JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT (1960-1988)
When Boreas blows cruel and hard,
He shivers through the leafless yard;
When Helios rises at yellowed dawn,
he wakes with a colossal yawn.
Boreas & Helios avoiding an age of reason.
causing the light to never go out of season.
- inspired by Robert Burns’ “A Winter Night”
I’ve stumbled upon something new for my work, that I am extremely pleased with. I’ve been getting back into traditional painting and trying to figure out a way to bridge digital and traditional mediums. This is my first attempt at that, and I have to say it looks fantastic.
"Boreas & Helios" is a rare limited edition mixed media painting. It is first printed as a work in progress high quality giclee print and then mounted onto a 9” x 12” deep cradled wood panel. Each print is then hand painted with gouache for several hours and embellished with finishing touches. The panel itself is then painted black on the front and back and sealed with a protective finish. The poem “Boreas & Helios” is adhered to the back of the panel.
Boreas & Helios is created in a one time limited edition of 10 and will be available on Friday, February 28th at 12 Noon PST via www.jamesreadsmerch.com
i know you have probably already seen this but the last pattern was an in progress and this is the final one, GOT SOME SQUIDS IN THUR.
“I am a UK based illustrator, as well as a up and coming zine maker, that deals with themes of topical Internet culture. From BARTKIRA to sexts, I illustrate anything that just makes the viewer want to see more!”
Creativity is a turbulent array of inertia grounded between things existential and internal. All things creative in my life derive from my ancestors. Through creativity I’m the vehicle of an aesthetic residue harnessing the reverbs and echoes of those that came before me. Without my ancestors there is no echo, no life force, no creation, no creativity. I am an astronaut suspended in their universal mythos..
Reflect: Convicts’ letters to their younger selves.
The captivating portraits offer a rare glimpse into the minds of convicts who will spend much of their adult lives behind bars. Bell and digital retoucher Timothy Holt spent the day at a Maine State prison photographing individual inmates who were also offered the opportunity to write a letter to a younger version of himself. Holt then worked extensively in post-production to transfer the words of each letter into a perfect silhouette around each compelling portrait. In addition to the large, still photographs, live interviews with the inmates were also documented in a powerful video.
Watch the video below
Obsolete: living; possessing life; not dead.
Etymology: from Latinvivus“alive”.