You Are Beautiful

This was big when I was living in Florida. Someone did a “You Are Beautiful” in plastic cups in a fence, Southern-style, in, I think, Niceville (AGHHHH!), of all places. And Panama City. Reports of this have been floating around Honolulu…the phrase found in public toilets and such. Apparently the people who started this, I have heard, want you to feel free to do your own “You Are Beautiful” thang in any way you like. Please do. Read more at the You Are Beautiful website.

The Artist as a Full-on Bird

We love artists who write, and we love artists who use text in their work. Frances Stark is an artist, writer and poet. She occasionally uses test in her work, as in the mixed media work below on the left, “There will also be things that I don’t like,” from 2007. But sometimes her work is straightforward, and the title alone makes it whimsical, as on the work on the right below, entitled “Portrait of the Artist as a Full-on Bird,” 2004 (collage on casein on canvas board). Who can resist? Read more: Art in America feature See more: Frances Stark