Archive for the ‘paper or paint – tm’ Category
ink, acrylic, collage, 28 x 17 inches
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.
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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.
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.)
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
top to bottom: sketch_m8, sketch_m5, sketch_m3 (cropped)
Printed on 100% rag paper
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
MSPaint, MSPaintbrush, ink, paper, linen tape, 20" X 16 1/2" (installation view)
MSPaint, MSPaintbrush, ink, paper, linen tape, 20" X 16" (installation view)
MSPaint, Paintbrush, ink, paper, linen tape, 22" X 18" (installation view)
early drawing, ink and gouache on watercolor paper, mounted on matte board
periodically I get the itch to print out my "net art"