Earthfix, a public media project of the Oregon Public Broadcasting and other public radio stations did a series asking the question:
Should coal from Wyoming and Montana be transported through the Pacific Northwest and shipped to Asia?
One of the people interviewed about this was artist / activist Bonnie Meltzer. I know about her work because she was one of the mixed media artists I profiled for my crochet blog. Here were her thoughts on the issue.
See more opinions on Voices of Coal.
Recently I was walking around. I think I was in The Mission although to be honest I walked a lot that day and I could have been somewhere else. In any case, I was walking around and spotted this beautiful piece of art:
Next to it was a message on the wall with Tumblr blog address:
It’s interesting local art worth a gander if you’ve got the time.
I didn’t have a post scheduled for today and I’m trying to post every day this month as part of NaBloPoMo. When you need to put up a quick post a great resource is Visual.ly, where I found today’s infographic. This one, by Dana Jeri Maier, is all about the process of properly completing an artist statement. I think it’s a super interesting topic and I like the way that the flowchart is laid out … seems like a design that would make perfect sense as a checklist for the visual mind of an artist!
I was going through my computer bookmarks and came across the web page of an artist that I’ve been eyeing. I’d originally bookmarked the page because she’s a San Francisco Bay Area artist who does work that is kind of sexy. I have a blog, San Francisco is Sexy, that I’d planned to write about her for. However, that blog’s been going through some changes and I haven’t written it up yet. I didn’t want to just delete the bookmark without doing something about the site since I like it so much. So I figured I’d share it here.
The artist is Jennybird Alcantra. She has paintings as well as dolls that she makes. Both are of interest but it’s the paintings that really captured my attention. It’s really difficult to describe them because they’re so unique. Some of the words that come to mind include ethereal, fantasy-based, beautiful, captivating, bold, unique, frightening, sexy and a little bit morbid.
What I really like about the site – beyond just the fact that she has great artwork - is that she shows her work from each year starting in 2004. This gives us as viewers a chance to see how her work has developed in the past five years. I feel like this is of interest to people who like the process of art and it’s also interesting because it adds a new dimension to the way we can perceive the art that she’s creating today.
Great stuff! I hope you like it too!