our treasures are less about
the thing itself
than the memory of what was
Every little bit counts in the entries of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Treasure.
Father and son
Mother and babe
hope for the future
solitary yet infinite
Become united in the entries of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Family.
nature has her way with even the most resistant
Shot with the iPhone 5 native camera, edited in WoodCamera, framed in PhotoToaster
for iPhoneography Monday: Nature.
Have a look at Frames & Focus, Lens and Pens by Sally and Watching the Photo Reels to see the originators of this challenge and their interpretation of the theme. You may also join the challenge by clicking here.
Night lies Naked
Upon the Noble
Noncommital the Narrows
Neck and Neck
Nerves into Nothingness
New World Nuisance
Nocturnal the Narcotic
Nascent and Nebulous
Nose through the New and Noteworthy in Frizztext’s Story Challenge: Letter “N”.
Garten Kunst – coiled garden hose sculpture
Always fascinated by up and coming contemporary sculptors, Bulgarian artist Pavel Sinev certainly fits the bill – young, european and original, he has the knack for taking ordinary materials and transforming them into recognizable objects that easily stand on their own merit. As realist media goes, it reminds one of the sculptural work of conceptualist Marcel Duchamp and Subodh Gupta, both of whom elevated the ready-made into art. Given enough time, Sinev may achieve their notoriety.
E-Gitarre – a truly electric guitar
Tightly coiling a single length of electrical cable into the desired shape, Sinev’s electro-art sculptures are held together with the help of zip ties. Ranging from the mundane pop bottle, vases of flowers and pairs of shoes to the more “social-statement” driven works like religious figures, Cleopatra in a gas mask and children’s toys, the artist succeeds in upending the viewer’s notion of what these everyday items should look like but more importantly, what we are used to seeing.
Ich speile nicht mehr mit … Played with no more
It is no small feat to achieve a precision of line and accuracy of form with basically what amounts to limited materials, two hands and an idea – that the artist is as prolific as his catalogue demonstrates is impressive. This may be one to watch…
For more electro-art visit:
pavel sinev, 2012 – coiled electrical cable sculpture
OR – what could have been this afternoon
Those who have been reading for awhile may remember that a few months ago Across the Bored was embroiled in the marvelous Miss Z’s room reno which entailed not only repainting but much of an upgrade stylistically in the furniture department. With the general ambience settled into a cool blue zen vibe and minimal “stuff” to clutter what was to become a fresh start on many fronts, it has for the most part and as much as can be expected from the age of the occupant, remained relatively intact – except for one little detail.
In our haste to not paint over the halogen light fixture, it was removed without any thought about which wire would eventually have to be reconnected to which. Now on most days we are a bit of a stickler about organization whether it appears outwardly so or not, and if we had been working alone little bits of coloured tape would have been attached to the respective wires so we would know what was what – but, someone was rushing us and it just didn’t happen… the plan was to replace said ceiling light with something more befitting the new improved space but 4 months, 8 hardware/big-box stores and at least that many debates about style later, no new lamp.
Winter days in this part of the country can be grey at best and the floor lamp and mood lighting just weren’t cutting it so a drastic decision had to be made – the halogen would go back up until a new source of illumination was found. Anyone who has ever played this domestic game will tell you that taking a fixture down is infinitely easier than getting it back up – the first is usually a one-person operation whereas the second involves 4 hands, a step ladder, much cursing and minimal visibility. Miss Z being suspiciously unavailable for reinstallation purposes, we were forced to ask the Professor for help…
Not a good idea.
We usually do anything house/tool/craft/repair-related alone.
With good reason.
Lucky the breakers were off – let there be light….
Perhaps more on art and electricity next week.
That wasn’t there before
See what else is overhead at Where’s my backpack?’s challenge Travel Theme: Up.
stuck in an alternate reality
Look right through the entries at Where’s my backpack?’s challenge Travel Theme: Glass.
Where’s my backpack? has stirred up a big cauldron of hair-raising entries with this week’s Travel Theme: Spooky. Perhaps this one should be thrown into the pot – anyone for a thumb?
Even the smallest child seems to have a fascination for things that wash up along the shores of the ocean. Watch people as they wend their way along the beach: they stop to pick up striped rocks, pastel-hued sea glass or bits of wood that have been polished to a silky softness. This is the sea’s sculpture gallery where a combination of fierce sun and salt has stripped away bark and roots to reveals a new twisted form – each is unique, only hinting at a previous greener incarnation. The small ones sometimes find their way home with us, the large ones rest like weighty monuments waiting for the next week or year when we may visit once again.