Robin Van Valkenburgh makes what she calls “pop surreal ceramics.”
Many of these inspire a sense of nostalgia in me, while catering to my love of the absurd (beloved childhood characters mix with traditional ceramic creatures and shapes).
I rarely make political statements on this blog, but seeing the news nowadays is enough to make some of us wish for this option.
Atlas Obscura Just posted a feature on “gloriously melodramatic” Shakespearean actor portraits dating back over a Century ago.
The male character portraits seem more entertainingly dramatic, but you can see some ladies over at Atlas Obscura too.
I watched a rather unconventional but excellent documentary the other night: Finder’s Keepers.
From Rotten Tomatoes:
Recovering addict and amputee John Wood finds himself in a stranger-than-fiction battle to reclaim his mummified leg from Southern entrepreneur Shannon Whisnant, who found it in a grill he bought at an auction and believes it to therefore be his rightful property.
I wish I had taken screenshots during many of the news headlines during this film. It was absolutely hilarious, but not without substance and depth of human feeling. I recommend it. Watch the trailer: