surreal seal

Life is a garden, not a road. We enter and exit through the same gate. Wandering, where we go matters less than what we notice.
- Kurt Vonnegut (via likeafieldmouse)

cross-connect:

The Godlike Mythological and Geometric Paintings of Miriam Escofet

My ‘arrival’ at painting has been a slightly unusual one, in the sense that I purposely set out to study a skills based 3D Design course, where I specialized in ceramics. My rationale for this being that I have always loved the ‘making process’ and I am very interested in the three dimensional and textural quality of objects and spaces. I worked in clay for some years after leaving Art College, whilst starting to get commissions for paintings (mainly watercolours at the time). The painting evolved from this  and eventually took up all my time. Drawing and making are still at the core of the work, but painting allows me to invent other spaces and ideas with no physical constraints.

Thanks to Hi-Fructose Magazine for the find

blastedheath:

Simon Bussy (British, 1869-1954), Duncan Grant’s family home in Scotland. Pastel, 10¼ x 8 in.

blastedheath:

Simon Bussy (British, 1869-1954), Duncan Grant’s family home in Scotland. Pastel, 10¼ x 8 in.

amare-habeo:

Luigi Russolo (Italian, 1885–1947) - Houses + Lights + Sky (Häuser + Lichter + Himmel), 1912–1913

amare-habeo:

Luigi Russolo (Italian, 1885–1947) - Houses + Lights + Sky (Häuser + Lichter + Himmel), 1912–1913

jacobvanloon:

I’m introducing this new landscape series here at Tumblr. Landscape vignettes created in watercolor from memories of growing up in Wisconsin. 

Summer Studio Sale

These four new works, along with over 20 other pieces from my studio archives are now available at my webstore. Contact me here or by email with any questions: j@jacobvanloon.com

likeafieldmouse:

Sarah Schönfeld - All You Can Feel

"Since the 1950s, we in the western world have increasingly come to understand our most intimate desires and experiences as the products of a so-called ‘chemical self’. We can explain moods, angers and diseases both physiological and psychological as an imbalance of substances in the body.

All of this, of course, takes place against the backdrop of a constantly shifting legal and political climate regarding the regulation of different types of mood-altering substances.

What do all these substances actually look like when their essence is visually depicted?

Schönfeld squeezed drops of various legal and illegal liquid drug mixtures onto negative film which had
already been exposed. Each drop altered the coating of the film.

Much like the effect of some of these substances on humans, this can be a lengthy process – sometimes one that can barely be stopped.

She then enlarged these negatives including the chemical reaction of the particular drug, to sizes of up to 160 x 200cm.”

1. Valium

2. Ketamine

3. Speed

4. Crystal Meth

5. Solian

6. Magic

7. Orphiril

8. Pharmaceutical Speed

9. Dopamine 

10. Cocaine