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August 31, 2007 1:57 PM   Subscribe

Fate, Absolute Life and Death, the Aleph, the Zeitgeist, the sinking of the Atlantis, the World Trade Center, the formation of the universe...what more could you want from art? There's probably already been a been a post on this guy, Paul Laffoley, but I should hope more people could get a glance at some of this man's work. Crazy or brilliant, you make your decision. A video from his website.
posted by moonbizcut (24 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Your first link is the same as the second, and the main website does horrible things to my browser.

concept lacking in execution.
posted by yhbc at 2:06 PM on August 31, 2007


My name is Paul Laffoley, and I will re-size your browser every time you click on something in my website.

That aside...I love stuff like this. Crazy or not, the guy's way into it.
posted by Thorzdad at 2:07 PM on August 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


5 links to 3 URLs. Nice.
posted by doctor_negative at 2:11 PM on August 31, 2007


i know his site re-sizes your browser, sorry to mess up your world. and sorry about the repeated links....i don't know how to edit my post once it has been posted, is that not possible?
posted by moonbizcut at 2:13 PM on August 31, 2007


i don't know how to edit my post once it has been posted, is that not possible?

Send an e-mail to jessamyn and/or cortex. They are very helpful in cleaning up borked links, etc. in FPPs.
posted by ericb at 2:15 PM on August 31, 2007


Ya gotta click on what comes up.

Interesting. But he's crazy. A genius, but crazy.
posted by konolia at 2:16 PM on August 31, 2007


I always wondered what became of Mac from Mac and Me.
posted by fire&wings at 2:16 PM on August 31, 2007


thanks ericb, will do
posted by moonbizcut at 2:18 PM on August 31, 2007


[Cleaned it up a bit per the above; no worries there, moonbizcut. ericb, no harm intended I know, but I'd rather folks link to my profile than throw my email in plaintext into a thread, esp. since the email I reply from may not be the one I use as a front end on my user page. Thanks!]
posted by cortex at 2:33 PM on August 31, 2007


Crazy or brilliant, you make your decision.

You make it sound like the two are mutually exclusive. They're not.
posted by wendell at 2:33 PM on August 31, 2007


I've always said: you don't touch another man's trousers, take another man's Mauser, kill another man's Bowser, or resize his browser. Yowza!
posted by mattbucher at 2:36 PM on August 31, 2007 [1 favorite]


Awesome, I love Laffoley! Thanks for the post.
posted by jtron at 2:37 PM on August 31, 2007


very good stuff!
posted by amberglow at 2:45 PM on August 31, 2007


I've met the guy. Very interesting. He did a ritual performance trying to turn himself into a shadow...
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 2:48 PM on August 31, 2007


i think i've seen the orgone machine around the web before, never knew who drew it though. the WTC memorial is too cool.
posted by quonsar at 2:48 PM on August 31, 2007


Thanks, moonbizcut, this is interesting. I think I may have seen some of his work. Folks, don't miss the wikipedia article and links. A quote: "According to Laffoley, he spoke his first word, "Constantinople", at the age of six months, and then lapsed into 4 years of silence." There is more to think about here than, for instance, Alex Grey.
posted by psyche7 at 2:50 PM on August 31, 2007


Amazing art. Made by whom appears to be a raving lunatic.

As a lunatic who makes art, I can appreciate this.
posted by loquacious at 3:45 PM on August 31, 2007


so many crazies, so little time....
posted by fcummins at 4:09 PM on August 31, 2007


related to timecube guy?

And man oh man how awesome would it have been for the WTC towers to be replaced by a Gaudi design?
posted by Espoo2 at 4:15 PM on August 31, 2007


ericb, no harm intended I know, but I'd rather folks link to my profile than throw my email in plaintext...

Oops...my bad. Sorry. I should have known better.
posted by ericb at 4:33 PM on August 31, 2007


I gotta say, I really like this guy’s art.

It’s like a finding a sincere diagram of gnostic secrets inside an encyclopedia from the 1950s. Good stuff.
posted by Colloquial Collision at 6:05 PM on August 31, 2007


From the video:

"It's a vehicle for traveling across the ocean using a kite... and, and a boat"

You mean, a sailboat?
posted by delmoi at 6:47 PM on August 31, 2007


This article certainly explains a lot.

He's not crazy. And I would never let a painting of his anywhere near my living room.
posted by konolia at 6:58 PM on August 31, 2007


Laffoley is in my top five list of living people, and it's always good to see his work get more exposure.
posted by bunnytricks at 3:20 AM on September 1, 2007


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