not necessarily about everything that i dropped off on the paper!: June 2005

Monday, June 27, 2005

Sandy Skoglund

Sandy Skoglund (born 1946) is an American photographer.

Sandy Skoglund creates surrealist images by building elaborate sets or tableaux, furnishing them with carefully selected colored furniture and other objects, a process of which takes her months to complete. Finally, she photographs the set, complete with actors wearing characterized by an overwhelming amount of one object and either bright, contrasting colors or a monochromatic color scheme.

Born in Quincy, Massachusetts in 1946, Skoglund studied both art history and studio art at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, graduating in 1968. In 1967, she studied art history at the Sorbonne and Ecole Du Louvre in Paris, France. After graduating from Smith College, she went to graduate school at the University in Iowa in 1969, where she studied filmmaking, multimedia art, and printmaking. In 1971, she earned her Master of Arts and in 1972 and a Master of Fine Arts in painting.

In 1972, Skoglund began working as a conceptual artist in New York. She became interested in teaching herself photography to document her artistic endeavors, experimenting with themes of repetition. In 1978, she had produced a series of repetitious food item still life images.

One of her most-known photographs, entitled Radioactive Cats, features green-painted clay cats running amuck in a forest green kitchen. An older man sits in a chair with his back facing the camera while his elderly wife looks into a refrigerator that is the same color as the walls. Another image, Fox Games has a similar feel to Radioactive Cats and is also widely recognized. A third and final oft-recognized piece by her features numerous fish hovering above people in bed late at night and is called Revenge of the Goldfish.

Skoglund was an art professor at the University of Hartford between 1973 and 1976. She is currently teaching photography and art installation/multimedia at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

See this as well.

Ciao till my next entry!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Tiny Showcase

Tiny Showcase was created by Jon Buonaccorsi and Shea'la Finch in November of 2004.

They say:

"We are lucky enough to be surrounded by a group of friends who are amazing and talented people. We started thinking that it would be really nice if we could create a forum and community where all of this incredible talent could be showcased. Pricing was an issue - most of our friends aren't exactly rich, so we began exploring a smaller medium where the artist could make some money on smaller pieces of artwork. The art enthusiast, on the other hand, gets to take home their piece of artwork for around the same price as a CD, book or record..."

Each week they pick a new piece of tiny artwork. The digital artwork reproduction braintrust at io labs, inc. in Providence, Rhode Island then takes that masterpiece and turns it into a limited-run print production. Each run is printed on 310gsm acid-free Hahnemühle German Etching Paper. It's UltraChrome ink is specially treated and sprayed, giving it an archival lifespan of over 60 years.

You sort of need to see the end product to get the full effect, but each piece really is a beautiful specimen.

Now you best browse through yourself!

Monday, June 13, 2005

My online exhibition in Saudi Arabia

Here's my online exhibition in Saudi Arabia, haha, it's a favour from a known source though. If your Arabic's good enough you may even find out what those comments are about. So, so that's it for now, I'll catch up with you guys later.

Monday, June 06, 2005


Life gets so damn funny when you think world has turned against you & that's when all your hopes are more likely to be faded away in a well-shaped piece of shit. life gets even funnier when you got a cell but you can't use it sending txt messages to your pals, life may sound hillarious if you think too much about it, so stop right now & don't read the rest, just look away for a sec ..... close your eyes now & think of something beautiful, okay now open up your eyes & look for something so nasty looking & ugly around you; once you've found one close your eyes again & draw that thing on a piece of paper blind-folded & then once you're finished call someone to guess what you've drawn is, if he/she is right throw it away, otherwise get it a frame & hang it on your door outside so everyone then can see your top masterpiece.