Simon Beck walks miles through snow to create amazing art. Check out this story and stunning photographs from My Modern Met about his temporary wonders. Beautiful!
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has gained momentum over the past decade, and a number of best-selling novels–Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern– began in this veritable boot camp for writers. The appeal lies in the short intense nature of the project, with the product being a 50,000 word firstContinue reading “Writing, Promptly”
In the median of Montrose Boulevard, a colorful tube of art graces my morning drive to work. The tunnel by Patrick Renner stretches a city block in front of the Art League Houston. It’s fun whizzing by this wonder before I’m fully awake.
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It is impossible to contain all of the United States of America in one novel. From Alabama to Wyoming, there is little to connect every work here except for the fact that they are, well, American. But if you’re currently sitting on your front porch, looking for an escape to anywhere…
The art installation “Unwoven Light” by Soo Sunny Park is currently on display in the Rice Gallery at Rice University. The combination of chain link fencing and colorful plexiglass converts the space into a kaleidoscopic wonderland. The exhibit will continue until August 30, 2013.
Starting in September Doug Aitken’s art will take a journey by train. Here’s an excerpt about the project: Aitken’s Station to Station: A Nomadic Happening tour will travel to 10 different locations by rail on a train the artist himself designed that is intended to be a “kinetic sculpture [that will] act as a culturalContinue reading “From Station to Station with Doug Aitken”
Scattered Blossoms: Poems Inspired by Cy Twombly Please join us for A Poetry Reading at the Menil Collection Sunday, May 12th, 2 pm Cy Twombly Gallery The Menil Collection 1515 Sul Ross Houston, TX 77006 Featuring these poets: Joseph Campana Jane Creighton Robin Davidson Christa Forster Peter Hyland Jonathan Moody Laura Mullen Robin Reagler FranContinue reading “Scattered Blossoms Reading on May 12th, 2013, 2 pm at Cy Twombly Gallery”
I “discovered” the artist Dan-ah Kim through the writers’ blog, NewPages. Although it seemed surprising to me at first, as I studied Kim’s art, the pairing made perfect sense. Every picture I studied seemed to evoke a whole mythology around it. The more I stared, the more story emerged. I am struck with the personalContinue reading “Finding the My in Mythology”
Last week Oliver Sacks shared these jellyfish on twitter. The underwater photos are taken by Alexander Semenov, a Russian biologist. So beautiful! [via Colossal]
It happens to most creative people: one day Stefan Hengst found himself in a bit of a lull. In his effort to jump-start his creative process, he did a yearlong iPhone photography project that he called “My Daily Poetry Fix.” He collected snapshots he took with his phone each day and shared a few on Facebook Soon patterns began toContinue reading “My Daily Poetry Fix by Stefan Hengst”
I’ve never actually seen the Northern Lights so the idea of a glass igloo in Finland seems pretty extraordinary to me. I wonder what kinds of dreams one has in these thermal glass huts at the Hotel Kakslauttanen. [via Home Esthetics]
“Feeling at the thin edge between what and what.” –Kazim Ali, from “New York” in his book Bright Felon
Folk art abstract tree bird houses painting, originally uploaded by karlagerard. A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. –Chinese Proverb
Brian Dettmer sculpts with books and paints with the words on the page. Literally. Dettmer describes the motivation behind his work this way: The book’s intended function has decreased and the form remains linear in a non-linear world. By altering physical forms of information and shifting preconceived functions, new and unexpected roles emerge. This isContinue reading “Brian Dettmer: The Art of the Book”
Every writer gets stuck on occasion. When that happens, there’s hope. Check out the Writer Igniter app on the DIY MFA website. The program shuffles an e-deck of cards and provides you with a character, a situation, a prop, and a setting. You take it from there, imagination not included! The DIY MFA concept isContinue reading “Igniters for Writers”