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Thursday, June 24th, 2010
3:54 pm
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Monday, September 14th, 2009
7:42 pm
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Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
2:49 pm
I finally got my website finished!... If anyone has any feedbck on it, it's very much appreciated!!! :)


Current Mood: accomplished
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Monday, April 20th, 2009
2:04 am
New Website
I FINALLY got my website up and running!

It's at http://www.andrew-carson.com

the only thing not fully uploaded yet is my work, but there are links on the site as to where to find more...

Let me know what you think! :)


Current Mood: artistic
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Monday, March 2nd, 2009
12:54 pm
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Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
1:02 pm
deeply superficial
This is not a critique of Andy Warhol.

Naturally most people scorn at the fashion industry, and may be rightly so, but probably without thinking deeply within themselves as to why they look down upon it. For me, it's because I feel that the fashion industry is very much authoritarian. Right at the top you have the magazine editors, who decide what kind of couture (clothes) will fill up the pages of the magazine. Then over the coming months, the designs filter onto the high street, usually taking the form of couture which range in prices from relatively cheap to obscenely expensive.

Now trying to understand this, and my obscure analogy with an authoritarian regime, what the fashion industry is essentially doing is telling us and coercing us into wearing the kind of clothes it's promoting and advertising. This kind of fashion isn't an art form, nor does it come anywhere close to it, and probably the only people who can be classed as artists are the coutures (fashion designers), who are also responsible, but only a few them, as it is their clothes that have decided the direction of the market over the years.

Personally, I think what we wear should essentially be a representation or a form of expression as to how we feel inside, so to make fashion less superficial and provide more meaning into the character of a person. I guess you could argue that, anything a person wears is a representation of the inner self because it's the inner self that decides what to wear in the first place. But even though a person chooses what they wear, clothes are usually chosen because either they 'look good', or because they're 'in fashion' - so everyone ends up blending in with everyone else—which is false because everyone's different.

There's nothing wrong with wearing clothes which 'look good', it's just that no-one would wear clothes just to 'look good' if it wasn't emphasized so much by the whole fashion industry and then inevitably the media industry. In essence, the fashion industry has over the years created the notion of wearing clothes to look good, and so resulting in the state we are in today, where the word beauty literally means 'how good you look' which also results in our fallibility to define beauty as conventionally aesthetically pleasing people.

The alternative; if there were no fashion shows setting the trends, and no fashion magazines telling us what to wear, then the clothes at the high street shops would be pretty generic, and so it would stimulate peoples fantastic sense of creativity to modify their own clothes for their own suitability. And so people would be genuine individuals, wearing beautiful clothes, and in the truest sense of the word, everyone would be beautiful.

