Posts Tagged ‘artists’
I am very excited about this project.
It started with a great idea from Kiel Mead. During the Hue Are You? show he said, “Wouldn’t it have been cool if we got street artists to tag all of the Mobile Homes houses?” Yes it would Kiel, yes it would.
Once I met superk8, things started to happen. Kate was my connection to some great people. She and a bunch of other artists get together for a show called the Conscious Cycle (the video below is actually last year’s Conscious Cycle).
The Conscious Cycle was held on Governors Island in NYC during the Figment festival. I met a bunch of great people there, and everyone was cool with lending me a hand. During their down time from painting the mural, they all decorated my silly little houses. So cool. I think they all turned out great.
The artists involved are:
Thanks again everybody.
Two artists that I’ve been digging lately.
I’m currently reading The Yiddish Policemen’s Union by Michael Chabon. And I’ve never had so many people stare at my book on the subway before. They can’t take their eyes off of the cover. Good work Will Staehle. The book is pretty good, but (according to the crazy lady on the 6 train) not nearly as good as Kavalier and Clay.
By the way, the inside jacket is just as cool.
My friend Liz Lomax is a very talented illustrator. Her technique is called three dimensional illustration. Basically, she sculpts these incredible figures. Builds very detailed dioramas to go with them. And then she photographs the whole shebang. The photo is the finished product, the photo is the illustration. Sometimes she even destroys the sculptures after the picture is taken. And that makes me a little sad.
She’s been documenting her run ins with a recent MasterCard project she did, on her new blog. She literally finds her artwork on billboards and pay phones all over New York City. Here is what she said about the experience:
Of all the people I know, Liz is the closest thing to a rock star. Do yourself a favor and check out here site and blog.
There is a very cool art exhibit in Madison Square Park, Pulse Park by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. Since I won’t be able to explain it any better, here is what the Madison Square Park Conservancy had to say about it: