Photographers, Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen came up with something truly peculiar and special, in their photo series Eyes As Big As Plates. Their subjects are old, super serious and Finnish, all while wearing ridiculous “organic” head pieces and attire…need I say more?
I don’t think that dance can be seen independently from the notion that man lives. (…) There are always hidden wounds, those of the heart, and if you know how to accept and endure them, you will discover the pain and joy which is impossible to express with words. You will reach the realm of poetry which only the body can express. - Kazuo Ohno
Diane Jacobs, 2011 photo credit: Hua Jin (via New publication Performance Art and Contemporary Art – Vancouver, BC | Art PR Wire)
Dan Hillier , Wayfarer
"Dan Hillier does some very cool collage. Is there anything else I should say? I can’t think of what it might be. OK, I’ll try. The beauty of collage, as in so many forms of art, is often found in simplicity. Sometimes just two found images recombined in just the right way can deliver an incredible impact. Too much fussing, and too many layers of imagery can ruin the thing. Dan Hillier gets this. His remade imagery mostly from old engravings, tends to lean toward the quasi-mystical with occasional dashes on horror. In other hands such subject matter might look like mere pop-culture new age ephemera but somehow he gets the effect just right. And one other thing… you can get t-shirts and tote bags in addition to framed prints. So, go see the rest of his work at www.danhillier.com" David Carmack Lewis’ blog "Art Out There"
I don’t know why life isn’t constructed to be seamless and safe, why we make such glaring mistakes, things fall so short of our expectations, and our hearts get broken and our kids do scary things and our parents get old and don’t always remember to put pants on before they go out for a stroll. I don’t know why it’s not more like it is in the movies, why things don’t come out neatly and lessons can’t be learned when you’re in the mood for learning them, why love and grace often come in such motley packaging.
—― Anne Lamott, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith