I wrote in the last post that Thousand Sketches was a completed project. Sort of. The 1000 are done. However they are not all printed! Printing is a form of presentation, and…
presentation is the art
I am thinking about the warm-up to a presentation. Naming. Description. Artist statement. I am really thinking art! Creating the aura is art. How to be fully present with these sketches, how to honour them, help them be seen for what they are, no more or less.
I want Henry to come along and make a link! Links are a form of art. Curating is an art. Criticism is art.
I was thinking when I looked at this one how easy is for one sketch in a 1000 to get lost. But I like it! How to present it?
There is plenty to work on:
- thumbnails don’t work properly
- add “simple Viewer”
The categories are fine, but I’d like to do more of what I have done with Earth Crosses, select the best in a series and build on them.
Archons are the baddies, viruses, mind parasites, beasts, devils. They are the ancient enemy of the earth. I am not sure what it all means really, but it made me think of the wonderful metal spider in the DIA N.Y. Beacon. Not sure of the artist or name of this sculpture but will add later.
Later: Wednesday, 2 January, 2008
Completing one I began in New York. These are bronzsz just casually placed in the subway. I don’t know the artist, if someone does please let me know. Tiny sculptures are easy to stumble upon in the New York subways, wonderful!
Monday, 11 May 2020
I think the top one is slightly better. Copied and saved BMP as a JPG
The bottom is exported to Tiff
Walked under a bridge on my way to Brooklyn Bridge, not sure what it is called now, worked on this in New York but just finished it off here. Whatever finished is.
#0763 One file
Years ago, one of the explorations in psyberspace led to the insight that the end user (and that was still a strange word then) could do what they liked with your layout on the web or in an email. The creator used colour perhaps, but the user could set everything to B&W for example, or green and orange.
Is that participatory art?
Sort of. It came up very early here in a conversation about the diversity of these sketches. The user can unify! In a way that is what Michel Allen has done by selecting 14.
There is an A4 limited edition of 25 on Epson paper of this print. Now imagine in addition:
- The image printed on 1.2 meter wide canvas
- A meter square lightbox
- Printed by Adgraphix onto 2,500 tiles
- projected onto a screen
- video in you tube
- a postcard
- a postage stamp
- a book cover
- a Button – (Josh, can you make one?)
- T-shirt, mouse-pad, mug etc at cafÃ©-press
- Fridge magnet
- Sticky labels
None of these things need to happen physically of course. They already have in our mind.
The notion is well established in contemporary art.
Look: at the Dia in Beacon:
Continue reading “One file many expressions.”
#0737 New York
#0726 Mt. Lyford
I did the last two “plein air”, however in the second one I had the first image as one of the layers as a reference for the lines. In an aha moment I combined the two as layers and did some post production. I like the result.
This image is available printed in a limited edition. It is available exclusively on Felt, a New Zealand Art & Craft website.
#0719 Train View
I put the view inside the picture.
Playfully … after Matisse
I like the idea. Not only windows but paintings, computers & TV. Some of my portraits show bits of TV, so that is a start.
#0718 Train to Beacon
#0717 Hudson River
I took the train to Beacon to see the Dia there. Great day. I enjoyed the view from the window and the hazy nothingness of the Hudson as we left New York. While on the train I painted this image in my mind. Exactly like this. What surprised me is that 20 min out of the city there is hardley a house to be seen and there is bush, not farmland.