Thursday, January 8, 2015
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Giant Flea, alas, you have not been adopted (nor ever completed), and we may need that space in the top of the closet. Your spot in the landfill will likely be surrounded in festive holiday refuse.
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(Blogging of festive holiday refuse, check out this article on the snowflake-mills of China...)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
The show itself is there through January 8th, 2015.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
As I reported previously, for numerous reasons I've been pulled away from art for the last few months. I did manage to get PVC Whatever painted for a show of local artists at Artistree in Pomfret, Vermont. That's PVC Whatever above. Click on the graphic below for show details.
Monday, October 6, 2014
All TVs to be placed under bathroom sinks. All hotel room art to be replaced with SO MUCH ART THE ROOM CAN BARELY CONTAIN IT. All parking garages, everywhere, to contain photographic scrolls and color-shifting abstractions and cyberbeehives and neon and feather snow and highly intentional heaps of broken stone.
Thank you for your attention to these matters.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Several EFAC members and friends had a fine Philly Folkfest -- drop us a comment if you found one of our cards. We were camped under the big top at Smegma/Neon with the pictured bxiie artwork and an orange neon Smiling Banjo by Evening Neon. I am sure I have more to say about the weekend, and all the fabulous creativity on parade (sometimes literally) by our fellow festerlings, but I am too tired. Check back later!
Friday, August 1, 2014
This is PVC 6; the largest piece I have done so far. This has been in process this entire season and was the impetus for the evolution of my heating/melting technique. It's not actually done yet; I managed to char two of the tendrils and mar part of the flat part through too-effective heating. I need to do some sanding and repair.
This is PVC something-or-other. I've mislaid my art log and so have no idea what number this is without lining everything up and counting them off.
This is the current state of my 'furnace'. The cinder blocks contain and direct the heat much more efficiently than the last iteration. Filth suggests that I'd get even better results if I used fire brick but this is working pretty well for now.
This is an experiment with HDPE (high density polyethylene). It looks really cool while it's melted but when it stiffens back up, it turns back into the color of the milk jug it started out as. Between last year and this, I've experimented a few times with HDPE without any good results. I still think there's something good to be found, though.
This is a different PCV something-or-other.
I'm busy for a few more weeks but I'm hoping to get back to work in late August or early September.