The crossover between investments of passion or alternative assets such as property, art, fine wine, classic cars, gold and watches seems to be increasingly blurred as people seek to classify what is worthy of the attention or wallet of a connoisseur or a collector and those who just enjoy surrounding themselves with the finer things in life.
The first rule of Art Club is that there are no real rules - you can make or create whatever you can - the only limit is imagination. No one is required to produce anything particular - last time I asked them to make a specific thing I got told by one seven year old that 'this is art club not school'.
KitKat Australia have taken a very different approach recently, taken a break perhaps? [pause for laugh] They have produced an ad which looks like it belongs on the Staff Picks selection of Vimeo. Illustrator Mike Watt was drafted in to create artwork to celebrate the finale of the white chocolate incarnation of everyone's favourite four fingered treat.
What I find far neater about Dada Engine variants, however, is that they can produce some pretty epic prose, not just bureaucratic drivel. Again, I played around with a variant of the Engine for a while and came up with such gems of wisdom as: "Art is nothing more than noise" and "truth is the greatest lie".
If adults and children both draw the same thing, does this mean that we effectively see the world in the same way? This would dispute the work of famous Psychologists such as Piaget, who assume that children are not just 'miniature adults' and actually have different cognitive processes depending on their age.
34-year-old London-based Henny Acloque has experienced the death of her father and some close friends over the past five years and the re-evaluation she says to try to take positives from the deaths she believes has fed into her work at least subconsciously. Yet the drawings and paintings of Life After Magic are far from morbid.