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Conceptual Requiem for a Ninja Yogi Dream

Posted in abstract, Art, art on paper, awesome, Drawing, dreams, expressionism, expressionist, figurative, gesture, gesture drawing with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by Tom Bennett

I’ve returned to a collaboration with Toni Tiller, making conceptual images illustrating her dream narratives. She posts her dreams at www.http://lastnightsdreams.wordpress.com/page/2/.

This is a conceptual mixed media sketch on paper, one of a few I’ll make for her dream, posted on 3/17/13, “Doing yoga with a ninja”.

Tom Bennett

ink, alcohol-based ink, graphite, gouache on paper

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Cole in Yer Stocking

Posted in Art, awesome, oil painting, Painting, Tom Bennett with tags , , , , , , , on October 13, 2011 by Tom Bennett

I’ve been away without art materials so I have nothing but this image of a painting by the 19th century painter Thomas Cole to post. It’s part of a series called The Course of an Empire, this being “Destruction”. As far as I’m concerned, its as good a symbol of the fate of contemporary western culture as any. Later, it’s my bed-time.

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The Course of an Empire: Destruction


Tommy Cole
Nice futurist hair-do.

My 3rd favorite elephant video

Posted in Art, awesome, film, video with tags , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by Tom Bennett

Arch Grounds Revitalization Project

Posted in 1904 World's Fair, Art, awareness, awesome, Jason Gray with tags , , on September 3, 2010 by Jason Gray

I’m not sure what kind of national press this has received so far, but in St. Louis, the project to revitalize the St. Louis Arch’s grounds for its fiftieth anniversary has been a huge topic of conversation. It will certainly be an undertaking of massive scale for the region, with cost estimated at upwards of 500 million dollars (for perspective, that is about what it cost to build Millennium Park in Chicago). The problem with the park grounds as it stands is mostly that an interstate slices it off from the rest of the city making access complicated. It appears that all of the teams are looking to emphasize the natural landscape, and at first, I felt that this was a bit of a disappointment, given that St. Louis already has one of the country’s largest and best landscaped public parks with Forest Park (where many cultural institutions, like the art museum, zoo, history museum, and science center, are located and are all free to enter). In my mind, I had hoped that the wonderful Citygarden concept would be extended to the riverfront. However, I can appreciate what adding another beautiful green space will do to the city. Hopefully, St. Louisans will take the cue and spur a litany of green design around town, which would really center the city as a hub of the ecologically based movement and bolster the local economy. Whatever the result, there is a lot of change in the air in St. Louis, and I am very happy for the opportunity to be experiencing it firsthand.

Here are a few pics from the five finalists in the associated design competition, followed by a video from my favorite team. The winner will be announced on September 24, 2010.

Fun Stuff!!

Posted in awesome, Jason Gray with tags , , on January 26, 2010 by Jason Gray