Saturday, October 31, 2009

Paperback Inscriptions

To Small Bear:
on the first day of your job in the college information office.
May you find happiness?!
Big Bear

The Selected Poems of William Carlos Williams
With an Introduction by Randall Jarrell
A New Directions Paperbook
second printing

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Illustrator Miroslav Sasek
via Below The Clouds

(1) Poustinia, Kilsheelan, Ireland, Architects Bates Maher, Photo: Ros Kavanagh, Client: Rosminian Order,
'Poustinia' is a Russian word meaning a small cabin set aside for silence and prayer.

(2) Suite alpestre, Grange-écurie au Val d'Hérens, Evolène, VS, Devanthery & Lamuniere

Monday, October 26, 2009

(1) White Noise/White Light, Howeler + Yoon Architecture, Athens, Greece, 2004 -- "Semi-flexible fiber-optic strands, arranged in a fading grid, responded to the movement of pedestrians through the field by emitting white noise and white light."
(2) Shake Pole, Richard Box, Cumbria, England, 2006 -- "831 fluorescent tubes powered by the electromagnetic field surrounding overhead power lines."
(3) The Lightning Field, Walter De Maria, Western New Mexico, 1977 -- "It is comprised of 400 polished stainless steel poles installed in a grid array measuring one mile by one kilometer. The poles -- two inches in diameter and averaging 20 feet and 7½ inches in height -- are spaced 220 feet apart and have solid pointed tips that define a horizontal plane."

Friday, October 23, 2009

"He died the day I was born and I like to think I passed him in the hall and he banged into me and knocked me over."
from Tom Waits' Introduction

Lead Belly: A Life in Pictures
Edited by Tiny Robinson and John Reynolds.
Numerous photographers.
Steidl, Göttingen, 2008. Casebound with debossed plate on cover. 224 pp., 160 color illustrations, 9x13". $50.00

COMBO a collaborative animation by Blu and David Ellis (2 times loop) from blu on Vimeo.


Clayton Moore aka The Lone Ranger
Clint Eastwood
Al Green
Photos: Bud Lee
via Bud Lee Picturemaker

The Sons of Lee Marvin
via The Selvedge Yard

"The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward."
--Amelia Earhart

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Satantango - Bela Tarr

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Winsor McCay's Little Nemo
Maurice Sendak's In the Night Kitchen
Federico Fellini's I Clowns

Mark Jenkins