Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cause Attaboy Sez- You Might Be A Monster!

Attaboy has a great new book out "You Might Be A Monster", a perfect hip gift for yourself or some kids in need of inspired imagination. Not to mention it may make all those "monsters" seem a little less scary. He is hosting a number of book signings around town and points yonder in the near future.

8/6/11: The Escapist 

3090 Claremont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

Book Release and Attaboy Reads and Signs at Berkeley’s amazing new book store.

8/7/11: SFMOMA 

151 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Book Release and Attaboy Reads and Signs at the SFMOMA! This will be a reading followed by a signing, as part of their family activities day. 
"Attaboy's creepy cool monsters are an insane delight. They'll leap off the page, squirm through your optic nerve, and haunt your brain forever. And that's a good thing." 
- Mark Fraunfelder, founder of Boing Boing

Scott Marr’s Pigmented Pyrography

Australian artist Scott Marr has a unique technique of drawing using pyrography (the art of using a heated tip to burn or scorch designs onto wood) and painting with natural pigments, predominantly from the bush. His works just blew us away- beautiful creatures and anthropomorphic mixtures - full of poetic tiny details, tribal decor and emotional imaginings.

“By the time Scott sits down at the easel, his works of art are already well underway. A large part of Scott’s artistic practice is comprised of the identification, collection and preparation of an astounding range of natural pigments. His bush pigments are unpredictable by nature, ensuring that each work of art is imbued with a genuine uniqueness. The variable palette reflects the dynamic and seasonal character of the natural world, where no two days or places are the same. Scott says, “Over the past few years, I’ve been experimenting with the extraction and application of natural pigments. I now feel my experimentation has become my applied practice. This confidence together with the discovery of new colors has opened up new dimensions for my art”.” - Via KatoomaFineArt

For Scott’s art blog, click here.
For a look/listen at Osunlade's new album "Pyrography", for which Scott did all the incredible art, click here. 

(Originally posted in the Eclectix "BURN" Issue, July 2011,
 along with the permanent online exhibit of fire-related art, LINK HERE.)