Choi Sora by Kim Jiyang for W Korea Feb 2014
La piel que habito (2011)
dir. Pedro Almodóvar
(Photo: Patrick Reddy / The Enquirer via AP file)
Forget the notion of carefree youth. America’s teens are every bit as stressed as the adults around them — and sometimes even more — according to a new survey that offers a snapshot of adolescent angst.
And then after graduating school doesn’t get any better. There’s the financial stress from trying to afford the education this system demands.
Veneer Theory, 2014. Bas-relief in salvaged wood.
The Veneer Theory sculpture was based on an illustration used along a text of Dutch primatologist Frans de Waal. Veneer Theory is a term used by De Waal for the traditional way psychologists view human nature: that moral behavior is just a friendly social coating over an otherwise savage inner. In fact the deeper you dig the worse it gets. Frans de Waal has been named by Time Magazine among the one hundred most influential people for his research on primates. Research indicating that in fact moral behavior is not a part of culture imprinted on us by Church or School or the justice system but rather an integral part of nature and among the most basic of human instincts.
Veneer Theory is bas-relief No. 100.
Fleet, 2013. Bas-relief in salvaged wood.
Type Stack (BENWAY), 2013. Bas-relief in salvaged wood.
1. Steel Fires
3. Memory Tent
5. Cotton Lodge
6. The Bungalow
7. The Boardwalkers
8. For the Sparrows
Sophie Tottie - Written Language (2009) - Ink on paper
via Fazakas Gallery:
Beau Dickis one of the Northwest Coast’s most versatile and talented carvers. For more than three decades, he has actively perpetuated the ceremonial traditions of his people, the Kwakwaka’wakw. […]
A carver who takes much of his inspiration and technique from traditional Kwakwaka’wakw art, Beau’s work has been particularly noted for its embrace of contemporary influences, often incorporating European and Asian styles into his creations. His masks in particular have been lauded for their rough yet realistic presentation, representing a piece that is both austere yet incredibly life-like. As the artist himself has put it:
“My style is sometimes referred to as “Potlatch Style” as it comes from a tradition of ceremony which requires many masks to be made in a short period of time. It takes many years of practice and an understanding of balance in order to create a work that is appears finished in a natural and instinctive manner, without seeming overthought.” […]
Most recently, the story of Beau’s life and art is being developed into a feature-length documentary entitled Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters to be tentatively released in 2014. He is currently the Artist-in-Residence at the University of British Columbia for 2013 – 2014.
Lee Hojeong by Hong Janghyun for W Korea Oct 2013
Alchemistische Abhandlungen (Alchemical Treatises),Zürich Central Library.
Les cuisiniers dangereux (The Dangerous Cooks) (1896) James Ensor
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