Crow Island (2014) by Jiwoon PAK:
Sorry guys, I’ve been gone for so long… 3 years to be exact…
You know when you get a HUGE burnout and you forget about any of your interests and hobbies, because everything tires you and you just need to rest and recover (well, I had one of those and loads of overtime and etc. mixed in there), not to fully excuse myself but you get what I mean? But here I am, trying to ignite this interest of mine again.
For those who still visit this blog, a big thanks for taking the time to read it! Your views and comments definitely keep me going and I don’t feel so alone in this bubble of a blog anymore!
Have a great day everyone! =)
I AM FINALLY BACK!!!!!
And back on Instagram too @articulateart – with pictures from the dazzling city of Hong Kong =)
(The Wipe Out Exhibit by Invader @invaderwashere that just ended on the 17th)
So what have I been up to……….
I made a new year’s resolution to read more this year and I just finished a duology! =D
The covers and titles just captured me; the cover art are absolutely amazing.
The first book is called The Assassin’s Curse, while the second one is called The Pirates’ Wish.
Assassins and Pirates – need I say more?
Apparently there’s a third book that’s a prologue called The Witch’s Betrayal but I haven’t gotten to it yet.
If you enjoyed the Pirates of the Caribbean (at least the first one for me), I’m sure you will enjoy them.
A light Y.A. read with pirates, assassins, and magic/ mystical creatures all mixed into one potion.
Songs that go with the books :
London Grammar – Wicked Game
Borns – Electric Love
Mat Kearney – Ships in the Night
Hyorin – Lonely
Muse – Starlight
Not going to give away which scenes they should be played at. No spoilers 😉
The book had a lot of criticisms on book review sites, and many parts of it were true… but I still enjoyed it as a light read. Perhaps I’ll save it for another post if any of you are interested.
Love this piece by Alexey Zakharov in his Misc. Stuff series:
I love this type of art work… twisting the surreal with the realistic traits…
Wearable Foods Series by Yeonju Sung:
Beautiful and edible pieces from the artist! I love this series so much and had to share this =)
The artist’s website stated this about the series:
“Wearable Foods series, Constructed art forms made with food.
As a fine artist, [Yeonju Sung] fell in love with photography as a main tool and a medium to create her visions.
“Wearable Foods” series is the first long term project she started two years ago and it still continues to this day.
This series deals with the concept of creating images that interchange the actual reality and the made-up reality on many levels. This body of work is her version of the made-up reality, which destroys the core meaning of clothing, which is the ability to be worn.
This series of her work forces viewers to defy the actual meaning, the functionalities, and the aspects of what clothing signifies in our lives. The essence of clothing and food has been reinterpreted. Each element does not fulfill its own role and yet, each suggests an unconventional and even contradicting role – un-wearable clothing that is made out of the materials that do not last.
These images trigger some of our fundamental senses: Desire to wear clothes; desire to eat. But her images don’t fulfill the senses either and they are interchangeable stories between the actual and the made-up reality.
Yeonju’s spectacular images make you believe and desire her made-up reality.”
Art Merge Lab from LA, which exhibited the series, stated this about the series in 2012:
“In her photographs of clothing constructed from materials that could never realistically be worn, Yeonju Sung captures what she describes as a series of phantoms—temporal checkpoints depicting objects destined to decay, objects that fail in function what they seem to fulfill in appearance. Sung begins by constructing a garment form out of foodstuffs such as eggplant, lotus root, tomato, and banana. She then photographs these articles of culinary couture, effectively removing context from purpose and concealing the degradation effects of time. Sung recognizes the inability of her organic pieces to carry out the function which they signify—and she likewise exposes the limits of the photographic image as it conveys a fleeting reality, a moment of meaning that will never exist beyond the printed page.”
Sketchbook Blues by Sarah Go:
Really loving some of her creative sketches below~
I really like the last two sketches, and I feel that she’s quite gifted and has a lot of potential.
Crawford Attic Writing Room by PARA Project:
If you’re looking into how to renovate your attic, PARA Project has a really neat attic design below.
Love the built-in bookcase, the huge windows to allow the light in, and the spaciousness of it all.
Location: Syracuse, NY
Program: Writing studio
Team: Jon Lott, Brendan Finney, Nilus Klingel, Paul Miller, Cristina Webb
Status: completed 2009
All images © PARA