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napkin drawing ca. 1990


Came across this in The Archives. I don't remember drawing it but it was likely done at a DQ when smoking was still a thing.

- tom moody

September 21st, 2016 at 5:56 pm

work on paper, late '90s


ink, acrylic, collage, 28 x 17 inches

- tom moody

August 3rd, 2016 at 3:02 pm



From my distant past, this image, digitally reconstructed from an old photo negative.
A law student friend needed a jury exhibit for a mock trial. In the case, a supermarket shopper rolled her cart over a steel plate in a shopping lane, upsetting the cart and causing personal injury. The plate covered pipes in the floor, and was not bolted down but rested on an inner lip of metal.
The negligence suit hinged on such factors as (i) whether a warning sign should have been placed in the aisle, (ii) whether the plate had the appearance of solidity, and (iii) whether a prudent shopper would have proceeded to roll a cart across the plate.
I made this "jury visualization aid" with ink and zip-a-tone on a large piece of illustration board. I watched the trial from the spectator seats, and when this drawing was pulled out and placed before the jury, the professor monitoring the proceedings exclaimed, "that looks like something from a modern art exhibit."
In real life, an insurer would probably have settled the case. This exhibit was ultimately not very helpful to either the plaintiff or the defense, and it's a measure of its ambiguity that I can't recall which side I was supposed to be be assisting, or who prevailed. The top two panels make the steel plate's placement appear precarious, undermining the more solid impression in the bottom panel.

- tom moody

January 17th, 2016 at 10:32 am

studio installation 12-26-15


- tom moody

December 27th, 2015 at 2:42 pm

studio (salon style experiment)


(click or tap for larger)
Most of these have been posted in some form or another -- the only thing "new" here is trimming off the borders and playing around with the sizes.
The Grid is one way to handle "different" types of content. The salon style sprawl is another.

- tom moody

December 16th, 2015 at 2:31 pm

my show at Honey Ramka - photos


larger view








Thanks to Honey Ramka for the top five installation shots. The exhibition "Original PNGs" is on view until Dec. 20 (Honey Ramka is located at 56 Bogart Street in Brooklyn.)

- tom moody

December 7th, 2015 at 8:23 am

works on paper, studio, nov 2015


top to bottom, left to right:

sketch_m9, sketch_l2 (two layers) (detail), sketch_n1c, sketch_m7a, sketch_l6a, sketch_m3a
Printed on 100% rag paper

- tom moody

November 18th, 2015 at 5:32 pm

works on paper, studio, oct 2015


top to bottom: sketch_m8, sketch_m5, sketch_m3 (cropped)
Printed on 100% rag paper

- tom moody

October 29th, 2015 at 9:38 pm

works on paper, 2001 (framed)

Am working on my archives and decided to add these, since my documentation doesn't give much of a clue what the physical work looks like.
Not that these are any clearer but my objective was to show serious intent for the "mere" MSPaint collages I was doing.

mirror x 4 framed

Mirror X 4
MSPaint, MSPaintbrush, ink, paper, linen tape, 20" X 16 1/2" (installation view)

Jungle Bloom (framed)

Jungle Bloom
MSPaint, MSPaintbrush, ink, paper, linen tape, 20" X 16" (installation view)

Compound JA - framed

Compound JA
MSPaint, Paintbrush, ink, paper, linen tape, 22" X 18" (installation view)

- tom moody

October 22nd, 2015 at 5:05 pm

luminous squiggle


early drawing, ink and gouache on watercolor paper, mounted on matte board

- tom moody

March 12th, 2015 at 9:07 am