Isaac Cordal is a Spanish artist whose ongoing series entitled ‘Cement Eclipses’ began in art school in 2002. Cordal makes the tiny sculptures in his apartment/home studio. He has placed them in major cities all around Europe including: London, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Milan, Berlin and Brussels… “Small interventions in big cities.”
“Our gaze is so strongly focused on beautiful, large things, whereas the city also contains zones that have the potential to be beautiful, or that were really beautiful in the past, which we overlook. I find it really interesting to go looking for those very places and via small-scale interventions to develop a different way of looking at our behaviour as a social mass.”
Shepard Fairey’s “Obama” posters (in reverse chronological order)…
Thanks to Matt Warburton for the link from the TED Blog… (source).
Cape Coppermine, Manitoba
I’m excited by the opportunity of learning how to fly fish… (I successfully bid on a handmade graphite fly rod at a recent Concordia Foundation gala fundraising auction; the rod came complete with personal instruction by master angler James Skeoch Townsend, and a full day of guided smallmouth bass fishing “with boat, reel and line, fishing flies, and lunch provided).”
I used to be an avid fisherman (before I took up climbing two decades ago), but I never had the opportunity to learn fly fishing — should be fun!
—Henry James (1843-1916)
Happy Solstice, good people…
At some point last week this link crossed my desktop… a lovely collection of cautionary poster images (many more at the link).
To whoever sent me this link, apologies… let me know and I’ll give you source credit here.