If you visited Laumeier Sculpture Park this weekend the boots sticking out from beneath various sculptures were not necessarily part of any instillation… just a dude taking random photos. More about the above sculpture below:
When I saw successful water-on-a-CD photographs in the Shutterbug eNewsletter I decided to do the ethical thing and completely steal the idea. My ‘results’ must be karma. It should be out of my system, though. For now, anyway. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Royal Tenenbaum: “I’ve always been considered an a*****e for about as long as I can remember. That’s just my style. But I’d really feel blue if I didn’t think you were going to forgive me.”
Henry Sherman: “I don’t think you’re an a*****e, Royal. I just think you’re kind of a son-of-a-b***h.”
Royal Tenenbaum: “Well, I really appreciate that.”
– Gene Hackman & Danny Glover – The Royal Tenenbaums
About this image: digital photograph, moderately modified
It takes Photoshop about a second to render an image like this. It takes me about a month to paint one. Seven hundred eighty 5/8″ squares (including ‘edges’ not visible here). *hint* Step away from your monitor (or remove your glasses if you wear them) and the image blurs/merges into somewhat more recognizable shapes.
My inspiration here was the idea ‘memories/thoughts’ of/about events, time, place, etc. are often built-up in a second hand way… through photography, film, other media… blah blah blah. Anyway, apologies to Chuck Close fans. Believe it or not, I did not intend to completely rip off the master when I started this project. The guy is an absolute beast… I have no idea how he does it… ridiculously impressive.
Random question time! If you could have a conversation with any US president, who would you choose? I think I’d have to go with Lincoln (my first Lincoln piece here).
About this image: acrylic painting on 16″x16″ canvas
Turns out I’m not as good with spray paint as I’d hoped. At least on small scale (8″x8″-ish). So, for now, I’ve overlayed my illustrator MacArthur piece in Photoshop. I think the faux corrugated metal turned out okay, though. If only I could get all this olive drab paint off my face…
Have a great weekend, everyone!
About this image: digital media – vector art created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop digitally overlayed onto faux metal / painted cardboard