Tag Archives: art

Tilda Swinton in the log basket

29 Dec

Tilda Twig Swinton

I lifted the last log from the basket last night to pop on the fire, and saw Tilda Swinton’s beautiful face glowing back at me.

© Megan Orpwood-Russell

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Decasia – Bill Morrison

8 Dec
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Light is Calling – Bill Morrison

6 Dec

Scott Hove – Cakeland

28 Oct

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Give Me Your Hand

Of Bite and Bile

For more details on Cakeland and Hove’s work, check out http://www.mshove.com/cakeland/index.htm

Joan Didion on keeping a notebook

4 Sep

“Although I have felt compelled to write things down since I was five years old, I doubt that my daughter ever will, for she is a singularly blessed and accepting child, delighted with life exactly as life presents itself to her, unafraid to go to sleep and unafraid to wake up. Keepers of private notebooks are a different breed altogether, lonely and resistant rearrangers of things, anxious malcontents, children afflicted apparently at birth with some presentiment of loss.”

– Joan Didion, On Keeping a Notebook

Transi de René de Chalón – Ligier Richier

28 May

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René de Chalón, Prince of Orange, died in battle in 1544 at the young age of 25. Perhaps a plan made together, perhaps solely the desires of his wife, René de Chalón requested that “his tomb portrait be not a standard figure, but a life size skeleton with strips of dried skin flapping over a hollow carcass, whose right hand clutches at the empty rib cage while the left hand holds high his heart in a grand gesture.” (Medrano-Cabral

THIS IS WATER – David Foster Wallace

13 May