Francis Alÿs, Nightwatch, 2004.
Surveillance cameras observe a fox exploring the Tudor and Georgian rooms of the National Portrait Gallery at night.
my now favoritest thing. finally a fox with some *taste*!
Le Chat Noir, Paris, or “The Studio Cat”, André Kertész via poboh
André Kertész (2 July 1894 – 28 September 1985), born Kertész Andor, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay. In the early years of his career, his then-unorthodox camera angles and style prevented his work from gaining wider recognition. Kertész never felt that he had gained the worldwide recognition he deserved. Today he is considered one of the seminal figures of photojournalism.
This awesome snake sculpture is 40 feet long and made of green willow and other organic materials. It resides next to the Jade Water Pavillion in the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden in Vancouver, British Columbia and will be on display until the end of April 2013.
“As part of the Eco-Arts program at the Community Arts Council Vancouver (CACV), this snake is created by community members with the guidance and vision of Alastair Heseltine to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Alastair Heseltine is a prominent Hornby Island artist who has worked extensively with environmental mixed media. The green willow usually sprouts around April, so the snake will become truly a living object and achieve a whole different look in the spring!”
[via the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden Society of Vancouver]
(Second photo taken by Arlen Redekop via The Province)
Actually it’s the satanic leaf-tailed gecko who sees you when you are sleeping (and knows when you’re awake). Ignore all suggestions to the contrary. Via rhamphotheca:
The satanic leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus phantasticus) is the smallest of 12 species of bizarre-looking leaf-tailed geckos. The nocturnal creature has extremely cryptic camouflage so it can hide out in forests in Madagascar. This group of geckos is found only in primary, undisturbed forests, so their populations are very sensitive to habitat destruction. Large Uroplatus species have more teeth than any other living terrestrial vertebrate species.
(photo: Piotr Naskrecki; via: Live Science)
Today’s a great day to read a book. On an elephant.
Klaus Kinski (October 18, 1926 – November 23, 1991) starring in what may be the greatest photo I’ve seen this week
Kinski in a bed of gun and dog tongue. Now try to sleep tonight.