This video about artist Jimmy DiMarcellis aka Porous Walker is a must see:
These bears are so awesome!
Artist Deborah Simon‘s series of Flayed Bear Sculptures combine taxidermy, science and embroidery. Her three unusual bear sculptures have faux fur partially pulled back to reveal the anatomy underneath.
Deborah created the project both prior to and during her residency at New York’s Sculpture Space and describes the process as follows:
“The bears play with ideas around stuffed toys, taxidermy and classification. They especially interest me as bears are the ultimate stuffed animals; both the iconic plush toy and the prized taxidermy specimen for hunters. Most of all the sculptures deal with vulnerability; the vulnerability that the animals face from environmental degradation, conflicts with people, suburban sprawl and poaching. I particularly find the dichotomy between the defanged, declawed childhood toy and the fierce reality of a top predator fascinating.
The bears – polar, grizzly, black, and panda – are about toy size and seated like a plush toy bear. Their fur is removed on the body, leaving a linen skin, as if they’d been flayed or like undressed porcelain dolls, with the hard sculpted fur covered head and paws connected to the soft linen body. At Sculpture Space I started the black bear, creating the foam body, sewed the linen and fur, sculpted the head and mapped out the embroidery of the spine and nervous system.”
Photos by Dan Wonderly.
Psychedelic animation conceived and produced by Anthony Burrill, Paul Plowman and Malcolm Goldie.
Music by Daisy Daisy released by Sunday Best (2006).
Available on iTunes.
It’s a desert retreat with impressive views of Joshua Tree National Park in California. It’s not often that you see a black house, but the bold choice in color definitely offers a distinct contrast from the surrounding desert landscape.
The house is built around a central courtyard, which is set to a backdrop of black walls, midnight quartz, high-gloss anthracite and darkened steel.
In support of Team Canada, a group of MINIs perform a very MINI version of O Canada using Original MINI Parts and Accessories. Music track created from authentic MINI sounds.
I never get the wearing shoes in bed thingy. Imagine a naked couple, but the man also wearing his shoes! I find this scene incredibly odd. And uncomfortable. Just as well as a naked man should get his shoes off straight away, a woman should too.