Monthly Archives: June 2012

Raiders on the big screen

Raiders of the Lost ArkNo one seems to share my enthusiasm for the opportunity, but I’m about to fulfill a childhood wish and watch Raiders of the Lost Ark on the big screen! I was too young at the time and didn’t see it until it had come out on VHS, or Beta Max, or whatever it was back then.

All-time favorite movie.

Literally ‘green’ street art

Green Street ArtThese works are made with organics in areas not known for greenery.

From the artisit, Mosstika:

“We believe that if everyone had a garden of their own to cultivate, we would have a much more balanced relation to our territories. It is with this notion in mind, that we at Mosstika, aim to collide the worlds of art and nature, creating havens of unexpected greenery, within the colder harsher environment. Together we aim to give green guerrilla tactics a new twist by creating works meant to be touched, in turn aiming to touch the souls of all that pass by. We strive to call back to mind a more playful existence, returning man to nature, even among the barren patches of urban existence.”

Wanted

WantedOne of the installations that I liked from the “Scripts & Systems” exhibition currently on display at the Loudon House.

Called “Wanted”, it is a visual representation of the “Missed Connections” section of Craigslist. Created on post-it notes using pencils and Sharpies, each note represents a post to Craigslist and is accompanied by a color coding, shape, and serialization of the date/time.

Viewing all of them together gives one a sense of how random and lonely the human condition often is.