Saturday, February 17, 2018

BEAUTY: Installation and Sculpture--Jorge Méndez Blake

In his installation The Castle, Mexican conceptual artist Jorge Méndez Blake (who trained as an architect) shows how something like a massive brick wall (ahem) can be disrupted by something small like a book...or an idea. He used a copy of Franz Kafka's book THE CASTLE at the base of a mortar-free brick wall, which, like a grain of sand in an oyster, eventually proves to be a large, fatal flaw.


Wednesday, February 14, 2018


Lose yourself to all the love you have in you
No one knows exactly what you do
Lose yourself to all the love you have in you
And I will know exactly what to do

Monday, February 12, 2018

BEAUTY: Post-Photography--André Sanchez

I love this beautiful post-photographic (collage) series of the signs of the zodiac by Paris-based photographer and artist André Sanchez. Sometimes collage-based art can be a bit helter-skelter, but these hang together beautifully.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

BEAUTY: Installation--Beili Liu

Chinese-born, Texas-based artist Beili Liu (previously here) made her installation After All / Mending The Sky as an illustration to a lovely, ancient, Chinese creation story.

"After All / Mending The Sky [silk, cyanotype, needles, thread, wire, hardware, dimensions variable] is comprised of nine suspended, organic, cloud-like forms, each composed of translucent half domes crafted from raw silk fiber. These domes or 'stones' have been imprinted upon using Cyanotype process to lend rich indigo tones to their forms, from which hundreds of fine sewing threads descend. At each end of a thread, a sewing needle is attached.

The installation draws upon the ancient Chinese fable of Nüwa, goddess and creator of mankind. After a tear in the sky brings suffering and calamity to her creations, Nüwa undertakes the painstaking task of mending the sky, and returning order to the world. The installation draws a parallel between the goddess’ heroic act and the humble, domestic, women’s task of sewing—both endeavor to create and to mend."

Saturday, February 10, 2018

BEAUTY: Interiors--Nate and Jeremiah and Ricky and Jwan

The Los Angeles homes of actor/singer Ricky Martin and artist Jwan Yusef, and designers Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent via Architectural Digest.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Belle Enters The Beast's Castle

Belle enters The Beast's magical castle in a scene from the glorious classic film "La Belle et la Bête" by genius writer/poet/filmmaker/painter/artist Jean Cocteau (previously here). If you've never seen this stunning, legendary masterpiece of international cinema, I strongly urge you to do so!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

BEAUTY: Man--Craig McGinlay

*sigh* Just feast your eyes on Scottish model and actor ("King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" and television's "Outlander") Craig McGinlay. He reminds me a little bit of South African actor Sharlto Copley.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018


Another meditation on a color...