Friday, June 16, 2006

post no. 220

Notice: ArtsPreserve has stopped steady posting for now.

*Selected updates and revisions will continue with this site as with the previously posted work and links.

Everything remains open and viewable for you.

A visual summary of the whole site in two images:
Picture ONE: Oct 7-March 27, 2006
Picture TWO: March 28-June 3, 2006

Recap of ArtsPreserve's Random and Real links-----> HERE

ArtsPreserve Double Back

View all ArtsPreserve posts from:

November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
*February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006

Saturday, June 10, 2006

(Updated: winter 2007)

  • Strangers in Good Company~Cynthia Scott
  • Downtown 81~New York Art scene in the 1980's.
  • The Color of Pomegranates~Sergei Paradjanova...this film could pass as contemporary work now and includes many images that have been repeated by current artists
  • The Penalty~Lon Chaney as Blizzard
  • Decameron~1970~Pier Paolo Pasolini
  • Dust to Glory~Dana Brown Documentary about the Baja 1000
  • F for fake~Orson Welles with Oja Kodar
  • The films of Kenneth Anger
  • El Topo~1970 film from Alejandro Jodorowsky...often (overly?) discussed but worth watching
  • Peter Beard Scrapbook~1998 film about Beard's photography and sketchbooks
  • Jandek on Corwood~Do you know about Jandek?
  • Be Here To Love Me~Margaret Brown's film on Townes Van Zandt
  • Let it come down: The life of Paul Bowles~1998
  • Graffiti Verite(1995) Infamy(2005): good to watch together
  • The Marriage of Maria Braun (BRD Trilogy)~Rainer W. Fassbinder
  • Martin Scorsese's My Voyage to Italy~Italian Cinema
  • L'Avventura~Michelangelo Antonioni
  • The films of Bela Tarr including Werckmeister Harmonies & Damnation
  • The Dreams of Sparrows~Hayder Mousta Daffar~"Art-find only beauty and truth."
  • Daughters of Darkness~Harry Kumel
  • Lumiere and Company~40 Directors
  • Z Channel
  • The Same River Twice~2003
  • Arakimentari~Nobuyoshi Araki~"As you know, I shoot a variety from art to porn. Shooting erotic housewives is part of my life's work."

Friday, June 09, 2006

And here's a Dr. San Guinary Mask from an earlier post

Thursday, June 08, 2006

"Timothy leaves
monitor day-length,
signaling the plant
to regrow
fall roots
and new
growing points
for the next year."
"Although Timothy has been an important crop and large quantities of seed are bought and sold as yet no varieties have been developed. Timothy plants show marked variation in size, vigor, character of foliage and resistance to drought. It has adapted to a wide range of soils but does best under cool, moist conditions. Improvement of the crop for special purposes can be made by the selection and propagation of desirable plants. Several of the experiment stations have made progress along this line and have already developed strains of Timothy that have outyieled that secured from commercial seed by as much as one ton per acre. The market calls for bright, clean Timothy, free from weeds and various grasses."

Oxbow Hay's 2006 Poetry Contest Winners
Timothy Schaffert
Oxbow Hay in Murdock, Nebr.
Omaha Lit Fest
Hay pictures
Timothy~Poaceae Phleum Pratense

"This erratic is from a north-facing hill on the south side of Branched Oak Lake [in Nebraska]."
UNL glaciers page

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Monday, June 05, 2006

click pic to enlarge

ArtsPreserve wall
summary of site no. 2
March 28-June 3, 2006

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Pleasant View Lodge
Laundry Room
Otter Creek
Lake McConaughy

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Real Estate photographs
of listings for sale in Lewellen and Oshkosh, Nebr.

This was the last letter sent from a sprouting artist to the beautiful framer he had become smitten with on his last visit home.

"My Dearest Beulah Rose,

I now seat myself to reply to your letter for the purpose of giving you the particklures concerning these Giclee Wars. This is the lousiest place in the world. My rations are low to the point of starvation...most items were cut off entirely and the sutler was forbidden to sell us anything of substantial nature. If you can spare it, please send me some smokes, cadmium red scarlet, cobalt blue, hooker's green, brushes (a full-bellied round no. 8 fitch hair would be ideal; a flat no. 10 if it's possible (you know how I enjoy the kolinksy sables) and the largest filbert brush you can find) and another photograph of you placing your snapdragons on the high shelf next to the icebox. I've just had a quick shave before chow and now take this present opportunity to write this letter to you.

We all do what we can to remain in good spirits these hard, hard times. The new inks have arrived today (Alexander Shepard had nothing to do with them as always) and has excited everyone's hump of curiosity to such a degree that most of them disobeyed orders enough to climb the steep curb where they had a good view of the rebel shows.

The cries of the wounded are pitiful. They seem so helpless. James "squirt" Morton, a domestic potter from the panhandle, is forever taunted by the art triad, who try to do away with most matters by the sword. They deem him paltry and of no importance to this fight. Ah, the fight. The triad is not the reason for the war but keep the fighting going. I try to make sense of all of it. Squirt only tries to do his best, as do most of the people here. But tunes continue to change so fast. We had twenty taken in the war and seven seriously wounded. Harry North, the man I mentioned to you that does the small watercolors (and has given me the latest William Morris material), has become very sick. He will not make it and does not receive the necessary attention from the triad and rebels. They have favored a rather bad doodler lately and seem to find interest in his scribblings. The division just South of us has reported clogged nozzles. Their accuracy is gone and the color gamut has whittled down to nothing. There isn't a painter among them and I can only sympathize and wish them luck. Innocent people are getting caught in the crossfire. Hearts, minds, eyes and wills have been lost and destroyed. That first wave that took our position was desperate, but with sheer will, fear and luck we overcame all obstacles and pushed forward. Marcus Anderson, the one translating the Icelandic saga for me, is on litho patrol and is still on the tail end of many jokes and pranks by the fellas from the bigger cities. He is one of the grandest, sincerest people I have met here and it is an honor to serve this time with him. He shoulders his burnisher and scribe combo with his grandfather's 3-sided hollow scraper. "The defense of polished copper is coming to an end..." Nobody wants to listen to him and they try to do things on their own.

The Damascus Sidel spies, heartland socialites whose connections provide them with great access to important persons, have begun to associate with the art triad and write propaganda against the unselected and snub most of the dirt cave inhabitants. Why go after those folks? I've tried to help them but presentation and association are powerful here and the triad seem to always control what people experience. I opposed the triad with every instinct of self-preservation; still, even I have had my sanity questioned. From what I hear on the lines, they have no interest but their own. What are their motivations? Why do they do this? They think they can starve the art bruts but they will fail for I never saw a better prospect in my life for an abundant crop. They stir up a strange feverish desire for petty excitement. And yes, they have shown an interest in me, to what degree my Rose I don't know. You wanted to know how I felt after I saw action and I have told you all I can that will pass the censors. Fierce debates over these issues had imperiled the creation of the art colonies from their earliest days. I only hope the reason for these wars can be expunged. I want to feel like I'm achieving something. I am not scared to fight.

Well I'm not supposed to judge so I better not continue.

Must close now my darling. I cannot write anymore. Draw or Die, baby! Resist the fading!

In behalf of the inhabitants and common fellows of AP and their human freedom! Nothing to dishonor. Now I must go and continue my fine picture of three small puppies with the butterflies and birds you so adore.
Yours always..."