27 Jul 2017

Send More Guns x figure

"Send more guns x"
134mm x 58mm x 83mm

I've been interested in the slow but seemingly steady shift of political centers for a while now. Send More Guns x is an exploration of this. It seems caring is becoming monetized and our nurturing militarized. I'm not sure I know how I feel about any of this and that's the very reason I'm concerned, or at least interested. One apparent upside of this current atmosphere is that art seems very healthy. I think everyone expects it to thrive during adversity. I'm glad it has and I'm enjoying every minute of it. 

"Send More Guns x" is available as an ongoing run from today and a short run of the first 5, numbered and signed examples in blister pack on card will be available soon. If you contact me with a receipt for a donation of $10AUD equivalent made to a charity of your choice, made same day you order a "Send More Guns x" figurine (as long as it's not a gun lobby, gay conversion bullshit or anti immigration) I will give you that $10 off your sculpture. Please contact me by e-mail, Instagram or FB if you'd like one.  -b

14 Jul 2017

Maybe I use the term revolution too frequently...Willian Powell

If you're after a little mind food I highly recommend this documentary. William Powell is the writer of the infamous Anarchist Cookbook. A highly dubious and unreliable how-to manual aimed at modern "political revolutionaries". That was 1970, 47 years later Charlie Siskel sits down with Powell to explore its legacy. The reviews for this are terrible, one of the reasons I decided to watch it and I wasn't disappointed. If you like being handed an explanation, resolution or being told what to think, please move along. If you like not knowing who you are or what you feel, this ones for you.

3 Jul 2017

The Getty

The Trinity with the Virgin, Saints John the Evangelist, Stephen and Lawrence and a Donor, 1479,
The Peter Hemmel von Andlau Workshop (German, about 1420/1425 - after 1501)

Mars and Venus Attributed to Hans Mont 
(Flemish, born about 1545 - after 1585)

Head of St. John the Baptist
Jean-Baptiste Chatigny (French, 1834 - 1886)

and on and on and on

Boy with Frog, Charles Ray, 2009

If you are in LA with quite a few hours to kill, I recommend a visit to The Getty Center. Their collection of 15th century devotionals is quite something but their sculpture collections is not to be missed. General details below a more from the Getty here.

At N Sepulveda Blvd and Getty Center Drive

Tuesday–Thursday and Sunday 10:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.
Closed Mondays
Parking lot opens 9:30 a.m.