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 day in the life of..

a 1967 russian poster of the pacific ocean just came in the post...
and out and about today---
found a gilbert microscope set polaroid junior with a microscope so you can watch shrimp eggs hatch..
also found a handsome painting of a cat smiling behind a tree with red berries from the 1930's..
going to frame that in a moment and put in on the wall by the sofa. it will make people smile the instant they gaze upon it.

in other news-

went and saw the dead weather at the warfield in san francisco the other night. they were really good and the ceiling was nice to look at. i bought a tint little pin that is a rifle that says the dead weather really tiny on it and i will put in on a lapel of a jacket.

also went to the academy of sciences in golden gate park and wondered around the aquarium and the rainforest exhibit looking at the little orange frogs and big spiders building big webs and the penguins diving into the water. i would really like to go back when it is at night and 21 and over. i think it will be more enjoyable.


power animal intermission


Hey, you created me. I didn't create some loser alter-ego to make myself feel 
better. Take some responsibility!

[this is from face magazine- i saved it just for this picture and interview with ed norton]

narrator: This is crazy... tyler durden: People do it everyday, they talk to themselves... they see themselves as they'd like to be, they don't have the courage you have, to just run with it.


ferris club

you are not a unique and
beautiful snowflake...two good movies
like mashed potatoes.


may i take your order

pup n taco
pup n taco
pup n taco
perhaps if i mean it when i say it...
it will magically re-appear in the
el pollo loco spot, where it is supposed
to be.
there were such things as good old
pup and taco days...

securing the figures

above is an unusual aquarium diorama from the Zymoglyphic Museum...
here are three very different image examples of what a
diorama specialist might do:
[side note -one of my top ten dream jobs would be
a diorama specialist.]
This is a diorama at the Colorado History Museum...
Carlotta Espinoza is working to secure the figures,
many of which she resculpted during restoration work in the 1980s,
shown above. The diorama was cut into four sections Friday as the museum packs up for its move into a new building.

and below - with some wonderfully detailed bird poo on the rocks, is a scene from the Museo de historia natual de Milan.