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Get Familiar! Jenny Saville

Just a little video interview of my favorite modern painter Jenny Saville.

Love Ty




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Jenny Saville Documentary 3 parts

Greetings beautiful people

Found this three-part documentary of my favorite painter in the whole world on YouTube! It goes back to the late 90’s to the early part of the millenium, yet it doesn’t matter. She was a beast at 24 and continues to be one to this day.

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Jenny Saville @ Gagosian Gallery 2011

Greetings beautiful people

She draws and paints so well it just makes me mad!  Damn it Jenny!  For those who don’t know this is my favorite artist!


I don’t know what it is about this image of this young girls’ head that keeps attracting Jenny to it, but she’s painted it numerous times over the past several years.  I think this is gorgeous.  The brush strokes, the flesh tones, and how wet & volumetric she made the lips.  Winning!


These drawings/paintings are beyond amazing.  They’re influenced by Leonardo Divinci’s nativity scenes.  Especially “Virgin of the Rocks”.  One of the greatest drawings in art history….get familiar!






Thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to leave comments or links to things you think might interest the rest of the cool kids!

Until next time

Yo brotha


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Random Catch Ups

Greetings beautiful people

Today we find Mr.Sawyer without a specific topic, but rather another blog about random thoughts and concerns.  They come in no particular order, but all hold some importance in the province of Ty-Land.


Some really good music  has come out lately!  Lenny Kravitz latest album “Black & White America” is his best work to date, in my humble opinion.  I know Lenny is a big star and has won his fair share of awards, but for all his longevity and celebrity, I don’t believe he’s ever made a good album.  He has great songs through out his career, but you have to search through the whole of his catalogue to find them.  Every time I listen to a Lenny album, I usually dig 2 songs 3 at the most.  Actually, maybe I’m not being entirely honest here.  I think his “Greatest Hits” album was a great album.  This time around he brought it.  My favorite song is “Looking back on Love”, but the rest are really solid.

While we are on the subject of black rock.  Joi and Devon L. Woodson have collaborated to form the music collective “Hot, Heavy, & Bad”!  They recently released a mix tape of the same name with modern interpretations of classic rock songs.  I think it’s brilliant!  The cover of “Flesh Failures”  from the play “Hair” is f*cking amazing as is their rendition of Johnny Cash’s “Flosem Prison”.  Check it out!  Get familiar.

Also check out:  Lykke Li “Live I-Tunes Session”, PJ Harvey “Live I-Tunes Session, Asa “Beautiful Imperfection,  and The Beatles “1’s”


Jenny Saville is having a show in NY right now was we speak!  9/15/2011 thru 10/22/2011 at Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea.  AHHHHH!!!!!


Started a great new job!  So far so good.  I’m the program manager for a non profit that provides the service of art-infused education to youth in Southwest Detroit.  Ty loves the kids!

On a more negative note, former friends have been demoted to acquaintances, and acquaintances to, “Hey! Do we know each other?”  status.  Sometimes time and distance causes this to happen.  Other times, people say really f*cked up things to you at the wrong time, on multiple occasions.  I’m all about maintaing friendships as long as you can.  “As long as you can!”


Torchwood: Miracle Day…..f*cking sucked!

Trueblood….weakest season yet, but still a good show.

Project Runway……..fabulous!

Bad Teacher…… Hilarious!

Bruno Mars cover of Amy Winehouse’s cover of “Valerie” by the Zutons is so disturbingly well done!  Right now male vocalist for good r & b/pop John Legend and Bruno Mars.

Well that’s my rant until next time


Yo brotha



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