Sunday, November 30, 2008

Dutch Treats

Femke Hiemstra
"Marie Antoinette"

hand embellished giclee (white gold leaf border), edition of 100

Ok- that was bad. But my life right now is the upcoming Chris Berens show, and getting ready to release a brand spanking new Femke Hiemstra print- and both artists are from Amsterdam. There must be something awesome in the water over there that makes such excellent artists.
Anyway- here are some sneak peeks!

Chris Berens
"Darkest Hour Before Dawn"

Chris Berens
" The Gift"

Chris Berens
" Half Way There"

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Art Break

For the past week Kenny and I have been taking a break and visiting our family in Hawaii. Let me bore you with some pics...

Kailua Beach!

Portugese Man of War...these are all over Kailua Beach lately.

Coconut and Macadamia Nut Pancakes.

It's kinda pretty here.

The place is lousy with lizards

Me and Charlie. He only tried to bite my finger off once this time- a record!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Miriam Makeba ~ The Lioness Sleeps Tonight

Growing up, for some inexplicable reason Miriam Makeba's music was a staple in our house. As kids, my Mom would put "The Click Song" and we'd all jump up and down trying to sing along to it. I still listen to Miriam's records all the time. Her voice is utterly amazing, powerful and soothing at the same time. To really get a feel for her you should try listening to good recordings of " Kilimanjaro", " Mbube" (aka "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"- her version will make your hair stand up) or "The Click Song "(in this clip she also gives you a breakdown on the Xhosa language). Here is a clip of her singing Kilimanjaro in 1966...

RIP Miriam.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Charles Krafft

Here is a really great video profiling one of the NW's greatest contemporary artists, the ever-controversial Charles Krafft.

Charles Krafft from Patricia O'Brien on Vimeo.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Election Day

Sorry again for being incommunicado folks. I'm working on a zillion things as usual. Anyway- in honor of tomorrow's historic vote, allow me to gift you with this...possibly THE worst video ever made.

Arcadia's "Election Day". Pull your shirt off and pray.