The Inferno

A few photos of one of my favorite sculptures…

From the artist:

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Namaste,

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iMuse

Hello good people!

Do you know what day it is? I will tell you: today, my battery pack for the Nikon finally arrived – and you know what that means? I can start shooting using my lovely D70. Woo! HOO!  Exciting news, people!

Anyway, I was out power walking this afternoon,  when I came across some fabulous new sculptures that have taken up residence outside the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Considering I took these with my phone, I’d say they’re not too bad. What do you think?

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I love the angel – something about it really speaks to me, though I haven’t figured out what, exactly.

What’s everyone been shooting lately?

 

Namasté

A

 

Jean Paul, Part 2

Yesterday I wrote about the jean Paul Gaultier exhibit being held at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts – you can check out the original post here to read my pseudo review. These are the remaining pics that I took (sadly via BlackBerry).  So, do we like these more or less than yesterday’s? Are we feeling wowed by the pieces that were chosen for this exhibit?

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And this concludes our section on fashion.

Peace y’all,

A

 

Jean Paul, Part 1

I should start this post with a disclaimer: I am not a fashionista. I know fuck all about fashion, but I do know what looks good and what looks bad. While I may not be fashion-forward, I do pride myself on not looking like a fool when I leave the house. Check out this etiquette post to see whom I consider to have no fashion sense whatsoever (but beware the sarcasm and cursing – my trademark!).

The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is currently hosting The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk, and I decided to check it out to see what all the hype was about. Gaultier is a well-known fashion icon, particularly known for his eccentric and artistic creations. That being said,  I expected to be a little more ‘wowed’ by this exhibit but sadly, was not. The exhibit was visually interesting, to be sure, but rather than beautiful, extravagant pieces of clothing, I found the collections to be a little bland. Each time I try to think of the best way to describe my feelings toward this exhibit, all that comes to mind is the word ‘dusty.’

The museum dedicated five rooms to display pieces from a variety of Gaultier’s collections. There were a few things that annoyed me about the exhibit besides the rude fuckers who kept pushing me or walking in front of me when I was trying to take pics. Clearly the self-professed fashion elitists were out and no one else existed in their universe, but them. Anyway.  The most annoying thing about the exhibit was the constant talking – there was audio everywhere. Much of it was associated to specific mannequins, while the rest was random mumbo jumbo that was played in each room. Yak, yak, yak – I felt like I was in a bloody asylum. Needless to say that this aspect of the exhibit was quite distracting to myself and my date. That being said, I did get a good laugh when I walked into the third room, because I was greeted by the sound of a bird cackling. The bird in question was a mannequin sporting a feathered top, and she sounded a little nuts. Reminded me of myself. Moving along…. I was also not a fan of the lighting used in this exhibit; while the rooms were dimly lit (isn’t the point of this exhibit to display the intricacies of each piece?), in some cases, I just felt like the light was  too harsh. I don’t know if it was the fabric or colors of the pieces that were being displayed, or the positioning of the lights, but it didn’t work for me. Perhaps the curators didn’t consider lighting when they set up the exhibit…. seems this would be a key factor but I digress.

Anyway, this isn’t so much  a review of the exhibit, but a post to share some of the pics I took. Unfortunately, I left my camera at home so had to use my BlackBerry – you’ll have to excuse the graininess and crazy contrast. So, have a look at Part 1 (Part 2 pics to come tomorrow) and let me know what you think. Do you love what you see? Or do these pieces leave you feeling indifferent? How do you feel about the lighting? Share your input!

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By far, one of my favorites :-p

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Check back tomorrow to see the last set of pics – unless of course, you really hated these ones :-p

 

Peace,
A

Life is Slow When the Groove is On

Oh

My

God

She’s back.

I go AWOL for two months and they go and change things on me. Snap! I guess I should check out this new WP format while I’m in here :-D.  Anyway, I know that I usually post these on the last Thursday of each month, but given my 2-month absence (read: delinquency, laziness – whatever works for you), I’m going to post this one today because I’m sure y’all are eager to see something, anything being published by yours truly – right…?  Oh, for the record, I AM working on some posts – including a review of U2 that is waaaaaay overdue! I’m hoping to get back on the writing wagon – new month, new posts, new vents. Know what that means? Brand new etiquette posts!

Alright! What do you all think of Tori’s latest? This one speaks to me if only for Tori’s ability to practice yoga in the middle of a busy airport. Or perhaps it’s a bus/ train station. Either way, it’s busy and requires some serious Zenitude :-p

To check out more of Tori’s work, or commission her for a piece of your own, you can go here and here.

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