I am always fascinated to see how artists push the boundaries of their medium. David Spriggs is one such artist. He creates his work by painting on consecutive layers of glass or film that are then assembled to form the entire image. His work certainly plays on and around the line between sculpture and painting, but aren’t the results of that play interesting?
Good morning my sweets. How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was eclipsed by the development of a nasty summer cold and little sleep. As I am still suffering through, surrounded by a rapidly growing wall of tissues, this morning’s post is going to be rather brief.
I’d like to share the first video from the six album veterans, Explosions In The Sky. With a die hard, motley fanbase, a solid discography, and having provided much of the soundtrack for (fellow Texan export) Friday Night Lights, it seems incredible that “Last Known Surroundings” is only their first music video. Perhaps the band’s expansive, ethereal guitar instrumentals are less than conducive to a coherent story as is typically seen in music videos. However, “Last Known Surroundings” weaves perfectly with the visuals produced by Sissy Emmons and David Hobizal of Austin design studio Ptarmak. Enjoy all 8 minutes of this strange, … Continue reading
I am generally prompt to a fault when it comes to birthdays, but today I must admit failure. Utter failure. My darlings, dizzy swallows turned 1 on June 16th and the day slipped by like any other. So it is with regret that I wish a belated birthday to dizzy, but with great pride and pleasure that I form the words “One year.” The past year has brought me so many new joys and horizons, new interests and communities. It has brought me a continuity, and a place of respite and pause. It has brought me you my dear, wonderful friends. Thank you for coming with me on this adventure, as I stumble through mud and briars towards my own little oasis. I hope you enjoy this space as much as I do, and I cherish your words and thoughts. I know dizzy has come a long way from my … Continue reading
Let’s all take a moment to bow down to the folks behind Stereogum for this genius idea.
Rather than documenting the recent Bonnaroo music festival from the perspective of the audience, the Stereogum team distributed Polaroid cameras to a select group of artists.
These bands were instructed to take pictures of whatever they pleased, then return their shots at the end of the festival. With 150 pictures from bands like Arcade Fire, Florence + The Machine, and The Scissor Sisters, it’s an interesting assortment.
You can browse the Polaroids by band or sift through all 150 here, at Stereogum.
Happy first official day of summer my darlings! I hope this finds you all with the sun warming your limbs and a cool breeze floating through your hair. The weatherman is calling for a high of 80 degrees here in Seattle today, and the morning has been so glorious I won’t peg him for a liar yet.
How will you be celebrating summer?
All images via Pinterest: 1. Summer via These Ocean Eyes, pinned by Winnie Tan; 2. Blackberries via Beach Bungalow 8, photo by Gabrielle Kai, pinned by Ja:na; 3. Popsicles by Michal Pudelka for Atomic Magazine, pinned by Katie Merchant; 4. Carousel via Flickr by Karen Michel, pinned by Karen Michel; 5. Truck via It’s Time to Get Paid, pinned by Henry Sene Yee. … Continue reading