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” Music fans spend a lot of time trying to find meaning in the songs they know and love. Well, it turns out a lot of our most popular songs have meanings that are a lot more bizarre than we would’ve thought possible. We asked our readers to dig up some surprising facts on some of your favorite songs. The winner is below, but first the runners-up …”
” Sawaya first created sculpture with traditional media — but then started working with the Lego building bricks he played with as a child.
“I dug out my bricks, sat in my closet and did some large-scale pieces, and friends and family encouraged me to keep going,” Sawaya said in a phone interview this week.
He launched a website — BrickArtist.com — featuring his works, and then started getting requests for commissions. “The day my website crashed from too many hits, I realized there was something to this,” Sawaya said. “So I made the decision to leave the law firm behind and play with bricks full-time.”
What’s the appeal of Lego bricks as an artistic medium? “I love the rectangles, the straight lines, the sharp corners,” Sawaya said. “When you go up real close to [my sculptures] and see that it’s all these little squares and rectangles, and then you back away and you see the sculpture in this different perspective. Suddenly, all those sharp corners blend into curves.”
When Sawaya started sculpting with Lego, he bought bricks at the store or garage sales. The Lego Group, the Danish company that produces the famous bricks, was “a little wary” of his art at first. “I was taking their toy in a very different place, and that was into the contemporary art setting,” Sawaya said, adding that “we quickly established communication and developed a great relationship.”
Now, “if I need to order 500,000 red pieces, I do like having that access to the company and I can shoot them an email,” he said.
Sawaya has been commissioned for some unusual projects, including a child’s bedroom with furniture for “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and a life-size sculpture of pseudo-pundit Stephen Colbert for“The Colbert Report.” One of his most challenging works is a 20-foot Tyrannosaurus rex for an art/science museum in Singapore — a work that dismantles into 14 pieces for shipping. “I had to get it out the door of my studio,” he said. “
|McNaughton’s response to liberal criticisms of “One Nation Under God.”|
|I would like to take a minute to explain some of the points of confusion for those who wish to interpret my picture.
This is my personal witness and testimony as to the state of this nation. If you would like to ask more questions about my painting, I invite you to do so. I would be pleased to answer any honest questions regarding, “One Nation Under God.”
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” Cinema exists to project our dreams. Science-fiction cinema exists to project our most creative dreams—time-travel, alternate worlds, expanded consciousness, and more. That’s why we’re science-fiction maniacs and why we gathered up our top 100 movies. And if your favorite isn’t on here, we want to hear about it. (Warning: Here be spoilers.) “
” 31. Mad Max (1979)It’s a classic Western seen through the lens of post-apocalyptic Australia. The gonzo cinematography still gets your blood pumping, yet the film is just impressionistic enough to rev up your imagination’s engine. And it’s hard to overemphasize the effect of Mad Max‘s style on other genre films, rock videos, and advertising.
There’s been talk of a fourth installment for years. I, for one, would really like to see it happen.”
” Courageous – this is the only term that can be used to signify the War Photographers. Photography in itself is one the most creative art, War Photography surpasses all the big terms that can be used to represent art, courage and patience. War Photography is representation of armed combat and the current and real situations of war affected areas. The impact of War photography has always been huge right from the first time that it was actually practiced.”
” Here is Juliet done up in a Pinky Street Style. I was originally just going to do Juliet, but I thought she needed to have someone to kill. I found this great Disco Zombie, and I thought it worked with the Pinky Street Style. “
” I have really been into making custom Nerf guns lately, so I decided to try to make one for good ol’ Mario. Here is what I imagine it would look like. The ammo of choice is a Bullet Bill, and of course there is a working flashlight for all those dark pipes he has to explore. “
” A jar of what appeared to be Blaze media mogul Glenn Beck’s urine with a President Obama toy in it is already going for $11,300 on eBay - and bids are rapidly rising.
According to Beck the jar is “art,” his reaction to reports of a painting of President Obama as Jesus Christ. The auction was posted on eBay with bidding beginning at $5.00. “
“Legendary fisherman, artist and conservationist, Dr. Guy Harvey, will host a film festival at the Tradewinds Island Grand Resort on Saturday, September 15, 2012, in conjunction with the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Symposium. Two of Harvey’s award-winning documentaries will be featured along with trailers for his upcoming films. Admission is free but parking is limited and will cost $5 per car. The first film with be shown at 7:00 p.m. with the second showing immediately following an intermission.”