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just another 'zen of bowling' in the can..


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Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:08 am (UTC)
these bowling pieces are so awesome! i wish i could see them in person.
Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:13 am (UTC)
aww, thanks! beam..blush.

if i make enough of them then i'll definitely try and place them somewhere for public view..
Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:17 am (UTC)
there's always 727 :P seems like someone is begging me to go see "a friend of a friend of a friend" who finally got some work up there.

I don't know you too well, so I want to ask how you got involved in mixed media art?
Apr. 2nd, 2005 06:46 am (UTC)
i've been 'mixing' for over 10 years now. started in college, just because pure painting seemed so dull to me. i've always loved robert rauschenberg and joseph cornell, who've influenced my style quite a bit.

hmm. i walk about 50 miles a week in my neighborhood collecting stuff to incorporate into my assemblages..yup. i'm a pack rat alright..but, at least i make stuff out of all the crap i accumulate!

i've never heard of 727..transplanted here 3 years ago..
where is it?
Apr. 2nd, 2005 07:21 am (UTC)
that sounds really cool

727 is downtown on the artwalk. the actual address is 727 spring, I think.
Apr. 2nd, 2005 07:51 am (UTC)
thanks for info..
Apr. 2nd, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC)
I'm loving all these bowling collages! I had a look at your work on your site.. love it!!! I just did a revamp of my site (http://www.somavenus.com) and now have a links page -- is it ok that I added you to my links?

Apr. 2nd, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
thank you SO MUCH! i've added you to my links, as well.
your work is incredible..
Apr. 2nd, 2005 03:48 pm (UTC)
I find it interesting how you used a fragment of text. I've often randomly cut-up text in squares and then read it later as a way of focusing (maybe catching that one odd phrase).

Are you familiar with a book called "The Humument"?
Apr. 2nd, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
i love seeing words and phrases out of context. you're right, it forces you to imagine different meanings and stretches your brain a bit.

no, i haven't heard of that book..
do tell.
Apr. 3rd, 2005 05:23 am (UTC)
the book is called "A Humument" by Tom Phillips. It's not easy to explain, but it mixes painting and words to alter a book into new meaning.

Do a search of "A Humument" and it shows many examples of his work.

Apr. 3rd, 2005 06:32 pm (UTC)
thank you thank you thank you!

i found examples, mostly small, but this one had thumbnails you could click on for larger images:

can't believe i've never heard of him..the good news is, i'm planning on being in N.Y. during his upcoming exhibition at flowers gallery. whee!

Apr. 4th, 2005 03:06 am (UTC)
It's always strange that artists like that remain obscure. He also has a book of thousands of postcards that I found quite interesting.

A humument is really an amazing book. When I first saw this book years ago it was like a whole new way to look at the possibilities of a book.

Glad you found some large images. It's one of those books that is better to see examples than try to explain.
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