Monday, June 15, 2015
Sunday, June 14, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Knowingly Looking Back
I'd settle for some evil that I used to fear. My younger self couldn't survive the now and here. I can see the greys when I look in the mirror. The world feels different away from here. My intensity stare has been labeled a leer. Art is popular and in fashion this time of year. My mind is brain filed by musical tears. Too much of this stuff is sappy as hell. She took me to her place for show n tell. You don't like the butcher or junkyard because of the smells. My blues is so deep you retrieve it in wells. White trash Vegas in Wisconsin the Dells. I'm finishing this up 'cause I don't kiss n tell!!!
Labels: Reflection Directions
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Dear Lori Waxman (the great Tribune special contributor & lecturer at the School of the Art Institute)
I agree almost completely with your visual arts-entertainment section 4 Thursday June 11th,2015 continued to page 3 article Deep As A Canyon, Shallow As A Puddle article about Charles Ray:Sculpture, 1997-2014.It's a shame that limited printing space in the actual newspaper has you rush to such a cut-to-the-chase conclusion that "Artists have long tried to one-up nature, but painted grapes, no matter how realistically depicted,will never really get a peck from a bird,whatever ancient Roman authors may have to say about it. I,however,would crawl inside Hinoki and rest given half a chance-if not the real oak fallen in the field."
You like Hinoki-and I like the precise duplication in dull grey fiberglass of a wrecked Pontiac Grand Am. You like what you like as I like what I like,and we all like what we like. I know for a fact that performers in the near future will sleep/rest/nap in the Hinoki sculpture because nothing should stop you from doing that &/or sleep/rest/ nap inside a actual natural fallen Californian tree. I know this because I have watched bugs and nature interact directly with my own paintings. This isn't"one-up-man ship."If you see it as addition and inclusion your ideas concerning"whatever ancient Roman authors may have to say about it becomes 100% false. The secret is nature will overtake! This is why I absolutely love your article about Charles Ray and can only find partial fault due to the abrupt cut conclusions of limited published space. Proportion,scale,and weight are in strength n' beauty in sculpture and everything else-additionally including sculpture n' everything else.