Posts Tagged ‘art’

A New Silk Scarf: The Octopus

May 16th, 2012

I’m fascinated by octopi; their bulbous heads, the patterns formed by their suction cups, the way their many limbs can fill up a visual space with fluid, sprawling, powerful movements. Some things just make great visual subjects for art, and octopi are among them. In my first project working with gutta on silk I made […]

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Happy Birthday, you "Misleading Man"

May 11th, 2011

Watch Salvador Dali stump the players in what is quite possibly the most entertaining episode of the retro show “What’s My Line?“. Happy Birthday to the eccentric master of surrealism, Mr. Dali!

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Mr. Porter: The Urban Sophisticate

April 6th, 2011

Toronto city dwellers know raccoons as those nasty pests that knock over their green bins, annoy their cats, and mess around on their rooftops. So when Porter chose a raccoon as their mascot, they could have taken it in the wrong direction. But dare I say, that raccoon is actually quite endearing. Take this ad, […]

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Vincent Van Gogh, meet Felicity Brown

March 31st, 2011

Oops, I had completely forgotten. It’s Vincent Van Gogh‘s birthday! The quintessential starving artist, Van Gogh had a tough life – chronically plagued with mental and physical illness – but he was able to produce some absolutely incredible works of art. One of my personal favourites is The Starry Night, painted in 1889 during his […]

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