As for the coutures (fashion designers), I don't think the problem of the fashion industry lies with them, because they're there the ones creating the clothes in the very first place; and to illustrate the point of the monopoly of the fashion industry, whichever designers' concepts are taken up by the high street fashion labels, the designers' who's concepts aren't taken up are in essence rejected, and so diversity is essentially inhibited.
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Monday, July 7th, 2008
9:35 pm
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Saturday, July 5th, 2008
3:26 pm
George Rostov
“Some never notice me in the Gents toilet. Some never see me, in the far corner, seemingly looking innocently at the dirty floor as I wait for the first golden drops to dribble out. Some never realise what I’m in there for, what I’m there for every day, each morning, patiently waiting for the right opportunity. Some never suspect; but others, mostly married, mostly old, they know. They know there’s a small hole drilled through the wooden partitions dividing the third and fourth cubicles, and that on the walls of the second, the telephone numbers of lonely transvestites and the sordid fantasies of middle-aged husbands are scrawled in biro. They know why the toothless pensioners furtively peer around, seemingly taking forever to dry their hands beneath the meek waft of air from the temperamental drier, it’s stiff circular button covered in a sticker, the design long since rubbed away, leaving only peeling white remains. They know the times of day when the cleaner arrives, her mop barging through the puddles of piss like a sword cutting through flesh, the toilet emptying out as she reloads the smashed-up paper dispensers, her hair greasy, her cheeks plump, swollen like an over-ripe fruit and her eyes vacant, dumb like that of a cow’s led to the slaughterhouse. 
They know what goes on....”
George Rostov’s blog is now online, dribbling with gratuitous references to fisting, faggotry and felching, and positively oozing with lewdness and filth (not to mention to Herpes and Hep C). Feel free to pour scorn and hate upon his immaculately tonsured head, and report him forthwith to the authorities.
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Friday, July 4th, 2008
10:27 pm
Warhol and the Beats
I'm finding that there seems to be some kind of a similarity between the Beat Generation and Warhol. Both were somewhat alike in the sense that they had a different 'outlook on life' compared to the norm. They bought a different enthusiasm which society couldn't and wouldn't handle. Being so much within 'society' means that true expression and the chance to develop your own take on life never takes place. 'Society' forces everyone to adhere to everybody else, to be 'normal', and then claims this as 'freedom' and tells us of 'diversity' which exists in our society. The Beat Genration and Warhol existed quite seperate from society; allowing them to develop and nurture ideas and live in 'harmony'—in the sense that they could hold their own perspectives and ideas without the ideals and niceties of life being forced onto them by 'society'. You would say that the Beat Generation existed within the framework of society—a lot of what they did was together and within the boundaries of the 'norms' set by 'society'. But when explored, you discover they didn't. They partied and socialised not primarily for partying's sake, but to share and explore ideas, and look for new experiences by being with other people. Because they were very much aware of the aforementioned things, their whole intention was different, they were very much outside of 'society'. I guess this is also true in Warhol's case. You see, I don't think that the other people within Warhol's group had the same outlook or even the same ideas as Warhol himself, and I also think that the people around Warhol probably garnered an idea about him and what he was and what he was doing, but I somehow think they didn't really know him. Warhol somehow seems that he was very much his own, and no-one really understood him, and so he played along to peoples perceptions of whatever they thought of him.
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3:54 pm
I really want to hate him, but I can't. I've seen videos of him, and interviews, and I really want to hate him, but I can't. I have a burning desire to hate him, I really do, but i can't. From what I see, I think he's marvellous. He somehow represents a lot of the 'superficiality' surrounding the modern era, but with him, this superficiality isn't really superficiality, it's some sort of deepness and depth. Yet when a lot of people emulate, idolize or even show deep admiration for him, more often than not, it's superficiality. I think the only way to (truly) understand him and his work is not to show any kind of affection and admiration for him and his work, and to view them with a sceptical eye, as to understand the 'Warhol' behind the work.
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Tuesday, May 13th, 2008
12:46 pm

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Friday, November 23rd, 2007
11:35 pm
at work at the kichen table and in the studio

prepping for and really looking forward to upcoming Aqua Art Fair in Miami Dec 4-9



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Monday, September 3rd, 2007
2:36 pm

This was something I wrote a few months ago, for someone I cared for/still care for very much.

You are not a bad person and I cannot hate you. You are what I want, but I won't have you if I can't have all of you. It's either we are or we aren't. Nothing in between. You are my friend and I want it to stay that way, no matter what happens. You are in my life and I want you to stay there, but right now you are not at the place where I want you to be. Hovering in a gray area, lines get blurred and I was beginning to lose my grasp on what I can and cannot do and hope and ask for. I don't want you to hurt me and I don't want to hurt you, so for the moment, let's just stick to a place where we know where we stand. Fix whatever you have to get fixed, and I'll find whatever I have to find.

I don't know what the future holds. I'll only know what's supposed to happen when it does happen. I do not have a crystal ball, I do not have all the answers - I only have this life to live and this time around I need to live it for me. Figuratively, my heart is in a safe that you keep in your basement. It's yours if you want it, but you won't be able to open that safe until I let you. And no, I can't let you. Not right now. Because you don't know what you want.

