Artist: Ronit Bigal

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Source [saatchionline.com]

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Text for my Photograph

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Last minute details for my exhibition, but I’m in two minds if I should include the text. I’ll decide when I hang up the photograph.

Artist: Shirin Neshat

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All images by Shirin Neshat

It’s been a while but I’m back.

It’s been a while since I last posted on here, but now I’m back and will be posting regularly about my art work, and art work that I find inspirational.

To see more about what I’m doing, you can follow me on Twitter and Instagram. My name on both of those is @hannahlewisart.

Photoshoot for Olivia London Ltd

Photoshoot for Olivia London Ltd

Mark Beyer’s Amy + Jordan

I love this.

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‘I fink u freeky’ by Die Antwoord and Roger Ballen

I love this music video that was directed by Roger Ballen for the group Die Antwoord. I loved it because I see the video as a piece of art work compared to other music videos out there.

 

More of Roger Ballen’s work can be seen at his website rogerballen.com. Have a look.

I’ve been away for a while

I know that I haven’t been posting much lately, but recently I feel like I’ve gone dry with ideas on what to do next. So what I did was use a room (all the seminar rooms were fully booked, so I din’t get a chance to hang them up properly) and placed all the major pieces of my artwork in there and just sat down and thought things over, with a pencil and paper.

It actually did help me and I have some ideas that I think will be great for me now and in the future works.  Watch this blog as it will be starting back up again 😀

Poem: If We Must Die – Claude Mckay

If we must die—let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
Making their mock at our accursed lot.
If we must die—oh, let us nobly die,
So that our precious blood may not be shed
In vain; then even the monsters we defy
Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
Oh, Kinsmen! We must meet the common foe!
Though far outnumbered, let us show us brave,
And for their thousand blows deal one deathblow!
What though before us lies the open grave?
Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack,
Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!

Poem by Claude Mckay, from the book “Poetry of the Negro 1746-1970″ edited by Langson Huges and Arna Bontemps

Poem: To Vanity – Darwin T. Turner

Doll, don’t be too proud of those eyes
Sparkling in their mascaraed skies;
Don’t be too vain that you now see
All hearts your captives; your still free;
And stop shaking that lustrous hair
And shedding dandruff on the air.
‘Cause that buck-nineteen rhinestone, dear,
That glitters from your pearlshell ear,
Will still be thought a pretty gem
When all your world of beauty’s dim.

Poem by Darwin T. Turner, from the book “Poetry of the Negro 1746-1970″ edited by Langson Huges and Arna Bontemps

Artist – Reneé Cox

There are so much images of Reneé Cox that I would love to show because I find them all great, but these are a few that I have picked out to share.

[Images from Reneecox.org]

 

Poem: I’ve Got A Home In That Rock – Raymond R. Patterson

I had an uncle, once, who kept a rock in his pocket–
Always did, up to the day he died.
And as far as I know, that rock is still with him,
Holding down some dust of his thighbone.

From Mississippi he’d got that rock, he’d say—
Or, sometimes, from Tennessee: a different place each time
He told it, how he’d picked it up when he first left home—
Running, he’d say—to remind him when times got hard
Enough to make him homesick, what home was really like.

Poem by Raymond R. Patterson, from the book “Poetry of the Negro 1746-1970” edited by Langson Huges and Arna Bontemps

Gender Blenders Article

An interesting article that I found while clearing out some old newspapers. It was printed in the Daily Mirror on 25th May 2011.

New Image: 60s-70s Portrait?

New Image: 70s Portrait

Chino Otsuka – Finding Me and Michael Jackson Pepsi Ad 1992

I love Chino Otsuka’s “Finding me” project. I think what I particularly like about it is the older self visiting the younger self and visa versa. She has used old holiday photographs and has edited them very well that you would believe her older self was originally in the photos. But without the dates under the image, I think that a lot of people would have thought it was another woman in the photograph.

1976 and 2005, Kamakura, Japan

1982 ans 2005, Paris, France

[Images from chino.co.uk]

These photographs remind me of Michael Jackson’s Pepsi commercial, which is on the Dangerous DVD. It’s such a lovely piece as the older Michael sings the song “I’ll be there” then the younger Michael joins him and they sing together.

Watch the video below, it is so beautiful.

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