Friday, May 25, 2007

Toddlers Kicks Monks Sand Art

If anybody has seen this done you would know why this is so amazing. Each grain of said is carefully laid in place by monks. No glue is used and the piece that a toddler destroyed took two days to do so far. There is video greatness and mom is quick to remove the kid and run.

Did the monks go crazy and summon up some mad Kung Foo move. No they are working on fixing the art right now. They said it just means they will have to work harder.

500 Years of Women in Art

From the wow and too much time on his hands column. Take a look at this video, 500 years of female portraits in Western art are morphed from one to the next in this video. Very amazing and music is perfect. I love when you gets to arround 2:17. Tell me what you think.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Artist Head was Offered to a Museum

Yes that is right the artist, Ted Dewan, offered to pay to have his head shrunk and then placed in the Oxford University's Pitt Rivers Museum.

The museum already has a collection of shrunken heads (10 of them to be exact) from South America. Artist and children's writer, Ted Dewan, has told the museum that he will leave a shrunken head in his will to the museum as long as the original collection is returned. The museum has rejected the offer. This has brought up the question once again, should human remains be put on display? History Museum in London recently returned the 19th century remains of aboriginal people from Tasmania for repatriation following a lengthy campaign by community leaders. The Pitt Rivers Museum is an anthropological facility, with a collection of over 2,000 human remains (SWEET).

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Bad Ink

I laughed so hard at this one. I know it is not nice to laugh at others art but this one was a little permanent. I can see what the artist was trying to do but something got lost along the way. This was also in loving memory. Ouch!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007


WOW! When this video started I thought it was going to be about how tattooing is a real art form but then it exploded. The concept of having multiple artist working on one piece at the same time. What comes out is unusal and beautiful. I would love to work on any of the fusion projects.

Rembrandt's 370-year-old piece stolen within minutes.

It was very quick," said gallery owner Tom Hilligoss.

In the preview room on fourth floor of the Westfield North Bridge mall near the main receptionist's desk hung Rembrandt's piece called "Adam and Eve." The etching with a estimated worth of $60,000 dollars was on consignment and was the oldest piece in the gallery. It took a ordinary looking couple less then 5 minutes to walk away with it.

The gallery has a security camera trained on its elevator, which leads to the street, but not on the back door that leads into the mall, where employees believe the couple escaped.

Famous quote: "We should have more cameras. I guess we'll have more now," Hilligoss said.