Friday, 28 November 2014
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
It's been a difficult week for me, y'all, so I didn't have a chance to make a collage specifically for this theme. But I did make a collage for another theme: mushrooms! So I'm sneakin' this one in on the grounds that there's a number in the title and that there's a 3 to the left of the naked bottom in the upper left. And there are probably other numbers scattered through: they're just impossible to read.
The story behind this is that the other species of mushrooms were envious of Psilocybe getting to have all the fun of being the psychedelic mushroom, so they decided to have a big San-Francisco-in-1967 party and wear all their best psychedelic duds. The morels weren't invited, but they crashed the party anyway.
All the psychedelic art is from posters for Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium, circa 1967.
Monday, 24 November 2014
Saturday, 22 November 2014
FACT: The moon is moving away from the earth at a rate of 3.78 centimeters (1.5 inches) per year.
That is most of the original paper sleeve from the 45 rpm record. Audrey was juxtaposed against a green background which I removed and added various elements to create a new space for her to look dreamy in front of.
Friday, 21 November 2014
According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces. Fearing the potential power of such beings, Zeus split them into two separate but incomplete beings, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.
Thursday, 20 November 2014
Monday, 17 November 2014
That's a famous photo of icthyologists posing in the reconstructed jaws of the giant prehistoric shark, Megalodon. I don't know when the photo was taken, but as you can tell from the clothes, a long time ago. With yellow acrylic paint for the jagged lines.
The title was inspired by the fact that those reconstructed jaws no longer exist. They were found to be inaccurately large: we now think the maw of Megalodon was more like four feet.
Time eats everything, eventually.
Sunday, 16 November 2014
Saturday, 15 November 2014
Thursday, 13 November 2014
This is based on an old article about Ray Johnson in a art mag. back in the 60's. In it he had sent clippings of rows of people to various correspondents. Dancers, soldiers, students, football teams etc. I'd always remembered the title for some reason. It didnt click at the time and the notion of mail art went over my head as a spotty art student but luckily some fifteen or so years later I discovered it again and I was hooked. Anyway it will be interesting to see your interpretations of this theme. Have fun!
Tuesday, 11 November 2014
Monday, 10 November 2014
Sunday, 9 November 2014
Title from Robert Browning's "Andrea del Sarto," in which the full line is "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?"
String of macaw feathers made as an offering to the gods by the Huichol Indians of northwestern Mexico. Extension ladder from Uline industrial supply catalog. Cloud from The Book of Clouds by John Day. Lithograph of hand by N. H. Jacob, from an anatomy & surgery book by the 19th century French surgeon J. B. M. Bourgery.
Saturday, 8 November 2014
Thursday, 6 November 2014
Saturday, 1 November 2014
I don't know who frightens me the most, I think the lovely Mia Farrow with the knife.
Halloween is not common here in the Netherlands, I'm not sure if it is in Germany (Sabine?) and it's not a holiday over here, but I wish you all a happy Halloween.