Tuesday, August 12, 2014
My latest painting: “Echo (306)”, 24x24” oil on canvas, $200. https://www.etsy.com/listing/199712397/echo-306-24-x-24-in-original-oil #art #selfie #narcissus #daffodil #painting

My latest painting: “Echo (306)”, 24x24” oil on canvas, $200. https://www.etsy.com/listing/199712397/echo-306-24-x-24-in-original-oil #art #selfie #narcissus #daffodil #painting

Monday, March 3, 2014
This is so strange. I’d love to see some in person, get a small piece for myself. http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/collections/earth-and-planetary-sciences/rock-collection/zebra-rock
"This distinctive reddish-brown and white-banded sedimentary rock from the east Kimberley of Western Australia is called ‘zebra rock’ or ‘zebra stone’.
Composed essentially of small particles of quartz and ‘sericite’ (fine-grained white mica), zebra rock also contains the minerals kaolinite, dickite and alunite.”

This is so strange. I’d love to see some in person, get a small piece for myself. http://museum.wa.gov.au/research/collections/earth-and-planetary-sciences/rock-collection/zebra-rock

"This distinctive reddish-brown and white-banded sedimentary rock from the east Kimberley of Western Australia is called ‘zebra rock’ or ‘zebra stone’.

Composed essentially of small particles of quartz and ‘sericite’ (fine-grained white mica), zebra rock also contains the minerals kaolinite, dickite and alunite.”

Sunday, December 15, 2013
Azorella compacta plant in Bolivia. AKA yareta or llareta, or cushion plant. Possibly related to carrots, the mounds are hard and built up from the dead leaves of the plant. They can live for hundreds of years. So bizarre.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azorella_compacta

Azorella compacta plant in Bolivia. AKA yareta or llareta, or cushion plant. Possibly related to carrots, the mounds are hard and built up from the dead leaves of the plant. They can live for hundreds of years. So bizarre.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azorella_compacta

Monday, December 9, 2013
TITLE: Calvino’s Cities on the AmazonARTIST: Joyce Kozloff (American, b.1942)WORK DATE: 
1995
Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino

TITLE: Calvino’s Cities on the AmazonARTIST: Joyce Kozloff (American, b.1942)WORK DATE: 

1995

Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino

DOVE BRADSHAW
"Six Continents and Angles"
June 3- July 2, 2005
"Six Continents", 2003, is exhibiting first in this gallery. It was prompted by a long-standing desire to make sculptures that change their shape. The two interactive elements are salt and water. Six kinds of salt were gathered from various locales* and poured into mounds. Their different natures result from the mineral deposits in each locale: Africa, gray; Antarctica, ivory; Australia, white; Eurasia, brown; North America, green; and South America, pink. Above each mound a calibrated dropping funnel is suspended.
Six poured mounds of salt from:
Antarctica: white salt from McMurdo BayEurasia: brown salt from IrelandAfrica: gray salt from EgyptSouth America: pink salt from ChileNorth America: green salt from Dominican RepublicAustralia: white salt from Western Australia

DOVE BRADSHAW

"Six Continents and Angles"

June 3- July 2, 2005

"Six Continents", 2003, is exhibiting first in this gallery. It was prompted by a long-standing desire to make sculptures that change their shape. The two interactive elements are salt and water. Six kinds of salt were gathered from various locales* and poured into mounds. Their different natures result from the mineral deposits in each locale: Africa, gray; Antarctica, ivory; Australia, white; Eurasia, brown; North America, green; and South America, pink. Above each mound a calibrated dropping funnel is suspended.

Six poured mounds of salt from:

Antarctica: white salt from McMurdo Bay
Eurasia: brown salt from Ireland
Africa: gray salt from Egypt
South America: pink salt from Chile
North America: green salt from Dominican Republic
Australia: white salt from Western Australia

TITLE: The ContinentsARTIST: Lordy Rodriguez (Filipino, b.1976)
http://www.artnet.com/artwork/426288842/116948/lordy-rodriguez-the-continents.html
WORK DATE: 2012

TITLE: The ContinentsARTIST: Lordy Rodriguez (Filipino, b.1976)

http://www.artnet.com/artwork/426288842/116948/lordy-rodriguez-the-continents.html

WORK DATE: 2012

Friday, December 6, 2013

midcenturymiskatonic:

bentmaze:

Los Angeles Free Music Society (LAFMS) and their pyramid headphones at the From the Le Forte Four performance installation of Pyramid Headphones at the Brand Library 1976. Glendale, CA.

12 surviving pyramid headphones were put on display again at the library in 2012. http://www.greengalactic.com/2012/sassas-welcome-inn-time-machine-update/

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Instead of providing aid for the hungry, House Republicans want to reduce the food stamp program — the most basic part of the social safety net — with $40 billion in cuts across the next decade. A showdown vote over this cruel plan is expected this month. The House majority leader, Eric Cantor, is leading a propaganda drive that invokes reform as its cause while blaming the victims of hunger simply because the food stamp rolls had to double to nearly 48 million people in the crunch of recession.

The Cantor plan would force an estimated four to six million people to lose the food stamps that now sustain them. It would invite state governments to ratchet benefits back further because they could use savings wrenched from the pantries of the poor for various other programs, including tax cuts. The measure’s “work requirements” provide no job training funds yet mandate that able-bodied, childless adults who cannot find at least part-time employment will lose their food stamps after 90 days, even if the local unemployment rate is prohibitively high….

The falsehood that cutting food stamps is about saving government money is evident when the House plans rich increases in crop insurance subsidies for farmers. Representative Stephen Fincher of Tennessee, a Tea Party favorite who wants food stamps cut, collected nearly $3.5 million in government farm subsidies from 1999 to 2012. Yet he declared in a debate over food stamps, “The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat.”

The Republicans play up a few abusers of the program to mask the central fact of their plan: the tens of millions of Americans who rely on food stamps are children, the disabled, the elderly and low-wage families. For their sake, Congress should reject the Cantor proposal as the national embarrassment it plainly is.

Mindlessly Gutting Food Stamps - NYTimes.com

Such callousness.

(via dendroica)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Blue Danube sound piece to accompany my upcoming painting.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Could Oprah be just a *tiny* bit narcissistic? At least on her magazine…

Photo

Sadly, half of the time, this is the only way that a black woman ends
up on a cover on the grocery newsstand =/

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