Is it OK to make two threads in one day? I hope so. I'm just now figuring out this upload business.
Some of you guys should love this one.
Again. If anyone has any tips/tricks on how to upload a more quality image, let me know.
Mixed media (Acrylic, oil, old clippings) collage on wood. NO PHOTOSHOP. Old fashioned hardcore razor blades and scissors at it for MONTHS.
Poster prints of this piece measure 10 X 25.
There were several driving motivations behind this piece, and it can be viewed from a few angles.
First, you could look at this piece as representing the Earth's PAST, when maybe, just maybe, we lived on ANOTHER EARTH. An earth that we ruined and
built into a giant junk heap before we overpopulated, and fled to our CURRENT EARTH, (notice the earth in the background, and the rocket ship heading
out of town). You'll notice that the moon for this earth has gotten too close for comfort ( COULD BE NIBIRU GUYS!!) . Notice the explosions and
catastrophe. Even the 9/11 theme is played out in the lower half.
Second, you could look at this piece as representing Earth's FUTURE. Again, with overpopulation, pollution, catastrophe and war, until eventually,
our planet is ruined and our Moon (OR NIBIRU for all you crazy ATSers) is coming to kill us, in which case, again, we hop on a rocket ship and head to
You'll notice that the world beneath us has turned to garbage. Skeletons of our consumer goods, miles deep.
Some of these clippings date back almost 100 years, from national geographic publications that were printed in black and white before the high tech
chromocolor. I think the oldest magazine sacrificed for this piece was from the early 1930's. Some of the clippings were so thin you could see right
through them, and still can.
I made it a point to use stacks of paper, tangles of metal, train tracks, and fine crafted architecture to represent alot of the buildings. The
Hindenberg is hid amongst the structures, along with automobile parts, books, and various other objects. Around 1/3 of the buildings aren't buildings
at all. Lighting this piece was really fun.
The title of this piece was almost "Man Made".
edit on 31-8-2012 by OneEleven because: (no reason given)
edit on 31-8-2012 by OneEleven because: its fun