We’re taking the day off from blogging today to celebrate a lil place on earth called America. Sure we have some problems and our government is far from perfect but after living around the world I can honestly say that I’m proud to be part of our great nation. Having the freedom to say and do whatever we want is priceless so let us all take this day and appreciate our our home and make a commitment to make it even better. We’ll be hitting up the beach and eating way too much food (like any patriot) all day long but we’ll be back tomorrow with loads of posts and other goodies to keep you inspired and entertained!
“Bela” is a short documentary which follows the day in the life of a street performer named Bela Erdei or “the cat man”. Bela, a recognizable face to some, travels hours by train throughout the south of France to perform with his affectionate house cats. An affable and eccentric character who has a real passion for what he does. Watch the full documentary after the jump.
However diverse Jouko Lehtola’s themes may be, collected together they resemble many arms all connected to the same body moving in the same direction just in different ways. Lehtola´s photographs defined the Finnish urban youth culture of the 1990´s. He also raised the issues of domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse and our social taboo´s towards sexual devations that exist on the fringes of our society. His images walk the talk in the same way as Larry Clark´s works did in the 1970´s. He is not pushing an agenda but riding with the tide of his times each moment is its own universe. -Timothy Persons
Our good buddies over at Two Rabbit Studios is having a big ol’ 4th of July print sale and BBQ. Go hang with them, listen to some good music, get some food, and most importantly get some amazing prints and posters for your walls at a fraction of the price!
Daniel Kornrumpf doesn’t use or acrylic or oil to paint his photo realistic portraits but rather wields thread and needle to create these richly layered and brilliantly colored portraits. Daniel doesn’t miss a beat capturing every line, curve, shadow, and hair one stitch at a time.
I don’t know what the weather is like where you’re at but it’s officially beach weather in sunny California. It’s been so hot that even gramps is tossing on his bathing suit, putting on the coppertone, and blasting the jams at the beach. Don’t believe me? Just watch this video by Columbus after the jump and see for yourself!
Nathan Carter’s sculptures and drawings are certainly indebted to Alexander Calder but bring a modern twist to create colorful mobiles that reference abstract painting and and scatter sculptures all at once.