Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ben Venom, Heavy Metal Quilter

More badass tapestries coming at you here.

Henry Miller, Asleep & Awake

A fascinating 1975 interview with the American writer, painter, and philosopher:

"Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such."

"Our whole theory of education is based on the absurd notion that we must learn to swim on land before tackling the water."

"I see myself forever and ever as the ridiculous man, the lonely soul, the wanderer, the restless frustrated artist,
the man in love with love, always in search of the absolute, always seeking the unattainable."

"Paint what you like and die happy."

Leap Yeah!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Born to be Bad

Screen printed tees coming soon.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gone Swimming

Lil Buck & Yo-Yo Ma

Check out this collaboration by Chinese cellist Yo-Yo Ma and LA-based dancer Lil Buck, captured by Spike Jonze.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Bell Towers - Scavengers

Music video here, directed by Expialidocious.

David Lynch Quotes

I don't think that people accept the fact that life doesn't make sense. I think it makes people terribly uncomfortable. It seems like religion and myth were invented against that, trying to make sense out of it.

We think we understand the rules when we become adults but what we really experience is a narrowing of the imagination.

My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.

Absurdity is what I like most in life, and there's humor in struggling in ignorance. If you saw a man repeatedly running into a wall until he was a bloody pulp, after a while it would make you laugh because it becomes absurd.

I don't think about technique. The ideas dictate everything, you have to be true to that or you're dead.

When you're an artist, you pick up on certain things that are in the air. You just feel it. It's not like you're sitting down, thinking, "What can I do to really mess things up?" You're getting ideas, and then the ideas feed into a story, and the story takes shape. And if you're honest about it and you're thinking about characters and what they do, you now see that your ideas are about trouble. You're feeling more depth, and you're describing something that is going on in some way.

We're all like detectives in life. There's something at the end of the trail that we're all looking for.

I Heart the 80's

1980 Citro├źn Karin

1985 MJ Prediction

Young Obama

Remake Please

Skinny Chuck


A few images of drawings, old and new:

Friday, February 17, 2012


Darrel Perkins. Solipsism. Oil on Canvas. 2012

Solipsism is the philosophical idea that only one's own mind, alone, is sure to exist. The external world and other minds are unknown, nonexistent in reality, and constructed by one's own mind. In it's nature, it is a lonely and egotistical existence.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

And Men Want to Be Him. Linocut. 2010

Linocut. 2006

Heavy Soul. Screenprint. 2011

L'Amant. Linocut. 2010

L.I.E. Linocut. 2010

Orpheus & Eurydice. Linocut. 2007

Oil on Board. 2009

Linocut. 2007

Verus Tactus. Linocut. 2010

Danse Macabre. Linocut. 2011

All work by Darrel Perkins