Monday, July 20, 2009
"When there is a paucity of requests for creative work, you have two choices. You can leave it behind until things get better, and focus on other kinds of work. That's easier but after a while it creates a hole in your life. The other choice is to initiate your own creative work and to build a structure of support and a routine of creative habits. That's much harder, but its essential if you want to sustain the motivation to keep working and growing.
Lean times for creativity in the business world could mean fat times for personal creativity. The freedom to do personal work is an opportunity to develop a personal vision. That in turn will feed your public work.
A creative practice is an independent set of habits and procedures. The projects are self-motivated, self judged, self generated, and self rewarded. It's a commitment to a routine that leads to revelations. It provides nourishment for you personally and for your professional work. It's a way to find the authenticity in your work." -communication arts, august 2003
whatever commitment issues i had,... im over them.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
"I was drawn to the fragility and grace of the human figure in the landscape, My thinking about this work was influenced by the events of 9/11, particularly by the images of individuals and couples falling from the World Trade Towers, as well as by the 1950's Cold War novel and film, On the Beach. Paradise has become an uneasy dwelling place; the sublime sea frames our vulnerability, the precarious nature of life itself." - Richard Misrach
Photographer Richard Misrach
Thursday, July 9, 2009
"the new American home for Klimenkoff, a Moscow-based porcelain studio founded in 2003."
FAR 4 - what an impeccably designed space. all objects in this shop are rich with content and craftsmanship as well as an enviable balance of ordamentalism and modernity. I can honestly say that ive never encountered a space with the conceptual stimuli of an art gallery but also the approachability and charm of a small boutique.
The store carries everything from dinnerware, to wall decor to hand painted tools of war (interested? thought so). for the floral fanatic there are delicately sculpted daisies, for the comic there are cheeky figurines of the classic drinking scenes we all know and love, and for those after my own heart there are classically painted ceramic uzies and old school skateboard decks!
check out the treasures at FAR 4 and also the brilliance that is artist Charles Krafft.