Thursday, December 31, 2009


new years resolutions:

learn to wolf whistle
throw a spiral football
fin 22 paintings

to where you once belonged

After shoveling snow today I picked some up and packed it into my hands. I zeroed in on a brick in the wall 40ft away from me. Throw! As the snowball soared through the air I remembered how in my previous years I was a dangerously gifted marksman hitting everything with stellar hand eye coordination to the point where I had been nicknamed "Longshot". I remembered all this as I watched the snowball helplessly fly over the brick wall. For the next 15 minutes I hand packed at least 20 snowballs and aimed at this brick and hit everything around the brick, but that singular brick. This is how I feel when I look at Leila Berney's work.
We've lost something that we're trying to get back.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

on my playlist

science infused music

Friday, December 4, 2009

Paolo Ventura

A masterful storyteller, Paolo Ventura brings imaginary tales from Italian history to life with dressed up dolls, tabletop sets, and staged photography.

Mining the memories of his childhood and inspired by the psychological dramas of Pirandello novels and Fellini films, Ventura creates elaborate fictions that mirror reality. His War Souvenir pictures represent his grandmother’s remembrances of WWII while the Winter Stories series visualizes the recollections of an old circus performer.