Bullets to Hashtags

In the absence of words there are just images. Here are some of the more thought provoking photographs that have helped me think about, process and grieve the tragedies of this week.     Alton Sterling, Philandro Castile. “There is no contradiction between supporting law enforcement…and also saying there are problems, biases to be rooted out.” ~ … Continue reading Bullets to Hashtags

Christian Louboutin and His Stylish Take on “the Gaze”

  If you walk up to any makeup counter or shoe salesperson wanting to create the perfect nude lip or find a classic nude pump you will likely get one shade.  What if that nude looks nothing like your skin tone?  Why is the universally accepted nude distilled to a single ivory hue? If you’ve never even thought of … Continue reading Christian Louboutin and His Stylish Take on “the Gaze”

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-28: Shinique Smith

When I started Culture Shock Art in 2010, my goal was to explore street art and graffiti in Los Angeles, after I stumbled upon street artist JR’s work completely by accident.  The process of discovery through investigating the origins of one of his murals led me to his 2010 TED talk after which I purchased one of his lithographs.  That … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-28: Shinique Smith

Artist a Day Challenge 2016- 23-25: Pas de Duke: Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Mikhail Baryshnikov & the Art of Movement

  I somehow missed a post yesterday!  Thankfully I follow some incredible creatives on Instagram who inspire me daily, in fact so much so that I’m covering three inspirational artists and art forms in one post! I’m convinced designer Duro Olowu uses his Instagram page as a mood board for his collections, because he finds the most … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016- 23-25: Pas de Duke: Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Mikhail Baryshnikov & the Art of Movement

Artist a Day Challenge 2016-11: Nick Cave

Nick Cave’s soundsuits are wondrously colorful, captivating, sculptural pieces that amplify the beauty of the human body in motion.  In 1992 Cave created his first soundsuit out of twigs and discarded items found in a park and conceived the suit in response to police brutality after the Rodney King beatings in Los Angeles. That first soundsuit was a commentary on the detachment between the … Continue reading Artist a Day Challenge 2016-11: Nick Cave