Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Thinking of sculpture in terms of painting is mindbending. Mindblowing. Insane. A really wonderful thing to think about and get busy doing.
I began making these forms at work today. Glue and lollipop sticks.
My afternoon client, Harry, worked on a painting as I worked on these lollipop sculptures. This is his second painting and it is really great. He's a psychedelic painter. His work will be hanging at the Full Life coffee shoppe on Sandy in NE Portland in the not-too-distant future.
Monday, May 25, 2009
These are some blurry snap shots of some new paintings. The one with the pope is done. The other two are in limbo.
I've been enjoying working on glass. It's fun to be thinking about both sides of the surface. I also like the fact that they are somehow un-photographable. How do you take a photo of glass? What to do with the background?
These days paintings are more important as jpegs than actual paintings. I have never seen any of my favorite paintings in real life - just digital images of images of images. I like the idea that it is not possible for some of these new paintings to be reproduced as a photo - you have to see them in real life. That's true for all paintings, I suppose... but having unphotographable paintings really pushes the point home.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Sunday is a great day when Monday is a holiday. Pabst blue ribbon and kittens. Farmers Market fresh hazelnuts and home made bread. Tom Waits on vinyl. Mississippi John Hurt. Good warm sun and dirty dirt.
Recommeded listening: Edan's 'Primitive Plus.'
Portland local band: Nurses. Really great band, methinks.
Also local: The Robot Ate Me. I opened a Santa Barbara show for him a couple of years ago. He (Ryan something beginning with a b... like Bouchard or something like that) put on a really wonderful performance and I have been enjoying his recordings ever since.
Going to see Animal Collective tomorrow. Grouper is opening. Totally sweet memorial day.
Portland is really treating us well. How's things in your corner of the world?
All the best.