Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hammer Time!

Here's a sculpture I started some months ago and have just gotten around to finishing this week.
I never realized how boring hammers were until I created one of my own.
Gimmee guns anyday.
This kind of manual labor device is basically obsolete anyway.
Kids in 20 years will look at this object and have trouble naming it, I suppose.
But whatever. It won't be that big of a deal.
Advancement of civilization is good for us all.
Let's just hope we hit the nail on the head.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Pictures from a groupshow in Brooklyn: If you build it, they will come...

I had a hand last week in organizing a groupshow at the gallery where I make my artwork in Brooklyn
It was an open call, via Craigslist, for art submissions of all media.
When we decided to try this, we didn't know if it would work, but went ahead anyway.
I am pleased to admit that the response was overwhelming.
Who would have thunk that New York City would be so full of artists eager to intermingle and hang their work.
And, unlike the galleries across the East River in Manhattan, we didn't pretend to know billionaires.
When the evening was through, nearly 2 dozen works of art were sold, commission free, to people attending the event.
I put in a few of my smaller works from recent years.
A Mac-10 Submachine gun, in progress, made from chopped money.
An iBook inset with a mosaic depicting a heart.
And from my Cardgame Project, the Ace of Spades.
The gamble paid off. They came in droves.
And it will only get better.
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