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Old 01-17-2010, 03:38 PM
 
Location: On the dark side of the Moon
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Unusual Art. Post anything you like; painting, sculpture, architecture.

Has anyone seen hand paintings? I just saw this recently.









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Old 01-17-2010, 04:55 PM
 
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I'll post Australian Buff Diss' masking tape art. I really despise the vandalism of graffiti. Public art/private property/public-private...bah. I've lived where my home was repeatedly tagged. It's not cool or fun and it is a presumption of ownership to deface someone else's space. While urban expression is meant to be ephemeral it can be thoughtful about the real consequences to real neighbors, not just serve the vanity of the taggers.

Buff Diss' guerilla masking tape is made to disintegrate. That makes its transitory nature part of its message. And it's a hellava lot more thoughtful and interesting (and cool looking) too.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2003/...2804a703_o.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C_45kKY28c

Fresh Pics: Masking Tape Street Art by Buff Diss
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:16 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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Ray's Portfolio of Works, included are selections from his book as well as more recent pieces - From the site of Ray Materson, Embroidery Arist, Speaker, and Author...


I saw an exhibition of Ray Materson's miniature embroideries , many of them he did in prison using what he had at hand and I was blown away by how good they were. They are tiny and sometimes one needs a magnifying glass to really look at them. A lot of them are autobiographical and deal with issues like drugs , prison etc... I was so impressed by that very talented Artist.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: On the dark side of the Moon
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I'll post Australian Buff Diss' masking tape art. I really despise the vandalism of graffiti. Public art/private property/public-private...bah. I've lived where my home was repeatedly tagged. It's not cool or fun and it is a presumption of ownership to deface someone else's space. While urban expression is meant to be ephemeral it can be thoughtful about the real consequences to real neighbors, not just serve the vanity of the taggers.

Buff Diss' guerilla masking tape is made to disintegrate. That makes its transitory nature part of its message. And it's a hellava lot more thoughtful and interesting (and cool looking) too.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2003/...2804a703_o.jpg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C_45kKY28c

Fresh Pics: Masking Tape Street Art by Buff Diss

Bunjee-I agree with you wholeheartedly. Where I live tags are on people's walls(private property), every street sign, electrical boxes and poles, the cacti, trees, even on the rocks in the mountains(on the mountain faces). Didn't realize anyone had turf up there. It's ugly! There is nothing artsy about it! It is so stupid!!! And disrespectful!

Buff Diss is a thoughtful genius.



Mooseketeer-I really liked the miniature embroideries. The Mickey Mantle baseball card was cool!

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Old 01-19-2010, 02:01 AM
 
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Hello again Ms Saucywench!

I'm kinda torn about graffiti art.. I like Jean Basquiat's work, maybe you will, too.

Here is the wiki link: Jean-Michel Basquiat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Can't find my fav piece now but I will keep looking.
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Old 01-19-2010, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Hello again Ms Saucywench!

I'm kinda torn about graffiti art.. I like Jean Basquiat's work, maybe you will, too.

Here is the wiki link: Jean-Michel Basquiat - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Can't find my fav piece now but I will keep looking.
His work is innovative....but seems a bit harsh (for a lack of a better word) for something I would want to hang in my living room. Thanks for the link. It was really interesting.
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Old 01-21-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I saw a really interesting exhibit by Ron Mueck last year at the Warhol Museum--he does hyperrealistic casts of people either on a huge or tiny scale. Ron Mueck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

And just recently the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts had an exhibition from Lesley Dill, who uses weaves words and forms together to make really compelling pieces: Hunter Museum of American Art | I Heard A Voice-The Art of Lesley Dill (http://www.huntermuseum.org/exhibition/7/i-heard-a-voicethe-art-of-lesley-dill/ - broken link)
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Old 01-21-2010, 04:53 PM
 
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Wow! The Mueck was really interesting(and unusual), especially the head(Mask II). That was really cool!

The Leslie Dill stuff was nice.

This is strange! Oppenheim-1936.


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Old 01-24-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: On the dark side of the Moon
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I was looking for something else and I found this. Try it out! It took me a while to actually see it (do it), but I was finally able to.

If you see this lady turning in clockwise you are using your right brain. If you see it the other way, you are using left brain. Some people do see both ways, but most people see it only one way.

http://www.ablegamers.com/blog_images/681//nonamew.gif (broken link)
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I was looking for something else and I found this. Try it out! It took me a while to actually see it (do it), but I was finally able to.

If you see this lady turning in clockwise you are using your right brain. If you see it the other way, you are using left brain. Some people do see both ways, but most people see it only one way.
Absolutely fascinating. First I could only see it going anti-clockwise, then I manage to "make" it go clock-wise and now I after doing it for about q0 minutes I can do it both ways, sort of at will ( easier if I start to move my index finger whicever way I want it to go) . Thanks for posting this.
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