Friday, April 07, 2006

Another blog with groovy weirdness is Torongo-rama!

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Wall of Fame
The Roq has a large wall behind our desk that is difficult to hang things from, so we usually leave it as a blank space. We decided that from now one we'd ask artists in the gallery to paint a little doodad on the wall, over time creating a mural of superstar proportions. So far we have stuff by Davey, Ryan Heshka, and Liz McGrath...
Here is Liz painting a girl being carried off by a two headed bat:

and Ryan painting an ice cube robot:

Monday, April 03, 2006

As I was researching the Scythians (an ancient nomadic horse-based tribal society) I came across this neat picture of tattooed skin from a scythian (?) mummy. I've seen other designs from mummies of this time period and region, and the designs knock me out.(I posted more a few posts below) They are similiar to celtic designs, but have a different aura to them. I'm not quite sure what it is. The animals are depicted reverentially,but with a more curvacious delicateness. They definitely have an almost otherworldly quality to them.