Week Links Post - 21

But Does It Float has a post about Batjorge (found at Deviant Art) who makes evocative art and photographs it on the coast of Britain. Gorgeous and varied things. Have a look at them here
  • Textile Artist.org has an interview with Faig Ahmed. I LOVE  his work! You can check that out here
  • Over at the Huffington Post, the Arts & Culture column has an article about chalk art that they breathlessly state will melt your MIND. I don't know if would say THAT, but they're pretty awesome. Have a look here
  • Beautiful Decay has a feature about Annastassia Eliaswho creates incredible worlds inside toilet paper rolls. Yup, you read that right. Check that out here
  • Mashable has a VERY interesting point of view about when street art meets vandalism. (Something I often ponder myself as see my neighbour's buildings being "decorated" with street art.) I mean, when, exactly, does it become "art", and who determines that? I think about the story of the gentlemen whose wall Banksy painted on, and he had the wall CUT OUT OF HIS BUILDING and sold it. Which totally defeats the purpose of what Banksy does. But is my neighbour, who's freshly painted garage with trellis and ivy that's been (let's face it),  vandalised in the last week going to do the same thing? Anyway - that article is here
  • Related, the California Aggie has an article entitled "What is Art?" - in which they ask random people they encounter the eponymous question. Some answers may surprise you. :) Check that out here
  • This past week, I've read several posts from bloggers as well as on the (SAQA and QuiltArt list) who are contemplating the question of signatures. I myself have had my framer tell me that I should only sign on the back, others say on the front, some say signature are passé and that "no one signs anything anymore!". Here's an article from Gurney Journey that offers a "definitive" how to sign your artwork! Read that here
John Hopper over at The Textile Blog has a lovely article about how we creative are, well, creating, a world for everyone to enjoy. You can read that here

Photo from The Boston Globe
  • The Boston Globe has an article about street art in Brazil ahead of the World Cup. Really beautiful images! You can find out about that here
  • Artlog has pictures of an immensely (!) cool installation done in the Garment District entitled “The Sentinels”  done by artist ChakaiaBooker   . Have a look at those pictures here
  • And last but not least, I continue to watch old episodes of PBS’s series “Craft In America”. This one, entitled “Crossroads” has the following description:

 How do borders and personal crossroads affect an artist? How do science and craft interact? How do other cultures influence American style and technique? This episode explores the intersections of craft, culture, and technology. Featured artists include Tanya Aguiñiga, Lia Cook, Clary Illian, Warren MacKenzie, and Jeff Oestreich.

Like all of them, it’s a good one! I especially enjoyed fiber artist Lia Cook, although in another life, I would have loved to have been a ceramist had it turned out I had any talent or skill! Enjoy - here

Photo from Yahoo Shine
  • This is a lovely story from Yahoo Shine about a high-school girl who painted her dress for Prom. It’s really pretty (she did a great job!); and the article is well-written and positive.  You can read about that here
  • The Las Vegas Review offers insight into how to frame art. You may wish to have a look at that here
  • The Advocate out of Baton Rouge has an article about fiber artist Lucy Landry and her unusual treatment of the medium, here
  • The Guelph Mercury has an article about a show I really struggled with applying to. I wanted to support their cause but it seemed like such a HUGE donation (the work you submitted would be auctioned off and the proceeds donated to the cause). In addition, I've posted numerous articles that illuminate how I feel about donating art (it devalues the art, it rarely, if ever provides "exposure" of the kind they promise,  and collectors look at it as a great way to get artists' work at deep discounts - none of which is good for you personally, or for artists as a whole); however, the show at the Waterloo Museum was a great success.  You can read about it here

Kit Lang


  1. I really good selection of links, informative, thought provoking and just plain gorgeous.

  2. Kit...Many thanks for a lovely morning of exploring, reading, taking in great photos and ideas; your links were a wonderful morning exercise on a day of cloudy skies, warm tea to drink and happy, busy birdsong all around the house coming in through the open window...I visited so many new to me places, appreciated art of folks I did not know and enjoyed every minute. Thanks a million. Kristin

  3. Hi Kit. Great links this week. I especially liked the 3D sidewalks and the toilet paper rolls. Not very highbrow of me but what the hey!!!

  4. you are quite a sleuth, sugar. fabulous and fun finds = a great way to spend my sunday afternoon.


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