Billy Collins on TED

March 26, 2012

Another brilliant TED talk from a poet Billy Collins. The last poem which he read himself was a glimpse into what I, as well as almost every parent, do to my children. Laughable and so damnable, but how to help it?..

Great poetry and great animation!

http://video.ted.com/assets/player/swf/EmbedPlayer.swf

There is a website with more animated poems by Billy Collins:�http://bcactionpoet.org/

 

Everyone must see this latest TED talk by French artist JR. He takes it further along the road which Banksy walks. Or used to walk. This is the art concept which touched me like no other art for the last couple of years.

Hurrah! Hurrah! Hurrah!

November 30, 2009

He is one of the amazing ones!

Let’s enjoy something deep and meaningful. Something beautiful and innocent, created with the skill and the soul. 

Today I especially dislike the conceptual and otherwise visual art of today, with the exception of Banksy and book illustration. 

“The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us mainly with the slow and self-obsessed to become our artists. Modern art is a disaster area. Never in the field of human history has so much been used by so many to say so little.”     Banksy

Here is a nice blog entry about him.

The accidental finding of the previous video led to another one, which reminded me about something I was thinking sometime now and today in connection to my work – the need to have a human presence in a picture. Otherwise it seems meaningless… Why, I do not know.