Monster fines

by Claire 17/06/2009 09:52
After an art attack moment with some traffic barrels, North Carolina student Joseph Carnevale was arrested for stealing the barrels and "cutting and screwing them together to make a statue".  Not his first foray into street art, he was also behind the delightfully titled 'Boylan Bridge Angry Man' which unsurprisingly saw an angry man drawn.  Overall he's incurred fines of $360 but either way the "Traffic Barrel Monster" looks pretty cool.
 
 
  

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Joshua Hoffine and the Monster under the Bed

by Claire 16/06/2009 04:36
Photoprapher Joshua Hoffine spends his time recreating scenes of childhood fears.  His artwork sees the monster under the bed comes to life and clowns become suspiciously eerie in the impressive collection.  Although the thoughts springs to mind, it's not photoshopped; casting family members and friends as actors, and using "sets, costumers, elaborate props, fog machines, and special effects make-up," the attention to realistic detail is really nice to see.
 
"I love old Disney cartoons  I like the hyper-realism of animation. I want to reinvent archetypes" he says, and there's definately some obvious Gingerbread house influence going on.  If I was Hansel and Grettel though, I'm fairly sure I'd only feel let down with that as a gingerbread house.  "No thanks, I'm off to the 7/11 thanks.  They have Milkybars there."
 
 

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Grass, but not as we know it.

by Claire 16/06/2009 09:44
Lovely stuff grass; men can't seem to get enough of the stuff and have a continual quest to spend Sundays dragging a whirring machine over it.  "Ah, I have completed manly grass tasks," they say. "Now we shall survey our work from the comfort of this armchair whilst watching television and drinking beer."  Perhaps that's just in my household.  

Now, we may be talking about grass in a way that doesn't relate to a blade-wielding machine, but men (and women) you may still like this.. Not only pretty colours (that's me sold) but these pots are Tetris-shaped.  How could you top that? 

 
 
 
Not limited to Tetris, there are unusual uses for grass: clocks, umbrella stands, moss carpets, phone covers, and that wonderful category known as 'modern art'.



The idea is to leave umbrellas in the stand over grass, and gravity waters the plants with the water you and your umbrella have just brought home.

Wimbledon also got in on the act when they projected a black and white negative onto strips of grass and turned them into posters last year.


This might look a bit silly but it's man effort to break out of concrete jungles and "humanize and naturalize" the lines we see every day.  The grass comes in strips with pre-potted grass known as "Nature on a Tape."  Wonderful.

 
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