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    butcher & seam

    Butcher’s charts take it all apart.

    Sewing patterns put it all together.

    The sundering and the reconciling … they interest me, both. I maybe love taxidermy because it requires both; I should maybe love the jigsaw puzzle more than I do, for the same reason.

    I like to see the discrete segments of objects, to understand how they are, each piece on its own; it’s just as true to say I like to see those pieces joined together. I like to see the shapes the leaves of trees make against the sky; I like to see the quarter-sectioned head in a jar; I like to see black fabric topstitched with white; and diagrams with dotted lines. I like to work out how things can be put together and how they can be taken apart. It’s maybe not unlike being alive and moving through the world and how we come together with people and then are often propelled apart — friends become less friendly, lovers become less loveful, childs become less childy.

    butcher & seam … life is full of butcher & seam.

    Radiohead, “Jigsaw Falling Into Place”:




    The Speakerbox Igloo at work:



    Considering the Crinoline by Jean Draper, via textilestudygroup.co.uk
    Considering the Crinoline by Jean Draper
    Via the Textile Study Group
    recreation of the type of reel-mounted chalked string that a 17th century carpenter would have used, made by Peter Follansbee, via vam.ac.uk
    Recreation of a 17th-century carpenter's reel-mounted chalk string, made by Peter Follansbee
    Via the V & A
    Burman photo
    Photograph by Jack Burman, from his book The Dead, published by Magenta Publishing
    Porsche Pink PIg in the Porsche-Museum (Stuttgart Zuffenhausen), via wikipedia.org
    Porsche Pink PIg in the Porsche-Museum (Stuttgart Zuffenhausen)
    Via Wikipedia
    noah beil, San Francisco, California, 2007, image via myloveforyou.typepad
    Photograph by Noah Beil
    Via my love for you is a stampede of horses.
    nervensache detail, birgit dieker
    Nervensache (detail) by Birgit Dieker, 2003
    oak leaves
    Sewn meat diagram, commissioned by meatpaper, via cadmiumred's photostream
    Sewn meat diagram by Rebecca Macri, commissioned by meatpaper.com
    Via cadmiumred's photostream on flickr
    squeeeeque, img 2
    Making music inside Squeeeeque: the speakerbox igloo by Alexis O'Hara
    Toru Iwatani's original sketches for Pac-Man, via control-online.nl
    One of Toru Iwatani's original sketches for Pac-Man, 1979
    Via Laughing Squid
    squeeeeque, image 1
    Squeeeeque: the speakerbox igloo by Alexis O'Hara
    heart box, via samlovesherdog's photostream
    penguin, as viewed by a seal, via ilovedrywell's photostream
    Origami and text by Alyson Thomas
    "A penguin's meat sections, from the point of view of a seal. Those foodie seals, always after the feet and head."
    Via Meat Sections
    Stitching the Strakes 1
    Canoe Build: Stitching the Strakes
    Via coopisthehighroller's photostream on flickr
    Image from Somethink Fun, via ffffound
    Great Moments in Sports: Cassius Clay
    Via Somethink Fun
    meat chart stickers via pilgrim_lee's photostream
    Vintage sewing pattern, via glassoffashion.wordpress
    Vintage sewing pattern
    Via Glass of Fashion
    artichoke anatomy, via drywell's shop on Etsy
    Artichoke anatomy. Artwork by Alyson Thomas
    Via Meat Sections
    2004 by tom giesler
    swine by Tom Giesler, 2004
    hand_drawn_map_Yumi_Roth, via fantastic-dl.blogspot
    Meta Mapa, a project by Yumi Janairo Roth, Andrew Blackstock, and Casey McGuire in Pilsen, Czech Republic
    Via Hand Drawn Map Association
    Gnomeling Pattern via sonjaartisania's photostream
    Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak's photostream
    Scars
    "Al Kharaz Somali refugee camp. Self inflicted wounds are result of trauma and mental unstability, effect of memories of experiences in Somalia and present state of hopelessness and despair."
    Text and image via Swiatoslaw Wojtkowiak's photostream on flickr
    Plates in progress, 2009, by Walter Ostrom, via matterfactory
    Plates by Walter Ostrom, 2009
    Via The Matter Factory
    Retail Cuts of Lamb, via askthemeatman
    Retail Cuts of Lamb
    Via Ask the Meatman™
    DSCN0452
