Invisible things by Noëlle Maline

With the flicker of a bird .. I prefer distractions and being interrupted . These days , I am a luggage organizer , book filer and background diorama painter .. I look at the night sky and watch old films .. Collect shadows and uncertainties .. I make art with fragments and broken images .. Paper , things and sounds .


a nice day for a trip up the coast!

Happy birthday to James today!
as soon as our suitcases are packed - on our
way to San luis and San Francisco...


a blood splattering finale

marcel dzama's muted palette, melancholic figures, and eerie scenery...
then add -
murmuring ghosts, amputees, and a blood-splattering finale...

A preparatory drawing by Marcel Dzama for the music video he co-directed
for the Department of Eagles' "No One Does It Like You."

A behind-the-scenes photo from the making of Marcel Dzama's
music video for "No One Does it Like You,"


weenies by the sea

today we are going down to the ocean and having a hot dog
birthday party for james!
yesterday we went and got the trailer and plugged it in to be charged-
and then went to the store to get all the things
everyone would like for a proper
de-lux dogs style weener party...
relish, diced red onions, spicy mustard, buns...
perhaps the guys should have a
how many dogs can you stuff in your mouth contest?
some lemons that natalie brought over from her tree -
i'll bring the giant patron that jamie gave me for my birthday last year!
i'm putting together a curtis mayfield and james brown mix.
then it will be time to go down and get our seaside spot
and start the coals...


well they are paper flowers

today is a blah sort of day.
won't go into details,
just is.
and when i am spaced out and a bit dizzy headed,
i tend to day dream a lot.
i think about things like this-
one of my favorite scenes from one of my
favorite movies...
sometimes -
paper flowers smell like paper flowers...


do you recall the game of concentration?

a memory is a mystery to me...
it always has been and still is becoming more so.
short term, long term.
could be something there,
could be nothing at all.
sometimes i rely on instinct or going through each letter in the alphabet.
my mother would remind me
on many occasions,
that i am really good at math...and the piano.
i dont' seem to remember the math part at all-
but i do play a little piano.

a rare metal eating bird intermission

an interesting little piece created by Charley Bowers in 1930...
' Charley goes on a quest for a rare metal-eating bird. He meets with a Professor Ditterhoffer of the Natural History Museum who illustrates his points with a series of cartoon-y illustrations (undoubtedly drawn by Bowers himself) which bear a striking resemblance to the later work of Dr. Seuss. And then Charley is off to the Belgian Congo, accompanied by a German Oompah band, where he locates the goofy-looking bird and then manages to capture him with the help of a worm who inexplicably talks like a Brooklyn thug. The bird and the worm are impressively animated puppets: in the mid- to late 1920s Bowers starred in a series of films in which the puppet animation sequences were usually the highlights. The puppet scenes in IT'S A BIRD are weird and delightful, and feature a number of off-the-wall Bowers motifs from the earlier series, such as animals eating metal and then hatching machines from their eggs. '


art up at sunken city

some of my art has been up on the wall at sunken city in san pedro
for about a week now... along with this installation that peter made -from
shape ship tattoo.. see the two mannequins in from of the
skate ramp? those are peter's...
these are what i put up...
old scribbled family tree album photos
from the people i don't know but wish i did series.
i went with painting the frames gold this time
and they look really nice.
here is another view of peter's spaghetti western sunset showdowns...