Blushes in Paris.


Artist Shio Kusaka’s brilliant Greco-dino ceramics at this year’s iteration of the Whitney Biennial.

This promo for the Paris FIAC is manic.

The world without water, 1694. Thomas Burnet:  Den Aardkloot van water ontbloot, na twee zijden aante sien (Eastern & Western Hemispheres without water—California as an Island).

“Anne & her family lived alone on an island. She enjoyed having tea time with her friends the spiny lobster and baby hawk.” - National Geographic, August 1938.


Terry Adkins. Muffled Drums (from Darkwater), 2003

Frank Kunert, Menu à Deux, 2009.

The Chadwicks, Golden Age of the Microbrewery, 2008.

Mat Collishaw, Garden of Unearthly Delights.

Mariele Neudecker.

One might say that immensity is a philosophical category of daydream. Daydream undoubtedly feeds on all kinds of sights, but through a sort of natural inclination, it contemplates grandeur. And this contemplation produces an attitude that is so special, an inner state that is so unlike any other, that the daydream transports the dreamer outside the immediate world to a world that bears the mark of infinity.…In analyzing images of immensity, we should realize within ourselves the pure being of pure imagination. It then becomes clear that works of art are the byproducts of this existentialism of the imagining being. In this direction of daydreams of immensity, the real product is consciousness of enlargement. We feel that we have been promoted to the dignity of the admiring being. Immensity is within ourselves, it is attached to a sort of expansion of being that life curbs and caution arrests, but which starts again when we are alone. As soon as we become motionless, we are elsewhere; we are dreaming in a world that is immense.
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space.