Category: people

LVL 015: Full Fathom Five.

by Jackson Pollock.

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LVL 012: “Stop The Violence” & the art of bones.

“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.

“Since then, Robert has spent hundreds of hours working with those bones, arranging them painstakingly into striking, iconic shapes, each five or six feet wide, and photographing them with a 4×5 Hasselblad rigged to a boom to provide a bird’s eye view. He calls the resulting images “Stop the Violence.” Each shot takes a full day to set up. “I was on my knees for all of 2008,” Robert remembers”
 src 2: gsek

LVL 010: “Under The Westway”

Blur have always been one of my favourite bands, and it’s a magical time that The Stone Roses and Blur are both back together making music again.  If Oasis come back, the triad will be back in full force.  This is the new Blur single, now available on iTunes; a magically lovely song called “Under The Westway”

LVL 08: Dawkins on Hitchens.

I was truly sad when Christopher Hitchens died last year.  As time went on and I perused more of his videos and listened to more of his opinions, I have started to appreciate his perspective even more than I imagined I would.   This is a fantastic tribute by another visionary Richard Dawkins about “Hitch”.

 

For those of you who are not familiar with Christopher Hitchens, here is a clip which summarizes his greatness: