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Stills From Electrabel - Happy New Year (2009) by Famous
This is possibly the best stop motion animation I’ve ever seen. Created using 300,000 candles.
…no seriously watch it
No seriously, watch it.
Melusine - Melanie Hexus. May 2012.
Ninety One Good Chinese Girls, ink on paper
riff off an interesting (and strangely unsettling) photo i saw of a swarm of singing, uniform, asian girls.
Atom - Melanie Hexus April 2012.
I based this painting/mixed media creation on a phrase that I always use with any of my lovers or partners: “Please don’t make me the center of your universe.”
I am naturally very destructive, this piece is based on that destructive nature.
Dear Diary, my 20-year old problems have a following.
I’m in a bit of a rut but somehow I feel a lot more motivated than I have been recently, possibly spurred on by the fact that I have been riding my bike a butt-tonne.
I just can’t stop thinking about Melbourne. I want to be there already. It’s not that the entirety of Brisbane is killing me. The people I know are awesome, clearly, but most of them will migrate elsewhere eventually. Brisbane cannot contain the likes of us artists.
Sometimes I will go for a walk or a bike ride, maybe venture in to the city, and as happy and polite as I may seem I still get the same indifferent disgust. In some way I understand where they are coming from, if I was never exposed to an alternative lifestyle I might feel the same way; but then it gets to the point where people shove me, sneer at me, shake their heads and walk away. It takes a lot of balls to be like this, you know, and I want to be somewhere where that is recognized.
It seems like I am perpetually living in twilight at the moment, which is good and bad in itself. Perpetually applying for jobs and perpetually feeling bad for not having any money.
And on another tangent, I keep having dreams about a particular ex-boyfriend. It’s never longing, I have not longed for him since I said goodbye but more or less, some dreams we will be friends again (which kind of hurts upon awaking) and other dreams he will, quite literally, kill me. My inner self loves to bring up memories and construe them in to “messages”, it’s annoying, I am sick of seeing his face in my dreams.
Good news though! I have received offers of interest for my artwork and I appear to have lost a little weight. Everything will be on the up and up eventually, I am just glad I am in a well-enough frame of mind to sieve through the bullshit currently.
“Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.
Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms.”
Two of my most recent. Pierrot and Violent more violence.
Melanie Hexus, February 2012.