Leave me, Andre Elliott
Hi, my name is _________. I'm an artist living and working in San Francisco, California. What's posted here, you may ask? I don't know anymore — it seems to be an amalgamation of my own thoughts and writings and reblogging things that inspire me to keep trudging forward through the void. I generally also like to post artwork by me and other people.
Enjoy your stay!
Some of America’s most absurd laws illustrated in a photo series by Olivia Locher.
I Fought the Law (2014)
1. In Alabama it is illegal to have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at all times.
2. In Georgia picnics are prohibited in graveyards.
3. In California nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
4. In Ohio it’s illegal to disrobe in front of a man’s portrait.
5. In Kansas it’s illegal to serve wine in teacups.
6. In Utah no one may walk down the street carrying a paper bag containing a violin.
7. In Colorado it’s illegal to have weeds in your yard.
8. In Maine it’s unlawful to tickle women under the chin with a feather duster.
The past few months I delved deep into experimental portraiture, alongside this good ol’ evermorphing contemporary art that just wriggles when you try to pin it down. Portraits in flux started to emerge. I thought I’d share a step I took along the way for this recent exhibit at the Ice House in Sarasota- A draft gif that eventually inspired a continually looping stop motion.
My sister modeled for me. I think it’s fun to share that. Because it really just started with static photos, frozen moments. Just as it did with Talbot and Stieglitz and all the photographic torchbearers. I’m hoping to keep them from rolling in their graves but it’s a bit late for that perhaps, or a bit irrelevant. Who knows.
Pablo Picasso and Brigitte Bardot at his studio in Vallauris during the 1956 Cannes Film Festival