Sunday, December 29, 2013

Marlo Pascual

Untitled, 2011 Digital C-print 80 x 60” / 203.2 x 152.4cm

Thursday, December 26, 2013

long hidden stars

Long-hidden stars have been uncovered during the renovation of the 165-year-old Grace Church in Brooklyn:



April 1, 2013 article link here.

civil war dead

battle of gettysburg
antietam dead fence/
confederate dead

Владимир Татлин и макет Башни III Интернационала, 1919г.

Symbolically, the tower was said to represent the aspirations of its originating country and a challenge to Eiffel Tower as the foremost symbol of modernity.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

gravedigger blues

I'll come running with a heart on fire
I'll come running with a heart on fire
I'll come running with a heart on fire
I wonder what made you stay
I wonder what made me stray
Baby's got a jar of cider
Used for making hearts melt
Baby knows chicken wire
Don't make no chastity belt

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013


A chastity belt is a locking item of clothing designed to prevent sexual intercourse. They may be used to protect the wearer from rape or temptation.

Madison Carroll

via: woolenmilk


Lightweight, thin tintypes could be carried conveniently in a jacket pocket. They became very popular in the United States during the American Civil War. Although prints on paper soon displaced them as the most common type of photograph, the tintype process continued to enjoy considerable use throughout the 19th century and beyond, especially for casual portraiture by novelty and street photographers.

Contemporary usage: Tintypes have been taken in Afghanistan during the War on Terror by U.S. Air Force airmen, apparently the first taken in a war zone since the Civil War.

flak jackets

Many soldiers carried a "housewife," or sewing kit, containing needles, thread, thimbles and other items for mending clothing. Repairs made by soldiers in camp could include sewing on buttons and insignia, mending tears, and even replacing the lining of jackets. This kit is in the museum's collection. via:

Six questions with a Civil War material culture scholar

Modular Tactical Vest components
The Soldiers' Bullet Proof Vest, "Harper's Weekly," March 15, 1862, p. 176

comme de garcon- spring 2014

bang bang: nancy sinatra

I was five and he was six We rode on horses made of sticks He wore black and I wore white He would always win the fight Bang bang, he shot me down Bang bang, I hit the ground Bang bang, that awful sound Bang bang, my baby shot me down.

bang bang:

bang bang: cher

Photography during the civil war

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Glass Menagerie stage sets

Model box of The Glass Menagerie end-on set at the Oldham Coliseum
Model box of The Glass Menagerie in-the-round set at the New Vic Theatre

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Dogville set- Lars von Trier

The story of Dogville is told in nine chapters and a prologue, with a one-sentence description of each chapter given in the film, in the vein of such chapter headings in many 19th century novels

Das Triadische Ballet.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013



Published in The Owl Magazine, v. 7 (July 1899)
"AND the dapper young fellow was—"
"None other than the veiled woman, of course."
"O, pshaw!" I cried. "That's well enough for a Sunday newspaper, but in real life people are not so easily misled."
"Look at the authentic instances—women serving as soldiers, sailors, scouts—"
"Why, there's my little brother Bob, as clever an impersonator—"
"People are fooled every day and—"
"Stuff and nonsense," I said. "Any one but a ninny should penetrate such a make-up at a glance. I don't think much of a fellow who can't tell a man from a woman. Catch me napping that way."
"I'll catch you," cried Jack.
"I like that," was my reply.
"I'll wager I fool you within six months."
"Done! For how much?"
"The loser to foot a supper; the setting, ordering, and inviting of the same to be at the winner's discretion."
We shook hands, and the fellows crowded round with all sorts of advice and persiflage. Thus was the seed sown, out of which was to spring the never-to-be-forgotten romance of "The Handsome Cabin Boy."
Story continues here.

The Handsome Cabin Boy

It's of a pretty female
As you may understand.
Her mind being bent for rambling
Unto some foreign land,
She dressed herself in sailor's clothes,
Or so it does appear,
And she hired with a captain
To serve him for a year.

[The captain's wife she being on board,
She seemed in great joy
To think the captain had engaged
Such a handsome cabin boy,
That now and then she'd slip him a kiss,
And she'd have liked to toy,
But 'twas the captain found out the secret
Of the handsome cabin boy.]

Her cheeks they were like roses
And her hair rolled in a curl.
The sailors often smiled and said
He looked just like a girl.
But eating of the captain's biscuit
Her colour did destroy,
It was in the bay of Biscay 
And the waist did swell of pretty Nell,
The handsome cabin boy.
Our gallant ship did plow.
One night among the sailors
Was a fearful flurry and row.*
They tumbled from their hammocks
For their sleep it did destroy,
And they sworn about the groaning
Of the handsome cabin boy.

