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thinking inside the box.

introducing the latest craze..
boxed garbage.
not only garbage folks, we're talking grade A, state of the art (complete with essence of yer-ine) new york city trash. yup.
i imagine the same people who bought pet rocks and mood rings will be lining up to spend their hard earned $50(!!!!) just to own one of these little gems.

baby smith
'heap no. 31,' (fat of the land series)
mixed media and found objects on altered book cover

i suppose some might lump me in the same category, considering i transform trash into art. hell, i even take it one step further and call my trash 'ephemera.' but, while they're merely cramming rubbish into a pretty box and calling it 'art,' i'm laboring over composition, form, color and content. sad part is, they'll probably sell quite a bit of these cubes stuffed with genuine NYC crack pipes, condoms and cigarette butts. but, for how long? i'm perfectly willing to take the slow and steady road, thank you. and, oh yes, let's not forget...i can sleep at night.


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Feb. 17th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
Not only that, you don't have to touch the condoms and crack pipes. :)

I like this piece you're showing here. Nice graphic elements. I really like the texture in the red areas. how big is it?
Feb. 17th, 2006 08:52 pm (UTC)
heh heh...sticky=bad

and thanks. the red parts are billboard remnants..they're a bit thicker than normal paper (and sometimes double layered), so they tend to wrinkle, giving it lots of texture. my mind gets fooled into thinking they're paint strokes sometimes. trippy. and the piece is 9.5"x8"x1.5" (mounted on fir wood strips)
Feb. 17th, 2006 09:04 pm (UTC)
It's very nice. I totally thought it was brush marks too.
Feb. 17th, 2006 09:31 pm (UTC)
ooop. i forgot to mention..
the red part on the left that's more ripply? that's a strip of found duct tape. that might've been what you were referring to before, now that i think of it..

thanks for your kind words
Feb. 17th, 2006 08:46 pm (UTC)
Ewwww...Stinky Gimmick Art! :-0 Another flash in the pan... ;-)

You're art ROCKS because you put thought, creative effort and the breath of LIFE into your art! :-)
Feb. 17th, 2006 08:56 pm (UTC)
oh my..
your check is DEFiNiTELY in the mail!

thank you..
and speaking of creative effort...you know i love your icon, right???
Feb. 17th, 2006 11:03 pm (UTC)
Awwww...Thanks! :-)

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