Thursday, 25 June 2009

Album of the Week

The Smiths - The World Won't Listen

A note to my special girls.

'all together' by Lisa Golightly
Lets float together my beautiful sisters!

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Slight Suggestion.

Everyone should own a bike, it's quicker than walking!

Album of the week.

Drop Nineteens - Delaware

Summer of Zine

One of my projects for the Summer is to create my/our very first Zine.

What is a Zine I hear you ask?

A zine (an abbreviation of the word fanzine, or magazine; pronounced [ziːn], ("zeen") is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images. More broadly, the term encompasses any self-published work of minority interest usually reproduced via photocopier on a variety of colored paper stock.

There are a few of us artists and writers collaborationg on this first Zine, to be released at the end of the Summer.

What this space...

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Fortune cookie thought.

Every obnoxious act is a cry for help.

Friday, 12 June 2009

The city that suprised me and took my heart

For many years I have yearned to visit NYC and throughout this time visualised how I thought it would be. It's probably the most visually over exposed city in the world, therefore, we all conjure an idea of how we think it may be. The sound of constant traffic, the steam rising from the sidewalk, the characters, the landmarks...
however, what I did not expect was the unbelieveable sense of belonging I felt. The city opened its arm's to me and made me feel safe and wanted. It has so much to offer and exceeded all my hopes.
I walked the streets, rode in a 'big yellow taxi', smiled at Liberty and promised I would return very soon.
NYC is different for everyone I realise, but that is its the beauty, individuality, and a place that will except you whoever you are with no judgement. I see why it has been a retreat for so many artists and musicians.
If you have never been put it on your bucket list!

The most beautiful song ever written.

This is probably the most beautiful song ever written, from the words of the wise Joni Mitchell.

Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell

Rows and floes of angel hair
And ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons evrywhereIve looked at clouds that way

But now they only block the sun
They rain and snow on evryone
So many things I would have done
But clouds got in my way

Ive looked at clouds from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
Its cloud illusions I recallI really dont know clouds at all

Moons and junes and ferris wheels
The dizzy dancing way you feel
As evry fairy tale comes realIve looked at love that way

But now its just another show
You leave em laughing when you go
And if you care, dont let them know
Dont give yourself away

Ive looked at love from both sides now
From give and take, and still somehow
Its loves illusions I recallI really dont know love at all

Tears and fears and feeling proud
To say I love you right out loud
Dreams and schemes and circus crowdsIve looked at life that way

But now old friends are acting strange
They shake their heads, they say Ive changed
Well somethings lost, but somethings gained
In living evry day
Ive looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
Its lifes illusions I recallI really dont know life at all
Ive looked at life from both sides now
From up and down, and still somehow
Its lifes illusions I recallI really dont know life at all

Friday, 5 June 2009

Album of the week

Yo La Tengo - and then nothing turned itself inside out

The students meet the infants

A select group of students from Gorseinon College Photography Department and Foundation have worked with the children from Gorseinon School to produce a body of innovative photography.
The themes that the children followed ranged from Colour to Alien Landscape.
An Exhibition of the work will take place in Gorseinon in July. Date to follow. Please take the time to see the world from the eyes of a child (once again) it truly is a breath of fresh air.

Diane Arbus in Wales

National Museum Cardiff will host a major exhibition of Diane Arbus's work
Exhibition Preview: Diane Arbus, National Museum Cardiff, Cardiff, May 9 – August 31 2009
The work of cult photographer Diane Arbus will go on display at National Museum Cardiff in May as part of the national Artist Rooms Tour.
Featuring 69 black and white photographs which are widely considered to include some of the finest works of the cataloguer of the fringes of society, the display will be one of the first exhibitions to be shown in the Art Fund-supported venture.
"The name Diane Arbus might not be familiar to everyone, but her portraits will be," pointed out Nicholas Thornton, Head of Modern & Contemporary Art at National Museum Wales.
"As Arbus's pioneering approach to the art has greatly influenced photographers across the world, we hope this exceptional exhibition of her work will have a positive impact on new and existing visitors to the Museum."
The New York photojournalist was best known for her voyeuristic portraits in the 1960s, including Identical Twins, the spooky picture of two young girls in matching outfits which inspired Stanley Kubrick to mimic the scene to horrific effect in The Shining.
Arbus achieved notoriety before committing suicide in 1971, and was the subject of a film starring Nicole Kidman in 2006.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

A quiet thank you to Mark Rothko

"Silence is so accurate." Mark Rothko

The Birthday Party

The beautiful work of Photographer Vee Speers.

Little Edie

If you have never had the pleasure of being introduced to the life Edie Bouvier-Beale, then just take 5 minutes to learn about the most eccentric and true woman to have graced the land. Born into aristocracy in Madison Ave, 1917, her unique life is a true inspiration and lesson in embracing our own eccentricity and belief in ourselves.