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entering the promised land
happy wednesday people X
hey there wordpress ppl!
here are some NICE things for you this tuesday on the internet
the collage above is called ‘would you like to swing on a star’
and the one below is ‘cow-grid catastophe’ …
the artist’s name is Sun Ira / Ira Carter and here’s what he has to say ~ ~ ~
Artistic history starts when I was a wee chile and encouraged by my parents. Went off to art school while dinosaurs still roamed the Earth. Became a graphic artist working in the SF Bay area. Got in on the ground floor of the Mac revolution in 1984 and taught myself how to make it do what I wanted. My art practice is informed by Dada and the desire to make confrontational but humorous art that tells truth to power in a world full of consumption, exploitation, and militarism. My hope is that a sense of play and holy foolishness comes across.
here’s Sun’s beeyootiful tumblr
hope your week is kol as heck 😉 [from Ben x]
here are a few small poems from my new chapbook / pamphlet Edibles ~ ~ ~
this book represents 5 years’ worth of work, condensed into 33 pages
feels like it may be the ‘best’ thing i’ve done so far, in terms of writing idk 😉
if you like, you can buy Edibles directly from Eyewear Publishing, it is £5 / $8.54
(or if you’d like a signed copy for the same price, please email me here ~ firstname.lastname@example.org)
promoting myself seems hard! thank you for reading
— Ben 😀
‘sequels’ to earth soup
the second in an ongoing series of AMAZING-GOOD stuff i’ve discovered while ‘surfing’ the WordPresses (part one is here) ~ ENJOY!
you can buy prints of sarah’s work here
bold, satirical, explosive collages by susan happersett. susan’s work has appeared in collections at the MOMA, Tate and Getty galleries; she says her work addresses ‘the topics of body image, domestic labor and sexual politics.. while trying to have fun, damn it!’
hyper-prolific digital-glitch-eclecticism. i literally can’t figure out how some of these images were put together, but i know that they are GOOD
hope you enjoyed the second installment, people 😀 😀 😀 !!!
from the paper-stock of dan kelly
a couple of weeks ago, seattle-based photographer / artist zoe litaker asked me to collaborate on a lil something
we each agreed to use the other’s ‘central themes’ to produce an image or two
zoe said ‘My themes tend to revolve around the mood disorder mixup of reality with fiction / memory / imagination… I draw a lot from the idea of magical realism and I love surrealist art’
zoe’s images are below, and mine – ‘boot envy (the blue divide)’ – is above
i particularly like zoe’s ‘becoming seattle’ series
these are b/w and normally blend two or three images
the figures are like ghosts or double-exposures
sometimes they appear on rooftops
sometimes they pull sassy poses
she makes excellent use of smudges and saturation
her images are always subtle, smart and a little bit dark
please check out the rest of her work!