|30 x 30" - like the 6 x 6" "Excerpts from the Magical Land of No," this is 'life scale,' only now the frame of reference is a human instead of a bird, and so it's bigger...having trouble deciding about the shirt...|
|I inherited those pink flowers in the bottom of the tub|
|drawing in ballpoint on the block|
|carving on the block,|
|two thumbs up - a good likeness!|
|new helicopter block - about 10% smaller |
and facing the opposite direction
from the "bunny with helicopter" one.
|came across this - Goltzius's Right Hand, 1588|
Hendrick Goltzius (Netherlandish, 1558–1617)
Pen and brown ink; 9 x 12 5/8 in. (23 x 32.2 cm)
Teylers Museum, Haarlem
While I was marbling, I also set to work on three pieces for the show "Art & Politics" opening at 46 Green Street, Dec. 6th.
|together they make a sort of "hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil" triangle|
I have mixed feelings about the theme because I don't think of my work as political (except maybe in the sense that all artwork that rejects efficient adequacy as its goal might be read as defiant). I don't really engage with politics because, to me, it's like standing on the deck of a sinking ship arguing about which theoretical model lifeboat would be the best. (Or, put another way - it's like I'm being asked:"which do you prefer, apples or oranges?" and my response is "purple.") But I gave it my best shot - I used common, publicly available forms as a starting point and marbled them and added gold. Using their content to provide context, I chose quotations and wrote them by hand in the speech scrolls and put them in the mouths of the parrots. My hope is that, though they're ominously funny, maybe a little obnoxious, and still somehow beautiful rather than bitter.
|Out patient encounter form with Freud: "Life as we find it, is too hard for us; it brings us too many pains." from Civilization and its Discontents|
|Pre-nuptial agreement with Anais Nin: "Anxiety is love's greatest killer."|
|tax form with Pericles: "Where the rewards for merit are greatest, there are found the best citizens." |
from his funeral oration in Thucydides History of the Peloponnesian War.
|It kind of looks like (cold, wet) Pollock painting, right?|