Month: December 2012

Happy Holidays from Eye Forward!!!

We are off till January 7th! See you in 2013!

12/21/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: General

The artist Gisele Dailly Van Waterschoot Van der Gracht

My friend Brooke showed me this amazing blog post from – an online interview magazine which in itself it is a great site but this particular post and interview with the artist Gisele Dailly Van Waterschoot Van der Gracht is so amazing and beautful I almost cry every time I look at the images and read it. What an inspiration, she is 100 years old and lives in Amsterdam. ! See it href=””>

12/20/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Art, General


“Adventgram” Photo Project by David Sykes – Christmas is coming!

I love Advent Calendars at Christmas and for the second year running, still life London photographer David Sykes is at work on his Adventgram Project. Every day until Christmas, he will shoot the number of the date on his phone and publish it on Instagram. I have been waking up every morning to the day’s number and it is so much fun. Follow him @davidsykes

12/19/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: General, Photography


KAWS at the Thanksgiving Macy Day Parade!

We LOVE KAWS and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and this lovely film from NOWNESS by Brian Sumner.

A 41-foot-high monochrome balloon courtesy of the artist KAWS, aka Brian Donnelly, is the airborne star of today’s film from director Jake Sumner. The helium-filled polyurethane version of KAWS’s famous “Companion”, a cartoon-like ghoul that sits with its head in its hands as though weeping, was immortalized in all its tragi-comic glory as it drifted along the Upper West Side towards downtown Manhattan last month during the famed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “I grew up partly on Central Park West and really loved watching the parade as a kid,” says Sumner, whose recent directorial work includes a music video for Lissy Trullie’s “It’s Only You Isn’t It,” starring Chloë Sevigny. “There was always a very magical feeling to the way the balloons moved.” Part of a dual, simultaneous release of a partner short for I Am Other, the Google channel belonging to musician and KAWS enthusiast Pharrell Williams, this film sees the melancholic creation surreally hovering behind traditional blow-up effigies of Kermit the Frog, Hello Kitty, and the 86-year-old parade’s first floating figure, Felix the Cat. The inclusion of “Companion” proved something of a watershed moment for Donnelly, whose artistic career began with tagging in New Jersey and New York’s derelict buildings and highways. Now, a 16-foot sculpture of KAWS’ haunting character is on view at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, while a solo exhibition of his work can be seen at Paris’ Galerie Perrotin. “His rise has been mind-blowing,” says Sumner. “It’s amazing he’s been able to make the leap to that giant level while still keeping his work really fun.”

KAWS: Companion at the Parade on

12/18/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Art, General

Sam Jones Shout Out by Martin Short on Jimmy Fallon!

Christopher Wray-McCann – The Rotten Oasis

Oscar Niemeyer Architect – RIP

One of the world’s greatest architects has passed away at the age of 104, ten days before his 105th birthday. He worked right until the end – from his bed – how amazing! I love his work and in 2002 saw an amazing show in Paris at the Jeu de Paume in Paris with many of his original models. Some day I will visit Brasilia one of his most iconic projects. Please read the NY Times obituary about his amazing life and career here And also from the Vanity Fair website here PHOTOGRAPHS BY TODD EBERLE

12/11/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Architecture, General

Abandoned Suitcases from The Willard Asylum for The Chronic Insane

My friend David sent me the link about this photographic project and the pictures are amazing and the story is even more amazing. If you were committed to a psychiatric institution, what would you take with you? From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane in New York State left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. Upon the center’s closure in 1995, employees found hundreds of these time capsules stored in a locked attic. Working with the New York State Museum, former Willard staffers were able to preserve the hidden cache of luggage as part of the museum’s permanent collection.
Photographer Jon Crispin sought the museum’s permission to document each case and its contents. In 2011, Crispin completed a successful Kickstarter campaign to help fund the first phase of the project, which he recently finished. Next spring, a selection of his photos will accompany the inaugural exhibit at the San Francisco Exploratorium’s new location. See the article Dave sent me from Collectors Weekly here and a link to John Crispin’s series here

12/8/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: General, Photography


Frank Ockenfels – Interview about working on all the AMC shows…

Martin Short – Vanity Fair – Sam Jones

Okay as a good Canadian I LOVE Martin Short. I mean I would love him if he was not Canadian even. Martin as Ed Grimley, Jackie Rogers, as Franck the wedding planner in the Father of the Bride movies, on SCTV, and then SNL it goes on and on….I even saw him on Broadway in Little Me in 1998.
And this picture with the cats is pure Sam Jones genius!
I can’t believe you didn’t think I knew that – as Ed would say!! If you have never seen Ed Grimley and in the spirit of the season go here

12/6/2012 | Posted by Eye Forward

Categories: Editorial, General, New Work, Sam Jones