Category Archives : Curious George

vignettes of the nite XXXIII: beauty and the beast

Lady Amherst’s Pheasant. Have you ever seen such gorgeousness? I’m enthralled. And of course in a Google search, I find out people are breeding and selling them! Why? Because they can. Its like when I recently read that in traditional Chinese medicine the bile of black bears is extracted (after caging and painful process) for […]

vignettes of the nite: XXIX: beckett by pinter

(you try to write a sentence like that) Love this vid of Harold Pinter recounting memories of Samuel Beckett and performing – in a maniacal rush – the last of ‘The Unnamable’, 1953. Its the third book in Beckett’s famous trilogy, which you can download here for free as I intend to! Have only read […]

light in darkness

In honor of Winter Solstice…make of it what you will! There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton (from Vesalius in Zante, 1902) Mona Hatoum, Current Disturbance, 1996 (White Chapel, 2011 installation) I love this the quote, and when I thought of coupling […]

vignettes of the night XXIX: the color of utopia

Ever heard of Baker-Miller pink? Me neither. I came across it randomly on a recent image search and it intrigued me. The idea of a color that could calm violent prisoners. It was devised by a researcher, Alexander Schauss, in the 1970s. He wanted to know, specifically, if various wavelengths of light – ie. color […]