Asher’s Art Gallery (Mondays)

I’m back from my Thanksgiving break! I hope that you all had a pleasant time with your family and friends. Now that the break is over, I’m ready to start posting again.

Hello fellow art lovers! It’s Monday, and my Art Gallery is open once again! I hope you guys are ready for some truly magnificent masterpieces. Now, have fun exploring the gallery!

  •  The Earth Is a Man by Roberto Matta 1942 Oil on canvas

This is a very fascinating work by “Chilean Surrealist”, Roberto Matta. In this piece, Matta uses various styles of blending to bring out the bright colors. The work has a hypnotic aura surrounding it, and this causes the viewer to ponder the meaning of the work. The “Earth” that the piece mentions is very small, and has a strange human face. It also has yellow beams surrounding it. This could be the Artist’s depiction of a strange alien world that defies the laws of physics. The way that I see it, the more crazy and bizarre the piece is, the more of an impact it leaves on the viewer. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it in the comments’ section below.

the-earth

  • Lion Lodge by Larry Carlson 2008 Chromogenic print (info about work found on Larry Carlson’s website, larrycarlson.com)

This is another epic piece by “Computer Guru”, Larry Carlson. Where to even start with this piece! Well, the most prominent object in the painting is this weird spherical mass of blended faces. A Jewish Star appears in the middle of the sphere, and a lion’s head emerges out of the star’s center. For some unexplained reason, we also see a purple Jesus sitting on the top of the mass. As we descend the painting, we are met with strange alien creatures and a rainbow background. I also can’t forget to mention the tiny devil situation to the right of the piece. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the work in the comments’ section below.

LARRY CARLSON, LION LODGE, c-print, 34x24in., 2008.

Asher’s Jukebox Part 165

Aliez (feat. Mizuki) by SawanoHiroyuki[nZk] from the album “O1” 2015: This is a very catchy Japanese piece with beautiful vocals and a Hard Rock sound. The song starts with a piano that’s accompanied by a synthesizer that creates a chip tune melody. Next, we are presented with Mizuki’s beautiful, trance-like, voice. She really shines at the chorus, where she starts to belt with awesome ferocity. Lovers of J-Rock, or Japanese music in general, will get a kick out of this piece. I highly recommend it, and would love to hear your comments in the comment’s section below.

Please Enjoy:D!

It’s very hard to find the original on YouTube, so here’s Pellek metal cover of it. (ps. you can download the song on iTunes.)

 

  

Yokai Wednesdays

Info found on yokai.com

Konbanwa, everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more yokai. Now, let’s go on a journey to the “Land of the Rising Sun”!

  • Bakezori are extremely bizarre creatures of Japanese mythology. They’re created from forgotten sandals. Bakezori have one eye , tiny arms, and tiny legs. They love to cause mischief, and are completely harmless to humans.

bakezori]  

 

  • Sansei are dangerous creatures of Japanese folklore. They’re depicted as small, human-like entities with one backwards leg. They sneak into woodcutters’ houses to steal salt. While not usually aggressive, Sansei will occasionally attack people. If a person yells “Hiderigami”!, it will flee in terror. However, if they say “Sansei”, the person will be met with a terrible fate.

sansei  

More Tasty Snacks From Around The World (Tuesdays)

Hello fellow food lovers! It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time to take a look at some more snacks from around the world! I hope you guys are ready to chow down!

  • These are delicious! Bamba is an incredibly tasty snack that comes from Israel. It’s like a cheeto if you replaced the cheese with peanut butter. They’re extremely addictive and can be found in any kosher market. I highly recommend them, so be sure to pick them up if they’re in your vicinity. You won’t be disappointed! 😀

bamba

  • Spanakopita is a very interesting food that comes from Greece. (en.wikipedia.org) It’s a filo dough pastry that’s filled with feta cheese, onions, scallions, eggs, and seasoning. (en.wikipedia.org) They’re usually eaten around Lent, or can be consumed as a snack.

spanko

Cool Mythical Creatures From Around The World (Wednesdays)

Hello everyone! It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means! Yes, it’s time for us to go on another mythical journey together. Now, let’s get started!

  • Neigh! The Tikbalang is a very strange creature from Filipino mythology. It has the head and hooves of a horse, and the body of a man. (listverse.com) It kind of reminds me of a reverse Centaur. Despite its weird appearance, it’s completely harmless, and loves to play pranks on weary travelers. (listverse.com) Unfortunately, some stories depict the Tikbalang as a fearsome creature with glowing red eyes, a stench of burned hair, and a cigar. (listverse.com) It has a very short temper, and will trample you to death if angered. (listverse.com)

tikbalang

  • Boo! Otoroshi are creepy creatures of Japanese mythology. They are depicted as blue(however they can be orange), hairy, hunched, four-legged beasts with fierce tusks and claws. (yokai.com) They’re masters of disguise, and only appear in high places like roofs or torii archways at shrines. (yokai.com) They guard holy places, and will devour wicked people to pieces. (yokai.com)

 ototo

Strange Fruits (Fridays)

Cherymoya (Annona cherimola): The Cherymoya is an incredibly strange fruit that is found in the “mountainous regions of South America.” (listverse.com)  It has three different types of skin: “Impressa (indented),Tuberculate (covered in nodules), or intermediate (a combination of Impressa and Tuberculate).” (listverse.com) It is said to have a very pungent odor, and pudding-like consistency. (listverse.com) The Cherymoya supposedly tastes like a mixture of passion fruit, pineapple, papaya, and banana. (listverse.com) It is also noted as Mark Twain’s favorite fruit. This is shown in the quote: “Cherymoya, the most delicious fruit known to men.”  (en.wikipedia.org and listverse.com)

moya

  •  Santol (Sandoricum koetjape) (fruitsinfo.com): The Santol is an interesting fruit that is said to have been native to “former Indochina and Peninsular Malaysia.” (en.wikipedia.org) They come in two different colors, yellow or red. (en.wikipedia.org) It has many different uses, and can be made into marmalades and sauces. (en.wikipedia.org) It also is used in many Thai dishes such as Curry and som tam. (en.wikipedia.org) Santol is said to taste like a combination of “peaches and apples.” (en.wikipedia.org) 

santol