Elsah Cort 🌀 Artist

Keeping Track

Almost every day, I find interesting somethings on the web. Seems I need to start keeping a list for myself, some place where I won’t loose the list.  So here it starts and continues, from the middle of all I have noticed so far……to now.

February 5, 2011 Salt of the Earth

Art that is beautiful and impermanent by Motoi Yamamoto.
He pours salt into stunning mazes.

He writes about his art story on his blog.

January 19, 2011 Books–Paper–Folding–Typography

This work has all the above, a great combination of all that I love in art!

Made by Isaac Salazar, can’t find out anything about him, his etsy shop is essentially closed. But, here is his photostream of more work.

December 15, 2010 Fold…Fold…Fold

Bookwork by Lili Huston Herterich
via But Does It Float, via Triangulation (both very interesting art blogs)


October 26, 2010 Deep Sculpture

Jason deCaires Taylor, a UK artist, places his sculptures in the ocean. “The sculptures are sited in clear shallow waters to afford easy access by divers, snorkellers and those in glass-bottomed boats. Viewers are invited to discover the beauty of our underwater planet and to appreciate the processes of reef evolution.” (via Daily Art Fix) His latest installation is off Cancun, Mexico.

October 14, 2010 For the Alphabet Collection

This alphabet, carved on the tips of old pencils, by Dalton Ghetti has been making the rounds on several art and design blogs.

October 8, 2010 Color WHEEL

Moses Harris’ 1766 model from the Natural Systems of Colors
[Image from Imprint ]

June 6, 2010
Heart-Bound with artist Mia Leijonstedt

A bookmaker just followed me on twitter. I am enthralled with her work.
She talks about her art, “My art celebrates the symbolism and inherent beauty of the book form. The life and tales of various cultures have been carried in books through history….I believe it is possible for objects to carry an energy which may be read by an open heart.”

Moments a small book, part of an ongoing series called “Moments”
that explore glimpses in time – past, present, future.

Warrior Passage double-sided mono prints overlaid with free-hand writing
in silver ink and raised abstract symbols in copper dust.

Codex Spiritus this Coptic binding has dyed mahogany covers
and dyed chamois leather tied around them

May 31, 2010
Blue…Bluer….Bluest Frida Kahlo

Watched the Frida movie again yesterday….love to see it as a moving painting, in the clothes, the blue walls, the food, the faces….

Las Dos Fridas

May 28
People Praising photographs by Phyllis Galembo

I love art figures, life-sized doll sculptures, little art dolls, even doll pins you can wear. I remember once seeing a life-size female figure completely covered with plant material—herbs, flowers, leaves—at a small shop in the tiny town of Harmony on the California coast over 25 years ago. These are real people behind the masks and colors.

Galembo says, “I witnessed my first West African masquerade around the same age that Galembo donned her first Halloween costume. It was by my grandmother’s compound, a tiny village outside of Owerre, Nigeria called Umuduruzubi, and the memory remains as vivid as her photographs. I spent most of the affair huddled behind my mum’s caftan, afraid of the creatures before me. My father assured me there was nothing to be scared of, that the masqueraders were the same kids I’d been playing with the day before, that it was all part of a secret society that connected us to the realm of spirits.”
from article in The Fader, see pdf file link here.

May 20 Doodling with artist, Robert Horvitz (electromagnetic fieldworker)
OK, doodling is probably not the correct word to describe this art.

He writes about it with these words, “Since 1970, all of my drawings have been made with just one kind of mark. I put the pen on the paper and flick it. The split-second acceleration of the penpoint attenuates the flow of ink so that the mark tapers, then breaks into tiny skips, and then disappears completely. This leaves a straight comet-shaped track about 1-2 cm long. No two marks are exactly the same, but their diversity is strictly limited. Most of my drawings contain thousands of marks.”

Such Pain, 2007, 22.5 inches in diameter

Mar 30, 2010
Moss Graffiti with UK artist, Helen Nodding
from storiesfromspace.uk

Recipe:  1 can of beer, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, several clumps garden moss
You will also need a plastic container (with lid), a blender and a paintbrushTo begin the recipe, first of all gather together several clumps of moss (moss can usually be found in moist, shady places) and crumble them into a blender. Then add the beer and sugar and blend just long enough to create a smooth, creamy consistency. Now pour the mixture into a plastic container.

Find a suitable damp and shady wall on to which you can apply your moss milkshake. Paint your chosen design onto the wall (either free-hand or using a stencil). If possible try to return to the area over the following weeks to ensure that the mixture is kept moist. Soon the bits of blended moss should begin to re-couperate into a whole rooted plant – maintaining your chosen design before eventually colonising the whole area.

Mar 26 Life-Spacing with herman de vries

“(i prefer to use the word life-space rather than environment, because for me it has the sense of us being part of it more).”

herman de vries
from but does it float

from the index page of herman’s website

Mar 11 Photographing computer screens by Burak Arikan
(first seen on but does it float)

Feb 24 Helvetica cookie cutters | Apparently there is only one set in existence. I want a set….(Get over it.)
image via Bauldoff, artist is Beverly Hsu

Helvetica (biography)
link to movie on netflix

Sugar cookie recipe to follow.

I like to add almond extract, the real stuff,
not the imitation.
I don’t make them very often, mostly at Christmas,
but if I had helvetica cookie cutters……


  • 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla (and/or almond extract). Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.