Saturday, June 21, 2008

Hoarding art

JACQUES VILLEGLE, Hotel Saint-Senoch - rue Bayen<br />31 mars 1963
More art from Jacques Villegle, from an 2007 exhibition by Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris.

Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois
Of course it's the scale and physical presence of the objects that's missed with these examples, but in this humid kitchen with southern exposure and temporarily surrounded by a pile of old pulp paperbacks gently reeking of acid pages I can manage a easy transport to stand in front of these works.

JACQUES VILLEGLE, Rue du Fauconnier, 13 mars 1965

Brake Burns: Where the rubber writes the code

Brake burns from All Good! blog, courtesy of a tip-off from Telstar Logistics
Thanks Telstar Logistics for pointing me to All Good! and the brilliant brakes burns

Maybe it's the heat or it's just Saturday afternoon, but this makes me think of an odd, unexpected calligraphy that calls out and seizes one in the corner of the eye, on the periphery of daily routes and routines.

Friday, June 20, 2008

A Snapshot of My Current Reading

PAPER WALLS, originally uploaded by Juan Madrigal Photo.

Beautiful decollage (Affiches lacérées) from Cali seems to mirror my reading habits these days.

Might work as an illustration of some twitterverse too.

Enjoying my 'stay-cation' for another fews days.

Happy Summer Solstice from Tularosa Nullah

Winding up the next-to-the-last week of middle school, Elliott has returned home with a first place medal for the 6th grade mile rule - way to go champion! This despite a 99-degree first day of summer that has everyone trying to duck the sun as all costs.

Excited to hear Chuck Hagel being discussed as possible running mate for Obama. Times are really bad enough to go all 'national unity' and shift/stiff the 2 party paradigm. A long shot perhaps but maybe it is the kind of change you can believe in?

Started following the MarsPhoenix on Twitter once news was broadcast about water ice being discovered on the surface of Mars by the NASA lander.

Busy reading anything and everything, as usual. It's some Kornbluth stories now but getting back to David Grene's memoirs, Of Farming and Classics. Dipped in Fred Hoyle's memoirs and enjoyed learning details of his rambling days. Found a $5 copy of a Penguin edition of The Black Cloud and couldn't resist buying it even though I need to reduce my library to more manageable levels.