You and me, we are a chapter in my book that I do not want to add a note of finality to. We are a chapter in my book that I do not want to close for good; instead, merely bookmark. When the time is right, I'll go back to our chapter & the story will be allowed to play out, whether it be through the eyes of just friends or through the eyes of lovers, the way it was meant to be played out.

But the chapter had to be closed, in the end, because he wasn't the person I thought (and really wanted to believe) he was. Oh well. Life goes on.
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Thursday, August 23rd, 2007
12:53 am
Third Letter
Third Letter
'Third Letter'
to the unknown from the artist at 27 (1999)
(nails, acrylic, aluminum sheeting over wood)
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Sunday, August 19th, 2007
12:18 am
Cold Crush
Distinct face of paleness ridiculous to the core. Attached there are huge windows of dark pearls. It stares at me with sparkles of light interupted by blinks of feathers. This was all in the daylight.

Skirt of black rubber slippers under pairs of white sticks, I think they call feet. Dancing in the air like nobody's there I saw these all that paralizing moving picture made me stare.

Retained in my soul and forever it stays this way: remembering you with your ghostly coiffure of brown and black like the sea when it attacks in a stormy whether; it's fierce and dark yet it's lovely like horror movies. I want it with each part of me.

It is you alone and only you makes me giggle right out of the blue. I am highly dillusional and how sweet is that? Your words, your ways, are weird and tall like a scottish mansion that I'd like to explore.

I wonder sometimes if it is only me or if onetime you've also wanted me.
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Saturday, June 30th, 2007
8:06 pm
artist feature :: ray caesar

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Thursday, April 5th, 2007
3:38 pm
as requested...some poetry:)
Rebel riot girls defying notions
I bleed and shake taking you through the motions
Scars lie and the wound never heals
Its me from the world that your heart steals
Magic love potions and fairy dust eyes
Cotton candy cheeks and white creamy thighs
I hide behind this exotic mask
I wish living was an easier task
Doll face and blue veins
Every time I cry I can feel the reigns.

Sleepy aura makes for lazy days
I awake shakey and in a drug haze
Afflictions and addictions
Abuses and conflictions
Sad and true are the dream lands
Cold and clammy are my tarnished hands
Lies and sick men
I exist only through my pen
Obscure expressions
Insane confessions
Heavy eye lids and wrinkled skin
I belong to fantasy and not to sin.

just two that i had available:)

Current Mood: artistic
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Wednesday, April 4th, 2007
4:51 pm
im new.
just thought i would try to make some friends on this community.
seems we all have so much in common.
im in seattle late 20's.really into art and i write poetry:)


Current Mood: amused
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Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
4:13 pm
Instructional Drawing...
Hi , i have just joined this community and for my first post i would like to tell you about my most recent project that you may wish to take part in....
for further information about me please look at my journal r get in touch via e-mail.
thanks Rachael.

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Instructional Drawing
Deadline: None

Brief: Using the postal system, please send me a written drawing instruction which involves any media and any technique. Please send the instruction on a post card sized surface (6x4inch).

The drawing instruction can be as detailed or as vague as you wish. The instruction can contain an image on the post card (i.e an example of the instruction or background image), but must also include a written version of the instruction.

Examples of drawing instructions :

* Draw a line with a ruler and pencil 10-cm long along the left had side of the drawing surface.


*Paint a free hand circle.


* Walk over the drawing surface

***Use your imagination and instruct me to create my drawings.***

An original instructional drawing will be sent back to those who participate so please include your name and address.

Contact: Please send your mail to the following address
Rachael Elwell
37 Arthur Millwood Court
Rodney Street
M3 5HR

e-mail: postalart@hotmail.co.uk blog: http://salmailart.livejournal.com/

Current Mood: busy
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4:34 pm
I wish to present you the new web-zine-galery, devoted to the modern art of Belarus: photo, painting, music. On h-a-z-e.org you will find MP3 of belarus experimental electronic music projects.

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