:the first 7 Paintings and Sculpture,
with Invite and Complete list of works
The List of Works:
1.) i struggle with desire.
2.) Tragedy and his Children.
4.) about last night. (on Loan from the Dawn Hallenbeck Collection.)
5.) How I learned to let go and let God or :
6.) Any up which one goes. (on Loan from the saraH O'Brien Collection.)
7.) tey-buhl uhv kuhn-tents. (on Loan from my Living room Couch.)
8.) little creature of love.
10.) threw a rabbit hole.
11.) a White Night.
12.) "for a sedge hammer that has been thrown to the moon."
13.) Ramdum Axes Memry.
14.) what loves have come and gone.
"to turn around
and look behind"
: a Sculptural Painting made from a Cardboard Contact Film Box, painted flat black, and a Styrofoam Coma GLOMMED from a disguarded Sign from "Super-Valu Market.
: Liquid house paint on Mirror glazed into a found storm window. This piece was created for my Love, Dawn. It is in her personal collection of one. The window has been shellacked with a clear glaze to maintain the original texture and patina that the window had when I harvested it from the side of the road. Again, because it is a mirror, it was difficult for Jordon to photograph cleanly and reflects other paintings hanging on the opposite wall. It was a Gift to Dawn, intended to be used by her as a Bedroom mirror and would actually be more appropriately documented with her reflection in it but she is shy... ;)
The Story is a "para-phase" of the Bible story of Jonah used as a vehicle to put my divorce into perspective and salve the wounds inflicted by its journey. It came from the heart and is universal enough to have effected honest response from most viewers. I was very much concerned about showing this piece to a wider audience at first because of its venomous subject matter. Because of its lanced wide open honesty my children are not fond of it in the least. For this reason it has remained hanging some 15 feet from the base of my stairwell in my front entranceway, far up, out of reach, and away from detailed inspection. I can't even begin to think of what my "Ex" must think of it, but the wider exposure has shown that the observation is valid. It will as such, no longer be kept in the hall away from prying eye's.
6.) "any up which one goes."
7.) "tey-buhl uhv kuhn-tents."
Look like this came from a definition in a "THA BIG DICk" ? SURPRISE! Thats just what it is. Translation : Table of Contents. However if you actually sound it out the last word is content, as in being content, as apposed to having content. I was going for duality here. making this painting and finishing it were two entirely different things. Years ago, back in the day as they say, I found the porcelain bathroom feet by the side of the road. Soon afterwards I married them to this Cellar window and used a router on the outside edge. I always intended to add a piece of plexiglass to the top but never got around to it. It served as our living room table for years in a constant state of almost-finished-ness. I guess I was just Kuhn-tent with it the way things were. Then one day when I realized I needed additional works to fill out this up coming show. So, in saraHs words: "...for years it was just our weird looking living room table, now you tell me its "ART" and I can't put my feet up on it anymore?" ..."Yep. you betchya!"
Stay tuned for more!
Still to come:
- Episode II :Paintings and Sculptures numbers 8.) through 14.)
- Episode III :the Transcriptions and Confidential Texts.