Still making stuff. This is a bit of it.
That’s all for now,
My pal Mark Bodah and I drew this for the Northampton, MA 2012 chalk art festival and won first place just a few days ago.
It’s a really great yearly festival that I’ve been drawing in since it’s inception three years ago. Thanks to some super awesome people and organizations like Penny and Amanda and everyone at the Northampton Center for the Arts, the Northampton BID, and Chartpak for making it such a fun experience!
I haven’t posted in a while. I’m busy making stuff.
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
I’ve discovered this week that my camera has a very unsophisticated view of the color blue in all its varying hues. I was aware of the Canon’s unconcerned attitude about transparent vs opaque, but I was unprepared for this “one blue fits all” motto. According to my Canon (on any setting in any light) there is basically one blue with minor variance of any sort at all. Ultramarine is indistinguishable from Manganese or Phthalocyanine. Cobalt? Prussian? Bah! What’s the difference? In fact, in certain instances, isn’t turquoise pretty much the same thing as lavender? No. Do not file this under hyperbole. Anyway, after shooting and reshooting and cursing and hair-pulling, I resorted to some heavy photoshopping to get these photos which are still not an accurate account of what you’d see if you came over for a studio visit to take a look at my new painting/sculpture thing. Ah well. Here it is.
Yeah, it’s kind of a lumpy puddle, isn’t it? It measures about 18 x 16 x 4 inches, and we’ll designate it “mixed media” because who really cares what it’s made of? Well, if you care to know, you can always ask.
Have a happy weekend!
Here’s the new piece I mentioned last weekend. I managed to set it up and snap some photos. The green wall… uh, don’t mind the green wall. Actually, I’ve grown used to the green wall so I don’t mind it as a background here nearly as much as I did initially.
So this is how I have it set up for the time being. I plan on trying a few different arrangements. I want to see how it looks with the stick forms hung closer together. I also want to try flipping the bottom part (which, by the way, is a two inch deep two foot square panel that just leans against the wall) 180 degrees. I suppose I need to get a shot from the side that includes the panel in order to give a better idea of the whole.
Speaking of the panel, I’m going to include a shot of it on its own as well as a handful of detail shots to give you a closer look at it. It’s basically a three dimensional painting–not exactly new for me. I incorporated acrylic, flocking fiber, dryer lint, silver leaf, glitter! and various other stuff. I will also include some closeups of the stick thingies. They are another mix of lots of stuff–most of the same stuff as the painting plus more.
Over and out,
Oh hey there. Hope you’re all enjoying your S-days. I had hoped to have images of a newly finished piece ready to share with you this week, but I don’t. The piece is finished. The photos are not. Shooting pics is proving to be a bit larger of a hurdle than foreseen. The real issue is that I lack an appropriate setting in which to present the work. Ah well. I will improvise something in the next few days, I promise. In the meantime, I will pad this less than interesting blurb with images of a still life that lives in the corner of my dining room.
Ok that’s it bye bye!
We ambled over the mountain to check out Easthampton–the neighboring town’s monthly art crawl yesterday. We saw some really fantastic art, and drew with other artwalkers outside one of the venues. Here’s a handful of chalk drawings from the festivities. There were many more, but these are a few that stood out AND photographed pretty well.
That’s all for now.
Although my sidewalk doodles have been few and far between for a bit now, the recent limestone-related absurdities in LA have aroused my ire. Here’s a link to follow if you have not yet read about the magnificently ridiculous recent events. I don’t even know what to say about this fiasco. Arresting people for drawing on the ground with chalk seems… asinine. It’s hard to believe. In case you were wondering, this is not a joke. Good luck digesting the indigestible.
With a fair bit of nausea,
music by Blockhead
animation by Anthony Schepperd
I hope your day is a fraction as fun and interesting as this video.
12 x 9 inches
graphite on archival mat board
This is a small drawing I did of a friend. It’s for the same project Tom Bennett mentioned in this post. I decided to do a straight forward graphite sketch since I rarely draw anymore. I was hoping that making a simple drawing would be a quiet, meditative exercise–good practice and a positive experience for my fucked up brain. It was. Maybe I’ll get back in the habit of drawing now. Maybe not. I could probably count on both hands the number of times I’ve sat down in the last 15 years and actually drawn an image of something in front of me. At any rate, it came out ok, not exactly accurate, but there is a likeness.
Yep, that’s what these are, just a few images of parts of something I’m working on. Maybe I’ll even finish it someday and post the final work here. In case you were wondering, no, those are not blue fur-balls in that photo above. I did not dye my cats blue to facilitate my art making. Don’t be ridiculous.
With sincerity and a powerful gust of ambivalent sighs,
More photos of paint that I’m collecting and using because I like looking at it.
Happy Saturday, yawl!
To Whom It May Concern,
You may or may not recall a post I published last fall with some fairly atypical (for me) work. Well, I’m still making that work, albeit sporadically. These are a couple of pieces from that series that I finished the other day. Both are acrylic on really nice, archival mat board.
When I have enough of these (in about thirty or forty years) I’m going to transform my under the front stairway closet into a gallery, plaster them all over the walls and have a party. Leave your address in the comments below if you’d like me to send you an invite. The postcards are sure to become collectors items in century or so. Trust me, you’ll want one. I’m not collecting addresses to sell. Really.
Let’s see now, what to say about this. How about it’s not finished yet, but it’s starting to make me grin. I hope that thing that sometimes happens where I show an unfinished piece and then lose interest in it doesn’t happen this time.
Thanks for looking!
And I think that’s the end of the violence today. Thanks for looking!
Ayep. Maybe I’ll post some more later.