michael sowa is composed surreally cryptic

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WHILE I WAS PLAYING with themes in search of a new look for Rather Rare Records over the past few weeks, I posted a page with a note of apology and explanation for all to see. To make the post eye-catching, I found this surreally cryptic painting by Michael Sowa and used it as the CONTINUE READING

wild wild western washington

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THE CASCADES are a range of mountains that cut a wild and wide slash through the state of Washington from top to bottom. That part of the state between the Pacific Ocean and those mountains is Western Washington; that part between the mountains and the rest of the United States is Eastern Washington.


the astounding creatures of masayoshi matsumoto

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MASAYOSHI MATSUMOTO uses balloons only! He has taken care to keep a very low profile: he is 25-years-old and a recent graduate of Tokyo Institute of Technology, where he studied organic polymer materials. I did find what appears to be his website at Isopresso. There he claims:

“I make many things with CONTINUE READING

evgeny kiselev and the invisible landscape

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PSYCHEDELIC ART is not easily defined. Wikipedia defines it as “any art inspired by psychedelic experiences known to follow the ingestion of psychoactive drugs such as LSD and psilocybin. The word ‘psychedelic’ means ‘mind manifesting.’ By that definition, all artistic efforts to depict the inner world of the psyche may be considered psychedelic.” Is that CONTINUE READING