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dawn of a new series.


baby smith
'fragment no. 1.0' (abridged series)
mixed media and altered book on board
28"x27.75"x1.5"
2006



although i haven't abandoned my 'fat of the land' series, it feels nice to switch gears a bit and move into another challenge. this piece may seem like a real departure, but, it isn't really. when you think about it, it's basically just 24 separate collages assembled as one. i dismantled a murder mystery novel, page by page (elliot roosevelt's 'white house pantry murder'....and yes, the novelist was fdr's son) and slowly began to reconstruct, leaving only nibbles of information in the piece...taking the 'mystery' one step further. i decided not to read the novel, as it might sway my choice of what to reveal and keep hidden from view.

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(Anonymous)
Jun. 20th, 2006 11:21 pm (UTC)
Very nice!!

r.
artworkslive
Jun. 20th, 2006 11:38 pm (UTC)
hee hee...
i think i'll hang it next to YOUR piece!!! they go so nicely together!!!!

speaking of which...
i'll be buying at LEAST another one of your works..i really, really like it...a LOT!

and please feel free to link to your site every time you post here, k?
feather
Jun. 21st, 2006 12:14 am (UTC)
I love it.

It's hard for me to see dismantled books, though. Makes me sad and want to adopt the book and feed it until it fills out again.

Congrats on your poker, too! :)
artworkslive
Jun. 21st, 2006 12:35 am (UTC)
i found this book in a free box at the library....nooooooo-body wanted it, but i DiD!!! juuuuuuuust think of it as me giving it life again....see? don'tcha feel better?

and, eh hem.....i thought of YOU when paulie turned the big 6-4 the other day..since i have no other beatlely fanatic friends!!!! he's sooooooo cute....still....i'd bag him. no pre-nup required!! ;D
feather
Jun. 21st, 2006 01:29 am (UTC)
That does make me feel better. :D

Oh man. I agree, he's just too cute! I'm going to go post my two new favorite pictures of him. I guarantee that you will drool at least a little bit, or I'll just have to post more pictures until you do. ;) One's recent, one's from days past.... both are adorable!!
artworkslive
Jun. 21st, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
forgive me...
but, i must
S Q U E A L.

you MUST meet the man....something tells me you will...and...you...MUST!!!!!
feather
Jun. 21st, 2006 02:04 am (UTC)
I hope your intuition is right. So far, the closest I've come is the first time I saw him in concert which really isn't close to meeting him at all, but he *may* have seen me since I was wearing a silver sparkley prom dress.

So you've gotten a lot closer, but with both of our brains I'm sure we can think up something. ;)

Although I did give Ringo flowers and touch his hand and babbled stuff to him while crying! If only I could have clearly asked for Paul's number! :D

I'm really not that stalkerish freak that I sound like, by the way. I just love him lots!
urgent_alchemy
Jun. 21st, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
since i have no other beatlely fanatic friends!!!!


WHAT?!


You've got me, I've been a fantatic for a while..
just I keep it quiet these days, lest I scare people off.
shhhhhhhhhh.
artworkslive
Jun. 21st, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC)
beatle fans unite!!!
i mean come on, though...
who DOESN'T like the beatles...only crazy people?
urgent_alchemy
Jun. 21st, 2006 05:01 pm (UTC)
:]

True, though not everyone immerses themselves in the complete biography, spends years listening to all of the music, memorizes all the lyrics, wallpapers their walls with Beatle posters, and makes a 6x4 foot wall collage in honor of them. hahaha. I'm so silly. Was, am. I'm better now, less fanatical but.. still love them very much.
artworkslive
Jun. 21st, 2006 07:51 pm (UTC)
woa...
i wasn't neeeeeeeeearly as whack dedicated as you!!!! sure, i did the whole plastering walls with posters thing, but, but, buuuuut....wow. you should win some kind of award or something?!
(Anonymous)
Jun. 22nd, 2006 05:11 am (UTC)
hey, and don't forget about me, m'k? beatles, antz, any other insectbands i should know about??!! who do you love to go to beatlefest with, hmmmmm?????

;-)

artworkslive
Jun. 22nd, 2006 03:56 pm (UTC)
well, you KNOW i wouldn't forget my kimmy..
i was talking about the Lj variety type 'friend'...hee hee.

i'm planning on ringing you tonight...is any time better for you?

loooooooooove you!!!!
meegwetch
Jun. 21st, 2006 01:54 am (UTC)
I love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it love it

Like that.
artworkslive
Jun. 21st, 2006 02:28 am (UTC)
whew!!!....now go soak yer hands, lady....cuz writing that many 'i love its' will do serious harm to ya!! no sense in getting carpal tunnel over l'il ol' me....geesh.

btw.....
i love you i love you i love you i love you i lo....ow.
heatherstamkd
Jun. 21st, 2006 03:20 am (UTC)
me likey, too!
artworkslive
Jun. 21st, 2006 04:28 pm (UTC)
look at yooooooou....all glamour girl in your icon!!!
gor-gee-US!!!

and thanks for the likey likey..
(Anonymous)
Jun. 21st, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
gorgeous...
amazingly so
-carywd
artworkslive
Jun. 21st, 2006 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: gorgeous...
aaaaaw shucks... ;D

(congrats on the move...love all the pix!)
divamisa
Jun. 21st, 2006 09:31 am (UTC)
I really enjoy this piece.. I cant tell you why.. but something about it makes me feel at ease.. thanks for sharing!
artworkslive
Jun. 21st, 2006 04:31 pm (UTC)
you're so kind to share your response...
you don't realize it, but you DiD tell me why you like it..
thanks for looking ;D
(Anonymous)
Jun. 22nd, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
dig the new series!!! more more more!

oh yeah, the roches count as another insect band, right?

Kim
artworkslive
Jun. 22nd, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
thanks kimmy!!
art on demand, now THAT'S a concept!!!!

oh meeyan...and i so miss the roches!!!!
are they still at it?
(Anonymous)
Jun. 22nd, 2006 03:05 pm (UTC)
joseph and paul
Sounds Biblical. But is not!
In the art, I see Joseph Cornell(who I love). I once saw an all white show of his. Marvelous.

Otherwise I see lots of Paul, who I L O V E (too).

Eva L.
artworkslive
Jun. 22nd, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
Re: joseph and paul
well, i can't imagine a better compliment...thanks eva!!
i bee line it to the cornell wing each and every time i visit the chicago art institute...butter.
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