Friday, December 30, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Here is a new series, variations on grid patterns with a Pop accent. More and more, I enjoy working with a grid within a square, using circles and squares. Other inspirations come from unexpected sources. For instance, the blue and the yellow-green came from an ad I saw in the background of a scene in a 1980s episode of "Murder She Wrote" on Netflix the other night. I made a note, wrote down: blue and yellow-green.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
EMERGENCY! DEATH! BLOODY MURDER! FIRE! FLESH BURNED TO THE BONE! TOXICITY! A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT! IT'S TERRIBLE! CALL 911! HORRIFYING! THEY'RE STILL ALIVE?! I'D RATHER BE DEAD! EMERGENCY! THEIR GUTS ARE HANGING OUT! DISGUSTING! EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY!!!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Further adventures in geometry, something I flunked as a teen - and still would today.
These are inspired by the logo for Square Stamping Manufacturing Company in Barneveld, NY. The first image is a pretty direct nick, basically just color changes. The rest are extrapolations from the previous.
When I saw the sign I thought, "That's modern art. On canvas in a gallery or a museum it's minimalism a la Ellsworth Kelly or Sol LeWitt."
The company's original building next door has a sign with old-timey lettering that looks like something that could've been done by cartoonists Robert Armstrong or R Crumb.
BTW, besides Kelly and LeWitt, some of the artists who influence me are Richard Paul Lohse, Stuart Davis, Paul Klee, Auguste Herbin, Joan Miro and the Pop artists, especially Andy Warhol. All are constant sources of inspiration, along with many others.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Here are four images created this week while listening to and being inspired by The Modern Jazz Quartet's 1987 album, "Three Windows," especially the suite, "A Day in Dubrovnik."
The Modern Jazz Quartet were like a Swiss timepiece, if a watch could swing. They enjoyed a certain degree of popularity in the postwar years. Indeed, they provided an apt soundtrack to that era for those in the know. If you're unaware of their eloquent and sophisticated approach to jazz, seek them out. Criswell predicts, you shan't be disappointed...