Posts Tagged ‘Entertainment/Culture’

Candy Colored Clown

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

candy colored clown

This image was inspired by a favorite David Lynch movie ” Blue Velvet” and a song from it by Roy Orbison, “In Dreams”
“In Dreams” is a song composed and sung by rock and roll performer Roy Orbison. An operatic ballad of lost love, it was released as a single on Monument Records in February 1963. It became the title track on the album In Dreams, released in July of the same year. The song has a unique structure in seven musical movements in which Orbison sings through two octaves, beyond the range of most rock and roll singers.

The song peaked on the Billboard Hot 100 charts at number 7, and charted in England for five months while Orbison toured sharing billing with The Beatles. It gained notability again in 1987 when Orbison released a re-recorded anthology of his greatest hits; the year prior David Lynch had used the song provocatively in his dark thriller Blue Velvet, helping to revive Orbison’s career. The theme of the song was interwoven in similar compositions throughout his tenure as a musician. As a result, several collections of Orbison’s music share the title of the song. Rolling Stone listed “In Dreams” at number 319 of their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
“In Dreams” by Roy Orbison

A candy-colored clown they call the sandman
Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper:
“Go to sleep, everything is alright”

I close my eyes
Then I drift away
Into the magic night
I softly sway
Oh smile and pray
Like dreamers do
Then I fall asleep
To dream my dreams of you

In dreams…I walk with you
In dreams…I talk to you
In dreams…Your mine

All of the time
We’re together
In dreams…In dreams

But just before the dawn
I awake and find you gone
I can’t help it…I can’t help it
If I cry
I remember
That you said goodbye
To end all these things
And I’ll be happy in my dreams
Only in dreams
In beautiful dreams

Bucket List

Friday, April 5th, 2013

I wish I were in India for the Holi Festival of colors

This week in India is the Holi Festival of Colors. I WISH I were there!

Hol! Ha!

see more here and here

So good

Gendered Object:Barbie as Art at Ann Street Gallery

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Tonight is the opening reception for Barbie as art at Ann Street Gallery in NYC; “The Ann Street Gallery is delighted to present its newest exhibition Gendered Object: Barbie as Art, with an Artist Reception on Saturday, May 19 from 6 – 9 pm. This event is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.

It seems the entire world knows who Barbie is, and in Gendered Object: Barbie as Art, a group of contemporary artists embrace this plastic beauty, whose iconic pop culture image exerts a powerful influence on artistic and visual culture alike. Mass-produced objects like dolls can tell us much about the creation and significance of self-image in the context of group identities. Since the 1960′s and the advent of the “consumer society” playing with gender identity through styling and fashion has moved from the margins to occupy a more mainstream position. This has since been expressed in popular culture through an interest in androgyny, breaking conventional gender dress codes, gender bending and body reconstruction. Read more here

I have contributed about eight dolls, this is one of them in the exhibit:

Ann Street Gallery

Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann Street, Newburgh, NY 12550

AdORaBle

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

I really just want these girls, the english accent, wow, it gets me, so so darn cute

Scream 4

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

This weekend Scream 4 debuts. My little painting makes a quick guest appearance, hopefully not too quick..

Rare Watermelon Bird alert

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

This rare watermelon bird is flying on over to Karen Gilbert’s house. Karen makes beautiful jewelry see her work here.

Speaking of rare birds, have you heard Steve Martin’s Band? Their new album titled “Rare Bird Alert” is getting rave reviews. If you like the banjo and folk music, give a listen!

Rare Bird ALert

Mark Ryden books

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

I went to La Luz de Jesus To pick up my signed copies of The Snow Yak and Fucigi Circus by Mark Ryden, he was there on Valentines day signing the books.

the books are beautiful, I’m a happy camper.

The current exhibit is awesome. Its paper mache, larger than life figures. the light was streaming in from outside casting an eerie glow.

some of the figures look amphibian like.
the shrouded figures look ghostly of course. and some look angelic.

Sally

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

sally

12 x 40 ”
A bit more glazing and a splash of glitter to glam her up and she will be good to go.

My take on Sally from A Nightmare Before Christmas, Tim Burton’s wonderful story. For a show in Detroit called Cindy Lou Who’s Holiday show, based on holiday tv shows or movies. Next, grown up Cindy Lou Who.

Normally on Thursdays I would be packing up to go to the gallery. I am pleased that I don’t have to make the hour long trek, although I did enjoy being at the gallery, the long commute was wearisome.

It seems that every year at this time, I’m tortured with thoughts of my Bro, still can not believe his is gone.

Glad to be holed up in our cozy home, so glad to have a home, and glad pugs are healthy albeit stinky. Wish I could get them to smell like flowers, since they live in my studio, but they always smell like dogs.

the wilderness downtown cool!

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

This week, pop culture critic Chuck Klosterman got right to the heart of the Arcade Fire’s appeal with a Tweet about “The Wilderness Downtown,” the online, interactive short film by Chris Milk that features “We Used to Wait” from the band’s new album, “The Suburbs.” Klosterman wrote that “the Arcade Fire have figured out the one thing everyone is equally interested in: their own memory.”

“The Wilderness Downtown” is a Google Chrome Experiment, and works best in that browser. The website (www.thewildernessdowntown.com) asks you to plug in the address of your childhood home, sit back and watch a combination of choreographed browser windows open, move and close in time with the music. Using Google street view and satellite maps, 3-D canvas rendering and real-time compositing, the movie follows an androgynous child running through a neighborhood that looks just like yours, followed by a flock of birds swooping across the aerial view.

You can even write a postcard to your former self and send it back to the suburb whence you came. If your family moved around a lot, as mine did, try each address you can remember and be transported back to a time when you hoped something pure could last.

— Erin Keane, The Courier-Journal

Know your childhood address? type it in and watch the child run to your neighborhood till he stops in front of your house. http://www.thewildernessdowntown.com really cool!

Work of Art Final Episode

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

I was saying two episodes back, that Abdi could win, that it was possible and that his sincerity and, genuine enthusiasm, unfettered by any criticisms could lift him up to a place of possibility and while I thought all three finalists were about equal in their final shows I am glad that it was Abdi who won. His appreciation and love for his mom at the conclusion, really lovely, and so, non manipulative behavior and talent prevailed.