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Buy your Art with stolen credit card

Another scam email worthy of inclusion:

This one offers to buy my art work with a stolen credit card.

"----- Original Message -----
From: "tom" <>
To: Graham Hay
Sent: Friday, 25 May, 2012 2:47:20 AM GMT +08:00 Beijing / Chongqing / Hong Kong / Urumqi
Subject: request

my name is Tom  i will like to purchase some of your product to one my new
store in japan  i will  like to inform you that the method of my  payment
is credit card if this is accepted by you please kindly get back to
me with your website address so as for me to choose the item needed by

One of my security measures is too always google these email addresses with the word "scam"  added.

What to do if you have already posted a work off: (I know it's for tractor parts :), but the solution is the same).

It seems they also tried to buy ski equipment! :)

What is inter…

Is New York your artistic destination?

I received this email today.

Anyone received a similar email?

My email response is below...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Raquel Contreas NY ARTS" <>
To: Graham Hay
Sent: Thursday, 24 May, 2012 6:38:06 AM GMT +08:00 Beijing / Chongqing / Hong Kong / Urumqi

Dear Graham Hay,      
My name is Raquel Contrerasand I am a freelance curator working with Abraham Lubelski organizing a July 2012 group exhibition and publicity package as a part of the International Artists at Home & Abroad series at Broadway Gallery NYC in New York. I am inviting you to take advantage of a unique publicity package that includes participation in the NY exhibition, as well as the opportunity to benefit from a full years’ worth of publicity/exposure on the web and in print. 
Our partnership with NY Arts Magazine and Art Fairs International will provide you with international exposure to galleries, curators, collectors, de…

A picture is never just a picture?

I've been trying to represent social structure/organisation in 3D (Sublime Sculpture?).    
A parallel challenges faces painters representing their personal concerns, through painting.  
Rather than a pictorial record of something seen, the painted representation is often a proxy for what the image symbolises to the artist.  
It is an attempt to represent what cannot be illustrated.  
How can we paint "love", "nostalgia", "desire", "angst " and so on?  
Instead artists paint a loved one, old things, a nude, or other subject matter.
So too in sculpture and in ceramics, there are subject matter that is traditionally used, instead of making something which cannot be seen or illustrated. 
This is the essential problem with representation in the arts.
I'm currently reading a book that explores this problem which both the arts and sciences (yes, them too)  face.
 "Six Stories from the End of Representation" is by James Elkins.  

Printing Super-Surface Sculpture

A group are using open source software to mimic naturally growing surfaces, within a 3D software, then printing the results out on a 3D printer.While the code is not particularly interesting, what is interesting the commands/or assumptions they use for each section of the sculpture. i.e. how each "grows"
A example of the printed out structure/pattern) Interested in learning more: Python scripting and fabrication workshop organized at Architectural Association London for the Emergent Technologies and Design (Emtech) 2011-2012. Organized and Tutored by Marina Konstantatou, Vincenzo Reale (, Giancarlo Torpiano and the help of Evan Greenberg