Thursday, July 30, 2009



I'm not sure how much this piece is a work in progress. I intended to add more dimension (and meaning) to the background with thread, but now I just may tweak it with more paint.

This piece was certainly influenced by watching the documentary Home recently. From Wiki,
"The film is almost entirely composed of aerial shots of various places on earth. The documentary chronicles the present day state of the Earth, its climate and how we as the dominant species have long-term repercussions on its future. A theme expressed throughout the documentary is that of linkage—how all organisms and the Earth are linked in a "delicate but crucial" natural balance with each other, and how no organism can be self-sufficient."
It's a visually stunning and moving film. But you might as well get your apologies over with before you watch it, you'll have free flowing guilt for all your nasty homosapieness. It's likely things are far worse than they appear and may drive you to....... excuse me for a moment while I wipe the vodka dribble from my chin (I really should use a glass) .....drink.

Still, I HIGHLY recommend it. You can watch the entire film in wide screen and high definition here.

Oh and "hi" by the way. You might be wondering where I've been. If you follow quite a few blogs, you may have noticed, posting has dropped off somewhat. Why? Because some of us bloggers have allowed facebook to suck us into it's lazy, user friendly lair. There we can post our art, links we find interesting (that we'd normally save for our blog), make flippant comments about our lives, get immediate feedback and banter back and forth all without the effort it requires to put together one of these babies. And I've become lazy knowing most of you who read this blog are already on my facebook (and if not, come 'friend' me if you like, I think I've finished removing any embarrassing pictures and videos).

Facebook is also giving me material like this, "The 15 Creepiest Vintage Ads of all Time". Shockingly funny. Relating to advertising and media is this hilarious and brilliant post by Donn over at Homo Escapeons. He's a wizard of words and topical eye candy, it's a great blog. Go read it.


self taught artist said...

I for one am so glad you are on facebook, it really feels like a little artist community that is safe and nurturing. i know fb can be obnoxious, and i'm not one for hugs and hearts and all the misc. things people can do there...its all about the people and getting and giving feedback, support, encouragement, help etc.
i really like this piece too...the hair reminds me of all the calligraphy stuff i've done and yet it is totally different if that makes sense. its a serene drawing (painting?), good to see some new work .

andrea said...

How does one keep two blogs alive let alone two blogs, Facebook and Twitter? I'm doing a half-assed job of my blog, a mostly full-assed job of FB (that would be two cheeks) and it's still a huge time drain (she said, going on and on with her comment...).

Off -- or rather ON topic: the hair in this painting is magical.

PS Donn is the master, isn't he?

dinahmow said...

Hi! This is another blog that's slipped from my notifier wotsit-thingy.(see? I know big technical words, too!)
When I figure out how to make Firefox faster I'll get out of Google!

wv is puslate which reminds me of a sign beside a blender which said it had a puslating button!

Eric Orchard said...

Beautiful line work and colour.

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