Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 mash up

A wee sampling of some painting endeavors from this past year;  a painting on a fragment of fruit crate from late Spring, and a very recent painting on a found bicycle seat.

I'm seeing a rhyme, if not a theme.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Oh Christmas Thing 2011

This year's Christmas Thing was late in developing, but alas, it has come.  Inspired by the depiction of the holiday classic Hollywood films, this piece is silvery black and for a string of paper balls that feature the hints of hues from the weekly store inserts which clog our mailbox every Wednesday.  The original versions of films like Christmas in Connecticut, The Bishop's Wife, and Meet John Doe embody such a warmth and lushness of the xmas moment in their monochromatic renditions that the colors of the greenery, ornaments and baubles are realized in the viewer's own perception of the scene.

I'm not claiming that this monochromatic Thing has any of those's really just an homage.

One thing that it does have going for it is that it has a kinetic potential, as is demonstrated in the video below:

Another thing that this year's Thing has going, is an audio component - in the form of a special Christmas Thing/Holiday Special Episode of the Dead Hare Radio Hour, which will be airing on WVKR in Poughkeepsie, NY on Dec. 27th. The podcast version should release on the 28th.