As we peel away from our computer screens and dive into this midsummer weekend, I wanted to share some links with you that have tickled my eyeballs over the past few days.
I’ll start with a link to a photographic tribute by Phillip Toledano. This ode to his father is far and away the most moving thing I’ve seen online in a long time. If you only visit one of the links in this post, go here. Keep a tissue handy; you’ll need it. To navigate from page to page, hover your mouse near the bottom of the image; the edge of the next page will appear; click on that. Gorgeous UI.
(Via the geniuses at 37 Signals)
This is Sophie. If stuffed tattooed pigs make you squeamish, you might not want to check out the site of Belgian artist Wim Delvoye, whose art is stunningly original, diverse and occasionally disturbing. Oh, live a little and click on over.
The NYT recently posted a fascinating piece about contemporary Chinese female artists. Subtext: How is the concept of feminism expressed in China?
After I read the article, I went back through my notes + photos from last month’s opening of Dialogue China Part I at the Elins Eagles-Smith Gallery at 49 Geary, which I hadn’t expected to like, but ended up loving. Well – I didn’t love all of it, but I was captivated by several pieces. As I looked back through my notes, I realized that most of the artists were male, but here’s a piece (above) that I snapped by Liu Bolin.
If you live in San Francisco: Elins-Eagles Smith will be showing Dialogue China Part II from September 4-30. Can’t wait.
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That’s all I’ve got for now.
Here’s hoping your weekend is full of beauty. It’s the first weekend of August; one more month before fall begins to fold its wings around us.
Slurp up the sunshine and soak in the clear, starry nights.
See you soon.