From the monthly archives: April 2011

Playing with the sound of newspaper.. Tweet

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Click here for video. I drew this Spirograph as a kid and I watched a lot of television.   TRACKING TV HABITS BY ETHNIC GROUPS, NY Times, Page B2, April 18, 2011, by ALEX MINDLIN The average American watches television 5 hours, 11 minutes per day. Tweet

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In a lifetime of emotional and physical setbacks, serious illnesses and accidents, and several near-death experiences, Ms. Taylor was a survivor. “I’ve been lucky all my life,” she said just before turning 60. “Everything was handed to me. Looks, fame, wealth, honors, love. I rarely had to fight for anything. But I’ve paid for that […]

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Sweet Valley Twins Are Back, and, Like Readers, Fully Adult Tweet

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FISHERMEN IN AMAZON SEE A RIVAL IN DOLPHINS: PROTECTED BY LAW, YET MANY ARE KILLED, NY Times, Page 6, April 17, 2011, by ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO “Pink dolphins in the rivers of the Amazon rain forest compete for the same fish that fisherman try to catch to feed their families. Many (dolphins) are illegally killed.”   […]

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E.U. is turning nationalist Tweet

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Tracy Timmins, 04-16-11, “Drawing An Emotional Response From Sartorially Aware Men” Tracy Timmins, 04-16-11, “The Verdict” Tweet

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Push, Chance Poem, Paper, © 2011 by Irene Chan   Chance poem made by throwing dice and using the front page headlines of the NY Times newspaper   Tweet

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“William N. Lipscomb Jr., a Harvard chemistry professor who won a Nobel Prize in 1976 for his research on the structure of molecules and on chemical bonding, died on Thursday in Cambridge, Mass. He was 91.” (article) Tweet

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LET US EAT FISH, NY Times, Page A21, April 15, 2011, by RAY HILBORN Hilborn writes that many fish have stable stocks and are fine to eat.  He mentions that the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna is endangered species.   Tweet

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It’s my guitar, trust me Tweet

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Today I processed the newspapers from the second week.  I am cutting a 2-1/2” diameter hole at the same location through all the papers for the month.  The final piece will be revealed at the end of the month.   Tweet

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More riots in Greece Tweet

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Freeways on the Moon, Flipbook, Object, Mixed-media collage, Video © 2011 by Irene Chan Click for Video (24 seconds) Because of congestion and high gas prices, we bring our freeways and cars to the moon in my flipbook scenario. HIGH, LOW AND IN BETWEEN: CLOCKING THE NATION’S GAS PRICES, NY Times, Page A14, April 13, 2011 […]

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Tracy Timmins, 04-13-11, “Singled Out” Tweet

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I really hate this piece, but had to post something today… from an article in The Times regarding high youth unemployment levels. I tried to draw in a different style to my own. It was not successful. But we learn from our mistakes, so I’m glad I tried it out. Tweet

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Fukushima disaster upgraded to level 7 Tweet

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OBSERVATORY: TAKING A SECOND LOOK AT PENGUINS’ DECLINE, NY Times, Page D3, April 12, 2011, by NICHOLAS BAKALAR “The population of Adélie penguins in Antarctica has declined by 50 percent in recent years…”   Tweet

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Peter Kline
“Soft focus is an important skill that can effect us metaphorically. In other words, the way we see the future has everything to do with how well we can look up and see the expanded horizon before us.”

I just want to mention that I have not used nor ever read the NY Times. I live in London where for the past couple of years have been bombarded with free newspapers all owned by Rupert Murdoch. Just the amount of trivial gossip that consume our moments in transit leave my mind a wash the uninspiring. I have thus aimed to use a newspapers at random.
The Guardian, The Independent, The Evening Standard, The Daily Telegraph and Most recently as I have been crossing borders EL Pais, Club de Musica and Le Figaro. I am not focusing on the individual but the bigger picture and the greater whole.

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IN NEW JERSEY, A JOB DESCRIPTION LAWSUIT’S UNUSUAL QUESTION: WHO IS MAN?, NY Times, Page A18, April 11, 2011, by Richard Perez-Pena.  “What is a man? For El’Jai Devoureau, this is not a rhetorical question.” Tweet

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33% of each sale will be donated to the Red Cross 33% of each sale will be donated to the 365 Days of Print Project You can purchase these necklaces in my etsy shop: hercoffin.etsy.com Tweet

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Monotony, aggression, slight foreseeable change, decay…just read some newspaper Tweet

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Article: Newly Born, and Withdrawing from Painkillers Tweet

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The ground is spray-painted, will the sky be next? SPRAYING TO MAKE YARDS GREEN….BUT WITH PAINT, NOT WATER, NY Times, Page 1, April 10, 2011, by MARC LACEY.  “PHOENIX — There used to be two kinds of homeowners in this scorching city, those with dazzling green lawns irrigated by sprinklers and those with more natural […]

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Sidney Lumet dies Tweet

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On March 31st 2005, I created a 9 by 12 inch collage using that day’s local newspaper, and have continued that process without interruption every day since. The Collage Journal is now in its seventh year. I produce a collage solely from the images and texts of that day’s newspaper. The Collage Journal’s 2091+ collages […]

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Posthumous work to be released from David Foster Wallace’s publishers: LINK Tweet

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Chance poem made by throwing dice and using the front page headlines of the NY Times newspaper Tweet

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One of the most fascinating articles I’ve read in a long time: In a Tiny Universe, Room to Heal Tweet

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Reading the newspaper (decent hi-fi recommended) Tweet

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Shopping eyeglasses to help correct and shield your vision from the many Big Box retail schemes.  The Fig-ure helps you shape/form what you see. The fig leaf reminds of simpler times before there was shopping: of essential hunting, gathering, and cultivating. Available as both day glasses and sunglasses. STUFF PILED IN THE AISLES? IT’S THERE TO […]

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Teenage Hicks; alongside the review of American: A Bill Hicks Story, I tried to re-imagine a well known photograph of Hicks in his final years. Article: LINK Tweet

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