Nucleus No. Two

It seemed appropriate to post some mixed media today… especially since it’s the model’s birthday on Saturday!

Have a great weekend, everyone! And happy birthday, Annabelle! I love you!

About this image:ย  painted aluminum ground bolted to 8″x10″ canvas frame… background is gel medium transfer of blurred periodic table… charcoal portrait (gel medium transfer)… charcoal circles (gel medium transfer) represent electron orbitals… hand painted copper element symbol and atomic number (acrylic).


82 thoughts on “Nucleus No. Two

    • Thank you so much! I really like using random bits of hardware every now and then… and mounting this piece of aluminum seemed like all the excuse I needed to do that! Thank you again… you are always so very kind!

  1. Great mix, Sig! You are so very creative. If I had half the talent you had, I’d be a very happy woman!
    Happy birthday, Annebelle!!! โ™ฉ โ™ช โ™ซ โ™ฌ

    • Holy cow, Deb! You are one of the most creative and talented people I know (and one of the kindest)! I am always inspired by your work… I have no idea how you can produce such a volume of such involved and high-quality material… ridiculously impressive! Always!

    • I’m more of a dork, though.
      Nerds actually UNDERSTOOD science. And how to NOT start themselves on fire with the Bunsen Burner.
      It’ll probably sound even worse when I tell you I don’t have a license for Helvetica… so… you know what that means!!! Arial!!! Yay!!! (or possibly Myriad Pro… but that didn’t seem quite as funny).

  2. I like the “29” mixed message to go with the mixed media; most every woman over 30 wishes to stop the clock at 29. This piece conveys the message that Annabelle is elemental – to your happiness.

    Happy birthday to her!

    • Hahaha… that goes for some dudes, too (I speak from experience)! Stopping the clock might not be enough for me… I need to do a bit of rewinding as well!
      Thank you so much, Peg! You are always very kind!

  3. Your mixed media art is always amazing Robert. Dig that you did the Cu in copper. Looks perfect with the other materials and really, how many people will get it ? heh. You little imp you.
    Happy Birthday to Annabelle

  4. Now that… is a m-f’n birthday card!

    Bolted aluminum ground like how a REAL MAN does it. You should tell her you made the copper paint by crushing some sheet metal into pigment using only “these merciless bare fists!”

    Me, I’m jus’ the wuss with flowers, so great job dude ๐Ÿ™‚ !

    • Hilarious!
      Reminds me of an old SNL skit where this couple was stranded on a deserted island and they were exchanging gits… he was giving her things like rocks that were shaped like a heart, and she kept giving him more and more elaborate things that she had somehow made… watches, etc. (she’d somehow mined and smelted ore, etc.)… pretty funny.

  5. What a lovely present for your wife,
    I think that her modelling has brought
    an even finer edge to your creative
    artistry ๐Ÿ™‚ The copper works very well
    and your idea of the periodic table in
    the background is a stroke of genius
    as it portrays an even greater image,
    the b&w with charcoal effect adds an
    incredible depth to the whole piece ๐Ÿ™‚

    In essence this shows your work off
    in a very pleasant taste, modernism
    of a very fine quality my great friend
    and thank you for offering it here for
    us all to enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy Birthday Annabelle ๐Ÿ™‚


    • You are so very kind, A.G… thank you for your very thoughtful analysis!
      I think I should have you ghost-write for me on explanations for all my stuff…
      I feel like you can explain them far more elegantly than I ever could!
      People would be shocked! They would say things like, ‘When did this guy learn how to write?’
      Thank you again, Andro! Very much!

      • Hey I like the idea of Ghost Writer as it fits right in with my Space ๐Ÿ™‚ I always like your imagination SIG and your art certainly adds a touch of class around our WordPress that is for sure ๐Ÿ™‚

        Have a wondrously nice rest of weekend and Happy Birthday to your wife, I am sure that with you around she is incredibly happy ๐Ÿ™‚ Be well you two ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thank you so much, Patti! And a very happy birthday to you as well!
      Hahaha… the ’29’ just happened to be a coincidence… I originally painted that on there as a vague reference to copper’s Atomic Number.

  6. Somebody seriously needs to stop setting their regular coffee cup and “Friends” size Central Perk coffee cup on this photo ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Really neat piece here, Sig! It’s such a statement in a gritty, urban way. I like the “Cu” and I read it as “see you” which is what lovely Annabelle is doing. Like she has caught YOU doing, well, whatever it is you’re doing and is thinking, “Man, that boy is a freak. But I love him, dammit.”

    Happy Birthday Annabelle! Treat her right, Sig! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you very much, sir – I appreciate that!
      I was hoping the very same thing… and I think she did… although I doubt she would ever really tell me if she didn’t!

    • That is incredibly kind of you to say, El… thank you!
      It’s especially nice to her because when I start playing with so much random stuff I’m always a bit worried that it will all end up getting tied together properly.

  8. missed this one earlier – glad you linked to it. very cool!
    i think my crow gravatar is back at last and consistently – but for some reason it has caused me to appear as a stranger on everyone’s blog, requiring a moderation of a comment. but not to worry. this technology thing will NOT get the best of me ๐Ÿ˜€ and it really is me!
    thanks for sharing this one. blog on! ๐Ÿ™‚

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