12.04.13 by Jeff

Alyson Provax

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment
This letterpress series called the “Time Wasting Experiment” by Portland based artist Alyson Provax is brilliant. See more below!

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

alyson provax
via: the jealous curator













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • :( i don’t get it

    • sm

      I think part of it has to do with the fact that worry and over-thinking
      is crippling to the creative process. So maybe these are representations
      of that wasted time? Or maybe created in place of actually doing what
      each says. Anyone else want to share their interpretation? I know artist
      statements can bring the work down (if badly written), but I wish more
      people would just acknowledge a little bit of what they were thinking
      when they made the art.

      • sm

        why did my comment format like that?

      • Alyson Provax

        Thanks for the feature, Booooooom! This project started in 2009, when I found myself spending a lot of time in the studio without producing much actual work. I decided to attempt to notice what I was doing with this time, and make a record of it. Over the course of the last several years engaging in this project has really changed the way I view time – how I spend it, and how I define what is a waste of time.

      • thanks for responding here Alyson, i really love simple text work and these pieces especially

      • I’ve had a similar experience from which I recorded/ admitted this: I don’t know

      • sm

        Thanks for replying! Your pieces are a great visualization of that idea.

  • david

    Pretty complex, these pieces. No matter who we are or what
    we do, we’re all plagued by seemingly interminable episodes of obsessively
    negative thoughts and interactions with others. These little devils are life’s
    timewasters, self inflicted barriers to our creativity. But Alyson Provax
    defuses them, first by timing each one (hand me that stopwatch!) and then,
    instead of wasting time using something like Cognitive Behavior Therapy to
    delete the thoughts, she chooses to honor them as the creative sources they
    really are.





21.07.17 by Jeff

The Booooooom Creative Job Board

Booooooom art design jobs

If you’re a creative looking for work, or a company looking to hire, we are excited to announce our very own creative job board: Booooooom Jobs. Graphic design jobs, curatorial positions in galleries, freelance animation gigs, a wide variety of opportunities to work in a creative field!

A couple of examples: Our friends at Society6 are looking for a Creative Director, and Skillshare have posted openings for both a Content Producer and Senior Product Designer.

To start, we’re focusing on three cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver) and will also be posting remote jobs (for those of you who prefer to work from home). All job postings are free for the rest of the month if you use the PROMO CODE: ‘friends’.

Check it out: jobs.booooooom.com

20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Till Rabus

A selection of recent work by artist Till Rabus from Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Click here for previous posts. See more images below.

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20.07.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Esther Sarto

A selection of paintings from “Sleepless” by artist Esther Sarto, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her show opens on Saturday at Talon Gallery (Portland). More images below.

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20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Samuel Rodriguez

Recent work by artist Sam Rodriguez from San José, California (previously featured here). More images below!

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19.07.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Angeles Peña

“Aguas de Montaña” is a journey into The Andean Patagonia, a desolate territory where photographer Angeles Peña lived all of her childhood.

She says, “In a world that spins faster and faster I feel an enormous necessity to focus on the details and the beauty of what still remains. I find myself with a nature that sustains itself but can fall at any moment. It is something that surpasses me and I cannot stop observing.”

See the rest of the series below.
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