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6 November 2009 One Comment

Normally I don’t post about art, well I suppose I do more or less indirectly–objects more so–but I have a friend who does these super cool painting on her iphone. Super cool is an understatement and not really appropriate (hey, we’re out of high school and have been for quite awhile, a long, long while, that is..) because these are really wonderful pieces.

Her name is Kara Jansson Kovacev and you can see more of her work here at her site, cloudbuilder.com Incidentally, she also makes puppets (and does not build clouds)–hey, puppets are objects!

bears girl 3_65 3_5




Normally I wouldn’t write any sort of statement about these but (statements about art in general never really say much about the art, do they really?)

But we did come up with a few silly ones:

Kara wrote:

  1. My artwork is about some guy who said he loved me, then dumped me, leaving me sad.
  2. My artwork is about being stuck in a claustrophobic tube with homeless people for 1.5 hours per day and desperately seeking otherworldly escapism.
  3. (said in Bjork voice) My artwork is about tiny creatures who live on other planets and make sparkles.
  4. (hippie lady on her way to phish show) My artwork is about transformation and life cycles. It’s about cause and effect. Birth and rebirth.

And mine:

  1. My art is all about allegorical agony; the purposeless defeat of the middleman, the pursuit of the mustache combers and the soft caramelization of Japanese wives. That’s it in a nutshell.
  2. As I was frying bacon, I thought about the muscles of my heart and how they are tiny and fissured with an enormous weight. Not the weight of sorrow or heartache but with the weight of companions who had roamed its sully lobbies and bare pantries and found little food or warmth. Explaining my art will produce little. Bearing in mind the heart analogy, subsequent colors, and vaporous figures, you are more likely to get some perspective from the structure of pork molecules. Most will be disappointed.

Kara and I are considering doing a project together, she paints and I write, so it could work out quite well…









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  • Koko said:

    Great article, paurictlarly the explanation of how personal association influences what the culture interprets as an “old lady” scent. Many of us, if we are fortunate enough, will live well into our 70’s and 80’s. Because of this the concept of what is “old” has changed from the time classics like Mitsouko were made. Fragrance lovers cling to classics because they relate to qualities that transcend time and leave a distinctive mark. In a down economy this perspective stands a chance of being embraced by the culture (less money to spend, more consumer particularity regarding quality). Think about it. The concept resonates deeply with being green as well, something we can no longer ignore.

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