 different artists around the world are provided with daily subscriptions to the printed version of a newspaper of their choice. During their month-long residencies they commit to read the paper every morning and then create work in response to their experience of the day's news. They then upload their daily results at either 10:00 a.m. or 10 p.m. EST. I've a little over a week left, but my work to date can be viewed here.
The first in an ongoing series of cartoons I have animated on the Nintendo DS Lite. The cartoon follows hapless Baltimore residents, Scoobert and Barb, and features original music, art and story. I hope you enjoy it, it was quite fun to make. [more inside]
Photo gallery on The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, an exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts chronicling the legendary designer's 35 years in the fashion industry.
Dream of writing a novel but can’t find time to write? How about setting aside just 1 day? I gathered a team of authors to compose a novel collaboratively in a day (May 28th) and you can watch via the web as every word is composed in real-time. The cover art will be created that day too, which you can observe via live video stream. The collaboration culminates in a free Creative Commons licensed e-book available for download the following day. Wish us luck. We'll need it.
My boyfriend is a painter who does life-size portraiture. Inspired by this photo, he made a painting of Win & Regine from Arcade Fire, and would like to give it to them as a gift. I made this little site to publicize our quest.
A limited edition print featuring 235 Star Trek characters rendered as pixels, made with the support of Koyama Press. The print debuts at MoCCA this weekend, after which it will be sold online. In the meantime, KP and I are giving away 2 copies to whomever can name the most characters.
For the past few years I've been developing techniques for computational graphic design. This is my new website, showing some of my work.
is a virtual jukebox oozing with time-delayed, glitchy fun. Streaming live over the web, London and Kumamoto will be joined in a sing off to end all sing offs. The first GLTI.CH KARAOKE event will laugh in the face of the nine hour time difference, of poor bandwidth, bad lip syncing, and terrible foreign language translations. All that matters is that the interwebs keep running and the participants keep on singing. From our first event we will encourage a whole series GLTI.CH Karaoke happenings. Using webstreaming software our eventual aim is to link up multiple cities across the globe for an all-out, Noon til Noon, 24 hour Karaoke marathon. This means we need YOU to help host future events, with all proceeds raised going to The Japan Society Tohoku Earthquake Relief Fund. [more inside]
Last month, I finished designing a new website for an art gallery and radio station in NYC: Art International Radio (formerly known as WPS1). We've got and oodles oodles of rare and interesting content, interviews, music shows, recordings, performances. Listen to an interview about Fururist noise music boxes called the Intonarumori, or an interview with Jim Jarmusch, Gregg Araki, or Michel Gondry. Listen to Genesis P-Orridge ruminate on life and art, or tune into the latest interviews from the Brooklyn Rail. We've acquired some historic audio tapes, and am digitizing them in the process, so that you can listen to Allen Ginsberg (and his father!) talk together. There's music, too: Listen to a curated show on Minimalist music, a recording of a chiptunes/NES-driven performance, some really great disco/house mixes, a curated selection of contemporary Brazilian music (expect bossa nova!), or a wonderfully John Peel-inspired indie rock show. If you want something more experimental, then you can listen to a series of short radio micro-compositions, cassette-tape-generated noise, industrial percussion music performances. --- And if you're overwhelmed, check out the AIR stream, and just sit back and listen... [more inside]
The Highlights is an online arts journal from Brooklyn, NY. Beginning as a response to the journalistic bent in art reviews, the publication was created to give artists an outlet to engage in unconventional criticism. Since that time, we have enlarged the format to include experimental text and digital media projects. These works are an extension of the artists’ own practice and consist of image-based essays, original videos, interviews, as well as fictional, virtual, biographic, and diaristic writing. All completed projects are stored permanently in the online archive where they are available for browsing. [more inside]
I've always been fascinated by objects that have journeyed through time and the scars, patinas and even energies they appear to have acquired. At first I started collecting them, and then, as I would notice certain juxtapositions, I started combining them into assemblage artworks. I recently got my first art show of these artworks, and I'm proud to show them off here! (and now you can see where my nickname, extrabox comes from!)
I have a new blog; it is about not being able to draw. Here's the mission statement.
I'm working on a 3-month trip to San Francisco to explore gender, sexuality, love, and relationships via performance from the perspective of a female queer migrant minority. Here I'll be documenting the project, my progress towards it, and how people can support me. If you're in San Francisco give me a yell!
My friend Dan and I collaborate on mathy art projects! I throw ideas at him; he does all the hard work of the math and art; I get him to write down what he did, and I help photograph and edit. The blog is a mix of pretty pictures and detailed technical explanations — something for everyone. (Well, for everyone who really, really likes geometry.) So far: polyhedra, paper models, tractrices, reaction-diffusion systems, and bonus musical creations. Comments/questions/suggestions welcome.
