you and your friends are monsters; a book art object, mixed media, 5.5 x 8.5 x .35 inches
This was once a notebook, in the long ago. But I had these ink drawings of zombies, and some wayward desire to rip them into strips, and somehow combine them, and what better place to do that than over the covers of book? I like the resulting art object quite a lot, and think it will look grand on a shelf in my studio until it sells.
The best quotation about monsters comes from Kelly Link…
A monster. You and your friends, all of you. Pretty monsters. It’s a stage all girls go through. If you’re lucky you get through it without doing any permanent damage to yourself or anyone else.
Exiting towards the weekend now. Have a good one, everyone.
HELIUM / ink on found paper (title page from an old text book) / 6 x 9.5 inches
a detail from the image on pencil skirts and scarves
a trip to the AGO
the warlord (yellow) / inks on found paper (page torn from a discarded book about the game of bridge) / 5 x 8 inches
finished two more Parker books –– Butcher’s Moon and The Green Eagle Score, which makes four in ten days
it’s here / mixed media (drawing, painting, collage) on masonite panel / 9 x 12 inches
It is here, if by ‘it’ you mean Family Day, which my latest Tinyletter is about. Meanwhile, February slumps along at its -30 C pace, all mountains of snow and lips burned by cold.
I have not been good about posting new work lately (how many blogs have that line kicking around?); there’s something about the depth of January that probably isn’t dissimilar from the bottom of the sea, full of freezing and murk and poor visibility, even within.
But it’s not like I haven’t been doing the work –– here’s some I’ve just placed in the shop, new cigar-tin stories and a drawing on paper and a little art-monster painting on cradled wood panel.
I’ve also started a store on Redbubble, where you can achieve the most interesting iPhone case on the entire subway car.
ink and ink wash on paper, 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, shop
open the window / an original ink drawing on Japanese paper
original ink drawing on Japanese Sumi-E paper
9.5 x 10.5 inches
gestural ink line only (no pencil marks other than the date and signature)
Black lines. Discordant colour. The asymmetrical, the misshapen, the crooked, the twisted. The irresistible aspect of fear.
Monsters can be compelling, if not beautiful.