Monday, January 20, 2014

ancestral dominion dredge

Absolute passion cannot be understood by a third party     Soren Kierkegaard

Ran out of one of product the other day so I had to go stock up.  I now have about 450 plastic bottles of goo under my bathroom sink-  some combination of stuff is bound to tame my hair, I just haven't found it yet.  (My hairdresser had the bad timing to have knee surgery and is still out recovering.)  Probably I should invest in some wool caps to cover the problem.  

Actually I had these saves as 'binary hair'-  imagine my surprise when a couple of CHAIR images appeared.  Oh well-  I'll adjust.  Inspired by pallets of obsolete computers and electronics that were collecting dust in a local warehouse, Benjamin Rollin Caldwell’s “The Binary Chair” is a one of a kind armchair made completely out of discarded computer parts (no underlying frame) that are riveted together. The surface is completely covered with a collage of motherboards, computer chips, led screens and hard drive disks. The chair also has an interactive quality as the hard drive disks can be spun, the telephone keys and other buttons can be pressed, and the antennae raised and adjusted.

And speaking of assemblages of things making NEW things, here is the most interesting project around-

With hundreds of tiny photographic fragments, gelatin capsules, magnifiers, plastic bags and insect pins, New York artist Michael Mapes (previously) creates collages that are equal parts portraiture and scientific specimen. For his latest works Mapes used photographs of paintings by Dutch masters Rembrandt, Nicolaes Eliasz Pickenoy and others as inspiration for large scale specimen boxes. The deconstructed photos along with myriad other materials have effectively been transformed into a collage of a painting of a person. Of the work Mapes shares:
The samples are part of my most recent series of work examining Dutch Master Portraiture. In this work, I deconstruct the original subject, in both a figurative and literal sense by dissecting photos of a painting and considering ways in which the parts might serve to inspire new parts within the reconstruction to suggest unique and complex meanings. I’ve done these works with the use of a visual metaphor suggesting a pseudoscientific method specifically working with materials and processes signifying entomological, biological and forensic science.Three of these works will be on view as part of an exhibition titled ‘Face to Face’ at the Yellowstone Art Museum in Montana starting March 20, 2014.  

SQUIRREL FIGHT!  Take off your earrings!  
(that's what they do on the Housewives shows...)

No comments :