The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

Sliz

The View from a Drawbridge

Every day on the way to work, I pass some graffiti on the highway by someone who calls him or herself “Sliz”. I choose to pronounce that “Sleaze”, but there’s nothing sleazy about this person’s artistic abilities. Just from the calligraphy I can tell he or she has a lot to offer the art world. …

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A friend of mine recently told me about a delightful collaboration. Two very different groups came together to create the beautiful piece shown below, which was then auctioned off to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital. I’ll let them speak for themselves. “This piece of art is the blossom of a relationship between two groups …

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A friend of mine sent me a link to an artist on fiverr who can take a photograph, such as this one, and transform it into a digital watercolor, like this. That’s pretty nifty, for five bucks. I love the result. I’ll probably have him do some more in the future. But this made me …

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I have a long-standing debate with a friend of mine about music sampling. He contends that it’s nothing but theft, and that it shows no artistic ability whatsoever. I, on the other hand, think that in this modern age, a snippet of digital code can be a musical instrument every bit as much as a …

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