Monday, March 23, 2009

BAU Sculpture? What???

Fred and I have always liked spray paint and with my new found love for sculpture I find this a fitting exploration of the media. 

I made a simple two-part rubber mold using a Montana Spray paint can and tip.

Had some issues with rims and edges but on a whole the experiment I feel is successful. 

I love colour!(that's spelled right, dammit) I love the shape of the can.  The colured cans are paraffin/wax mix.  The colour comes from Crayola Crayons that are thinly sliced and added to wax mixture... than poured and allowed to cool and harden.  

The other cans are plaster, hydrostone, and concrete.  Same process but the hardening time for plaster and hydrostone is shorter.  The concrete takes longer.  It is a great process.

The piece is about juxtaposition.  The solid elements of  colourless strength toppled over in contrast to the colour-clumped beauty and delicacy of the wax is just wonderful feeling.   The cans of solid material or over to fill the space and remind the viewer that solid isn't so strong.  The colour and beauty is strength.  It is not for me to decide how you look at it.  Just my process.  
The pedestals are part of the piece I wanted to pull the elements together and open up the piece to the room.  I simply spray painted the coloured pedestal and dripped hydrostone/plaster/concrete down the other. I presented the piece off of the wall and in the middle of the gallery.   I might try and enter this into some up coming juried art shows.  Feedback from you big artists would be lovely. Enjoy, and thank-you.
So.. reigning from the Keystone State I have a memory of the day Budd Dwyer lost his marbles.
Nationally televised news conference with Mr. Dwyer, a .357 magnum, and a snow day.
Politics kill people.  Taking money from the mob kills people.  .357's kill people.  It isn't everyday you see all of these things come together on television while eating breakfast.
This piece of art isn't for me to tell you about, although if you are not familiar with Budd Dwyer perhaps googling him will put this into more perspective. 
It is a comment on what you remember.  
I will never forget this.  
It is my way to remember, regardless of what the audience knows, it is more about simply remembering to remember not to forget.  Oh and my utter disliking for politics.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

A couple Spanish stencils from Madrid and Barcelona

on a Barcelona Trash bin

Madrid (near the Thyssen-Bornamisza Museum)

Madrid (near the Thyssen-Bornamisza Museum)


Monday, March 9, 2009

Chelsea Parkent

Pinups I
India Ink/Mixed Media

Pinups II
India Ink/Mixed Media

India Ink/Acrylic Gesso

Maybe Yours I
Sharpie Magnum/Acrylic Gesso

Maybe Yours
India Ink/Acrylic Gesso/Sharpie Magnum


Rippling Run Nightmare

Shot Glass Shelf

Laying Down

Jay Playing

6 In the Morning


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Monday, March 2, 2009

Tools of Trade

Here is one of Jon Owen's new sculptures,
Montana Spray Cans, each "can" is approx. 7.25" x 2.5" Feb. 2009

from Jon:

"The White one is plaster.. (1st one done) The gray/black speckled one is paraffin and wax mixture coloured by using crayons... you cut up crayons and Crayola brand is best.. they melt instantly.... the cheaper brand crayons do not tend to breakdown in wax/parraffin. The orange is mostly paraffin with a little wax as well.... that is made purely from the Crayola Brand crayons... the coloured casts are bunted on the bottom as well... I over poured the plaster cast..."

Chimps and politicos (too bad none of these fellows know how to ride a bike!)

Venice Chimp on shop door

Is this a slate of candidates or a lineup?

i can haz prezidency? San Francisco (courtesy of Mike Jarrett)

Chimp with a FAL