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A Reflection of the Synthetic – Freddy Chandra (via )

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what is it about this site Visual Discrepancies that I like so much? Well the interviews are great, and the art is wonderful

A Reflection of the Synthetic – Freddy Chandra Brent: I think we live in a funny color world: I mean the hills and trees, they are green, rust, brown, hay, and they are soothing. The bay, well that has every personality under the sun, and the moon… and I think of your work, and I think of the light that is much less in the hills and more in the bay, while also a refection of the synthetic. Freddy: For me the color of things becomes more poignant when its perceptual presence asserts some kind … Read More

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but whenever I come across the name Margaret Thatcher, as I did on this post, I shudder. I remember the miners strike, the selling off of supposedly socialised assets to private investors, the poll tax, etc. etc. etc.

Over the pond there’s a Margaret Thatcher I can like a lot more. The Margaret Thatcher Project mentioned in the reblog is a gallery, you can check it out here.

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Character, Letter, and the Misbehave – Mel Prest (via )

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I keep coming across blogs and photos of the paintings of Mel Prest. I am impressed by her work

Character, Letter, and the Misbehave – Mel Prest Brent: You have a penchant for Travel, often for the more exotic places on this globe. You return home, go to the studio, and take out your notes… what are these notes? Mel: I like to be completely immersed while I’m traveling—so this means not putting a frame/ lens/ color on paper between the experience and myself. Sometimes I take little snapshots with my phone, or quickly record video of small moments with my cheap camera. On this trip to Sene … Read More

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This blog was the one that sparked my interest.

There’s also this You Tube video that is a good introduction, referring to a show in 2008

and I found this blog interesting, about the paintings and about Mel Prest as teacher, from a student’s point of view.

Best of all is Mel Prest’s website. I highly recommend the animation page; check it out!

Here’s hoping for a show of her work in the UK sometime soon.

Written by Andy Parkinson

July 23, 2011 at 7:30 am