Category Archives: What is Art?

Wrongway Girlfriend — Behind The Scenes

Welcome back, everyone. The topic today is music. More specifically, mashups and sound manipulation. I have been fiddling around with the sound editing program Audacity, mixing Sublime’s song “Wrong Way” with Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend.” My intent has been to … Continue reading

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Be an artist: make a mess!

“Be an artist: make a mess!” This is not a derogatory statement, it’s the anthem of Creatives (many of whom may be self-deprecating, but that’s another story). Here’s the rule of thumb when creating something: it’s never bad, it just … Continue reading

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Scary talented: the story behind the story behind the art

Warning: Here’s a cautionary tale about an artist with exquisite talent and endless potential. This is a true story. He was a charismatic man. But he would only allow HIS voice to be heard, HIS story to be history. According to … Continue reading

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Graffiti: defacing the streets or making art with a beat?

Graffiti: noun, “(used with a plural verb) markings, as initials, slogans, or drawings, written, spray-painted, or sketched on a sidewalk, wall of a building or public restroom, or the like: These graffiti are evidence of the neighborhood’s decline.” –Dictionary.com What’s … Continue reading

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A word is worth a lifetime of pictures

Can words leave a greater impact than images? Time to find out. Sometimes visuals are more effective than mere words (the artist said, tapping her 4B pencil on her laptop as she wrote, itching to get back to a drawing … Continue reading

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Identifying with the Outcast

Well, this one’s different. It’s not the pick of the litter in the traditional sense, but I love it because of that: it’s unique, it has CHARACTER. Today’s Pick of the Litter is Colleen Keough’s piece, Face 2, a print produced … Continue reading

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Art: The Jenga of Creativity

Screw it: this post is going to be discussion-oriented. We learn best by listening to each other and being in a constant dialogue with ourselves, our communities, our societies and our cultures. And creative types should learn that way because we all … Continue reading

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