3 things I like a lot

Posted by @ 4:45 pm on October 23rd, 2010

I.

"Echo #6," 8.5"×11", oil & dirt on paper, by JK Keller

Artist JK Keller does a “chronic drawing” of sorts, by replacing a mouse pad with a standard piece of office paper, the result of which is an apparition of presence and self. The dirty ghost of grime is our one untrained vocation, hands down.

II.

"Brian," Upside Downy Face series, by Bruton Stroube

Advertising agency Bruton Stroube take portraits of people hanging upside-down, presenting them in a conventional upright manner, which lends an uncanniness to the subjects’ near explosive countenances. At first glance, it seems like the mere strain of being alive.

III.

"Chocolate Keyboard," Michael Sholk

“Chocolate Keyboard” is a rendered concept in search for manufacturers. I suppose Knut Hamsun’s Hunger would have been a lot different if he could type and break away. Beethoven, half deaf half crazy, bit into the leg of his piano for cranial acoustics, which makes me wonder: is a chocolate bar better with/when you’re nuts, or just knuts?