Attributed to Friedrich Gauermann (1807-1862) Study of a Tree. Oil on paper, 34.5 x 28 cm.
Swings and roundabouts: playground equipment by Isamu Noguchi-
Isamu Noguchi is best know for his sculptural wood and glass coffee table and his paper ‘Akari’ lights. This playground equipment was designed in 1939 for Ala Moana park in Hawaii but unfortunately was never built as the park comissioner died before the scheme was realised. I’m not sure how successful the equipment would be for play, but visually it’s pretty amazing (and that’s the most important thing)!
Lala, Paranoid Apartment, 2013
I love it when artists step outside of their comfort zones and try something challenging. With this new comic from Lala, she accomplishes this by forcing herself to work with more of a structure on the page. By placing the restriction of a grid on her comic for the first time, Lala is more creative with less freedom and she excels at this. The textures and distortions compliment the ordered grid and there are often multiple, interesting visual ideas within one panel.
The story follows a woman who is crippled by anxiety, wondering what will kill her first–the ceiling caving in over her bed, the kitchen knife, the slippery bathroom floor? Her anxiety seems to manifest itself into a ghost which haunts her own apartment and the new subletter. Anxiety is a cruel beast that can feel independent from yourself–like a specter following you and taking advantage of your weakest moments. Even moments free from debilitating fear carry the possibility of a visit. This sense of foreboding is clearly displayed throughout the piece.
I’ve been following Lala’s work now for practically a decade and this feels like (another) huge step forward.
You can purchase here, from Sacred Prism.
with happy trendy, julia brown, r.l.kelly, foxes in fiction, and alex g.
i’m really hyped to be able to do this. if yr in nyc come see us at living bread in brooklyn saturday around 7-8 pm. show is ten bux.
also feel free to come say hi to me at the show, i like meeting people.
yeah! new york this weekend with the eternal love crew !!!
come say hey to me/anyone we wanna meet everyone & were super excited & don’t be intimidated if we look mad or out of it alec has a bone disease and it hurts him so he looks mad but he’s not!
cute friends in the big city this weekend :>
“I moved to the BK pretty recently after graduating from the University of Maryland, which is like being expelled from Eden, except Eden is full of biddies and bars where everyone is grinding on each other all the time and saying that they love each other but they don’t really love each other and they wake up in cold-lit apartments and realize again like they do every morning that There Is No End.”