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Be Drunk


The Yellow Scale, a portrait of French poet Charles Baudelaire by Franz Kupka Be drunk always. Nothing else matters; there are no other subjects. Not to feel the grim weight of Time breaking your backs and bending you double, you must get drunk and stay drunk. But Drunk on what? Wine, poetry, virtue – the … Continue reading

Just Do It!


The one dollar bill is the most ubiquitous piece of paper in America… Collage asks the question: what might be done to make it something else? It is a ripe material: intaglio printed on sturdy linen stock, covered in decorative filigree, and steeped in symbolism and concept. Blade and glue transform it–reproducing the effects of tapestries, … Continue reading

Everything Must Go


“Everything Must Go”, the battle cry of corporate retail stores, encouraging us, the public, to accumulate, to buy more… This particular phrase was an impetus for the art installation known as “Breakdown”, by Michael Landy, a British Artist and member of a celebrated generation of artists known as “The Young British Artists”. Landy systematically catalogued … Continue reading

What Would Jesus Buy?


The Church of Earthalujah is a New York City based radical performance community, with 50 performing members and a congregation in the thousands. They are wild anti-consumerist gospel shouters, earth loving urban activists who have worked with communities on 4 continents defending land, life and imagination from reckless development and the extractive imperatives of global capital. … Continue reading

Roses Are Free


Hunters in the Snow by Bruegel – 1565, The Genesis of Post Modern Western Landscape Painting


Writing in the “opinion” section of Nature, art historian Martin Kemp pointed out that Old Masters are popular subjects for Christmas cards and states that, “probably no ‘secular’ subject is more popular than … Hunters in the Snow  One, in a series of 6 paintings( of which 5 have survived, titled, The Seasons, Hunters in the … Continue reading

A Christmas Comic from Boggelton Drive


A Christmas Comic by Boggleton Drive “When I was nineteen, my LING 389 (English And Grammar Usage) professor at the University of Victoria warned me via email that I would “loose” grades were I to hand in any assignments late. Ever since, I’ve tried to do my part to rid the world of poor grammar”. I hope you enjoy … Continue reading

Eduardo Relero- 3D Street Art Illusions


Argentinean 3D street artist, Eduardo Relero, has created worlds of wonder on pavements all over the globe. Relero’s optical illusions encourage public participation in his art. Relero spends up to two weeks creating  his chalk drawings on pavement, which, when viewed from the proper angle,miraculously spring to life. “I realised that by taking my art out … Continue reading

Christmas by the Numbers


The value of the most expensively decorated Christmas Tree has been placed at, $11,026,900. The tree itself was a faux 13 foot evergreen, trimmed with, 181 diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and other precious stones. The stunning tree was on display at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi, 2010. World’s Most Expensive Christmas Trees

Drinkify


This holiday season, try pairing the music you play, with the drinks you serve. Drinkify, a new internet app, suggests what drink will go down best, with the music you are currently listening to. It was created in, ” 24 boozy hours”, at Music Hack Day, 2011 “The goal of Music Hack Day is to explore … Continue reading

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