"white zombie trash" by dan dos santos
Circle of Jacques-Louis David, The Poetess Sappho (Detail), 1819
Loup - Zdislaw Beksinski
Tiffany Bozic has spent the majority of her life living with and observing the intricacies of nature. Her work has the traditional air of tightly rendered nature illustrations but with a highly emotional range of surreal metaphorical themes. In her paintings and sketches she presents her vision of life’s struggles and triumphs that are largely autobiographical. Her wide array of subjects are inspired both from her extensive travels to wild places, and the research specimens at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA. Over the years, Bozic has developed a complex process of masking and staining so the natural grain can collaborate with each composition using multiple layers of watered down acrylic paint on maple panels of wood. She has had several solo exhibitions featuring her large-scale paintings and installations. Her work has also been included in numerous group shows across the country, and spoken at international events. She was also the first ‘Artist in Residency’ whereby she collaborated with the California Academy of Sciences, to create the “From the Depths” exhibit on the public floor of the museum, November 2007. Bozic is a self-taught artist currently living and working in her cottage under the redwood trees in Marin, CA.
Michael Hütter. Games In Purgatory.
1. a funeral song or tune, or one expressing mourning in commemoration of the dead; a funeral hymn or lament.
2. any composition resembling such a song or tune in character, as a poem of lament for the dead or solemn, mournful music.
3. a mournful or elegiac poem or other literary work.
4. a mournful sound resembling a dirge.
5. Ecclesiastical: the office of the dead, or the funeral service as sung.
Etymology: Middle English dir(i)ge, from the beginning of an antiphon in the Latin requiem (Dirige, Domine, deus meus, in conspectu tuo viam meam).
We’re catching up with Tim Gunn Under the Gun tonight. I just want to hear him say… steampunk. Mind you, my mate and I for four years now have done nearly nothing but steampunk conventions and we love them. He’s known for his airship work. I have no idea why anyone counts some of my work as steampunk. But seriously… I just wanted to listen to Tim Gunn talk about steampunk… aaaaannnnnnd…. Jules Vern in the sky - I am complete. Though… please designers… something other than clocks?
(Pictured - Michelle Lesniak Franklin’s work, not steampunk. But I really enjoyed her clothes and style too…)
*As a small side note: Myke’s work is acrylic paint, on canvas, that take him weeks to complete. His airships are not digital. Just a sticky-wigget (what’s the actual term?) that as his woman-in-arms I point out because I lose him to those paintings for weeks and someone once said his stuff wasn’t super incredible because you can do anything with digital. I don’t agree with the last statement, because imagination is still needed for any medium - but seriously - fine tipped brushes and acrylic paints? I have a small ego, but even I know my gent has mad skills. :)
Done by me, Jonathan Love, in Denver, CO.