Boston, Massachusetts, 1828
I came across an image of this exquisite miniature yesterday (6.7 cm x 8 cm, watercolour on ivory), and was intrigued to find out about its origin.
Painted as a self-portrait by Sarah Goodridge and given to statesman Daniel Webster after his wife died (Webster sat as a model for Sarah twelve times over two decades), it presents a provocative twist on the “traditional lover’s eye miniatures so popular in London” at the time. I know it would have gotten my attention…
Below is another watercolour-on-ivory self-portrait miniature done by Sarah (who never did marry) two years later, in 1830 (10.2 cm x 7.6 cm).
—Buddha (distilled and adapted)
Best wishes for the Chinese/Lunar New Year!
(It’s the year of the wooden horse, same as my birth year).
(more visual illusions here)
—Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
Somewhere in greater New York
Matt Hunsberger has been drawing calendars for each of the past 6 years. His 2014 calendar features a different geography fact for each day of the year…
See it in full size (or buy a print of it) here.
Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba
Evelin Richter‘s latest commission, Awaiting Serendipity, was completed and delivered just in time for Christmas. The hand-built ceramic sculptural piece (345mm x 180mm x 435mm) is glazed in antique silver and includes an old hand drill, mounted on a wooden base.
You rock, Girlfriend!