    Placenta!, from a display at the American Museum of Natural History, NYC
    Photo by Katy McDevitt
    ICEBEAR by Sruli Recht via behance
    Ísbjörn / Icebear by Sruli Recht
    On Your Own Terms- Free Choice Unlimited by Joie Chan, 2009
    Folded Paper Bowl from the Free Choice Unlimited project by Joie Chan, 2009
    Free Choice Unlimited Tableware Pack by Joie Chan, via www.joiec
    Unlimited Tableware Pack from the Free Choice Unlimited project by Joie Chan, 2009
    wax-throughout-d1
    I've been thinking of you for a while (detail) by JK Keller and Keetra Dean Dixon
    Layered wax
    Glove map of London by George Shove, 1851. Printed map on leather. Via fieldmuseum.org
    Glove map of London by George Shove, 1851. Printed map on leather.
    Via the Field Museum
    Three Standard Stoppages by Marcel Duchamp, via vam.ac.uk
    Three Standard Stoppages by Marcel Duchamp, 1913-1914
    Via the V & A
    Walking holiday - in your dreams (detail)  by Anne Biss, via annebiss.co.uk
    Walking holiday: in your dreams (detail) by Anne Biss
    calico seam, Bundle 1, Erosion Bundle Project, Carolyn Saxby, 2010
    Calico seam, Bundle 1 from the Erosion Bundle Project by Carolyn Saxby, 2010
    nyc-photo-takers, via kottke
    Locals and Tourists #2 (GTWA #1): New York
    Blue pictures are by locals. Red pictures are by tourists. Yellow pictures might be by either.
    Eric Fischer's photostream on flickr
    Base map © OpenStreetMap, CC-BY-SA
    20 from the 1970s, for Martini, via creativereview
    Porsche Pink Pig, via Creative Review
    Mikroskop in Mikroskop is one of the installations by Olafur Eliasson in his exhibition “Innen Stadt Außen” (Inner City Out), at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin Photo- Jens Ziehe © 2010 Olafur Eliasson, via todayandtomorrow.net
    Mikroskop, an installation by Olafur Eliasson in his exhibition “Innen Stadt Außen at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
    Via today and tomorrow
    Cal Lane at work, www.callane
    Sculptor Cal Lane at work
    Via Cal Lane
    mf_plates_in-progress-3 by walter ostrom, 2009, via matterfactory
    Plates by Walter Ostrom, 2009
    Via The Matter Factory
    MacBook envelope, via fernfiddlehead's photostream
    Kantha, Cotton thread embroidery on cotton plain weave (detail), West Bengal, ca. mid-19th century. (courtesy Thomas Mond; photo ©Liz Hager), via venetian red
    Kantha, Cotton thread embroidery on cotton plain weave (detail), West Bengal, ca. mid-19th century.
    Via Venetian Red
    Courtesy Thomas Mond; photo © Liz Hager
    From the strange fruit series by darin mickey
    Photograph from the strange fruit series by Darin Mickey
    Etui by Wim Delvoye
    Etui pour une Arossoirby Wim Delvoye, 2004
    Detail of an antique boro piece, via thesillyboodilly.blogspot
    Detail of an antique boro piece
    Via The Silly BooDilly
    etui 2
    Etui pour une Arossoirby Wim Delvoye, 2004
    Pig Cake, via trueslant
    Pig cake, via True / Slant
    Ground plans for sky trails via ffffound
    Ground plans for sky trails
    Via ffffound
    Cow Parts No.3 - the White Cow Letterpress Art Print via redbirdink's Etsy shop
    Cow Parts No. 3
    Via redbirdink's shop on Etsy
    removing the seams via www.anthropologyinpractice
    Removing the seams of a baseball preparatory to deconsructing it.
    Via Anthropology in Practice
    deconstructed baseball via www.anthropologyinpractice
    Midway through deconstructing a baseball
    Red wax thread, two strips of leather, and the first later of white yarn that make up a baseball.
    Via Anthropology in Practice
    planning pattern pieces via Clementine's Shoes photostreasm
    Planning pattern pieces
    Via Clementine's Shoes photostream on flickr
    the meat we eat, part five-venison, via traskblueribbon's photostream
    Venison, from the series The meat we eat
    Via traskblueribbon's photostream on flickr
    2 Comments

    It’s figurative and literal. At least in my brain. Some of the best choices I’ve made was to tear it all down, tear it all away. start over. making something totally different.

    Kim added these words on Jul 17 10 at 12:26 pm

    wow! Awesome collection of images! The sewn butchery chart is amazing. Thanks for including me in this. all the best!

    alyson added these words on Jul 20 10 at 1:07 pm



    Digg!