Aggie Dukes - Swing Low Sweet Cadillac (Part 1) Aladdin Records . 1957
A bit more on Aggie Dukes (very little is known about her, it seems) and the pushme-pullyou of obscure music between bloggers & record companies via NPR.
James VanDerZee. Barefoot Prophet. 1929.
Barefoot Prophet of 1929 is a photograph of Elder Clayhorn Martin, also known as Prophet Martin and the Barefoot Prophet, an eccentric street preacher. VanDerZee constructs a serious image of this well-known Harlem character by depicting him contemplating the Bible and surrounded by the traditional religious symbols of the crucifix and the Virgin Mary. However, his unconventional style is revealed by the inclusion of a tambourine under his chair and his notorious bare feet.
Friedrich Maurer. Der Compass der Weisen (The Compass of the Wise). 1782.
"Descent to the Zenith"
“Drawing Down the Moon”
“The Horned One”
I have always been a much bigger fan of black and white art than I have color work. For everyone else who shares my tastes, here are the original black and white versions of the 7 main pieces from my year long thesis project. My thesis was an investigation into witchcraft, paganism, and the occult. The final colorized versions of these pieces all came out well, but there is something about the black and white versions that doesn’t come across in the color versions.
All of these pieces were produced between August and December of 2013. They are all 12”x18” mixed media on illustration board or paper.
Digital prints of all these pieces are available at www.etsy.com/shop/workweak
We’ve used the phrase “Present Shock” to describe what Mindful Cyborgs is about since the beginning. So obviously it was great to talk with Douglas Rushkoff, who coined the term in his book of the same title last year.
During the interview, we talked about presentism, e-cigarettes and the “male period” dictated by the lunar calendar.
Psychopomp Series: Triptych | 2014
Each piece is 14” x 17”, pens & markers on bristol.
Prints of these available here!
More info on Michael Pisano over at his Tumblr.
All of these are brilliant but I’m particularly loving the green one. Wish I had one to wear tonight!
Happy Birthday Ritchie Blackmore! :)
I’ll be heading over to Saint Vitus tonight to see some live music & celebrate the Bastard in Black’s birthday! My attire & (mis)behaviour will be suitably (in)appropriate.
There’s also going to be a lunar eclipse in the wee hours tonight.
William Blake & Henry Fuseli, The Fertilization of Egypt. Illustration for Erasmus Darwin’s The Botanic Garden. 1791.
The god Anubis with the head of a dog praying to the star Sirius for rain, he stands with one foot on either bank of the river, beyond the winged figure of Jupiter Pluvius.
William Blake and Henry Fuseli together were involved in illustrating Erasmus Darwin’s The Botanic Garden, published by Joseph Johnson. The book is a set of two poems, The Economy of Vegetation and The Loves of the Plants by an author who was both poet and naturalist. Blake, Fuseli and Johnson shared many of the liberal, anti-establishment ideas which were incorporated in the book. It was not only organic change that Darwin was illustrating, it was also social and political change. Throughout The Botanic Garden, Darwin endorses the ideals of the American and French revolutions and criticizes slavery.
My best friend adores Blake; saw this & thought of her.
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