tonight I am wearing two very special gifts: one of the last Harley Davidson shirts my mother ever purchased (circa 1995) and my father’s Harley Davidson leather jacket that is over 30 years old. I don’t know what kind of voodoo hellraiser spell this is going to invoke, but baby, let’s make some wild magic happen.
BBC - Nature’s Great Events
Inuit carved figures (20th century):
- Top: Caribou; antler (Canada, Nunavut, Pelly Bay; 1954)
- Second row: Seagull with fish, Inuki; ivory (Canada, Baffin Island, Nunavut; ca. 1951)
- Third row left: Seal; ivory (United States, Alaska; 20th century)
- Third row right: Seal; Walrus ivory (Canada, Baffin Island, Nunavut; 18th-19th century)
- Fourth row: Seal; Caribou antler and ink (Canada, Baffin Island, Nunavut; ca. 1952)
- Fifth row left: Walrus, Annawakalook; ivory and ink (Canada, Baffin Island, Nunavut; ca. 1950)
- Fifth row right: Wolf; antler (Canada, Nunavut, Pelly Bay; 1954)
- Bottom: Bear, Marion Wenaka; ivory (United States, Alaska; 20th century)
- Auger, E.E. 2004. The Way of Inuit Art: Aesthetics and History in and Beyond the Arctic. MacFardland Press.
- Crandall, R.C. 1999. Inuit Art: A History. MacFarland Press.
- Graburn, N.H.H. 1987. “Inuit Art and the Expression of Eskimo Identity,” American Review of Canadian Studies 17(1).
- Graburn, N.H.H. 2004. “Authentic Inuit Art Creation and Exclusion in the Canadian North,” Journal of Material Culture 9(2):141-159.
- Graburn, N. 2004. “Inuksuk: Icon of the Inuit of Nunavut,” Art et Représentation 28(1):69-82.
- Philips, R.B and Steiner, C.B.1999. Unpacking Culture - Art and Commodity in colonial and Postcolonial Worlds. University of California Press.
- Pupchek, L.S. 2001. “True North: Inuit Art and the Canadian Imagination,” American Review of Canadian Studies 31(1-2):191-208.
- Ray, D.J. 1996. A Legacy of Arctic Art. University of Washington Press.
(Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City).
This is a ‘blind’ wolf headdress I created for a customer. It was a fun wolf to work with and has some of the most beautiful markings I’ve ever seen on a black/silver specimen.
The issue, though, is that the customer has not paid for this commission, and I have not been able to reach them in over a year. I held on to it, hoping that maybe they’d get back to me eventually, but I’m done waiting.
I need the money. My truck’s break system is literally screaming for repairs, I have some hunting gear to pay off, and a bunch of art projects that I need to finish but which I’m unable to work on until I get more supplies.
So I’m selling this wolf to the first person who wants it. Asking supply and labor cost only. I’m not trying to make a profit on this. I just want my money back so I can my life and business back into sway. $960.00 shipped.
honduran white tent bats roosting under a heliconia leaf, which they sever down the length of its midrib to create a ‘tent’ that provides a waterproof shelter and protection from potential predators.
I thought that first photo was a very lumpy caterpillar.
"To Suffer the Weight" by Mark Thompson
“Marina Abramovic and Ulay started an intense love story in the 70s, performing art out of the van they lived in. When they felt the relationship had run its course, they decided to walk the Great Wall of China, each from one end, meeting for one last big hug in the middle and never seeing each other again. at her 2010 MoMa retrospective Marina performed ‘The Artist Is Present’ as part of the show, a minute of silence with each stranger who sat in front of her. Ulay arrived without her knowing it and this is what happened.”
I’d write a whole movie about this moment
Write it. I’d read/watch it.
I will ALWAYS reblog this because it is such a raw, heartbreaking testament to love and loss, simultaneously. The original video is just as wrenching.