Saturday, April 23, 2011

Simon's Cat

I enjoy these Simon's Cat animations. This one in particular is a lot of fun.


Image for 4-22-11 - Perspective

Was this picture taken from five thousand feet or five feet? Does it matter? The view would be the same and your experience could be just as disconnected. From this vantage point, it is just color and texture and shapes. You could be an ant or a giant. What do you see?


Friday, April 22, 2011

Image for 4-21-11 - Map

I am a big fan of maps. I will spend time studying a map, reading a map, walking down the roads in my mind. I've visited places just because I liked the shape of it on a map. Technology is all well and good; GPS will grab you by your nose and lead you where you want to go, but you won't learn anything. Maps can reveal a city, a landscape; show you the alley behind the wall; the pathway that leads out of town to the Roman ruins over the hill. With a map in my pocket, the world is mine. Now, that doesn't mean I won't get lost, in fact a map usually gives me too much confidence, which guarantees  I will get lost, but that's alright. I've made some of my best discoveries when lost.

This is a map I know fairly well of one of my favorite cities in the world. I will be there soon,


Thursday, April 21, 2011

Image for 4-20-11 - Big Chief

I got mixed feelings about graffiti. Sometimes I see it and it pisses me off, just looks like selfish bullshit inflicted on a public space. Then I'll see something that transcends that and makes it to the art level and improves upon the surroundings. This piece falls into the  later category. It has a humor to it and sophisticated sensibility that appeals to me. I also have to admit that I have become more open to graffiti after watching Exit Through the Gift Shop, a film that you need to see if you haven't. (Those with Netflix and Roku box can add it to their Instant Watch queue, hint, hint). The best quality graffiti I have ever seen was in Barcelona, Spain. I'll have to dig those photos out...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Image for 4-19-2011 - The Skull and the Brain

This is a quick camera-phone photo of the part of my desk of a skull candle, left-over from Halloween and a squeezy brain bit of swag from a trade show. I took this because I realized I spend a lot of my life here in this cube and see these things everyday and as a result no longer really see them anymore. Also needed to test my camera-phone. It's working again, but for how long, how long...


Image for 4-18-11 - peep

I always liked this frame. It's from the fifth issue of my old underground comix, "Reluctant Sadist". I need to get back working on the book project I started that will collect all the issues together and also other work from that time. The "peep" is because I got no excuse. I must get ass in gear.


Monday, April 18, 2011

Image for 4-17-11 - Red Helicopters

I was raking leaves this afternoon and looked up and saw this. Red helicopter seed pods against green leaves and a clear, blue sky. It was a fine peaceful moment.


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Image for 4-16-11 - Pollen Ring

I got a fast seven-mile hike in this morning. I saw lots of dried pockets of pollen along the edges of the sidewalks and in the gutters. This was the most interesting one, a pollen ring around a depression in the multi-use path that runs through the park. Found art is always around us.