Looking back on some great comments from the past as I’m finally developing this work. “Ewww….Slow down the grossness”-Sparks “It’s not gross enough” -Barry
As I’m adding more to the Little Tragedies Series, I’m thinking of expanding the works to include Strange Encounters and a few Violent Lullabies. Here is what I have so far:
Recovering some ideas I started a few years ago. Adding more to the Little Tragedies Series and expanding the series to include Strange Encounters.
Using old and new drawings, I’m cutting out the figure and inserting it into some found kitsch paintings.
New studio work with dollhouse miniatures. Serious play. Making and unmaking, twisting and tangling, falling and floating.
As part of my ongoing series of the deconstructed still life, today I made a valentine special. Cheap cordial cherry chocolates in liquid are both seductive and repulsive.
This idea has been dormant in my head for a few years now, so it’s good to work thorough it with my hands today.
Working on a series of food mascots with artist/gastronaut/and seven time Guinness World Record holder – Bob Blumer!!! Comfort and nostalgia. More delicious work to come.
New compositions using the same bodies. “The grotesque body…is a body in the act of becoming. It is never finished, never completed, it is continually built, created, and builds and creates another body.” – Bakhtin
New work on the Restless Still Life: The grotesque image “always represents a state of change…the one consistent visual attribute of the grotesque is that of flux”. -Connelly