Sunday, May 31, 2009

Photo of the Day: Mt. Evans

Mt. Evans is a relatively short drive from Denver, so we took an afternoon excursion to 14,000 ft. above sea level. There was still quite a bit of snow up there...
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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Photo of the Day: The Maroon Bells

I took this photo of the Maroon Bells yesterday while flying over Aspen for a photo job. You can see the reflection of our airplane window at the top.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Art and Film Friday; Vol. 3 - Stroszek

I had a hard time finding images to go with stills from Werner Herzog's 1976 film Stroszek. Looking back through the stills I realized how great this movie was -check it out if you haven't seen it yet. The stills I chose don't tell you much about what the film is about - there are more here in chronological order (but they may give away a lot):

Stills from Werner Herzog's film Stroszek
Logan Hicks (done with spray paint and layered stencils)
Still from Werner Herzog's film Stroszek
Balthus, Jeune fille endormie. Huile sur bois., 1959
Still from Werner Herzog's film Stroszek
Richard Diebenkorn, Man and Woman in a Large Room
Still from Werner Herzog's film Stroszek
Eric Fischl, The Bed, The Chair, The Sitter, 78" by 93", oil/linen, 1999-2000
image via Mary Boone gallery

Thursday, May 28, 2009

New Aerial Photos

I'm back at Rocky Mountain Aerial Surveys working for the summer and while flying around Denver today I took these photos. They are pretty large files because I've finally replaced my five megapixel camera with a newer 10 mp one.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Joanna Kustra Photos

more here.

Music for Your Studio; Vol. 14

Seven beautiful classical compositions by the Icelandic musician Olafur Arnalds are now available for free here. Highly recommended. If you enjoy Dustin O'Halloran, or Goldmund you will love these soft songs.

Victor Vasarely teapot

I really like this teapot by Victor Vasarely, although I've never been a big fan of his op-art painting. I think I like the teapot better because it's not an all-over pattern like most of his paintings - the gold/brass color is a nice visual rest here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

John Stark Painting

I like the series, "We used to have faces" by John Stark - a lot of his work combines landscapes reminiscent of the Northern Renaissance with imagery or narrative one might expect on the album cover of a metal band (often just a brutal).

Stark says, "The paintings themselves are reflections of a doomed world and metaphors for a 'utopia' that religion and politics have continually promised us and failed to deliver..."

The Apiary, 2008, 60 x 50cm, Oil on oak panel
November, 2008, 50 x 41cm, Oil on oak panel
Untitled, 2008, 50 x 41cm, Oil on oak panel

Most of his work is not as brightly colored as the "We used to have faces" series - in fact a lot of his work reminded me of the ash-covered landscapes in the Terminator movie we saw last night. After the movie my wife eloquently described the film as if "someone took off the top of my skull and scrambled my brains with a handi-blender" - needless to say it was a little too much action.

John Stark, The Pack, 2007, 45 x 36cm, Oil on panel

Saturday, May 23, 2009

More Denver Area Coyotes in the News

On my way to work last Thusday morning I was stopped a light at 7 am in the Tech Center area of Denver/Centennial and I looked off to my right and thought to myself "who's dog is that?" because there was no one near the creature besides three lanes of office workers sipping coffee in their cars. It took me a second to realize that the dog I was looking at on the manicured lawn among Tech Center office buildings was actually a good sized coyote. As soon as the traffic started moving again, the coyote ran out of sight. Coyotes have actually been making a lot of local headlines lately:

Here's a photo of Greenwood Village's own "Limpy" the Coyote - see the campaign to protect "Limpy" and other area coyotes here. Also - this week's Westword has an article about Greenwood Village coyote hazing using paintball guns.

Recent headline on the Glendale Cherry Creek chronicle - article here
April 2009 photo from Aurora, CO - photo by flickr user HopefulNebula

We Leave At Once

Check out this beautiful etching by Gabriel Liston. Well done, as usual - and just fifty bucks:

"We Leave at Once"
Plate 4.25" x 5.25"
Paper 8" x 11"
Edition of 50

Friday, May 22, 2009

Tonight in Fort Collins

Nate Abramowski at 2 Car Garage

Check out Nate Abramowski's series called, "Quiet Men" here (it is really good) and if you're in Savannah don't miss the opening tonight.

Twin Peaks Fashion/Art

Ahren Hertel, "Ms. Horne", Oil on Panel, 7.5 x 10 inches - from the Idiot Box exhibition

Audery Horne from the Twin Peaks image archive
A Twin Peaks fashion story in the August-September issue of Bust Magazine from 2008. Photographs by Gabrielle Revere. Found here.

Art and Film Friday; Vol. 2 - Andrey Rublyov

Film still from Andrey Rublyov, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 1969
Cy Twombly, Nini's Painting, 1971, 261x300cm
Oil-based house paint, oil paint, wax crayon and lead pencil on canvas

Film still from Andrey Rublyov, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 1969Susan Rothenberg

Film still from Andrey Rublyov, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, 1969

Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, Tethering the Sky, 2004, photogravure, 24" x 20" - image from Imagining a Shattering Earth
Odilon Redon, Eye-Balloon, 1878. Charcoal and chalk on colored paper, 16 5/8 x 13 1/8" (42.2 x 33.3 cm). Image via Moma

for more stills from the film, go here or here.


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