A gallery of ceramic sculpture. It’s rare to feel as if an animal can possess you — inhabit your body, mind and spirit as if it were a new lover exploring all your real and artificial selves. Dress your dogs and cats with as many sweater vests, booties and hats as you want; they’ll never come close to the hybrid human qualities that seductively inhabit the work of Beth Cavener Stichter. This might be, in part, because she views her stone sculptures as portraits — of people she has met briefly in passing or good friends or family. She doubles the uncanny moment by acknowledging that these creatures are self-portraits as well, since the very act of interpreting another’s actions, facial expressions, and intentions says — and betrays — much more about our own fears and desires than the other person. We rarely acknowledge or intellectually wrestle with this flash-fiction judgment that we impose onto friends and strangers alike.
After Barilla’s Chairman stated "I would not do a commercial with a homosexual family" other pasta companies have come forward to state their support of same sex unions.
Oh god, this has just gotten so marvelously out of hand.
American artist Stacey Lee Webber does awesome things with coins. For The Craftsmen Series and The Craftsmen Series: Silver Collection she has used American coins to create some of the most beautiful hand tools we’ve ever seen.
Photos by Joseph Leroux
This adorable kitten is named Maxwell. He was recently adopted by Portland, OR-based writer Adam Ellis, author of The Blunder Years. You may have noticed that Maxwell only has three legs, but whatever he lacks in limb count, he more than makes up for with his awesome ability to rock tiny paper hats.Adam explained the genesis of this singular feline fashion trend over on his blog:"I’ve been making tiny hats for him out of construction paper, because I don’t know what else to do with all this damn construction paper. So yeah, I’m not just a writer and illustrator, I’m also a friggin’ milliner. Are you jealous of my skills? Are you impressed I know the word milliner? I thought so."
Follow Adam Ellis on Instagram to keep up with Maxwell and his fabulous paper hats.
Yung Lenox stands in a category of his own as a successful child prodigy—not the creepy kind that can spell words no one ever uses, but this seven-year-old can draw his ass off. When his father Skip introduced drawing into their daily activities, it was clear from the start that his son was a natural. He quickly ran out of comic book figures to sketch and was in need of some new inspiration. When Yung Lenox asked his dad who his favorite superhero was he happily replied, “Gucci Mane,” and the rest is history.
Lenox began busting out some crazy dope prints of rappers such as Dr. Dre, Cam’ron, and Max B but his favorite subject to draw became Ghostface Killah. Father and son enjoyed listening to Wu-Tang classics while perfecting his craft. Taking the time to really feel the music and fully invest his mind in what he was drawing, the fun hobby also became a lesson. Shapes, outlines, and color precision became a mental puzzle process to express his creativity.
MY MIND HAS BEEN BLOWN
THAT NEVER HAPPENS WITH HARRY POTTER
ESPECIALLY NOT WITH MINERVA MCGONAGALL
OMFG MY WHOLE LIFE IS WHAT
WHAT WHAT WHAT
Oh my god, she was GORGEOUS.
the Professor was Irene Adler
Wait, are we sure that’s McGonagal with the hat? She could be the one on the left.