Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Hand study in pencil and poetry.

Falling back into poetry again.  I was working on my book "Iodized Salt" and i just wandered off and came up with this quick study.  

Hand study
pencil on paper

Iodized Salt will eventually be completed...
...as soon as my composition is chosen.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Artwork of the month: A Naughty Satyr.

I love the cheesy rococo art movement.  It just sings about over the top taboo desires.  One of my favorites is this marble sculpture at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

Jean-baptise Aguste Cleainger
French, 1814-1883
"Bacchante and Satyr"
1869, marble

I find this sculpture to be sexually charged with mischief and intent; just look at the expressions on their faces. The Bacchante is a party girl.  She drinks, fucks, and has a good time all the time in the naked name of a mystery religion. Her facial expression is one of intoxication as her body language is inviting the faun to play.  The faun is posed just as provocatively, just look at his left leg.  He knows what to expect and has no shame to it.

All this sexual desire bottled up in the virtue of good taste and opulent decoration.  Bravo rococo!

Everyone likes sex...
...everyone like art about sex.

Tuesday, September 5, 2006

Eye studies from 1998

In 1998 I went through a short lived phase of placing eye's in my work.  Here are some of the studies that I did back then.  keep in mind, there are about 100 images I have lost.

These are kinda silly...
...I was really into it at the time.