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"The Original Richard McMahan", a short film by Olympia Stone

Richard McMahan: an outsider artist with a remarkable life mission: creating miniature copies of humankind’s greatest artworks. In this new short documentary, Olympia Stone investigates on the audacious project of a self-taught artist, on a quest to assem…
The documentary will premiere 1/20 in competion at the 2017 Tally Shorts Film Festival and has already been launched online on VHX In the fall of 2015, I screened Curious Worlds … http://www.floatingstone.com/blog/2017/01/original-richard-mcmahan-new-short-olympia-stone/

A Wee But Grand Opera

L'Opera, by David Beck with Chris Sullivan's photos and a r1998 review by NYTimes' Grace Glueck
With pictures from Chris Sullivan's photo album "Seen @ L'Opéra" From 1993 to 1998, David Beck devoted himself to the production of a single work, L'Opéra. In the sumptuous inter… http://www.floatingstone.com/blog/2016/11/wee-much-grander-metropolitan/

David Beck's "Book of Insects"

Artist Chris Sullivan talks about sculptor David Beck's "Book of Insects", a miniature book with hand-painted "studies" of insects ("1.25 x 1" pages, gouache on paper)
A Note by Chris Sullivan Once I shared some of my pictures of David Beck’s work with a Professor of Art who took them in and said, “well, its all about the hand.” I’m still not … http://www.floatingstone.com/blog/2016/10/my-notes-david-becks-book-insects/

Curious Worlds On Broadcast!

Current list of air dates for Curious Worlds David Beck on US Public Television (keeps getting updated)
Current list of air dates for Curious Worlds David Beck on US Public Television (keeps getting updated with more airdates)   KQED San Francisco: 8/3 at 8pm, 8/4 at 2am (KQED L… http://www.floatingstone.com/blog/2016/09/curious-worlds-david-beck-broadcast/

Three-star review of Curious Worlds from Videolibrarian

Videolibrarian reviewed Curious Worlds David Beck film as it got picked for educational distribution by Academic Video Store (part of Alexander Street Press)
Curious Worlds: The Art & Imagination of David Beck *** (2015) 68 min. DVD: $299. DRA. Floating Stone Productions (dist. by Alexander Street Press, www.academicvideostore.com) Al… http://www.floatingstone.com/blog/2016/07/three-star-review-curious-worlds-videolibrarian/

New David Beck series about the Elements

"Water" 7 1/4" x 3" x 2 3/4". Carved Boxwood.
"Water" 7 1/4" x 3" x 2 3/4". Carved Boxwood. Asked to describe this recent piece, here's the humorous, quintessential-David Beck comment: "By turning the crank the two Angler… http://www.floatingstone.com/blog/2016/04/new-david-beck-series-about-elements/