Omote 3d concept

You have to see this one.... Taking "Photobooth" to all  new levels. Why just get a picture, when you can get a 3d printed, mini self portrait figurine instead!

   I ordered some art card prints from Fish Creek Co. in Alaska. Some more Haida and Coast Salish art for the walls. I love the fine detail long drawn curves and the overall tribal nature and  symmetry of  the pieces. Some of the artists names seen here are: Carl Stromquist, Joe Mandur Jr. Danny Dennis, George Pennier, Israel Shortridge and Joseph M. Wilson.
   There are a few different styles of this coastal art and most are distinguishable by the different regions/clans. Whether its Gitxsan, Tlingit, Salish, Tsimshian, Tongass or Sxswaset  These wood sculptures, drum skin designs and totems will most often feature stylized animals and animal-spirits such as Bear, Beaver, Raven, Frog, Killer Whale, and many others which play important roles in traditional stories and have been associated with family clans reaching back many generations.
  There is seriously so much material to cover and learn about the Salish/Haida culture it would take quite a few posts.. This is one scene that I see growing really large in the next few years. There are so many new younger talented artists, who are starting to push the boundaries outside the box of their familial circles. They are aiming more self expression and abstraction.
   There is one school in particular the "Freda Diesing School of NorthWest Art".that will be pumping out a lot of the talent for years to come and it was started be Freda Deising. She was taught by Bill Holm who is probably the most knowledgable historian of the Haida cultural art in the last 50 years, he goes into depth about line shapes, thickness and the inner geometries of the drawings. Also she was a pupil under Robert Davidson who helped kick off the major revival in British Columbia.
  Once a year the school holds the "Northern Exposure Exhibition" representing the graduating students held at the Spirit Wrestler Gallery. The arts community from the Haida Gwai region has never been as strong and connected as they are now!
            Here is a link to the prints section @ the Spirit Wrestler Gallery In Vancouver:

 “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”
                                    Pablo Picasso
"The holy grail is to spend less time making the picture than it takes people to look at it."
"I’m not an abstractionist,  I’m not interested in the relationship of color or form or anything else. I’m interested only in expressing basic human emotions: tragedy, ecstasy, doom, and so on."
                                    Mark Rothko
"The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection."
"Man can't do without God. Just like you're thirsty, you have to drink water. You just can't go without God."
                                     Bob Marley
"O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives."
                                      Jim Morrison
"The sense of motion in painting and sculpture has long been considered as one of the primary elements of the composition."
                                      Alexander Calder
"Every good painter paints what he is."
                                      Jackson Pollock

-The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do.  
-There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.
-Art is a continuous activity with no separation between past and present.
-Art is not to do with the practical side of making a living. It's to live a fuller human life.
-To be an artist is to believe in life.
                                      Henry Moore
"I believe photography is a tool to express our positive assessment of the world. A tool to acquire ultimate happiness and belief."
                                      Ansel Adams
"Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love and something to hope for."
                                      Joseph Addison
"Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times."
"Happiness is the highest good, being a realization and perfect practice of virtue, which some can attain, while others have little or none of it."
"Unhappiness is often caused by tendency to find fault with others."
                                       Toba Beta
"There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible and that is the fear of failure."
                                        Paulo Coelho
"Habit is a shackle for the free."
                                        Ambrose Bierce
"You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it."
                                        Paulo Coelho
"The happy have whole days, and those they choose. The unhappy have but hours, and those they lose."                                         Colley Cibber
"The visible world only becomes the real world by the operation of thought"
                                         Jean Metzinger
"Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see."
                                        Paul Klee
"He has found his style, when he cannot do otherwise."
                                        Paul Klee
"In the final analysis, a drawing simply is no longer a drawing, no matter how self-sufficient its execution may be. It is a symbol, and the more profoundly the imaginary lines of projection meet higher dimensions, the better."
                                        Paul Klee
"I have never been able to understand the artist whose image never changes."
                                        Lee Krasner (Artist and Wife to Pollock)

Joe Fenton

"My personal work is inspired by some of the early surrealists like Hieronymous Bosch and Breugal. Children's illustrators like Arthur Rackham and Wayne Anderson, and not forgetting to mention the graphic excellence of M.C. Escher." This is phenomenal. Magical Pen and Ink. Very high use of symbolism. Details are very refined. He is one to watch!

Nidal el Khairy

  As I scroll-over Nidal's blog with my mouse, I realize that I am surrounded by  peace and tranquility within  my home, my family and my neighborhood. Sadly, this is not the case for Nidal el-Khairy and many others just like him.  There are many atrocities that he is witnessing near his home along the Palestine-Israel border. Differing languages can become huge barriers. So, in order to amplify his voice, he is using the universal language of visual symbolism to depict  the realities of war-time greed.
   It is almost as if he is able to pull back the curtain and expose the complexities of living amidst modern day warfare . You can read it vividly on their faces and their body gestures.  Even the aimed hostility of 1,000 marching guns can not overpower the artistry of truth and compassion..
Click here: to visit the blog of Nidal-el khairy...

Brooks Salzwedel

  There is something about his mylar layered landscapes that draws you in for a deeper look. Yet another artist who pays very close attention to the minute details, I love it! Who knew there was clarity within the fog. This is a must for anyone who has a liking for pressing plants and wild-flowers between wax paper...

Gregory Euclide

   If you are at all a fan of landscapes/nature imagery , Gregory Euclide has all the bases covered. His imagination for landscapes is so real it becomes surreal. Euclide's pieces literally jump off the page. His work has evolved over the years. Now his 3-D landscapes are so believable you feel compelled to reach out and grab a hold of the scenes! His attention to texture and detail is unmatched. This is your home away from home. Feel free to Enter the Fold @
           Also: here is a review Of Bon Iver's new album, out this month, cover Art by Mr. Euclide himself:                             

Reso 1

  Graffiti or "graffito", which involves scratching through one layer of pigment to reveal another beneath it. This technique was primarily used by potters who would glaze their wares and then scratch a design into it. In ancient times graffiti was carved on walls with a sharp object, although sometimes chalk or coal were used. The word originates from Greek — graphein — meaning "to write."
     Urban art  has evolved over the years and it has seperated itself from vandalism by creating works for galleries and shows.
   That leads me to a German artist who calls himself Reso1. When I first saw pictures of his Abstract contour lines, I was in awe of the steady sharp form-lines and natural curvature of his "tag". "He mixes graffiti techniques and art concepts. He combines rough urban art aesthetics with clean precise lines and elegant letters."
  Really great design on all of his work. He helped organize and is running a 7 month long outdoor-exhibit in Germany called "Art-Graffiti-21" Twenty One, street artists have visually re-transformed an old rusty Iron mill and turned it into a massive Art Walk. Reso1 will soon be releasing ltd. edition prints of some of his future work sometime near the end of summer or early in the fall. I can't wait! Here is a video while he's at work:

Yellena James

 Yellena's work is very kind on the eyes. She uses lots of vibrant colors and a great amount of effort is spent on  pattern use and renderings of delicate languid shapes. Her drawings capture a sense of fluidity and they seem as if they were pictures taken underwater with bright spotlights, whisking away the darkness.

Method, Mode and Process

   We are all Artists, each in our own way. My intention for creating this space, is to use it as a link portal.  A place where I can gather digital words paired with digital imagery.  I  hope to add bio's, interviews and also list the galleries that are housing the current modern, urban, low-brow and pop/surreal collections. Modern Urban thought is blurring the boundaries between the art of yesterday and the art of tomorrow.
  At the rate that technology is advancing, it is creating a gap between our thoughts and our manifestations.