Chris Jordan’s Cans Seurat

Chris Jordan’s “Can’s Seurat” (2007) is 60×92″ and it “depicts 106,000 aluminum cans, the number used in the US every thirty seconds.” And closer up: And even closer up: Click here for more examples of Chris Jordan’s amazing photographic artwork chronicling American consumerism.  His book Running the Numbers: An American Self-portrait is out in hardcover. [Read More...]

The Meaning Of The Parthenon

Camels With Hammers regular (and my former student at Fordham), Evangelos has revived his blog and has a fascinating post which weaves together all the various things that Greece has stood for, both to Greeks and to the rest of the West at various times and places, and which explains how the competing attempts to [Read More...]

Martian Crater

See more stunning photos here. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Ned Kahn’s Wind Sculptures

Beautiful stuff. This is called “Articulated Cloud” and this video of it in motion is must see. The description: Articulated Cloud – Pittsburgh Children’s Museum, Pittsburgh, PA. 2004 Composed of thousands of translucent, white plastic squares that move in the wind, the artwork is intended to suggest that the building has been enveloped by a [Read More...]

RIP John Hughes

No one mixed the sentimental and the comic better than John Hughes.  Before there was Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen movies there was John Hughes, the king of teen comedies which treated like teens like human beings.  Many of his films are part of the firmament of my film imagination.  I cannot imagine a world [Read More...]

Film Family Portraits

More. Credit. [Read more...]

Feist’s Brandy Alexander

Feist’s singing is best summed up as a whisper put to music.  When we whisper, every word that we get out is infused with an effort that can be heard in its breathy character.  A whisper’s strain and incomplete vocalization tantalize us, as we feel for the whisperer’s struggle to get the words out loud [Read More...]

Marco Brambilla’s Civilization

Amazing stuff, watch it in full screen, there is simply way way too much going on to watch it in this tiny box. The description from youtube: Civilization, a video mural created for the new Standard hotel in New York City, depicts a journey from hell to heaven interpreted through modern film language using computer-enhanced [Read More...]

Vietnamese Painter Do Hoang Tuong

Check out his stuff, it’s beautiful. [Read more...]


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