Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Be Here Now

Bees And Trees on Etsy
Bees and Trees

necklush on Etsy

Bees and Trees were just recently featured on a cool tumblr blog called buythisnow. It's run by Troy and Stephano of the oh so rad necklush.

They make these amazing scarves. --->

Tracy Jager on Bees and Trees
Tracy jager

Brandi Strickland on Bees and Trees
Brandi Strickland

Also featured were a couple of Bees and Trees' personal favorites Brandi Strickland aka Paperwhistle and Tracy Jager of Living Feral. Check it out!
buythisnow on tumblr

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Secrets of the Magicians Revealed

painting in progress

Concert Poster
I photographed my most recent oil painting as it progressed. I thought it would be cool to chronicle the painting’s development. I’ve never painted a landscape in oil in quite this way, but this method of painting some colorful, abstract stuff and then painting a landscape over the top, is something I’ve done in gouache a few times. This painting is part of a group of new work combining two painted languages. This work refers to Romantic trends, and themes of transcendence in visual art from the mid 19th and the mid 20th century. It keeps me off the street.

Albert Bierstadt

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Get Paid

I recently scored a gig writing some articles about skateboarding. So, since skateboarding has been on my mind I thought I’d share one of the coolest skateboarding videos I’ve seen in a long, long time (pun intended, you’ll see…). Chris Long is a young skater getting radical in my hometown of Chattanooga, TN. He’s got an awesome style and this video looks great. Dirty south DIY to the max.

For a taste of old school flav’ check out Skateboard Kings, a cool 1978 documentary with a stupid name featuring Tony Alva and some of those other Dogtown guys.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Justin Horne - Featured Artist

Justin Horne is a multi-media artist in NYC. For Horne, the practice of art making never stops and is not bound by the studio. With an extraordinary eye for color and form, he finds beauty in the mundane. Horne’s photographs, as well as his paintings, sculptures and installations, display formal and minimal elegance. His work exudes warmth, positivity and a sense of wonder for aspects of the urban environment that are typically taken for granted and ignored.

In lieu of our usual Artist Feature we asked Justin Horne to do an exclusive photo essay for BeesAndTrees. What he provided surpassed our expectations and exemplifies his uncanny knack for recognizing and extracting beauty from the most unlikely places.

“Street and Sidewalk”
A photo essay by Justin Horne
These images are excerpts from a series of photographic works documenting the flotsam and jetsam that flows throughout the pavement surfaces of New York City.

Please Click images to enlarge.



Extension Cord

Curb Monster


Super Specials

Coat hanger

Leaf Cap

Paper Plate Moon


“The most powerful works of art for me are ones that inspire a visual and visceral experience. The work is an event, as well as a conduit to a greater process. Hopefully my work can offer an intimate discovery for an individual by relying on their imagination as they encounter it. My work proposes the possibility for some world other than the one we experience. I strive to illustrate the concept of potential, in its most general sense. By utilizing either what is salient, or what may seem intangible, or positing what could be. Potential is the agent to the mystery that keeps a plot rich and rolling. What harnesses potential could very well be a foundation for the next revelation.”
--Justin Horne
Brooklyn, NY

See more of Justin Horne’s work here:
Phillips Art Expert
Sparkling Fresh Art

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Jena, over at the super cool blog Modish, just featured some of our portraits and gave us a most complimentary shout out! We really appreciate the kind words from such a well respected blog.

Go over there and check it out!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Blue Hawaii

None of this actually has anything to do with Hawaii, but it sure does seem like a nice place. In my imagination the weather there is always nice and there are no hassles. I've heard it's expensive, but you get what you pay for.