"Oh doctor, dear, oh doctor,"
The cabin boy did cry.
"My time has come, I am undone,
And I will surely die."
The doctor come a-runnin'
And a-smilin' at the fun.
To think a sailor lad should have
A daughter or a son.

The sailors when they saw the joke
They all did stand and stare.
The child belonged to none of them,
They solemnly did swear.
The captain's wife, she says to him,
"My dear, I wish you joy,
For 'tis either you or me's betrayed
The handsome cabin boy!"

[Now sailors, take your tot of rum

And drink success to trade,
And likewise to the cabin boy
That was neither man nor maid.
Here's hoping the wars don't rise again
Our sailors to destroy,
And here's hoping for a jolly lot more
Like the handsome cabin boy!

An ice cube mask made to cure hangovers (1947).

via: 19 old and strange inventions

Monday, December 9, 2013

Girl in a Coma

Friday, December 6, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

The Life of Nelson Mandela: NYTimes

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Miami Project Art Fair Dec 3-8th

At David Shelton Gallery's booth #117
At Conduit Gallery's booth
If your in Miami for the fair visit Miami Project Art Fair. I'm lucky to have work in 2 amazing galleries and they'd love to meet you.

Female Marine Corps recruit goes through urban warfare training at the United States Marine Corps recruit depot in Parris Island, South Carolina.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Northern Flicker

sati zech

Howard Scott Galerie, New York, 2009

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

over the moon

Walt Whitman

Whitman wrote two volumes of poetry about the Civil War: Drum Taps (1865) and Sequel to Drum Taps (1866), after witnessing first-hand the suffering, bravery, wastefulness, heroism, and tragedy of war while working in hospitals during the Civil War.

’’Unnamed, unknown, remain and still remain the bravest soldiers. Our manliest, our boys, our hardy darlings: no picture gives them. Likely, the typical one of them (standing, no doubt, for hundreds, thousands) crawls aside to some bush-clump or ferny tuft on receiving his death-shot; there, sheltering a little while, soaking roots, grass, and soil with red blood; the battle advances, retreats, flits from the scene, sweeps by; and there, haply with pain and suffering…the last lethargy winds like a serpent round him; the eyes glaze in death;…and there, at last the Bravest Soldier, crumbles in Mother Earth, unburied and unknown.’’- Observations of poet Walt Whitman, in 1865

Friday, November 22, 2013

'twice oppressed' often become 'twice militant.'

Lorraine Hansberry

"In the late 1950s, the fight for gay rights was developing alongside the growing Civil Rights and feminist movements. An important voice in the Civil Rights struggle was author, essayist, and activist Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965), the award-winning playwright of A Raisin in the Sun. This exhibition explores a largely unknown but significant aspect of Hansberry’s biography connecting her to the gay rights movement: the letters she wrote in 1957 to The Ladder, the first subscription-based lesbian publication in the United States. In these provocative letters, Hansberry drew on her own identity and life experiences to articulate the interconnected struggles of women, lesbians, and African Americans during the period. She pointed to her identification with the burgeoning feminist movement in a 1959 interview with Studs Terkel, saying that 'the most oppressed group of any oppressed group will be its women,' adding that those who are 'twice oppressed' often become 'twice militant.'"

A new TV documentary on Britain’s BBC4 Fabulous Fashionistas” features six women of advanced years who share a love for style and a “screw that” attitude to the standard dictates of age.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

"Content where they're at"

Women Pass Marine Training, Clear First Hurdle To Combat Role

Pfcs. Katie Gorz (from left), Julia Carroll and Christina Fuentes Montenegro have become the first entry-level enlisted women to complete infantry training as part of the Marine Corps' effort toward integrating women into what have been all-male combat assignments.
Pfc. Katie Gorz (center) served as a squad leader during the training at Camp Geiger, N.C.
Listen to the story on npr.

Sojourner Truth- Ain't I a Woman

Sojourner Truth (c. 1797 – November 26, 1883) was the self-given name, from 1843 onward, of Isabella Baumfree, an African-American abolitionist and women's rights activist. Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, Ulster County, New York, but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man. Her best-known extemporaneous speech on gender inequalities, "Ain't I a Woman?", was delivered in 1851 at the Ohio Women's Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio. During the Civil War, Truth helped recruit black troops for the Union Army; after the war, she tried unsuccessfully to secure land grants from the federal government for former slaves.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


The Crinoline Shop,1860, by Eugéne Atget
Cotton printed voile day dress, American, ca. 1850 KSUM 1983.1.72.
Kent State University Museum