We typically consider “talking about the weather” small talk — an inconsequential conversation some stranger forces upon you while you’re out in public minding your own business. Since this is our first jam session, in many ways we are strangers, so talking about the weather seems a somewhat appropriate way to … break the ice.
But as artists, the weather often takes on deeper meaning. Less idle chit-chat, more profound personal revelation. In Nine Stories, J.D. Salinger wrote “Poets are always taking the weather so personally. They’re always sticking their emotions in things that have no emotions.”
This week, we’re jamming straight into the heart of the hurricane. Take it personally. Stick your emotions where they don’t belong. I dare you.
Tag your creations #alitweather. We’ll be watching.
Anonymous: She asks me if I have ever sat there within the confines of a room they say is my own and simply grieved for the days I have, the ones I've had, and the ones I'll never come to see. She asks if the tears have fallen and the loneliness of a death coming, that you often wish would simply arrive, catches my breath to the point of where I am tempted to just hold it and never let it go. On these days I can only look at her and say, I do but the thought of the sun keeps me going; It's nearly morning.
To say that this issue is late would be putting it mildly. We’ve been dealing with tragedy, staff changes, a move to bimonthly publication, as well as the customary communication delays. None of that, however, will keep us from bringing you the finest creative talents we can get our hands on.
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Polish artist Gregor Gaida ( Based in Germany ). The most surprising thing about his work is that most of these almost photographic sculptures are carved from wood (and then combined with aluminium, polyester and acrylic resin) His sculptures often depict strange compositions of animals or interactions between people. Txt Via
All roads seem tolead to original? Not sure I like it, feels a bit disjointed. And there should be a huge banner link to your book, obvs. :D
Well, it is my site so I want to highlight my work. My dash stream on the other hand… that’s for everybody. I’m thinking of making the book cover the page background — and the foreground. One big book cover, page after page, and nothing else. =P
Featured Curator of the Week : Archan Nair [archanN]
CT Nelson’s paintings do not fit into one artistic movement. His approach draws from many and has developed into a unique style that is completely his own. A captivating contrast of urban linear illustrative street aesthetics within fragmented Americana and Neoclassical narratives encourages further investigation of complex, emotional contemplation. Employing an exceptional awareness of light and color, Ct creates an opportunity to delve deeper into phantasmagorical landscapes where the initial discomforts and distortions of the grotesque transform into genuine intellectual curiosities.
"The habitual vision or visual habit makes us go by the routine ways. It stops us from having adventure and checking out the wonders out there. My work is trying to destroy, tear up, and reconstruct this habitual vision so that our vision can be expended to other images.” (text source)