Check it out! Here’s an archive of all my Daily Picks coming to you live each day from the @fAierSAND Twitter Feed…
Tuesday, April 10th – Future Weather – This Kickstarter project is about pushing them over the hump in their final task of getting this film off the ground. They need help with distribution and that’s no small task. The director of this film, Jenny Deller, is a childhood friend of mine. Her whole family is immensely talented and I can’t wait to see the film when it’s all ready to go. Give her a helping hand if you can… Kickstarters on the ready!
Monday, April 9th – Scott Weaver’s Rolling Through the Bay – A kinetic toothpick sculpture. Holy wow that’s a lot of work! Check out the video of the different routes the balls can take on their tours. Amazing!
Friday, April 6th – Best Street Art of 2011 – According to Ned Hardy, the self-anointed curator of the internet. I LOVE STREET ART! Somehow it makes me feel totally alive!
Tuesday, April 3rd – Andy Goldsworthy’s Rivers and Tides Excerpt – Daily Shmaily… Been holed up in the studio or sweating in the garden the past couple of weeks. Andy Goldsworthy is calling me home!
Thursday, March 15th – U-Ram Choe’s “Guardian of the Hole” – So, it’s been a VERY busy week, most of which has been spent outside in our spring-like weather. This prompts a new pick without hesitation though. Incredibly restrained and subtle moving sculpture. Gorgeous and mesmerizing!
Thursday, March 8th – Holocene – Bon Iver’s music video for Halocene literally breaks my heart. This is the life I dream of for Kieran. Free from the complexities of modern life and open to all the complexities of the natural world. May he play in the world as I dream to!
Wednesday, March 7th – Canon Colors – Okay, so I know it’s an advertisement, but it’s incredible. Beautiful use of technology and paint.
Tuesday, March 6th – St.Petersburg Pier Prospect – A design Competition for the new St. Petersburg Pier. This one made the shortlist and you can see why. I would pretty much hang out here ALL THE TIME! I love inspired architecture that pulls you in and won’t let you go. Reminds me of Millenium Park!
Monday, March 5th – ALICE – The incredible graffiti (and beyond) work of Alice, and Italian pop artist. Makes me want to go tag up the neighborhood!!!
Saturday, March 3rd – Yoga Breakdance – I can’t say enough about this video. It inspires me every time I see it. It’s beautiful. It’s edgy. It’s serious. It’s RAD! The human body is truly amazing! If you haven’t seen it, you’re not complete.
Wednesday, February 29th – The Elusive Tea Bowl - A short video highlighting a workshop with the masterful Japanese potter, Tsujimura Shiro. His work is so simple yet incredibly inspired. His confidence with the clay his lack of concern for throwing technically is an enormous inspiration to me. Enjoy!
Tuesday, February 28th – Echoes in Clay – A short interview documentary with the incredible English potter, Adam Buick. His pots are gorgeous and I love his use of natral materials from the landscape. One day…. One day…
Friday, February 24th – Shunji Hosozawa – Beautiful Traditional Japanese Ceramics made in his studio in L.A. I’m in love with the effortless simplicity. Try as I might, my work often looks laborious and forced compared to the ease with which these pieces exist.
…Been Busy this week working up to an application deadline…
Monday, February 20th – Hands – Alice Schwarz, and educator at the Met discusses the importance and communicative properties of hands as evidenced in works of art throughout the Met’s collection.
Saturday, February 18th – GANESH – A Papier Mache Artist shows in Time Lapse how he creates the Great God of Knowledge! Check it out!
Thursday, February 16th – Rutherford State Park – Oh My God! This is going to be HYSTERICAL!!! Friends of mine, Chip Brookes & Kate Turnbull, amazingly talented actors and writers have launched a project through IndieGoGo.com, a site much like KickStarter and are putting together a Sizzle Reel to pitch their T.V. pilot! You won’t be sorry you got in on the ground floor of this one! TOTALLY RAD!!!
Wednesday, February 15th – Lewis Lain – I went to college with Lewis and he’s always been an inspiration, but his work lately is truly amazing. A storyteller at heart, Lew creates narratives with his art that tell a continuing story through a single character. He often uses found materials to create his visual art. He’s brilliant! Check him out!
Tuesday, February 14th – Prepared Piano – I’ve been a big fan of Hauschka’s work since discovering him randomly several years back. This interview on NPR a couple of years ago shows an improvisation with the prepared piano, but if you have time check out the entire interview which is absolutely facinating!!!
Monday, February 13th 2012 – OLLAS!!! – This quick video from The Urban Homestead shows how the Olla, an ancient irrigation system is employed. I’m headed off to Mile High Ceramics now to get some terracotta! Hopefully I’ll have some of these babies worked up by March!!!
Saturday, February 11th 2012 – William Kentridge Discusses his 2010 Production of Shostokovich’s THE NOSE at The Met. William Kentridge is a great inspiration to me and has been for years, though that was solidified upon meeting him last year at the Kyoto Prize Symposium in San Diego. He is markedly humble for his success and upbringing and to listen to him speak of his own work and process with humility bears some responsibility for my recent leap of faith. I only hope my body of work will someday come near to his. Simply Amazing!!!
Friday, February 10th 2012 – Disfarmer Puppet Production by Dan Hurlin. ***This Project was supported by the fantastic Jim Henson Foundation.
Thursday, February 9th 2012 – Sawdust Fired Ceramics posted by ROBOTBUGS. Backyard firing!!! I smell a project…