14 May 2011


For the uninitiated, planking involves the subject lying face down on, across, over or inside an object – the stranger the better – and then taking a photograph of the stunt to upload onto Facebook.

Alex Mustard

Swimming through an area of extreme natural beauty, this diver surveys the underwater canyons on his either side. But this British scuba diver is actually between two tectonic plates.
Alex Mustard, 36, dived 80ft into the crevice between the North American and Eurasian plates near Iceland to capture these spectacular photos. The area is riddled with faults, valleys, volcanoes and hot springs, caused by the plates pulling apart at about one inch per year.

9 May 2011

Last night I saw you..........

Last night I saw you
in a dream perhaps.
Dancing slowly,
arms outstretched
and reaching,
brushing stars
and being swayed,

6 May 2011


Charles-Louis La Salle

Charles-Louis La Salle was born in Hanoi in 1938. He spent his childhood in Indochina and adolescence in Africa.
He studied at the School of Decorative Arts (Arts Déco) in Paris where he arrived at the age of 18.
Thereafter, he traveled throughout all of Europe seeking the sources of his inspiration and cultural identity.
He settled in Provence in 1966.

2 May 2011

Beverly Jozwiak

Armin Mersmann

Armin Mersmann was born in Remscheid, Germany in 1955. In1962, along with his parents he immigrated to the United States. Mersmann grew up in an artistic environment and was greatly influenced and tutored by his father, Fritz, a successful oil painter. Mersmann feels his career as an artist was inevitable; "I never made the conscious choice to be an artist, it’s just what I did."

After four years of college, Mersmann began a very successful stint as a portrait artist in Chicago, IL. Although financially rewarding, he stopped doing commission work and soon found more interest in the fine arts, work that at times is controversial, but more satisfying conceptually. "Art, my sanctuary, the very thing that gave me such pleasure was now reduced to making a living. Art is too precious for me to make decisions based on finances." This does not mean Mersmann will never do a commissioned portrait but it has to interest him conceptually, and he insists on total control over the image.
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