So at the start of February I had 81 films on DVD/Blu-Ray that I still needed to watch. I did get through a few, made some good progress and now I have 92 left.
- 3 days ago
Artist of the Week
Toshihiko is our wonderful artist in residence here at ELP. He has been with us for just over 6 months and is here until December. So half way through, it’s about time we had a look at what he’s been up to.
Toshihiko graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts in 200. Since then has been heavily involved in printmaking and has won several awards including a scholarship from the Japanese government to further his artist practice overseas.
His specialist area is etching on copper. The drawings are extremely detailed and he draws the tonal areas of his plates dot by dot. He works delicately with magnifying glass in one hand and a hand made Swiss etching needle (of which he has a multitude of shapes and sizes).
The end result is certainly worth his dedication and patience. The work is grotesque in subject but so beautifully executed as you can see for yourself.
A pure joy and an inspiration in the studio, it’s a privilege to have Toshihiko working at ELP!
(via lustik)Source: eastlondonprintmakers
Found the best film title ever in the second hand shop on the way home. A Nymphoid Barbarian In Dinosaur Hell. So tempted to pick it up. I didn’t though, because the film could never live up to it’s own title. It’s a movie that is simply better as it exists in my head than reality.
Is is hell because there are dinosaurs, or is it literally the place where evil dinosaurs go when they die? I don’t want to find out and spoil it, but I’m going to assume the latter.
How does a human woman find herself in Dinosaur Hell? Maybe the Barbarian is dead too but she’s in Barbarian heaven where they get to hunt dinosaurs for fun and food. Could this film secretly be a deep philosophical meditation on the idea that one person’s heaven is another’s hell?