Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
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
Thursday, March 22, 2012
| Steven Mohapi, Johannesburg, 2003 |
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
|Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard via: HERE.|
|Western Colorado Petroglyphs via:Smithsonian Institution, National Anthropological Archives|
Spiral Woman, state II, Louise Bourgeois via: moma.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
|Photograph of Diane Arbus by Allan Arbus, c. 1949|
"Giving a camera to Diane Arbus is like putting a live grenade in the hands of a child." - Norman Mailer
Diane Arbus would have turned 89 yesterday. A huge influence on my work, I wanted to take a moment to post some of my favorite photographs of hers...
A Jewish giant at home with his parents in the Bronx, N.Y. (1970)
|Identical Twins, Roselle, New Jersey, 1967.|
|A lobby in a building, N.Y.C. (1966)|
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
|“Nimbus II” (2012)|
|The Monkey House at the Bronx Zoo closed last month after 111 years, as the thinking on animal exhibits has evolved.|
Two articles on the closing of the Monkey House at the Bronx Zoo in the New York Times:
"All zoos, from the major accredited to the ramshackle roadside, ultimately pivot around and profit from that bittersweet blend of awe and loneliness we humans feel over being the only animal who can look back at all the others and capture them: not just behind bars, but with names. From the dawn of consciousness, we’ve been trying to frame, in everything from creation mythology to zoological parks, the simultaneous sense of kinship with and irreparable separateness from animals that our consciousness calls to mind." Read More...- By CHARLES SIEBERT
"The Monkey House was also where, in 1906, the zoo exhibited a human, a Congolese pygmy named Ota Benga, who wrestled with an orangutan in a cage. “It’s certainly something that shouldn’t have happened,” Mr. Breheny said. " Read More...- By JAMES BARRON