Marie Antoinette never said her infamous line ‘Let them eat cake.’ Think Anne Boleyn had six fingers? One of her biographers said she had ‘an extra nail.’ A nail isn’t a finger. There’s more, much more.
Notes from Sarah Maple’s press release: “23-year-old Sarah Maple is about to become the next leading voice of the international contemporary art scene; her tongue in-cheek, witty paintings and self portraits introduce a fresh and intimate take on today’s world cleverly tackling some of its most complex issues such as religion, politics and the societal role of women.” She aims to give people food for thought, through comedic ways. Also stated: “Inspiration for Maple’s work originated from her being brought up in the UK as a practising Muslim, with parents of mixed religious and cultural backgrounds. Understandably, issues of identity have early on set the background for her artwork.” In my opinion, some of her work appears to have influences of Cindy Sherman’s photography, self-portraits characterizing women in various roles. Always very interesting to set up and also see the end result in photo! -Adriana de Barros, from Scene 360
[Top Photo: “Fighting Fire With Fire No.2” © Sarah Maple]
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This bike-car…car-bike…vehicle has tandem seating like a motorcyle, three wheels for bike-like manuevarability, and the slick exterior of a fancy sports car. via
R. Buckminter Fuller
In 1927 at the age of 32, bankrupt and jobless, living in inferior housing in Chicago, Illinois, he saw his beloved young daughter Alexandra die of the complications of polio and spinal meningitis. He felt responsible, and this drove him to drink and to the verge of suicide. At the last moment he decided instead to embark on “an experiment, to find what a single individual can contribute to changing the world and benefiting all humanity.”
He strove to inspire humanity to take a comprehensive view of the finite world we live in and the infinite possibilities for an ever-increasing standard of living within it. Deploring waste, he explored and advocated a principle that he termed “ephemeralization” — which in essence Fuller coined to mean “doing more with less.”
Wealth can be increased by recycling resources into newer, higher value products whose more technically sophisticated design requires less material. In practice, it has often meant miniaturization, for example, as when table-model calculating machines were succeeded over time by smaller ones, until the calculator of today fits in one’s hand. Fuller also introduced synergetics, which explores holistic engineering structures in nature (long before the term synergy became popular).
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Roundup of 3 famous stores in France : Colette Paris, Lazy Dog and Surface To Air – By Flake
Format Mag releases Issue 48, The London Issue, featuring Jon Burgerman, Addict, Dale Grimshaw, Moose, Tado, Fly53, MHI by Maharishi, DJ Vadim, Crooked Tongues, and much more!
“Madame Butterfly” is a reflection of things I like. Old era style with a touch of contemporary grunge-punk-dots type art. I remember with clarity the movie “M. Butterfly” (1995; directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jeremy Irons), a story about a “French diplomat falls in love with a singer in the Beijing Opera.” Originally in the short story novel it is “a relationship between an American naval officer and a Nagasaki geisha.” It is kind of difficult to forget the film with the surprise ending. Loved it! I think “The Crying Game” (1992) influenced a bit from the novel and opera. Lastly, I didn’t create the design in all four corners of the story, I got inspiration just from the title and the rest is a different storyline which you can fill in the blanks as you see it.
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In a basis of idea the word-play and images has laid down. Deliberating that for us, for example, a sofa, we have come to conclusion that it it is possible to define one concept – “PLEASURE”. And if to concretize this concept and to coordinate to quantitative parameters of furniture (in our case with a sofa) it is possible to tell, that the sofa is “TWO 2 Metres of Pleasure! “
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