Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I love you and your pussycat eyez

What's new, pussycat?  Have you been living le high life?  I don't know what I've been doing.  I suppose I do somewhat interesting stuff occasionally, but I forget everything that happens three seconds after it happens, so when someone asks me, "What have you been up to?",  I can only recall what happened three seconds before they asked, so my answer is always, "Nothing." No one likes this answer.  But!  I did go to see JT AND JZ last weekend!  That I remember.  Now you are free to envy or shun me, your choice.  This is what it looks like when Jay-Z tells everyone to turn their phones on, the modern version of the raised lighter concert salute:

We didn't shell out the big bucks for the prime seats, but now that I am officially in love with JT, I will have to do so for his fall concert.  I need to SEE JT DANCE up close and personal like.

Now that I've told you about my weekend, let me tell you more about--me!  Poor Lou, it has been so hot that he has been spending most of his time camped out under my bed.  He won't come out to hang with me:(   When the weather becomes tolerable, Lou will go on some photo expeditions.  I am eager for him to produce new work.  But for now, since he's gone into seclusion, I remembered I had a cat!  Two cats actually!  Now, before you call the authorities to report cat neglect, let me explain.  Those two are like Brangelina.  They are constantly entwined and I'm not sure they have ever noticed that I (or anyone else for that matter) exist.

See what I mean?

Lou and I recently went to a cat art show (and yes, there were real live cats there, and Lou was welcomed with glowing compliments from the cat people, for he is a model of deportment).  Anyway, the cat art inspired me to make some cat art of my own.  I wanted something different, and I wanted it to be on a intimate scale, but also very particular to my feline Brangelina. It's hard to be particular and small unless you're a miniaturist.  My solution was to draw just their eyes on small pieces of paper.  I like the effect.  There's a lot of catness in cat eyes.  I will do Lou too, of course, if he hasn't dug a hole to China under my bed and taken off to cooler climes.



 I also have custom pet eyes portraits available for sale in Lou's Etsy shop because I want everybody's money!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Leda and the Swan

I got my studio all nice and organized, as free of clutter as it will ever be, but then I didn't know what to do with my plaster goddesses and topiary banks.  The banks are cute, but they shed like hell.  Love the girls, but they've been around forever, and it shows.  Get rid of them?  Put them away?  Just put them--somewhere?

Instead, I decided to have a photo shoot, which instantly unorganized most of the organization.  I didn't get as many good shots as I hoped, but I like these. Meet my Leda and Swan.

Study by Raphael of Leonardo's Leda, now lost

Nadja Auermann as Leda, image by Helmut Newton for Vogue USA

Such a creepy myth, but it has attracted many people over the years, from Leonardo to Helmut Newton to--me!  Well, my interpretation is very loose, and perhaps you've been thinking That Ain't a Swan--maybe it is, maybe it isn't.  Who knows how many varieties of swans there are.  Don't be so literal.  Especially about Leda and the swan.  When people try to get porny with it, the results usually are amazingly bad.  Do an image search, you'll see.  Even a lot of the Old Master works look goofy. But I like the idea of a love story.  Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world/just a giant swan who wants to get it on . . . now I have to do another shoot with the other goddess and the bunny bank.


I didn't originally include this in the post because obvious.  But I had to come back and add it because obvious. Behold the amazing results of a literal approach.

When I was looking for images for this post I found this incredible news story about the incredible creation above.  Swan. Sex. GIF.  I mean.  But it really is hilarious.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Fee Times a Platey

Paper plate art for "Attractive Summer", an upcoming August group show at Gallery Sans Quoi in Okayama, Japan.


Doesn't Okayama look beautiful? Wish I hadn't looked it up, because I am not accompanying the bewbs on their journey, and now I feel like I might die if I don't go. Speaking of wanting to die, believe it or not, I did some research for the plate drawings, that is to say, I did Google image searches for "big round fake boobs", "perfectly circular breasts", and so on. I was doing this in the hopes of making them somewhat 3-D, and although that didn't work out the way I envisioned, it was a nice little refresher course in how truly fucked up the world is. Now, I ain't no historian or costume historian, but offhand, the last time it was the popular fashion to make one's torso bulge out bizarrely was around 1600, with the peascod belly doublet, which was shaped and padded to make a young, slender guy, like the one in this famous Hilliard portrait, look like he had a massive beer gut:


but chew know that shit came OFF. And now . . .

Eh, well, moving on, if you don't get the post title, gaze 'pon this video and be enlightened (also, it is funny):

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