Archive for February 2009

Another Mag.

The magical dresses that Tilda Swinton wears in this photo shoot BLOW MY MIND!

Buffy Cutler's cheeky images.

Buffy Cutler is an illustrator/collage artist/"image-maker" (as she calls herself) and is definitely one to watch.

Lauren Denitzio's Dictionary drawings.

Brooklyn artist Lauren Denitzio's drawings are on dictionary pages and that makes me love them even more.

Female candidates line up for 2010

A slew of formidable female candidates, mostly Democrats, are lining up to run for the Senate in 2010, enough to raise the prospect of a surge of women into a chamber that currently has just 17 women senators.

Even at this early point in the election cycle, two prominent statewide female officeholders have announced their campaigns in key battleground states and at least 10 other experienced female candidates — ranging from state officials to former CEOs to members of Congress— are considering bids for the Senate.

Women fight for rights in Iran:

Great article in NY Times today about women taking stand for their rights in Iran:

"Women’s rights advocates say Iranian women are displaying a growing determination to achieve equal status in this conservative Muslim theocracy, where male supremacy is still enscribed in the legal code. One in five marriages now end in divorce, according to government data, a fourfold increase in the past 15 years..."

"Open Book Girl" Cover for Boston's Weekly Dig

My latest piece "Open Book Girl" is the cover for this week's Valentine's Day issue of Boston's Weekly Dig - on newsstands now in the greater Boston area. It's free so if you're there pick yourself up a copy. The Dig is a cool weekly mag with a progressive political slant and an appreciation for art. I'm imagining frozen peeps in Boston walking around clutching her naked flesh!

Whistling Past the Graveyard...

Want to see Mercedes Helnwein's drawings come to life?: "The formerly frozen characters of her drawings jerk to life for the first time in thick saturated colors. The toys, antlers and masks are carried over from paper to video, creating a strange world powered by the machine-like movements of the women who are the central inhabitants of Mercedes Helnwein's work -- the perpetrators and the trouble-makers. Music was composed by Ali Helnwein."

Greenpeace's Capitol Climate Action:

Be a part of the largest mass civil disobedience for the climate in US history. (of course you have to fly to get there...but still.)

On March 2, join thousands of people in a multi-generational act of civil disobedience at the Capitol Power Plant — a plant that powers Congress with dirty energy and symbolizes a past that cannot be our future. Let’s use this as a rallying cry for a clean energy economy that will protect the health of our families, our climate, and our future.

pam + vivienne

Pamela Anderson for Vivienne Westwood
Spring 2009 ad campaign photographed by Juergen Teller

this is for you anne =)

2/14: USC V-Day "The Vagina Monologues" with Special Guest Eve Ensler

February, 14th 2009 4:30 PM - 10:00 PM

The sixth annual USC performance of The Vagina Monologues will benefit A Window Between Worlds. Eve Ensler, Vagina Monologues playwright, and Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2008 United Nations Human Rights winner, will attend this year's USC V-Day event.

A Window Between Worlds is an amazing nonprofit organization I have been involved with that uses art to help survivors of domestic violence. Since 1991, AWBW has provided creative expression as a healing tool for over 40,000 battered women and their children in crisis shelters, transitional homes, and outreach centers throughout the United States. 100% of the proceeds will benefit AWBW which will make a tremendous difference in the lives of so many women and their children.
You can buy general admission tickets for $18 here and VIP Packages are available through AWBW here.

Blue gold wars just beginning...