Dash Snow  

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I Started Out Younger At Most Everything 2007

New York artist Dash Snow creates Dada-like mixed media collages, installations, and photographs. I am intrigued and inspired by his work.



The End Of Living The Beginning Of Survival 2007

Tom Bendtsen  

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Tom Bendtsen builds architectural installations out of thousands of books. His "Argument" series references Greek columns, Roman arches, and the ancient walls of Jericho. The works are not only visually stimulating - they also attest to the barrage of knowledge and information (or smut, or ridiculousness, or inoculation, or useless trivia, etc.) contemporary human beings are faced with daily. Bendtsen states:

My earlier book towers sought to reflect the fragility of arguments, which are mostly inflexible in a history that is fluid. These towers are an attempt to make physical the Argument. History and the interconnectivity of subject binds these earlier pieces together, as titles play off one another across the surface of each work. These structures are at once cohesive and fragile. The more recent book structures have become concerned with colour and form as a method of ordering the texts, creating a chaotic interconnectivity between subjects across each surface. Most recently the works are concerned with colour and form exclusively, any historical connections are left to chance. The books are used as pixels to create an over-all landscape image.


Neva Elliott  

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Artist Neva Elliott has edited the New King James Bible down to it's essentials in her bookart project, The Elliott Condensed Bible. The four chapters - Do, Do Not, Shall, Shall Not - distill the book down to its essence: the laws of the Christian god. Its tongue-in-cheek humor for those of us who ever went to Catholic school and thought, "ENOUGH with the fucking rules!"




See more of Neva's work at http://www.nevaelliott.com/

All I wanna do is...  

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M.I.A. and Diplo's "Paper Planes" is my favorite thing right now. Seriously.





I really need to invest in more wigs.


from www.gerar-art.com

Why was I not informed?  

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Apparently there is a breed of dog named Nyctereutes procyonoides ("nycto-" = Gr. "night," "ereutes" = Gr. "wanderer," "procyon" = "raccoon," "-oides" = Gr. "-oid"), or Raccoon dog. I am completely enamored with these crazy looking little guys.

Raccoon Dogs are native to Japan, southeastern Siberia and Manchuria. Between 1929 and 1955, they were introduced to the European part of the Soviet Union and have spread rapidly since. They are now abundant throughout Scandinavia and the Baltic states, and have been reported as far as France and Italy. Average adult head and body length is about 65 cm (2 ft) and weight ranges from 4 to 10 kg (9 to 22 lb). Average litters consist of 5 pups. Longevity is 3–4 years in the wild and up to 11 years in captivity. They are found in both plains and mountainous regions and are especially common in woodlands. Raccoon Dogs are commonly seen near villages and in rural areas.


 

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Peter Callesen

Peter Callesen creates some amazing artwork out of cut paper.
"Most of his pieces use the cutout in the paper to create part of the imagery and the sculpture formed out of the cut area to complete it. You can't help but be amazed at how much thought, effort and delicacy goes into each piece of paper."



EEEEEEE!  

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There is really nothing cuter....