2016 is the fourth year of the EagleCam. From the DNR, "This is the fourth year DNR’s Nongame program has streamed live video from a bald eagle nest. The pair, which has used this spot for many years, has started to visit the nest after a few months absence. Last year the first egg was laid on the 19th or 20th of January, with all three being laid by the 25th of January. Eagles typically incubate their eggs for about 35 days. Although the nest has at times looked chilly, even covered in a blanket of snow for a while, Bald Eagles in Minnesota have adapted to laying and caring for eggs in these conditions. The male and female take turns keeping their eggs warm and dry in a deep pocket in the middle of the nest. Please check back often to see how the nest is doing, observe interesting behaviors such as parents switching off incubation duties, feeding, and protecting the eggs from the elements." More info at http://www.webcams.dnr.state.mn.us/eagle/
Got some extra plastic bottle around and wonder what to do with them. Make something. From the simple to complex there are a ton of ideas out there. The leaf lamp from Fab Art DIY is the most detailed use of discarded bottles.
Artist Alison Knowles talks about Fluxkit as a contradiction of framed pieces of art on a wall, something you could hold in your hand. Knowles said what Fluxus taught us is that the everyday was pretty interesting.
For the best explanation of Fluxus I refer to social psychologist and Fluxus artist Allen Burkoff. His commentary on Fluxus is available as an MP3 at, http://fluxus.org/BukoffMaciunasFluxus5Dec08.mp3. The audio file was broadcast on December 5, 2008, by Aaron Anderson from a pirate radio station at the Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art as part of the traveling Broadcast exhibition. An abbreviated synopsis from Burkoff.
“Fluxes has been described as an art movement or something that happened in art.” Burkoff argues it’s much more than that, “It’s much bigger and more interesting than that. Fluxus was this gigantic release of creative energy or creative potential in human culture.”
A wealth of information about Fluxus can be found at Allen's website, "FLUXUS PORTAL FOR THE INTERNET" (Some of the links on Burkoff's site are dead links, sorry.)I agree with Burkhoff that Fluxus is more than art is is a creative force and necessary part of life.
My New Year's resolution is to get rid of stuff and deep clean my house. While I'm doing this, I'm watching this documentary "History of the Home." Instead of using Netflix I've found a few sites that offer free documentaries.
These are free sites, however Films For Action will take your donation if you feel inclined to donate. I've been inspired by the concept of "Minimalism." I watched this video, "Minimalists: Living with Less."
I don't know if I can be a minimalist but it's food for thought.