November 17, 2017 / 02:55
Last weeks I was working on my new painting «Olympia’s weekend».
It is homage to Manet’s «Olympia» famous painting, but also to amazing moving sculpture by Paul Spooner. I saw it a few years ago in automata’s exhibition, and was absolutely charmed. The black lady became an egyptian god Anubis, and you can see how annoyed Olympia is breathing heavily, but shows no attention to him.
Olympia by Paul Spooner.
This is the oryginal Olympia by Manet, (c. 1863):
October 7, 2015 / 09:18
My masterclass at «Family Paint» had great success! Kids and parents made many funny monsters!
cool monsters made in my workshop
May 7, 2015 / 22:32
Well, ok, it is not a real tattoo. I doubt I’ll ever have one. It is because I have a problem to commit to only one image :) But I would like to see myself with some tattoos I designed. And this is a first one:
I put a printable file here, in case someone wants to make it for real. And if you do it, send me a photo, please :)
monster tattoo file
March 21, 2013 / 00:38
What a strange vintage photo I found today on the internet:
January 27, 2013 / 15:46
I just finished series of cutouts for exhibition of miniatures. My daughter is ill home, so we had some fun by photographing them in unexpected locations.
cutouts are everywhere!
December 28, 2012 / 18:47
On the way from theater class my children scared passers-by. I think we should try it at night :)
to see some more spooky little girls
June 25, 2011 / 22:25
I found a very strange photo among my photos. I took it. I find the composition amusing. But absolutely don’t remember, what can it be?
June 21, 2011 / 10:48
I like when something that looks like art pops up from unexpected places. Like a mirror effect on my web camera — for days I’m absolutely ensorcelled by it’s accidental symmetry.
February 14, 2011 / 15:37
interesting, what was it? My guess — kind of protest against plastic surgery…
March 25, 2008 / 12:25
Yesterday I had a lesson, the subject was preferences, «I like», «I don’t like», «I’m good in» etc.
So I asked Yukiko, how to say «I love you» in Japanese. I asked it before, but didn’t remember what she said, and that’s why:
— We don’t say «I love you», — she said, — we use only «I like you». «I love you» is old-fashion. Nobody uses it, except of old people. Or soap-operas on TV. It’s an exaggeration.
I was puzzled.
— But if you want to tell somebody that you love him, what do you say?
— «I like you». Or «I like you a lot».
— Using the same verb as you say «I like this book»?
— Hm, but, Yukiko… How do you distinguish in Japanese someone you only like and someone you really love?
— You can tell him: «I want to take care of you, please, come to live with me».
— Hehe! And what happened to all the vocabulary for relationship between «I like you» and «Come to live with me»? And if you don’t have a place to live together? How you express love?
— Lena, — said Yukiko, — in Japan we don’t talk about love, because it’s something expressed with actions. The other side has to feel it from you. If he needs words from you, you’re doing something wrong.
March 23, 2008 / 13:24
Last Purim, a happy holiday in Israel when everybody dresses up with costumes, my daughter was a Little Red Hood (I think she has started a new fashion in Tel Aviv, most of the girls were dressed as queen Esther or Fairy, or Princess):
and I was hm… I don’t know, a Queen of Ugly Monkeys, perhaps :)
December 28, 2007 / 00:20
Couple a days ago I’ve visited a «Everything for 1$» shop at the central bus station. I love these shops, because alone with tons of garbage they sell interesting stuff, and sometimes even real «diamonds». This time I didn’t find any diamonds, but was really entertained by a cemetery of disproportional, fat, full of cellulite spidermen.
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