'What sort of diary should I like mine to be? Something loose-knit and yet not slovenly, so elastic that it will embrace anything, solemn, slight or beautiful, that comes into my mind. I should like it to resemble some deep old desk or capacious hold-all, in which one flings a mass of odds and ends without looking them through. I should like to come back, after a year or two, and find that the collection had sorted itself and refined itself and coalesced, as such deposits so mysteriously do, into a mould, transparent enough to reflect the light of our life, and yet steady, tranquil compounds with the aloofness of a work of art. The main requisite, I think, on reading my old volumes, is not to play the part of a censor, but to write as the mood comes or of anything whatever; since I was curious to find how I went for things put in haphazard, and found the significance to lie where I never saw it at the time.'-----
Posts tagged with printmaking
Free Pussy Riot, Jamie Reid.
100, 50, 25, 05. bk to trans.
Kiss Off, Vito Acconci.
While the artist is commonly present in depictions of performance art, this presence is not intended as an exploration of the self as in self-portraiture. Instead, the artist’s body serves as a catalyst for ephemeral actions, preserved only through documents and photographs. Vito Acconci captures the use of his own body as an art-making implement in Kiss Off. For this work, Acconci transferred red lipstick from his own mouth to various parts of his body, which he then pressed onto a printing stone to be transmitted to paper. The artist is thus present not only in the photographic documentation of the act, but in his body’s literal inscription in the final work.
(Source: amamblog, via onlycolorandlight)
Design I printed sold at Unison.
The company you keep, the size of their whiskers.
Fraser Muggeridge Studio.
Sexy of body, yet scared of the swimsuit is the english translation of the Dutch pangram Sexy qua lijf, doch bang voor’t zwempak. A pangram is a piece of text which uses every letter of the alphabet. Pangrams are commonly used to show how a certain font will appear.
Rain, Lithograph, David Hockney.