Saturday, August 29, 2009

Revisiting an old DIY





Back in 2007, I was at a fabric store looking for buttons and thread, I came across the
above material and thought it was the most amazing pattern. Obviously, I snapped it up and
made a summer dress. Funny thing is , I rarely wear tube dresses because I feel quite bare
and naked. I don't remember the last time I wore it, I brought it with me to London. Maybe
I should bring it out of the wood work before the summer ends....

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Invader's Low Fi exhibition @ Lazarides

Lazarides Gallery is on 11 Rathbone Place, London.
I suggest that you all take a peep at this gallery because Invader, the 40 year old Parisian graffiti
artist is having his first solo show. Invader, I'm sure you have seen his work; little Space Invader
tiled tags around the city and the world. He has one tagged on the Hollywood sign. crafty.

Mara and I went to see the exhibition the other day and we were not disappointed. Most of his
art is quite interactive and brilliant. Let me explain why.
Rubik's Cubes, yes that's the secret. He recreated album covers by using Rubik's Cubes. And
it's pretty amazing. When you first look at a piece you just see these pixels of colour, when you
squint you can somewhat make out what it is, and then when you use your camera on your
phone or a digital camera, the image is clearer. It's probably one of my favourite graffiti artist
exhibtitions to date; interactive and unique.

There is also a tetris type installation, sketches and as well as a massive Rubik's Cube hanging
from the ceiling.

Have your camera or camera phone ready, look at it through those devices when viewing the
photographs I took below.




































Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Paris (August 2009)

Ah Paris, The City of Lights and Love.

What I enjoyed the most was Mass at Notre Dame, Banana crepes at the Latin Quarter,
Picnics on the Seine, Monmarte, Collette Boutique, Fat Bike Day and Night Tour, the
small quaint hip bar called Hotel Bar and Michelangelo's painting 'La Mort De La Vierge'
in the Louvre....


There was a whole lot of places we saw and a few places I missed out on. I'll definitely
visit the city again.

J'adore Paris

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Thursday, August 13, 2009

la mort de la vierge by Michelangelo

La Mort De La Vierge (The Death of The Virgin)
1601- 1605/1606 oil on canvas 369 x 245cm

This image does not do this painting any justice, at all.
Tim and I came back from Paris yesterday morning and
we were fortunate enough to visit the amazing and epic
Louvre.
This brilliant painting is by Michelangelo, I remember
seeing it in art books during compulsory high school
art lessons.
I tend to gravitate to art that is quite dark. When I saw
this painting, the air in my lungs was knocked out of me.
I was mesmerized; transfixed by it's darkness, emotion,
death, the colours and the faces of the subjects.
My chest felt as though a tonne of bricks were pushing
against it, I was moved by it's brilliance. Tears started to
welt up in my eyes.
There was so much drama and emotion in it, I was in
another zone while staring at the faces of Mary and the Apostles.
It is hard for me to express my feelings in words....
my body reacted to this painting in a way that I will
never forget. I have never had this type of reaction
in art galleries that I have visited in the past.
Michelangelo, thank you for creating this masterpiece.
I will never forget this painting and the profound experience I had in the Louvre.
You are amazing.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Dennis Stock_ Venice Beach Rock Festival 1968

Dennis Stock

"Art is a well-articulated manifestation of an aspect of life. I have been privileged to view
much of life through my cameras, making the journey an enlightened experience.
My emphasis has mainly been on affirmative reactions to human behavior and a strong
attraction to the beauty in nature."

Monday, August 03, 2009

See you in Paris

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I will be heading to Paris this week. Much excited for this 3 day trip with the boy.
I have made an itinerary of things to see and do... but if any of you guys have any suggestions,
fire away... I would love to hear your Paris recommendations and experiences :)

I hope ya'll are having a lovely lazy Sunday.