Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Monday, May 23, 2011

Studio May 2011

Super secret and exciting things happening in the studio... (casting, photo shoot, hairy women) more images to come!

Portrait of the Artist

Oh, lead me to a quiet cell
Where never footfall rankles,
And bar the window passing well,
And gyve my wrists and ankles.

Oh, wrap my eyes with linen fair,
With hempen cord go bind me,
And, of your mercy, leave me there,
Nor tell them where to find me.

Oh, lock the portal as you go,
And see its bolts be double....
Come back in half an hour or so,
And I will be in trouble.- Dorothy Parker

Theyskens’ Theory Fall 2011


Mrs. Parker and the boys...

Dorothy Parker

But Not Forgotten

I think, no matter where you stray,
That I shall go with you a way.
Though you may wander sweeter lands,
You will not soon forget my hands,
Nor yet the way I held my head,
Nor all the tremulous things I said.
You still will see me, small and white
And smiling, in the secret night,
And feel my arms about you when
The day comes fluttering back again.
I think, no matter where you be,
You'll hold me in your memory
And keep my image, there without me,
By telling later loves about me.

Odd Nerdrum - Running Bride

via: dirty pretty things

ali bumuyi

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Luchador love

via: Design You Trust

Shoot your Mouth off Panel this weekend

 I'll be in Dallas this weekend at Plush Gallery for a panel discussion in conjunction with The Gun & Knife Show at Centraltrak. Should be an interesting conversation based on guns, knives, art, Texas and so much more. If you know Heyd Fontenot or Julie Webb then you know it will be good. Here is a great review that just came out in Frontrow if you want to know more about the exhibition: What an Art Show Says About Gun-Obsessed Texas, by Peter Simik. 
Its been a while since I've been back to DFW so I hope you can make it out. It would be great to see you!
Flutter. 2011. Ceramic and liquid graphite.

Monday, May 16, 2011


Strangers, Gods and Monsters

"Strangers, gods and monsters are the central characters of my story. Their favourite haunts are those phantasmal boundaries where maps run out, ships slip moorings and navigators click their compasses shut. No man's land. Land's end. Out there, as the story goes, 'where the wild things are'. These figures of Otherness occupy the frontier zone where reason falters and fantasies flourish."
Strangers, Gods and Monsters- Richard Kearney -p3

Babicka, Frantisek Cáp, 1940. via

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pink Shorts

Sunday, May 8, 2011

is it a sin, is it a crime
loving you dear like i do
if it's a crime, then, i'm guilty
guilty of loving you

maybe i'm wrong dreaming of you
dreaming the lonely night thru
if it's a crime, then, i'm guilty
guilty of dreaming of you

what can i do?
what can i say?
after i've taken the blame
you say, 'you're through
you'll go your way'

but i'll always feel just the same
maybe, i'm right, maybe i'm wrong
loving you dear like i do
if it's a crime, then, i'm guilty
guilty of loving you

Patricia Piccinni

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Elephant and the Dove

Tehching Hsieh and Linda Montano

Friday, May 6, 2011


Gum Labdanum resin - Cistus villosus var. creticus - from Spain. The fragrance of Labdanum is very complex. This waxy resin produces a balsamlike, woody, earthy, marshy, smoky, ambergrislike, leathery, flowery, honeylike, mintlike fragrance with hints of plum or oakmoss after a rain.

Labdanum has fascinated people for many centuries. It is said to reach deep into our subconscious and bring back memories, pictures, feelings and moods.

Labdanum originates from the rockrose bush, which emits a resinous dark brown mass from its leaves and twigs. To this day it is still gathered by driving goats into the thick forests overgrown with labdanum bushes. The goats eat their fill from the branches and the sticky resin gets stuck on their beards. When they return, their owners carefully comb the resin our of their beards. Also used is a rakelike instrument with long strips of leather attached to it, which they drag across the bushes to collect the resin.

Labdanum strengthens the body and provides warmth and sensuality. It is very grounding.

The Japanese use Labdanum in their Neriko mixtures, which are used during tea ceremony. Egyptians used it in their Kyphi mixtures and the Hebrews burned it in their temples. Today the perfume industry uses labdanum to add a note of moss and leather to its products.

I'm so mean I make medicine sick

Thursday, May 5, 2011


"Honoring Nell Saunders" - a later Police Gazette's illustration
Nell Saunders gets the prize (silver dish) for the victory over Rose Harland who is still unconscious after knockout.
via and this link too.
"For example, Nellie Smith and Jennie Collins, regulars at Hill’s, were often ejected for causing a ruckus. One night they showed up with Fanny Kelly in tow, and, after being ordered out of the joint, Kelly stabbed Harry Hill with a penknife, first in the face and then again in the forehead near the temple, hard enough for it to remain there with the handle jutting out of his head. Understandably chagrined, Hill promptly punched her, knocking her teeth out and sending her tumbling down the steps. The women fled outside and were arrested by New York’s finest. New York Times, November 6, 1869"

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I am my own black cloud.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A previously unreleased Björk song is the soundtrack for Nick Knight’s new 3-minute “fashion film” “To Lee, With Love, Nick,”. A tribute to the British fashion designer Alexander McQueen.