cartoon life: Just some more mystery fooling around.

Just some more mystery fooling around. I make a mark and don’t know what it means. Then it becomes something. A slab wall appears out of nowhere. Or is it a modern sculpture? That Henry Moore hole seems a clue. Or is this Serra? Well, whetever. Whoever makes this based on my design owes me ...

PostArctica: Mammoth Miners Memorial, Mammoth, Arizona

Came across this remarkable art in honour of dead miners. “The Mammoth Miners Memorial honors 55 miners who lost their lives over the years in the San Manuel, St. Anthony and Tiger mines. Along with a statue of a hard-rock miner and ore buckets, the memorial features a sculpture of life-size metal skeletons holding mining ...

PostArctica: Mammoth Miners Memorial, Mammoth, Arizona

Came across this remarkable art in honour of dead miners. “The Mammoth Miners Memorial honors 55 miners who lost their lives over the years in the San Manuel, St. Anthony and Tiger mines. Along with a statue of a hard-rock miner and ore buckets, the memorial features a sculpture of life-size metal skeletons holding mining ...

Art Threat: Michelangelo’s David takes up arms in American gun ad

An American weapons manufacturer is the subject of outrage in Italy — but this international offensive lies strictly within the cultural realm. ArmaLite, an Illinois-based small arms engineering firm, has bestowed indignity upon Michelangelo’s David by using the classical sculpture as a prop in a rifle advertisement. The tacky advert has incensed Italian culture minister ...

mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Selected Media Fads Through the Ages

24,000-22,000 BC: chunky fertility goddess statues (pictured at right: notice the prominent and large brains.) 10,000 BC: cave painting 4,000 BC: ziggurat construction 3,000-1,250 BC: pyramid raising (later revived by Mesoamericans and I.M. Pei) 1480-1700: Witch burning 1500s: homoerotic sonnet … Continue reading →