Friday, April 30, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

'Less Than Human'

Less Than Human
Less Than Human
Ballpoint pen on paper
Approx. 11 in. x 8.5 in.
(2010)

"...Must have died a thousand times
I must have died a thousand times
I must have died a thousand times
Feeling less than human
I surmise I'm less than human...

...Must have cried a thousand times
Must have cried a thousand times
I must have cried a thousand times
Feeling less than human
I surmise I'm less than human..."

-- The Chameleons

www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9cN3VWokuM

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Recent drawings.

Untitled
Untitled
Ballpoint pen on paper
Approx. 8.5. in. x 11 in.

(2010)




Untitled
Ballpoint pen on paper
Approx. 5 in. x 4.5 in.

(2010)




Kolnióur
Kolnióur
Ballpoint pen on paper
Approx. 4.25 in. x 8.5 in.
(2010)

Notes: This drawing was inspired by the song Kolnióur, on Jónsi's (frontman of the band Sigur Rós) recently released solo album, 'Go.'
I have no idea what the lyrics or the title itself means, so I channeled my own pure raw emotion alone into this one.
Listen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlB_8TYnt88

Friday, April 16, 2010

I feel like the floor of a taxi cab.
- Dr. Egon Spengler, Ghostbusters

Yeah, that.

At least two-thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity: idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religous or political ideas.

- Aldous Huxley

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Now I finally know what this installation is...

A little over a year ago, when I entered my painting All Loveliness Is Anguish into Hygienic Arts' 2009 Salon des Independants, I took a picture of an installation on a nearby building (with my crappy phone-camera), and at the time I had no idea what it was.

New London building  - The Blob

Earlier today, however, I came across an article on Connecticut news site, TheDay.com, about the very same installation:
New London - Two years ago, in a moment of artistic inspiration, Jesse Goode poured orange urethane foam down the side of a vacant upholstery shop on Bank Street and created a community discussion on art and aesthetics.

The Blob, as the abstract mass became known, generated enthusiastic conversation, became a mini tourist draw, inspired a downtown movie night, and was briefly considered for a seat on the City Council.

On Tuesday, 18 months later than originally scheduled, the artwork will come down.

"Although it is impossible to remove the Blob's Spirit from New London folklore, I will be removing the sculpture,'' Goode wrote to friends and supporters on Friday.
At 11:30 a.m. Tuesday he will begin uninstalling the sculpture.
Read the rest of the article here, if you are so inclined:

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New painting - 'Empty'

My latest completed painting, Empty -- which I have also just listed for sale on Etsy:


Empty
Title: Empty
Year: 2010
Dimensions: approx. 11 in. X 16 in.
Media: Acrylic paint, thread, safety pins on canvas


Empty (detail)
(detail)

Empty (detail)
(detail)


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