Saturday, March 13, 2010

Container in the Harbour- Again.....

Rescued by the Hinemoa.
We heard an almighty CRASH.... hmmmm ominous. a few minutes later- a container was sailing very very quickly down the harbour. The Hinemoa was on the case! I have now seen aprox 3 containers in the drink.... 2 of which were knocked off a stack 5 high by a frontloader.... I hate the Port.... its noisy, loud, and they dont give a TOSS about our harbour or the environment.... but thats another whole story.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Jaimie...... From New Hampshire

I came across this wonderful work the other day.... I cant seem to find Jaimie's full name? (If you're reading this...?) I wanted to post some of my favs, and to show everyone how awesome your work is Jaimie.
I chose these veg ones as they were the first I came across, and they caught my eye....I am a bit obsessed with my garden at the mo. Growing, hunting, fishing for your own food is one of the most satiosfying things in the world I believe. On so many levels (literally and figurativly).
The intensity of the colours, the geometric/organic shapes, and overlapping textures... yum.
Jaime appears to come from a scientific background. Its actually quite amazing how many artists are.... Science is an incredibly creative area afterall.
I love the one at the bottom- 'Sea'... its so left field.... narrative.

4 carrots + 2 apples - 2 apples = 4 carrots.
Acrylic paint on a 12 x 16 board.

Acrylic on a 9x12 inch board

"Okay, they're back again. The blue woman and her odd pet.
The airplane fell into the sea. Since the oxygen bags didn't fall down and the air pressure was lethal, the other passengers and crew perished. Though saddened by this tragic fact, blue woman (who obviously doesn't rely upon oxygen to survive) took the opportunity enjoy a much needed smoke."

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tsunami's in Careys Bay!

So on Saturday night, we were discussing the delicious contents of the earthquake emergency box at my folks' place in Wellington.... like we have anything to worry about down here in Dunedin right? We decided that the only real threat was if there was a big earthquake in Chile.... considering where it is in relation to where we are. Well whadya know- we woke up to find that there had indeed been a tsunami warning issues due to a mega earthquake in Chile. Wierd.
So even though it was low tide at the time, we decided that considering our front door is 3m from where this photo was taken- we should bail (excuse the pun!). The pic above was high tide that night- it was HIGH! So we are glad the 60cm surge didnt come through then!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

And Some More Movie Credits/Titles....

I am now on a tangent.... Napoleon Dynamite:"

Jamie Caliri... Puppetry style Stop Motion Animation

I have rediscovered a favourite. First off it was Jamie Caliri's work on Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events..... The You Tube clip doesnt work anymore, ah stink... Go and buy/rent the movie, its visually stunning.

Then I found some more of his work.

United States of Tara:

And then I found the United Airlines Adverts... I am impressed by the creativity in this.... Jamie Caliri was the director. Details here

I just keep finding more and more cool stuff he has done!
Here are some interviews with him: