Friday, July 11, 2008
I like robots...like, not a super fan, but I grew up watching Transformers and Go-Bots, and used to make robots out of legos...
The robots this guy makes...I LOVE!!!!! This might be one of the most amazing, most awesome, most coolest robot I have ever seen, and it's not the only one...he makes tons of them, this being his biggest at a whopping 22' tall this massive piece of polystyrene packing material makes me want one!!! Big shout out to SUBTEXT for opening my eyes to this amazing artist!
A blurb about Michael from his site.
Every city and town has a street, never downtown, lined with strip malls, fast food, and discount stores. Here, I am inspired. It is the most prolific evidence of our current culture. As an obsessive observer I am fascinated, repulsed and hypnotized by the tidal wave of imagery that our visual culture crashes down upon us everyday. I challenge this onslaught and examine it. I want to sort out the cacophony of visual noise and rethink meaning, motive, perception and narrative. In the middle of this infinitely chaotic flow of information, I have a nagging desire, the desire for truth and beauty. Images, moments, situations, spaces, and environments can be so coldly anonymous and at the same time so loaded with meaning. The closer I look the stranger it all becomes. Nothing is as it seems. In a world where mind numbing volumes of stimuli assault my consciousness and elevate my anxiety, I seek peace and clarity. My work is an attempt to slow down, sort out, and focus information. The seemingly simple, runs away from me so fast, and leaves a cloud of dust so thick, I have to stop and wipe my eyes.
A big heads up to Matt over at Brand New Intention for sending me the info on this great tee shirt sale, for a truly worthy cause. I really can't do this story justice so i will just post some info directly from their site. This is such a noble cause, and to be a part of this would be really amazing! Please if you have some extra cash, pick one of these up!
The shirts are $25 + s&h. You can reserve yours today by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the # of shirts,and the full name of the person associated with each shirt.
Then check out your place on the Wall.
This is a story of hope.
My name is Steve. On Monday, May 19, 2008, I set a goal to sell 50,000 shirts and raise $1,000,000 to help in the aftermath of China's 7.9 earthquake.
When the idea started, I never intended for it to be so big (or so small in comparison to this unfortunate tragedy), I just knew that I needed to do something. I was inspired by a poster, by a guy named Herman, and decided that I too could create and sell a product, and donate the proceeds to China. I would make a t-shirt.
It was about 30 minutes later, while driving to work, that the significance of the number of lives lost in the quake really hit me. I knew then that my shirt would feature an individual tally mark to honor each person that had passed. I would make only that number of shirts, and each one would be unique in some way.
When I got to my office, I immediately began searching for information on the May 12th disaster. The last report I had seen was that the death toll was approaching 13,000, but it didn't take long to find that the latest estimates were putting that number closer to 50,000. I stopped. Fifty thousand lives. My project just got a lot bigger, but more than ever, I felt I was doing something I needed to do. I spent the rest of my morning working on the first 5,000 tally marks.
As the day progressed, the concept was becoming clear: 50,000 lives lost, 50,000 shirts, and 50,000 hand made markings—each one representing a life that had passed, and connecting it with a life that had committed to making a difference. This shirt... this project, is a celebration of hope. And at some point during the day, I finally did the math. If I could sell 50,000 shirts, and donate $20/shirt, I could give 1 million dollars to China.
So like I said, this is a story of hope. Hope that one person, multiplied fifty thousand times, can do something amazing. I need your help.
As stated before, an great show opened yesterday, July 10th at Gallery Blue Seven Seven and from the looks of it, it sure seems to have a great turn out, just from the pieces shown on their site, and by the talent signed up for this event. Please click on the pictures below to visit the gallery's main page. Once there, you can purchase these great pieces by clicking on the thumbnails. Kudos to everyone involved in this show, these pieces looks great, and are really tempting my pocket book!
I had my sewage backup on me last night...horrible, got like 3 hours of sleep, and now gotta get some work done, so thought I could use a little pick me up, and bring the rest of you into the weekend with a smile on your face as well! ENJOY!!!