29 August 2010

a day in the life : I ate an octopus

check out: Kono Jack's fish market and sushi bar. This is where I had the distinct honor of losing my sushi cherry...and it could not have been in a better place than Kono Jack's. The atmosphere was almost European in a very American sort of way. It was an amazing experience however, I'm still not sure how I feel about eating the octopus.

also check out: the beautiful art of sushi chef, micah

17 August 2010

here's a preview of my Oranje artist space

This will be myspace for Oranje 2010....the best entertainment value for your money!!! 45 artists, 35 music acts, 5 performance stages, 3 enviro-lounges + an interactive fashion lounge & an indie film lounge....all for only $20!!! Mark your calendar!!! Saturday, September 18!!!

occam's razor sketchbook page 32

click on image to enlarge

occam's razor sketchbook page 31

click on image to enlarge

14 August 2010

flight of the navigator

the atom smasher
like slight of hand
resending the info
just so and so
I almost forgot
those Disraeli gears
spinning around like
a crown of thorns

so maybe baby
love me hate me
so simultaneous
so in between
in a fixed position
that fares forward
star gazing
and the beat goes on
yes, the beat goes on

seemingly random
uninvited unforeseen
ordered and paid for
they be tricked out
like some soul projection

desire is the thang.

01 August 2010



August 01 - 31, 2010 at

A portrait is a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position. A portrait often shows a person looking directly at the painter or photographer, in order to most successfully engage the subject with the viewer.

Some of the earliest portraits of people who were not kings or emperors, are the funeral portraits that survived in the dry climate of Egypt's Fayum district. These are the only paintings of the Roman period that have survived, aside from fresco's.

The art of the portrait flourished in Roman sculptures, where sitters demanded realistic portraits, even unflattering ones. During the 4th century, the portrait began to retreat in favor of an idealized symbol of what that person looked like. (Compare the portraits of Roman Emperors Constantine I and Theodosius I at their entries.) In Europe true portraits of the outward appearance of individuals re-emerged in the late Middle Ages, in Burgundy and France.

Moche culture of Peru was one of the few ancient civilizations which produced portraits. These works accurately represent anatomical features in great detail. The individuals portrayed would have been recognizable without the need for other symbols or a written reference to their names. The individuals portrayed were members of the ruling elite, priests, warriors and even distinguished artisans.[1]

They were represented during several stages of their lives. The faces of gods were also depicted. To date, no portraits of women have been found. There is particular emphasis on the representation of the details of headdresses, hairstyles, body adornment and face painting.

One of the best-known portraits in the Western world is Leonardo da Vinci's painting titled Mona Lisa, which is a painting of an unidentified woman. The world's oldest known portrait was found in 2006 in the Vilhonneur grotto near Angoulême and is thought to be 27,000 years old.[2]

Recently, critics have noted that work by artist Alexa Meade makes "a valid and very interesting contribution to the portrait genre."[3]

The art of grokking...

"Jubal, why isn't there stuff like this around where a person can see it?"

"Because the world has gone nutty and contemporary art always paints the spirit of its times. Rodin died about the time the world started flipping its lid. His successors noted the amazing things he had done with light and shadow and mass and composition and they copied that part. What they failed to see was that the master told stories that laid bare the human heart. They became contemptuous of painting or sculpture that told a stories — they dubbed such work 'literary.' They went all out for abstractions.

Jubal shrugged. "Abstract design is all right — for wall paper or linoleum. But art is the process of evoking pity and terror. What modern artists do is pseudo-intellectual masturbation. Creative art is intercourse, in which the artist renders emotional his audience. These laddies who won't deign to do that — or can't — lost the public." (FE)

[New] [Exclusive] Timbaland ft Drake - Say Something

Drake will be performing in Indianapolis, IN at theIndiana State Fairgrounds on Friday, August 13th! Tickets go onsale Friday, but BroadRippleTickets.com already has great Drake Tickets for you to choose from! See Drake up close at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand and enjoy the Indiana State Fair at the same time! Make sure you act fast before all of the good tickets are gone!