Sunday, June 17, 2007

Graffiti Paintings

I finally finished this painting and unfortunately the resin makes photographing it a challenge. I cut out a door and used black plastic coated wire for the hinge. My son prefers the country to a city so I decided to show that with a little painting I did of the countryside. The car is one of his toys from when he was little :)
Bad Bunny on the left got rubbed out. He was too small, so I will make a bigger version. Talking about bunnies, you should check out this giant knitted pink bunny on top of an Italian Mountain.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Sketchbook War Embroidery

Sometimes I like to put photographs of my work into my sketchbook and then play around it, see where it leads. I like the swan with the forked tongue (black glitter). This text is what I used on the actual painting in red letters that is spreading out above the wall.

"Of course the people don't want war. But after all, it's the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it's always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it's a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger."
-- Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials