This work explores erosion and the disruption of form. Focusing on biological erosion, I wanted to convey the idea of a host being attacked and eaten away by a parasitic virus, highlighting the creeping spread of the infection as it corrupts the body. I have produced a series of angular porcelain forms, sandblasted to wear the surface and reveal inner strata. This aggressive process, contrarily, creates a delicate vulnerability in the shape. The translucency of the porcelain and the interruption of the surface make it possible to glimpse through to layers beneath, creating a tension between the seen and the obscured.
Art Blakey - Ya Ya
from ”Orgy in Rhythm” (1957)
”Orgy in Rhythm … is one of the first percussion-oriented jazz records.” -Wikipedia
Art Blakey: Drums, Vocals
Ray Bryant: Piano
Jo Jones: Drums, Tympani
Herbie Mann: Flute
Wendell Marshall: Bass
Sabu Martinez: Percussion, Vocals
Ubaldo Nieto: Percussion, Timbales
Evilio Quintero: Percussion, Maracas, Cencerro
Arthur Taylor: Drums
Carlos ”Patato” Valdes: Percussion
Specs Wright: Drums, Tympani
Reclining Nude - Giovanni Boldini
This Is the Most Detailed Image of the Universe Ever Captured
NASA has just published the most detailed view of the Universe ever taken. It’s called the Extreme Deep Field—or XDF for short. It took ten years of Hubble Space Telescope photographs to make it and it shows some the oldest galaxies ever observed by humans, going 13.2 billion years back in time.
It’s a mindblowing, extremely humbling view. Not only for what it shows, but for what it doesn’t show. While this image contains about 5,500 galaxies, it only displays a tiny part of the sky, a ridiculously small slice of the Universe.
Alyssa Monks is one of the formost emerging contemporary artists in America today. Her paintings are often presented as faces behind sheets of water, whether it be steamy shower door, or within a pool of tranquility.