December 15, 2010
As we brainstormed questions for Alissa’s interview, both of us wanted to address the inspired quality we found in Alissa’s art. We found traces of this inspiration everywhere, from the elegant Grecian forms of her Greek gods and goddesses series, to other complex mythological characters.
Alissa wrote us insightful — and often surprising — answers to these questions, and we are happy to share them with you in our second installment.
Where do you get your inspiration? Who are your muses?
As a kid, I read a lot of comic books, watched a lot of anime, and I surround myself with Tim Burton and Quentin Tarantino films. I also read A LOT, see a lot of movies and am an iTunes junkie. I constantly surf the net, admiring other artists’ work. I really just look for inspiration anywhere and everywhere I can get it.
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December 12, 2010
courtesy of : Adolphe Marie Timothée Beaufrère
Femmes au Tub (Women Bathing)
November 7, 2010
I’m not much for schmaltzy patriotism, but this video really got to me.
PostSecret is a public art project that asks people to anonymously send in postcards declaring a secret they have been unable to tell anyone else. A selection is posted online every Sunday, and several books have been published and art exhibits shown internationally.
This week, we were given a video bearing the secrets of military personnel, veterans, and their families.
In addition to bearing witness to our secrets, PostSecret is also dedicated to preventing suicide and self-harm.
You can learn more about submitting your secret, making a donation to 1-800-SUICIDE, and upcoming events at PostSecret.com
October 7, 2010
Mary Cassatt Kleines Mädchen im blauen Fauteuil
July 15, 2010
It’s recently come to my attention that some people still do not get the appeal of Lady Gaga, or what she might mean to others. I mentioned — in my previous post — that she makes me “feel alive”. And she does. The Thinking Housewife dismisses my adoration of Lady Gaga by calling me “half-alive”.
But let me tell you, I am far from being “half-alive”. I have probably seen more life in my twenty-something years of life than most others who are nearly double my age. And let’s not forget: art is relative to the person. While one person may prefer classical music, another may prefer rock. That’s not to say that one is better than the other, because although they are distinctly different genres, they both speak to the listener.
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July 12, 2010
I love Lady Gaga. I freely admit it, and everyone who knows me knows how big of a fan of Mother Monster I am. Over the past year and a half, she has rocketed to super stardom from what seems like out of nowhere. She now has the most fans on Facebook ever for a living person, and nearly every single she releases becomes a #1 hit. Her fans (myself included) are known as her “Little Monsters”. But why is this, exactly? Let me take the opportunity to explain to you, from my personal viewpoint, why so many people adore her.
What first got me interested in Lady Gaga was her music. I remember first hearing “Just Dance” when I was just moved into my first apartment with JR and thinking, “Damn, this song is hot!”
By the time JR and I got DirecTV installed, I saw her video for “Poker Face”. That was even hotter. I couldn’t stop singing her songs in my head and dancing to them whenever they came onto the radio. Then LoveGame … then Paparazzi … then Bad Romance. Every new song was bigger and better than the last. And you couldn’t help but take notice of Lady Gaga because of her sense of style. It’s true: her fashion is a little out there. Most people don’t understand it. But you need to look at her style of dress more from the perspective of art rather than functionality.
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