My mother has been a struggling fine artist for the past 40 years. She finally decided to take the plunge and develop a portfolio site for her work. [more inside]
I recently completed artwork for my friends' new EP. It's a pretty complex photo collage, mostly of pictures that I took myself. The link above goes to Deathwatch Asia, where the EP version with my art is being released. You can go here to see the whole booklet, as well as the collages without text. If you like your music crunchy, give them a listen, they're pretty great.
I made a website for my mom, a visual artist. Woo-hoo!
Inspired by cortex's deletion reason, auctioned for charity, and now available as a holiday card for all and sundry. This year, play everyone hence with a Lute Cat of your very own.
I have a love for photography, history, architecture and design. There is so much wonderful public domain work available, I choose to curate a bit. [more inside]
My friend Cristin Norine is spending one month living in a gallery, alone, that's in plain sight on a busy street in Portland, Or. She can't leave or have visitors, and is only communicating to others via social media. [more inside]
I have loads of time on my hands at work, so I pass the time by drawing. These are those drawings, mostly. [more inside]
I built some synths and put them in robots and now they're going to be on show at Deluxe Cafe, Kent Tce, Wellington, New Zealand for two weeks starting Monday 15th.
Electro-mechanical art regarding activism and apathy. At first glance it is a forgettable art work about war..but flipping the switch causes a 5 bottles of beer to emerge, revealing the true motivation of the work. Watch the video!
This project is designed to digitally bring people closer to one another by capturing on film the moment when two strangers hold hands. Regardless of race, age, class, whatever. [more inside]
Free tutorials on how to make edible bouquets - candy bouquets, cookie bouquets, and fruit bouquets... Photos and instructions make the process easy. Kids will love to participate in making edible bouquets. You can suprise your friends and family with unique gifts this holiday season. Get inspired at EdibleCrafts.com
It's an app that generates pairs of colors at random, then puts them in a pattern, then lets you adjust and save those colors. [more inside]
This site serves as a repository of all my recent creations, including murals, drawings, music, writings and movies. An online portfolio, if you will. [more inside]
Want a free sketch? I'll draw quick ones for you! I want to hone my drawing skillz so I'll do sketches from any idea, subject or title you send me. [more inside]
Mural Locator is a site developed for viewers to easily find and locate murals around the world. Readers can submit murals that they see worthy of being shared. This will help promote the artists and their work with large visible images. The collection of murals are documented and associated to their locations with online maps. We wanted to share the beauty of murals with the world and those unaware of this public form of art.
Yayah its like a tumblr but its more pure because everything's found doing random searches on google. Its interesting, trust. More to come.
Computer-generated abstract art in a variety of styles, mostly associated with various modern artists. Each piece has a title and a markov-chain 'artist's statement'. The page is formatted for mobile devices, but works reasonably in any browser. [more inside]
I was part of a creative writing mentorship as part of Melbourne's Next Wave Festival 2010, which presented multi-form experiential art. Our task was to respond to how well we thought the pieces reflected the year's theme No Risk Too Great. My piece, No Risk Too Great: Comfort Zones, discusses the absurdity of doing things outside your "comfort zone" while still being protected in the confines of a hipster-peer-filled arts festival. (Some images NSFW.)
My interview and feature on Fishing With John's John Lurie. He's making some very beautiful art now.
Essentially this comprises much of my final year work at Edinburgh College of Art, but will be ongoing from now on. It's also a taster for our college group show at Trumans Brewery, Brick Lane, London July 1st-5th (opening july 1st @6pm) [more inside]
I am a visual artist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, and this is my photoblog. I have been posting fairly regularly over the past year (233 photos so far). I think of my photoblog as a photographic notebook, a tool I use to record and develop visual ideas over time. It is also a good excuse to wander around with a camera. [more inside]
Our family gets a lot of pleasure from our daughter's artwork, and we initially just wanted to put up a site to show her creations off to extended family and friends. We also wondered what other kids her age were doing, and I could not find anywhere solely devoted to displaying kids' artwork. With that in mind, we created this site as sort of a public refrigerator that everyone's kids' art can hang on. [more inside]
Inspired by 48 Hr Magazine, MagCloud in general, and also The Encyclopedia Show, this poetry journal will present poems on a different theme each month, with illustrations/art/photography. Like 48 HR Magazine, the time period during which submissions will be open will be very short (three days for the first issue.)
Every week, I ask the strangers of the internet to submit the title and short description of a video game that doesn't exist. I'll then draw the box art for someone's pretend game and post the results each Saturday. A semi-dorky blend of lulz-y photoshop practice and a heartfelt love for video games.
Along with artist Molly Crabapple, I have a brand new project debuting at Zuda Comics, Puppet Makers, a sprawling alt-historical murder mystery set at Versailles with lots of huge robots. Updates every Wendesday [more inside]
A tumble log of stuff I find I like on Google Street View. There are some other things thrown in , but that's basically it. [more inside]