Thursday, May 07, 2009

daubs

Yes, I've been painting this Spring. Above is acrylic & collage (the last page of Scott's Fortunes of Nigel) on canvas. I've started a Flickr page for photos of my daubs, tho as useless as I am as a visual artist, I'm even worse as a visual arts photographer.

I'll probably post more on Culture Industry in the weeks to come.

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Your Spring daub truly leaves me breathless. It's intricately fascinating.

E. M. Selinger said...

Please do, Mark! You're a man of many talents. Me like.

Steven Fama said...

Yes, it's an interesting project, do post more. . . . I imagine it's fun to paint and make a poem at the same time.

Who's the English guy that has teh big painted book . . .my mind can't pull him up. This painting / collage seems similar -- especially the little connecting spaces between the words on the borrowed page.

Vance Maverick said...

Tom Phillips. I take that element of this picture as a direct homage (the way the speech-bubble convention of comics is used to join the scattered bones of the underlying 19thC text into phrases).

The rays intersecting everything, dividing the plane, I take as a borrowing from Precisionism, e.g. the Demuth of "My Egypt".

I like it, Mark, though (and perhaps this is emphasized by the photography) a lot of the foreground is taken up by flat uninflected paint unrevealing of any "fist". The blue and blue-green elements behind the gold checkers are alluringly indefinite.

Vance Maverick said...

I was pretty sure muster Mark had written on Phillips, and indeed.