Newsletter

Each month we publish a newsletter listing the contents of the current giraffe.com with links to each section. The newsletter is sent to a select group who have asked to be included. If you would like to receive it the day of publication, simply email me at giraffe@giraffe.com. For those of you who do not get the newsletter immediately, here is a copy.

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June 1, 2019

To the Friends of Giraffe:

June is busting out all over, from buds to bullies, from barnstorming to bloodletting. I deal with some pretty wild imaginings, admittedly. But in my wildest dreams I cannot find a single justification for pulling children away from their families, then "losing" those children. Have we lost our minds? We have surely lost our souls.

Our cover image is titled "Jacob Crossed the River".

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Our new feature, "!Brazen Hussy", should tickle your funny bone and challenge your blind spots. West Dakota needs but one stunning image to speak volumes. And Renate Bertlmann gives us volumes of pent-up frustrations in her images.

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Our electronic quill article this month is titled, "If We Are Erased", from book 2 of our five volume series. It questions whether there are others like us in the greater universe, if so do they improve upon our failings or are they offspring unsprung?

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Sound the trumpets, twice, this month! First for our newly delivered CAD designed sculpture. It was a 23-month pregnancy but worth the wait. Fabricated in a pure milky-white, "Angel's Flight" floats on a smoky custom-designed base.

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The second trumpet blast goes for our new book, "The Empty Bed", with a foreword written by world-renowned art historian and curator Pratapaditya Pal. Its subject matter is silence, that unfathomable, elusive ever-seductive presence so often missing in our chaotic lives. Can we find it? Are we terrified of it when we do?

You may not find silence, but the book is available on amazon.com. High-five stars are gratefully received.

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Our section called "Other Voices" includes eMusings, yNot, Site of the Month, !Brazen Hussy, and Just Desserts.

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eMusings: "Al-ugh-gories", stories told with an acid tongue; Martin Puryear's Big Bling; Louise Bourgeois unravels a torment; Charles Stinson's Ife Buddha; "Portrait of our Neighbors"; unzipping buildings; let them eat fashions; 5000 creatures swarm in Universal Everything; Albert Paley's glass-topped tables; Habatat's gorgeous glassworks; William Cobbing melds clay and humans - don't miss his "Squeaky Bum Time"; Jimmy Nelson's indigenous tribes; Sopheap Pich weaves tales in rattan; Bodys Isek Kingeleze uses cardboard and glue to give birth to city models of enchantment.

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Y NOT: Our Woman of the Month award for June goes to Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmian, Iranian artist of geometric mirror-works.

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Don't forget that our outstanding women are permanently archived on their own page.

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Continuing in YNot: Anish Kapoor, clearly male, tackles the visualization of menstruation, in China no less; Chicago's first female mayor; social media and suicide; "Margot Fonteyn: A Celebration"; an Ethiopian woman designs reusable menstrual pads; will it really take 75 years for men to stop asking working women to get them coffee?; female hockey players demand equality; an Olympic champion runner is ordered to take drugs to lower her testosterone levels; upskirting is now a criminal offense; a British film director is denied entry to Cannes with her baby.

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Giraffe's Site of the Month: Simone Leigh's sculptures are seductive and laden with echoes.

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New Digital Paintings: "Ten Toed Gimlet" may be today's answer to Mondrian. Plus the organic and the geometric vie for survival in "Rocket Rumble", "Have We Met?", and "Home Run on French Toast".

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New Blobs: see how "Angel's Flight" evolved from CAD/CAM model, through 3D printed prototype, to finished piece. Then, our new blobs are squirmy, organic, convoluted forms that cross the boundary from live to fabricated..

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Digital Giraffe writes: "Tell Me I'm Wrong" looks at a baby swathed in bullets, at Cowards in Chief, at the Great Dying that took the earth ten million years to even start a recovery.

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3D print news: 3D printed combustion chambers working in space; PLA welding fills holes; converting dwg to stl; 3D printed lungs can oxygenate blood; electron beam melting uses titanium alloys; curing SLA resin prints; the world's first 3D printed town; a photo-electric light orchestra; Otto the Biped introduces you to made-at-home fun robots; increasing lithium-ion battery life; creating specific chemical compounds for different purposes; HP's teledentistry can produce 50,000 unique mouth molds every day.

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And now, excuse me.

I hear a child crying. I have to go.

You come too.

With warm regards from your friend The Giraffe.

c. Corinne Whitaker 2019