“Coke Adds Life” was the 1976 slogan for the Coca Cola brand

Ebola

The Kola nut (Cola Acuminata) is native to tropical Africa and has up to 3.5 % caffeine content. Kola nut extract is no longer used in the Coca Cola recipe. The Ebola river in northern Congo (former Zaïre) gave name to the virus. In april 1865 the pharmacist John Pemberton developed what became Coca Cola as an opioid free alternative to morphine. Chewing the bitter Kola nuts can ease hunger pains. Soda is the main source of calories in the American diet. Several sources list the nurse Mayinga N’Seka, who died in october 1976, as the index case for Ebola. Doctor Kent Brantley became the first infected person in the US when he was flown from Liberia to Atlanta, Georgia in 2014 where he is in improving health due to an untested experimental drug. The general lack of water in parts of Conakry, Guinea, has the populace prioritize drinking it over using it for hygiene and sanitation. Headquartered in Atlanta, the Coca Cola Company had a 2013 net income of almost 8.6 billion dollars from serving more than 50 billion beverages per day, worldwide. The current Ebola outbreak is the biggest yet and has killed over a 1000 people as of today. Diabetes killed 73.831 people in the US in 2010.

(Sources: Wikipedia, BBC et al, Coca Cola and the CDC)

 

 

A mazing calendar for next year. The one called 2014. I guess you either get it. Or you don’t.

 

Just because time is linear by measure does not automatically make it coherent to perception. As such there are no ‘bad’ or ‘good’ days. The days are just what you decide to make of them and if you don’t, somebody else probably will. Either way: all your days are numbered and if you’d like a highres pdf of this/these, hit me with an email in the comments. Have a nice day.2014
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It is well known that when you do anything, unless you understand its actual circumstances, its nature and its relations to other things, you will not know the laws governing it, or know how to do it, or be able to do it well.

毛泽东 (Mao Zedong)

Working title: “Chair, man” (367 x 475) 

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“The right foot” has been put down. Onward we go at a steady pace. The soundtrack alternates between Emily Wells, Savages, Steven Reich and some Deftones

↓ “The right foot” (800 x 495) is finished. Good riddance to that and fare well. It was nice to get you out of my mouth.
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↓ Working title: “Chair, man” (367 x 475) Look! 2 penises!
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↓ (540 x 598) This one’s getting hairy. Literally.

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↓ (595 x 460)
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↓ (600 x 402)
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↓ (425 x 620) I think that dark red field becomes a plinth of sorts
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↓ (203 x 203) Sometimes one’s palette/testing-range gets interesting …
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“Art is individualism, and individualism is a disturbing and disintegrating force. There lies its immense value. For what it seeks is to disturb monotony of type, slavery of custom, tyranny of habit, and the reduction of man to the level of a machine.”

Oscar Wilde,
“The Soul of a Man Under Socialism” (1891)

The demise of a culture.

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I used to be more Danish than half of my genes actually call for.

That included all the modesty, the charms, offs and quirks that came with being part of a populace barely big enough to form two teams to play sports.

The high degree of extrovert tolerance and integrity of yonder times is far gone and the above is my testimonial.

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Eight boards in progress including a finished “Nine for a Kiss”. That one has had its title amended.

↓  “Damages / Nine for a Kiss” (700 x 425) is finished.
The Danish name for the Magpie (Pica Pica) is “Skade” which means injury or damage. Superstition has many names and in this case it comes with a lovely plumage.

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↓  “Nine for a Kiss” Cut-out details

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↓ (540 x 598) This one’s getting hairy. Literally.

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↓ (595 x 460)
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↓ (600 x 402)
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↓ (367 x 475)
You might still see a penis there. Good. Nothing like Cowper’s fluid hn?
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↓ (425 x 620) I think that dark red field becomes a plinth of sorts
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↓ (203 x 203) Sometimes one’s palette/testing-range gets interesting …
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↓ (300 x 300) Ditto
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