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baby smith
'shift no. 2' (pulp series)
found objects on board
2007



my new work is coming along slowly, but surely. constructing them is proving to be a bit more time consuming though, as it involves conjoining multiple panels to form larger scale collages. i'm afraid my days of churning out art things in a matter of hours are numbered. my goal with this new series is to break out of my usual small book cover size...and although bigger isn't always better, i feel the theme of shifting plates and movement will be better expressed through a larger format.

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indiecowboy
Jan. 18th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
I like it....specially the yellow and blue together.

I can so relate. Back in college I'd write a play in one sitting....like writing all night. They weren't bad. Now it can take me literally YEARS. The one I wrote last year took a whole year of thinking about it, then a week to do.

So you're ahead of me!
artworkslive
Jan. 18th, 2007 09:57 pm (UTC)
yeah, the gestation period is pretty important..character development takes time. and great art usually doesn't come easily either, unless you're one of those genius types. pfft.

i'd love to read some of your stuff, btw. ;D
indiecowboy
Jan. 19th, 2007 01:25 pm (UTC)
REALLY?

I'd love to get some feedback.

If I may, could I mail you a copy?

If that's okay....email me a good real world address...ywingcowboy@yahoo.com.

I might even include those discs I made for Chuck and didn't get a chance to give to you guys.
artworkslive
Jan. 19th, 2007 05:54 pm (UTC)
awesome!

baby smith
2450 shields st.
la crescenta, ca 91214

THANKS!
indiecowboy
Jan. 19th, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
I'll get right on that!

Thanks much-like!
soulhaus
Jan. 18th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
.....oh, beckybaby, i love this.
artworkslive
Jan. 18th, 2007 10:00 pm (UTC)
oh, soulkimby...thank you!!

when are headed up north? ..better wait till this cwazy snow lets up!
soulhaus
Jan. 19th, 2007 12:04 am (UTC)
headed up 2nd week of feb, but then probably going to stay there for about 3 weeks (buildign a bike, working odd jobs, makign sure we've got our route n' such) and THEN head south :D
artworkslive
Jan. 19th, 2007 12:53 am (UTC)
building a BiKE?!! oh, dear gourd, that sounds excruciatingly cool..if i remember right, there's a pretty nifty bike shop on the SE side on ankeny st.? (near the 800 block off burnside) never been in, but every time i walk by it's a hoppin'..
soulhaus
Jan. 19th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
i have noooooooooooo idear.
all i know is matt wanted to build his bike, and everyone told him he was nuts, so he went and bought one, and then everyone said he was nuts, he shoulda built one.

sooooooooooooo... we're gonna build mine. and hopefully it'll come in under $300. *fingers crossed*
igor_ska
Jan. 18th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
i like your works .
artworkslive
Jan. 18th, 2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
well, thank you!!
that's so sweet..
and your work always catches my eye!
chuckvideo
Jan. 18th, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Yummm.

That'll look GREAT above the fireplace, there's even a nail waiting for it!
artworkslive
Jan. 18th, 2007 10:04 pm (UTC)
don't eat it!!!
it'll make your belly all hurty!!!
(chomp)
meegwetch
Jan. 18th, 2007 09:17 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but it's worth it!

I love this!!
artworkslive
Jan. 18th, 2007 10:15 pm (UTC)
heh, thanks...
yeah, although sometimes i wish i could jiffy pop my art, some of the best pieces come out of great struggle and loooong, deep conversations with myself. (usually in my head, buuuut, sometimes not)



foxy_manacle
Jan. 18th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
oh wow! i think this is my favorite...EST ever!
artworkslive
Jan. 19th, 2007 12:45 am (UTC)
k...you MUST tell me what 'EST' means...i'm acronym challenged, in case you haven't gathered (must be an iNFJ thing? AAAAH, yet again, anOTHER acronym!!!!) anyway, for some reason none of these seemed appropriate....except for maybe: 'enfermedad sexualmente transmisible?!!'
foxy_manacle
Jan. 19th, 2007 07:30 am (UTC)
oh, sorry...i meant it was my favoritest. favoritEST ever. seriously lurve this piece! maybe i wanted to create a new acronym ahhaha
(Anonymous)
Jan. 19th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC)
'shift no. 2'
i enjoy where your work is going.this one seems to be a bit more playful. does working larger seem harder for you?

r.
artworkslive
Jan. 19th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
Re: 'shift no. 2'
as you know, the image material often dictates the size, so it's really just a matter of finding larger ingredients to work with...punching up the size feels really good though!

are YOU itchin' to break out of your 4"x4" collages??
(Anonymous)
Jan. 19th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
Re: 'shift no. 2'
the 4" x 4" collages are all studies for larger work. I am working as large as 34"x 38". 4" x 4" seems like an old friend to me and i am very comfortable how it feels. the small pieces also inform my paintings. they give me direction. a place to go.

r.
pippoburro
Jan. 20th, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
I really really like this one.
artworkslive
Jan. 20th, 2007 06:43 am (UTC)
thanks much!
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