Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Collage, 3-1/2" x 6"


Collage, 4-1/2" x 4"

13 comments:

  1. I like what you are doing with the white lines in the top drawing. That is something new. Those clearly draw lines. Pinkish background with crisp white lines drawn on it. They push the fuzzy orbs forward but the uniformity of the white lines locks them into place. The movement is in the lines. They feel drippy shifting downwards. The harmonies you created between the metallic glittery sheens in the bottom one are really nice. I like the variety of metallic tones set up by the different colored glitter lines. That is something going on in a lot of these collages. The juxtaposition of flat colors and multi-hued lines or streaks of glitter. And the lines or forms you make with the glitter are weird because the way we perceive them in the fairly shallow spaces you create is always shifting. Foreground, background, foreground, background, never settling into either one.

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  2. Thanks, Eric. Yes, these are some think about a lot, so good to here it comes through at least sometimes.

    I did actually use somewhat similar white lines once before a while back. It's the black and white one posted on Dec. 3, 2008. (I can't make a link past right now for some reason.)

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  3. I don't think the link worked.

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  4. I'm so tired. Just be glad I'm too tired to write about Deadwood . . . . Even my poor mum glazes over. But I just finished watching the entire 36 episodes again! What am I supposed to do, not talk about it ad nauseum????? I'm not an android, for Christ's sake. Oh, I'll probably have to join some freakish Deadwood club where the people know creepy freakish amounts about what the actors' favorite fetishes are or something equally not what you want to know. But I'll have no choice because they will be the only people who understand. They will become my people and meet in some creepy Upper West Side famous building that I don't know the name of like in Rosemary's Baby. Ruth Gordon will totally understand the eventual touching complexity of Seth and Al's relationship and she will seduce me with her passion about it and next thing you know I will sell my first born to . . . who? Who'd be creepier than the devil?

    OK, tomorrow I will delete this.

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  5. Yeah, I didn't put a link, that's why I gave you the date, so you could just page back. Yeah?

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  6. But the scale is off when you click on that one. It's better in the smaller size. The bigger one is too big cause you lose the pinstripe feel of the white lines.

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  7. I like the one from December 3, 2008. There is something evil about it.

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  8. I think we are seeing the concept of evil differently. For art to evoke a sense of foreboding or evil is a good thing to me. Many works of art try to do this but fail miserably. The black orb in the middle of the not painting takes on a life of its own and seems to absorb all light. It doesn't care about the world around it. It feels malignant, irrevocable, and as if it is about to launch into some action that will spell doom for the rest of world.

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  9. Hm. Interesting. Not sure we see the concept so differently, but maybe have different reactions to it. Though, I'd certainly take evil, or forboding -- certainly forboding -- over boring.

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  10. Or to put it another way, I really like the colors in the collage of December 3, 2008.

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