2003 / Gouache on paper / 13 3/4″x19 3/5″ / The International Museum of Children’s Art, Oslo, Norway
72”x36” / Cotton fabrics, stenciled, photo silk-screened. Hand and machine pieced, hand appliquéd, hand quilted
National September 11 Memorial Museum, NYC
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East Village resident Drunell Levinson…announced the September 11 Quilts Memorial project on a website she created especially for that purpose. Calling on volunteers to submit 3’x 6’ or 3’x 3’ quilt panels, she left the choice of materials and the interpretation to the individual artists…By September 10, 2002, the project consisted of 94 unique quilts accompanied by artists’ statements, photographs, memorabilia, emails, and a dedicated website. ~https://www.911memorial.org/
Photographs are from “September 11 Quilts”
See more at https://www.september11quilts.org/index.html
Previous September 11 posts:
1575 / Oil on canvas / 72 1/4”x51” / Museo Civico, Bassano del Grappa
Valentine’s Day~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valentine%27s_Day
Be My Valentine~ https://www.si.edu/spotlight/valentines
The Heart in Art~ http://publicdomainreview.org/collections/the-heart-in-art/
Valentine’s day: Love and Street Art~
Previous February 14 posts:
~”We Talk to John Waters and Pat Moran About Divine’s 70th Birthday” (2015)
His friends remember the legendary drag queen
Milstead met maverick film director & good friend, John Waters, at high school in Baltimore, and the two combined to star in and direct several ultra low budget, taboo breaking cult films of the early 1970s. Their first efforts included Roman Candles (1966), Eat Your Makeup (1968) and Mondo Trasho (1969)….however, their most infamous work together was the amazing Pink Flamingos (1972), in which Divine starred as “Babs Johnson”, the “filthiest person alive” living in a pink trailer with her egg-eating grandmother, chicken-loving son and voyeuristic daughter.
By James Estrin Sep. 7, 2016
Nina Berman photographed the aftermath of the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. Later she put some of those images together in diptychs and triptychs.
Ms. Berman lives in New York and is a member of the photographer-owned photo agency Noor. She spoke with James Estrin about her post-Sept. 11 work as well as her projects “Purple Hearts — Back From Iraq” (Trolley, 2004) and “Homeland” (Trolley, 2008). Their conversation has been edited for brevity and clarity.
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Masao Ohki, Symphony No. 5 “Hiroshima”
Composed in 1953 (eight years after the city’s bombing, and coinciding with the end of the American occupation of Japan), its six inner movements were inspired by six paintings by Iri and Toshi Maruki (the score’s original title was The Hiroshima Panels ), framed by a Prelude and Elegy. FROM https://arkivmusic.com/
Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum WesSite~ http://hpmmuseum.jp/?lang=eng
The modern world was born on a printing press. Once essential to communication, the 500-year-old process is now in danger of being lost as its caretakers age. From self-proclaimed basement hoarders to the famed Hatch Show Print, Pressing On: The Letterpress Film explores the question: why has letterpress survived in a digital age?
Worlds of each character emerge as unusual narratives—joyful, mournful, reflective and visionary—are punctuated with on-screen visual poetry, every shot meticulously composed. Captivating personalities blend with wood, metal and type as young printers strive to save this historic process in a film created for the designer, type nerd, historian and collector in us all.
Apollo 11 Image Gallery~ http://history.nasa.gov/ap11ann/kippsphotos/apollo.html
Moon Light by Edvard Munch
1895 / Oil on canvas / 36 3/5”x43 1/3” / National Museum, Oslo, Norway
The Moon in paintings and art~ http://www.popastro.com/moonwatch/moon_guide/art3.php
Moon in Painting~ http://www.artistsandart.org/2009/07/moon-in-painting.html
Moon Paintings of China and Japan~ https://owlcation.com/humanities/moon-paintings