“Francois Robert was at an auction in rural Michigan. It was the mid 1990s. A school was selling off supplies, and Robert was looking to buy some furniture for his studio. “I was interested in buying some lockers, and they had three for $50.” Two of the lockers were empty, but not the third. When Robert opened it up, he found a human skeleton.
A strand of hair under a scanning electron microscope, a device I have been lucky enough to use in my past.
Photo courtesy of the University College Cork (Ireland)
I’ve never been so blown away by paintings as I have been in seeing Barnett Newman’s paintings. One could easily dismiss these as too simple, too non-artistic, too ‘modern’, or any other lazy tag of insult. However standing in front of one is to absorb energy and feel a sensation of freedom. Barnett Newman’s artwork makes me feel like I want to let go instead of hang on. That feeling in itself is completely unique and remarkably absorbing.
A beautiful piece of asian street art with the rider painted on the door, and a motorcycle leaned up against the door, from the Asia Dreaming blog