Rosie Lee Monument  

Mark Fleming  HERE
Artists statement:  ”The 2012 sporting calendar is a unique pinnacle in British sport and creativity. As an agency that prides itself on high-end sport art direction and creative concept development we wanted to celebrate this fact. We titled the project Monument. 
Working with photographer John Ross, we explored and developed a unique casting technique first utilised by John in his 2010 project Impressions. Identifying a link between Greek sculpture and the alabaster-like visuals produced from this method of casting, Monument documents, preserves and celebrates outstanding athletic achievement 
Representing 10 disciplines, athletes were cast to display the physical attributes specific to their sport – the swimmer’s shoulders, the fencer’s poise, the specific twist of the relay baton pass. Our attention to the minutiae of correct pose and form is in direct homage to the unwavering dedication of the athlete as they train to be the best in their field.”

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Pomegranate Heart

Salvador Dali


Description from 1stdibs: “The “Pomegranate Heart” was designed by Dali in the 1950’s with rubies and diamonds. This example was fabricated by Henryk Kaston who made all of Dali’s jewelry from 1980 to 1990. The stones include 17 pear shaped and oval cabochon cut rubies, for a total weight of 6.44 carats. The brooch is further highlighted by 63 full cut round diamonds for a total weight of .63 carats. The brooch is signed Dali by Kaston.” 1stdibs.com


Tristan & Isolde Brooch
Salvador Dali 

Description from 1stdibs:  ”The romantic opera Tristan & Isolde was Salvador Dali’s favorite opera. It inspired him to design this brooch of the two dreamy lovers who are attempting a kiss only to be separated by a golden goblet of garnet and diamonds. Dali designed the brooch in 1953. At that time Dali commissioned Carlos Alemany to fabricate his jewelry designs. Their relationship continued until Alemany died at which time Dali commissioned Henryk Kaston, a violin bow maker and jeweler, to fabricate his jewelry designs. Their relationship continued until Dali’s death in 1989. This brooch dates from the Kaston period, circa 1980’s.
The brooch shows the two figures in profile, separated by a chalice of a triangular buff brushed garnet and 33 full cut diamonds weighing approximately one carat. Signed on the back “Tristan and Isolde 18K HK After Dali” Dali (1904-1989) wrote of this brooch :"The heads are juxtaposed to form a goblet, which, in turn, suggests the effluence of love possible between man and woman." 1stdibs.com

Tristan & Isolde Brooch

Salvador Dali 


Description from 1stdibs:  ”The romantic opera Tristan & Isolde was Salvador Dali’s favorite opera. It inspired him to design this brooch of the two dreamy lovers who are attempting a kiss only to be separated by a golden goblet of garnet and diamonds. Dali designed the brooch in 1953. At that time Dali commissioned Carlos Alemany to fabricate his jewelry designs. Their relationship continued until Alemany died at which time Dali commissioned Henryk Kaston, a violin bow maker and jeweler, to fabricate his jewelry designs. Their relationship continued until Dali’s death in 1989. This brooch dates from the Kaston period, circa 1980’s.


The brooch shows the two figures in profile, separated by a chalice of a triangular buff brushed garnet and 33 full cut diamonds weighing approximately one carat. Signed on the back “Tristan and Isolde 18K HK After Dali” 

Dali (1904-1989) wrote of this brooch :
"The heads are juxtaposed to form a goblet, which, in turn, suggests the effluence of love possible between man and woman." 1stdibs.com


Nu à  la jarretière (Nude with Garter), 1969-70
Salvador Dali

Nu à  la jarretière (Nude with Garter), 1969-70

Salvador Dali


Isamu Noguchi (via: architekturfuerkinder.ch)

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Isamu Noguchi and his Miss Expanding Universe (via: dwellwithdignity.org)

Isamu Noguchi and his Miss Expanding Universe (via: dwellwithdignity.org)




Chicago, Nov 2009, Art Institute, Miss Expanding Universe, Isamu Noguchi

Photographer: Mark B. Schlemmer on flicker (creative commons HERE) Original in color

To be viewed from Mars (originally titled ‘Monument to Man’),1947
Isamu Noguchi  (via: sumally.com)

To be viewed from Mars (originally titled ‘Monument to Man’),1947

Isamu Noguchi  (via: sumally.com)


Photograph: Isamu Noguchi with Glad Day, c. 1930 Gelatin silver print Photo: © Berenice Abbott/Commerce Graphics, NYC Collection The Noguchi Museum. (via:brooklynrail.org)  

Photograph: Isamu Noguchi with Glad Day, c. 1930 Gelatin silver print Photo: © Berenice Abbott/Commerce Graphics, NYC Collection The Noguchi Museum. (via:brooklynrail.org)  


Tamanishiki (The Wrestler), 1931, The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY
Isamu Noguchi  (via: brownstoner.com)

Tamanishiki (The Wrestler), 1931, The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum, NY

Isamu Noguchi  (via: brownstoner.com)


artemisdreaming:
Isamu Noguchi with Undine (Nadja), 1925

artemisdreaming:

Isamu Noguchi with Undine (Nadja), 1925


Frozen Emulsion
Erwin Blumenfeld

Frozen Emulsion

Erwin Blumenfeld


Frozen Emulsion
Erwin Blumenfeld

Frozen Emulsion

Erwin Blumenfeld


Salvador Dali at a book signing (taken with a fisheye lens), 1963
Philippe Halsman,  (via: GabrielaCortés on pinterest)

Salvador Dali at a book signing (taken with a fisheye lens), 1963

Philippe Halsman,  (via: GabrielaCortés on pinterest)


I use the words you taught me. If they don’t mean anything any more, teach me others. Or let me be silent.

~Samuel Beckett, Endgame
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I use the words you taught me. If they don’t mean anything any more, teach me others. Or let me be silent.


~Samuel Beckett, Endgame

  Image:  4410 pinterest