Ferdinand Cheval

26 01 2012

Ferdinand Cheval went postal. He was a postman who spent most of his life building what he called the ‘ideal palace’. Everyday he would pick up stones on his route and use them to make his palace. I imagine after a few years he must have had the cleanest town in France. He often worked at night. But that didn’t go unnoticed by the town folk who thought he was… odd. Could you blame them? Near the end of his life he began to receive some kudos from people like Picasso and Andre Breton.

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Nancy Fouts

26 01 2012

There are some artists who just rub you the wrong way. Ms. Fouts sends shivers up your spine. She has a way of animating common objects and creating images that won’t leave you alone. The images are like a virus. I think that using her images with the wrong victims could prove lethal. I wonder if she is aware of the power that she wields.

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