Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hyakunin isshu

yama-bato:

Illustrated book, 1 vol. Poets from the ‘Hyakunin...
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Illustrated book, 1 vol. Poets from the ‘Hyakunin isshu’ anthology depicted in ‘abbreviated style’. Colour woodblock-printed.

Print artist Kitao Masayoshi (北尾政美)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Chochinobake





















Chochinobake is a type of Tsukumogami, which are objects that become animate once they reach their 100th year of existence. They are created from chochin lanterns made of bamboo, paper, or silk. They are sometimes believed to possess a single eye and a long protruding tongue.


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Seer

The Seer: Journeys of the Soul

To truly, deeply see
Is the most profound sorcery.

Sctulpture. 18.5 inches tall. Mixed media.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Insect house and bee colony



Insect house and bee colony on the grounds of the Potager du Roi, where the original gardens date back to the reign of Louis XIV (1678). The King’s gardens were located near his palace in Versailles where he would show off his abundant produce and espaliered fruit-bearing trees. [wallacegardens]

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The Narrative of Victor Karloch


The Narrative of Victor Karloch [Official Trailer] from Kevin McTurk on Vimeo.

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Enso


円相 “Enso is the circle of infinity, symbol of simplicity with profundity, emptiness with fullness, the visible and invisible. It sometimes forms a moon, sometimes a rice cake.” ~John Stevens, Sacred Calligraphy of the East, p. 190

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Nikolai Lutohin


Illustration by Nikolai Lutohin for the Yugoslavian science magazine Galaksija.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Checkmate!

Movietone News - Chicago 1927
“Epco Robot defeats checker champ John T Bradford”

Sunday, November 27, 2011

If Found, Return To -



new-aesthetic:

“It was supposed to be a £12,000 art project in which a helium-filled sculpture of a desert island floated eerily above the heads of spaced-out festival-goers. It has become instead a £12,000 art project in which a helium-filled sculpture of a desert island floats somewhere through the troposphere without anybody actually seeing it, or even knowing where it is.”

One of our islands is missing | Art and design | The Guardian

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Nekomata


According to Japanese folklore, a cat (neko) that has lived for a long time can become a kind of youkai called a nekomata. It was believed that after a cat reached ten years of age, its tail would slowly split into two tails, and, along the way, it would develop magic powers, primarily those of necromancy and shamanism. Nekomata also have an ability to shape shift into a human form and are generally hostile to humans.

There is also one kind of Nekomata that lived in Nabeshimahan, which lived long enough to split its tail six times, resulting in seven tails. It is the most powerful nekomata in Japan.

Monday, November 14, 2011

A Wily Yankee


The “wily Yankee” was a popular 19th century stage character who became the visual predecessor to “Uncle Sam.” Between acts, the wily Yankee remained on stage, whittled, and told parables. At times, he was known to flirt with both the women and men in the audience as he suggestively carved a stick.

via the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Photography Collection

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Dreaming Of The Stars


Joel Meyer

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wally Wood


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

More Fallas Pictures


More Fallas Pictures


Monday, October 24, 2011

James McNeill Whistler - Nocturne in Black and Gold



James McNeill Whistler
Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Oh! Sorry …

Oh! Sorry ... - Medicom RAH220 Kamen Rider villain Yamogerasu doll

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STRIKE, OVERLORD - By Jack Kirby


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

More Stan Mott


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

It's Not The Destination -


Monday, October 17, 2011

Know The 1%