Velvet Whalefish (Barbourisia rufa)
…a species of deep-sea whalefish and the only member of its family, the velvet whalefish is native to the waters of the Pacific near Japan and New Zealand. As its name suggests the velvet whalefish has a whale-shaped body and is completely red, this red coloration makes it functionally invisible in the deep sea. Little is known of their habits but it is believed they feed mostly on crustaceans. Immature whalefish journey to the lower mesopelagic zone at night to feed on copepods. When male velvet whalefish transition to adults they will develop a large liver and their jaws fuse shut. They can no longer eat but survive off of the energy stored in their liver.
Artist Shintaro Ohata Seamlessly Blends Sculpture and Canvas to Create 3D Paintings
When first viewing the artwork of Shintaro Ohata up close it appears the scenes are made from simple oil paints, but take a step back and you’re in for a surprise. Each piece is actually a hybrid of painted canvas and sculpture that blend almost flawlessly in color and texture to create a single image. The cinematic figures are sculpted from polystyrene while the backgrounds are made from traditional painting techniques.
I would do the devil’s bidding for a whole year for a Wallace Smith art book.
Wallace Smith (c1889 - 1937)
I want to embed Jennet Thomas’ Return of the Black Tower but apparently I am not allowed to do that, so here’s a link.
When I see My Lonesome Cowboy by Takashi Murakami talked about, there is not enough appreciation of the details.
Just look at his eyes. They’re beautiful. My favourite part.
Ryoji Ikeda - The Transfinite (2011)
“A huge, immersive, electronic light-and-sound installation consisting of an immense wall — 54 feet wide by 40 feet tall — which serves as a screen for streaming video projections.
On one side, horizontal black, gray and white stripes and bands divided into left and right sections scroll downward, flickering furiously to the sound of aggressively percussive, buzzing and whistling electronic music emitted by powerful speakers.
he bar-code-like patterns extend across the white floor in front of the wall, where visitors who have doffed their shoes may loll, dance or meditate. It’s like a walk-in, animated Op Art painting.
On the other side, the floor is covered by soft black fabric and the wall is flooded by finely articulated, incomprehensibly complicated numerical and graphic data.
What is it to be human in such a universe? What values other than statistical ones sustain us?”
tacita dean, green ray
So apparently moving image on film is being completely aborted in 2 years time all to be digital. This is proof of what film can display that all digital cameras can not.
I went to see the re-mastered Lawrence of Arabia yesterday and I can’t really be bothered to talk about all the stuff it made me think of since I already had heated discussions with my mum about it.
But the things I am certain about are that aside from its rather poor ending (in my opinion), it’s very beautifully shot and edited, has a fantastic soundtrack, and that having finally seen it makes Prometheus extra interesting. I realised just how many of David’s mannerisms come from Lawrence in that film, and what it really means to him and for him. Which has just made me love David even more than I already do.
And also, if I really had to sum it up, I think I’d just say that it’s a very sad film.
The trick, William Potter, is not minding that it hurts.