Theme Time Post 4 – Eyes


Louise Bourgeois, Eye Benches, Black Zimbabwe granite


Dorothy Cross, Eyemaker, still from DVD


Man Ray, Indestructible Object (or Object to Be Destroyed), 1964 (replica of 1923 original). Metronome with cutout photograph of eye on pendulum


Janine Antoni, Pestle and Mortar


Barbara Kruger


Jochem Hendricks, Eye Drawing

Drawings done by using a machine to track the movements of the eyes. Link


A still from the famous eye ball slicing scene from Un Chien Andalou (1929) by Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel

Susan MacWilliam,  After Image,2002, B+W and Colour, Stereo, 4 mins 30 secs.

‘After Image’ delves into the bizarre and the extraordinary, exploring the myth that the last image seen before death is retained on the retina of the eye. ‘After Image’ uses film footage from Dario Argento’s obscure 1971 film ‘Four Flies on Grey Velvet’ (Italy) and ‘Los Muertos Hablan’ (Gabriel Soria, 1935, Mexico) alongside footage shot by the artist. Link


René Magritte, Le Faux Miroir, 1928

Theme Time Post 3 – Water

Hans Haacke, Condensation Cube, 1963

 Mary McIntyre, The Lough V


Cliona Harmey, rain video installation
3 video loops and audio track,
height 2(6ft x 8ft)

Cliona has various sound and video projects relating to water on her website


Francis Alys, Something Leads to Nothing

Richard Long, White Water Line, 1990
from the Guardian website Link

Henk Hofstra’s Blue Road in Drachten (Holland) stretches 1000 meters long

via wooster collective


Ceal Floyer, H2O Diptych, two monitors, two DVDs, Silent, 60 mins each
Edition 4 of 5

In this video diptych there is a glass of sparkling water losing its fizz and a pot of water boiling.

Jeppe Hein – Appearing Rooms – sculptural fountain

Greyworld have developed a system for writing with bubbles in water

Gary Coyle, Lovely Water

From a series of photographs taken by the artist during daily swims in the sea.


Theme Time Post number 2 – Hair


Kathy Prendergast, The End and the Beginning II, 1996, three generations of human hair & wooden spool, 5.5 x 4 cm

Lorna Simpson, Wigs, waterless lithograph on felt.
Walker Art Center Collection, T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1995.

Mona Hatoum, Exodus II, 2002, card board, leather, metal. human hair, wax

Ann Hamilton, Tropos
An installation invloving the filling of a warehouse with horse hair.


An electron microscope image of Anne Bronté’s hair by Cornelia Parker

Untitled (Facial Hair Transplants), Ana Mendieta, March-April 1972/1997.

Andrew Folan –Link

Marina Abramovic and Ulay

Robert Gober, Untitled Candle, Beeswax, string and human hair

from Matthew Marks Gallery


Jim Dine, Hair, c.1969; a pair of pencil drawings

Kiki Smith, Wolf Girl, 1999, Etching on paper, 20 x 16 inches

from the PBS art21 site

Theme Time Blog Posts – Food

I’ve been listening to Various episodes of Bob Dylan’s Theme Time Radio Hour while working in my studio recently.  For a bit of fun I have decided to do a series of posts featuring art work relating to one of Bob’s themes. Up first: food.

This still life was sculpted from wet coloured toilet paper by Caroline McCarthy.

Caroline McCarthy, Still Life 2002, C-print, 24 13/16 x 35 7/16 inches (63 x 90 cm), edition 3 of 6, framed

Can’t have a thread about food and art without Claes Oldenburg. 

Claes Oldenburg, (installation at Green Gallery, New York, Fall 1962 including Floor Cake and Floor Cone)
Canvas filled with foam rubber and cardboard boxes, painted with synthetic polymer paint and latex

Tonico Lemos Auad

Joseph Beuys, Fat Chair

Antony Gormley, Bed, 1980-1981, bread and paraffin wax

Alice Maher, Bread Tree

There are a lot of artists working with bread. Here is Alice Maher’s Bread Tree which was featured in an exhibition in west cork to do with bread.

Tom Friedman, Loop, spaghetti

David Sherry pays for meals he hasn’t eaten

Janine Antoni, gnaw

600 lbs. of chocolate, gnawed by the artist. 600 lbs. of lard, gnawed by the artist. Display case with 45 heart-shaped packages for chocolate made from chewed chocolate removed from the chocolate cube and 400 lipsticks made with pigment, beeswax and chewed lard removed from the lard cube.

All of this food has one invetiable conclusion. Here is Wim Delvoye’s famous (infamous?) machine which recreates the process of human digestion. It is fed, digests the food, and defecates.

Wim Delvoye, Cloaca

Here it is featured on Eurotrash