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    A is for aggregation: chalk

    Because I love the sad and beautiful truth of nothing-can-stay.

    chalk via mouse's photostream
    Transport Museum, Bury 2011 (A Map of You) Liz Collini
    (A Map of You) from the Sentences series by Liz Collini, Transport Museum, Bury, 2011
    Einsteins abstracts, 1999, cornelia parker
    Einstein's abstracts by Cornelia Parker, 1999
    Cibachromes on aluminium, photomicrographs of the blackboard covered with Einstein’s equations from his 1931 Oxford lecture on the theory of relativity. With thanks to the Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
    Ace Hotel
    The Ace Hotel, New York City; Room 1021, artwork by Dana Tanamachi
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    injurious insects anthony freda
    Injurious Insects by Anthony Freda
    mammoth anthony freda
    Mammoth by Anthony Freda
    The Roaring Forties- Seven Boards in Seven Days (Board 2) 1997 Seven parts, chalk on blackboard, tacita dean
    The Roaring Forties: Seven Boards in Seven Days, board 2, by Tacita Dean, 1997
    Robin Rhode yoyo via ICA Boston's photostream
    Untitled, Yo Yo by by Robin Rhode, 2005
    Photo by John Kennard
    yoyo-robin-rhode-via-news-world.us
    Untitled, Yo Yo, (detail), by , 2005
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    Uffington-White-Horse-sat
    Before-I-Die-11-house-by-Candy-Chang
    Before I Die: What is important to you by Candy Chang, New Orleans, 2011
    It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. With help from friends and neighbors, I turned the side of an abandoned house in my neighborhood into a giant chalkboard to invite people to share what is important to them. Before I Die transforms a neglected space into a constructive one where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us. If you’re in New Orleans, stop by the corner of Marigny and Burgundy (900 Marigny Street) to add your thoughts to the wall and discover what matters most to your neighbors. It’s a question that changed me over the last year after I lost someone I loved very much. I also believe the design of our public spaces can better reflect what’s important to us as residents and as human beings. The responses and stories from passersby while we were installing it have already hit me hard in the heart.—Candy Chang
    From the blackboard series by meggan gould
    From the blackboard series by Meggan Gould
    before-i-die-writing
    Before I Die: What is important to you by Candy Chang, New Orleans, 2011
    Before-I-Die-16-responses
    Before I Die: What is important to you by Candy Chang, New Orleans, 2011
    Lisa Anne Auerbach
    jealousy1
    Jealousy (Notes for an Architectural Reconstruction) by Olve Sande, 2009
    whencampingwithmrcoddanatanamachi
    When Camping with Mr. Cod>, book cover artwork by Dana Tanamachi
    Art Directed by Louise Fili; designed with John Passafiume as a part of National Novel Writing Month's "30 Covers, 30 Days"
    Tao Wells- Blackboard No. 9 or 10 or 11 (2009)via dicksartblog
    Blackboard No. 9 or 10 or 11 by Tao Wells, 2009
    homer-33-blackboard via nga.gov
    Blackboard by Winslow Homer, 1877
    All's Well that Ends Well by Max Toth
    All's Well That Ends Well by Max Toth
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    Chalk Circle by Richard Young, 1986
    Untitled cy twombly 1970
    Untitled by Cy Twombly, 1970
    danatanamachiatworkphotowww.kelseyfosternet
    Dana Tanamachi at work
    Photo by www.kelseyfoster.net
    redress-chalkboard1
    Re/Dress chalkboard, Brooklyn, New York
    Via Brokelyn
    Chalk messsage J.Kinsler's photostream
    MOUTH REGION CHALKBOARD
    Mouth region chalkboard by Prof. James Xavier Barbour
    Joseph Beuys, Noiseless Blackboard Eraser, 1974 via suebellyank
    Noiseless Blackboard Eraser by Joseph Beuys, 1974
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    standing beside a blackboard with chalk-marked mathematical calculations written across it. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
    chalkboard-art-print-via-lushlee
    Art prints from Spencer Starr by ChalkChalk on Etsy
    chalkboard wall via dschonn's photostream
    chalkboard truck @ art fair gina mcclure's photostream
    Chalkboard truck, photo by gina mcclure's photostream on flickr
    BLACKBOARD GLOBE BY JOHNSTON CIRCA 1935via murrayhudson
    Blackboard globe by Johnston, circa 1935.
    Via Murray Hudson Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Globes
    Animal Skulls from the Blackboard series by Christina
    Animal Skulls from the Blackboard series by Christina Mitrentse
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    Public health campaign, Seattle.
    Image via Slog, The Stranger
    2004 a crude shining mosaic of faint galaxies  on blackboard drawing on paper 120x160cm Christina
    A crude shining mosaic of faint galaxies from the Blackboard series by Christina Mitrentse
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    Resolution Revolution! by Lisa Anne Auerbach, 2011
    Around January 1, 2011, I wrote down a list of things to consider for the new year. They weren’t resolutions, just things to keep in mind. I committed them to yarn the next day, knitting a large banner to keep me warm and to remind me of what I was thinking as 2011 was beginning. The stovetop espresso maker on the lower right signifies the start of something, a clean slate and a new day. Soonafter, I realized that many of the suggestions I’d collected were no longer important. I was a different person, but my communications were stuck coming from a former version of myself. Looking at the knitted piece, I imagine myself shouting through a tube from the past. The work is personal, but it’s no longer personally about me. Like the torn porn, the reference is to a time past, a brief moment, a snapshot.—Lisa Anne Auerbach
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    Chalk Cliffs of Rügen by Caspar David Friedrich, 1818/19
    3 Comments

    missed this.
    loved this.
    glad I sensed I was missing something and came a-callin’.

    chalk and I have such a love/hate relationship…sensitive eyes and bronchial passages make dust an insidious threat, but a love of the ephemeral keeps me thinking that one chalkboard wall somewhere in my home would be a “Very Good Thing, Indeed.”

    (unfortunately, I suspect the deeply-rooted Virgo tendency towards attempted perfection would catch me in a loop of write/erase/write/erase until I’d simply sit before said wall and wail. or hire one with steadier hands to come take dictation.)

    (how’s your penmanship, m’dear?)

    Shy added these words on Jul 08 11 at 11:46 am

    Wow! This is an OUTSTANDING series of work, and quite “chalky”. Kudos!

    Dave Sylvestre added these words on Jul 11 11 at 11:24 am

    a lovely aggregation of images – thanks again.

    Jack added these words on Jul 11 11 at 11:50 am



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