New art installation

When I set out to clean up the studio and make a few changes in arrangements, I found that I now had room to put in an art installation. So, without further ado, my latest creation.

I call it Time Measured.

This is a commentary on how our lives are measured and how finite that measurement is. It is an existential look at questioning our place in the cosmos and how puny we are compared to the vastness of it all. When looking at it, you should feel a sense of awe, but also a bit of depression when you consider how little your own sense of self-worth matters in the grand scheme of things.

Offered at $1.78 million and I will fly anywhere in the US to hang it personally. I’ll even include a nifty plaque (index card complete with thumbtack) with explanation and my signature. If you don’t need my hanging services, I will arrange shipping in a very sturdy, completely safe Priority Mail box.

Should a bidding war erupt over this, soon to be, classic work of art, obviously it will go to the highest bidder. Initial bid will be $1.62 million. But, I may be convinced to offer numbered editions to this installation. Obviously, any editions will be changed slightly to keep from devaluing this priceless original work of art. There is even a thought to offering numbered prints of this wonderful piece of art.

This installation would look fantastic next to my other installations, Pile of Dirty Sneakers, Load of Unwashed Laundry and the ever popular, Sink of Dirty Dishes. I would include Rotten Banana on a Window Sill, but Honey Bunny threw it out by mistake. She has no culture whatsoever.

So, it is now time to unveil this beautiful work of art.

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Any inquiries from the Museum of Modern Art (New York or Los Angeles) will be answered promptly as long as my asking price is met.
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30-in-30 Paintings – Finale

So, we come to the end of the 30-in-30 challenge and Leslie always asks that we post a collage of the work that we did during the month. I like to do a video instead of a static picture. So, enjoy.

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 30

day-30bFigure Drawing – 01/31/17
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11×14″ –  pencil on Bristol vellum
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This is day thirty of the 30-in-30 challenge. So ends another twice-yearly month-ling challenge from Leslie. When I started the month I had two goals. To actually do thirty drawings during the month. This is the first time I’ve done her challenge that I actually did accomplish this, though I am pushing it with being one day late. But hey, it’s still January so I feel good about this.

And the second goal was to work on my drawing skills. Using the grid method and using the Bargue plates allowed me to get proportions right and turn out some drawings that are actually pleasing to my eyes. Again, mission accomplished.

The drawing above is based on a drawing by Anton Raphael Mengs. He was a German artist that lived in the mid-1700’s, with this drawing being done in 1778, one year before his death. One little tidbit of history for you ladies, Mengs was a good friend of Casanova. I’m not sure if he was quite the equal of his Lothario friend, but he did have twenty kids, so I guess there’s that.

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 29

day-29Bargue Drawing – 01/29/17
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10×4″ –  pencil on paper
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This is day twenty-nine of the 30-in-30 challenge. This isn’t really a Bargue plate. This is a drawing based on a drawing Raphael did of Michelangelo’s statue of David. He drew this image when the statue was first placed in the courtyard of the Palazzo Vecchio. With its current placement, this kind of view would be nearly impossible to achieve. You will notice that Raphael did away with the sling over the shoulder of David and lost most of the view of David’s left leg. Kind of makes him look like he’s standing on one foot.

Just one more day to go on the challenge and I’m ready to get started on the last drawing. I’m not sure what I want to do. I have some more Raphaels, a couple Michelangelos and a couple Rembrandts. Hmmm, decisions decisions.

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 28

day-28Bargue Drawing – 01/28/17
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11×6″ –  pencil on paper
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This is day twenty-eight of the 30-in-30 challenge. Moving into some full figures at the end of the challenge. These take a LONG time to finish. But, there are only two more days to go and then this month’s challenge is over. I haven’t quite decided where to go after this month is finished. I do need to do some serious work on my novel. but I also want to continue with drawing practice. I need to think about it.

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 27

day-27Bargue Drawing – 01/27/17
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10×7″ –  pencil on paper
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This is day twenty-seven of the 30-in-30 challenge. Just a couple more days to go in this year’s January challenge. It’s a good thing, too, because I’m running out of Bargue plates that I want to draw.

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 26

day-26Bargue Drawing – 01/26/17
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11×5″ –  pencil on paper
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This is day twenty-six of the 30-in-30 challenge. Another torso, this one on a pedestal. Getting all those rings on the pedestal to look right wasn’t the easiest thing in the world and I still think they could use some work.

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 25

day-25Bargue Drawing – 01/24/17
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11×6″ –  pencil on paper
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This is day twenty-five of the 30-in-30 challenge. Finally caught up. Now the trick is to stay there with just five days to go. Again, this isn’t a Bargue drawing. It is a drawing of a portion of the Venus Di Milo statue. I have a couple more photos of statues to do and then I want to finish off this challenge with a drawing from life of a cast head.

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 24

day-24Bargue Drawing – 01/24/17
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11×6″ –  pencil on paper
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This is day twenty-four of the 30-in-30 challenge. One of the longer drawings that I’ve done. This isn’t really a Bargue drawing. It is just a drawing of a piece of the Venus Di Milo statue. I’m actually working on a larger drawing of the same statue right now, to include the head. Should have it finished in the next couple of hours.

 

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30-in-30 Paintings – Day 23

day-23Bargue Drawing – 01/24/17
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8×4″ –  pencil on paper
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This is day twenty-three of the 30-in-30 challenge. One more to get caught up and then hopefully will be able to finish out the month on time.

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