The most recent releases –
Real artificial flowers, or might be called retail flowers. Each petal of the flowers consists of cuttings from advertisements in a typical newspaper. The backside of each petal is cut from want ads, and at the center of each flower the style is an image of currency wrapped to a tight cylinder.
This piece is a continuation of an exploration of the effects of shadows on a composition. And to see what the artist might learn unintentionally, with the hope of building on that accidental discovery. The artist arranged small pieces of wood in a sand box and explored varying lighting arrangements.
The result was the interpretation expressed as TSK 34, which may suggest Viking sailing vessels to viewers.
TSK 33 – MAD MAN
This is a continuation of the Man series that was expressed as walking and running. This explores ascending the corporate ladder in an urban environment. The reflection in the lenses reveals the hopelessly endless journey.
TSK 32 – TEXTMETEXTMETEXTME
Social media has a seemingly hyptonic lock on everyone’s attention, regardless of where they are or the time of day. It precludes everything and has assumed control of our lives.
TSK 31 – INTERGALACTIC ALIEN MAGIC
The computer programming gurus at a large tech company decided that on occasion a technical problem seems to solve itself without the engineers’ assistance. When such an event occurs it could only be accounted for by Intergalactic Alien Magic. The challenge to the artist was to express this phenomenon visually.
TSK 30 – BRASS & RED ROBOTIC
This piece is a bit of an exploration of the effect of removing myself from a part of the application of medium, yet indirectly controlling its placement and quantities. The randomness and accidental nature of the process became an exciting element of the creative process. The robotic hands and paint drips are an expression of the artist’s intended removal.
TSK 29 – REVISITING VICTOR BURGIN
In the mid seventies the artist Victor Burgin created a series of posters displayed in several communities in the United Kingdom. He was exploring the elusive difference between advertising art and original (fine) art. It included a quote from The Economist in 1966. Since the mid seventies, income inequality throughout the industrialized world has steadily become more extreme. This new piece, in which the oily talons seemingly rip Burgin’s original message away from the frame further distorting it, attempts to address that new reality.
TSK 28 – MESSENGER – 37″ w x 30″ h x 15″ d.
In today’s world of instant communication and constant social media connectivity, it is apparent that everyone has some “agenda”. Everyone is talking at once, and no one is really listening. Messenger is not focused on surroundings, could be anywhere, and no one perceives the message. Virtually in your face and desperate, “Listen to me!”
Continuing the gallery with special presentation pieces:
TSK 21 – “SHADOWS IN BLUE” – 29 W X 29 H, May 2009 mixed medium
Photo altered with acrylics and assorted materials of intersecting shadows on a concrete surface.
TSK 22 – “FANNED ARRAY” – 33W X 36 H, 33W x 36H, March 2013, mixed medium
Original composition taken from photo of shadows intersecting on a concrete surface. Final piece consists of a fanned array of acrylic painted segments in which six additional joints were added, and a woman’s face materializes as it ascends the composition, floating away from surface in ascending order.
TSK 27 –“TREE AT MERRICK HOUSE” – 33W X 30H, January, 2014, mixed medium
Altered photo captured from video of intertwining tree branches in front of historic home.
Merrick House is an historic home in the Coral Gables area of Miami-Dade County. We attended an afternoon event there because my wife wanted to buy some vegetable seedlings to plant in her organic garden. I took a camcorder in the off chance that I might find inspiration, which I ultimately did. As it became late afternoon, the sun was low in the west, and on the east side of the house, I was struck by the large trees silhouetted against the structure and sky. The limbs took on the character of snakes intertwining and dominating the scene.
Pictures of the winning entry and the artists showing at a recent gallery event, where Walking Man won 2nd place. The receipt of the award is confirmation that this art form is appreciable and valued by art connoisseurs and collectors. The showing offered mindful recognition and acknowledgement of the three pieces shown.