Porcelain fragments from the ming and qing dynasties, 2006-2008
Li Xiaofeng is a Beijing artist who creates clothing piece made from traditional chinese ceramics. He makes the clothing from ceramic shards coming from the song, ming, yuan and qing dynasties, which are sewn together on a leather undergarment. Some of his projects include
a suit jacket and tie as well as a number of mid-length women’s dresses. In Xiaofeng’s studio, piles of ceramic pieces sit in bins sorted by date, colour and shape. ‘save as: contemporary chinese art born of ancient traditions’ currently running at the virginia miller gallery is his
exhibition debut outside of asia. The show runs until february 28, 2009.
“There are professional thrills and there are professional thrills, but I am extra especially thrilled to report that FSG is going to be publishing John Darnielle’s novel, Wolf in White Van, this fall. John is famous for his work with the Mountain Goats, and I suspect that none of the many fans who know his lyrics and have heard his stories will be surprised by the revelation that his is a genuinely literary mind. And it’s true—Wolf in White Van emphatically proves that his imagination and voice are at least as at home on the page as they are in song.
There are many things worth singling out for praise in Wolf in White Van:the unforgettable main character, Sean Phillips, who has been isolated by a disfiguring injury since age seventeen; Trace Italian, the intricate game within the novel that Sean created and runs; the interplay of real and imagined worlds, which is both complex and heartbreaking; the structure of the storytelling—audacious, brilliant, and never anything but convincing and unreasonably suspenseful; the prose itself, which is precise and beautiful and (forgive me) lyrical.”
Read more from editor Sean McDonald about Wolf in White Van here.
so here is a thing that is happening in my life that I am really incredibly excited about
Ahhhhh oh man. I can’t wait to read this.
Recent adventures at Castle Rock and Alum Rock. Took these for my first photo assignment. One of these days I will understand how I do camera. For now, this will do I guess!
A white lie is aversion of the truth.
For Anna, because she likes jokes. :D