Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Further Adventures of Jürgen Waxweiler

My German sculptor friend, Jürgen Waxweiler, (whom I met in Jerusalem at the Museum on the Seam) just sent me a photo of his latest exploits. He was up in Canada in Winnipeg making sculptures out of snow, which is a cool (pun intended? I'm not sure) thing to do. Here he is with a large foot. Whilst the cold & snow are keeping me inside & not making much art, he is definitely out & about.

Jigsaw Puzzle -- Woman With Red Hair

A while ago, I created some jigsaw puzzles from my artwork over at Facebook with the PuzzleBee widget. Now, they've made it possible to embed the puzzles in blogs, etc. Here's probably the most popular one I made, of a 2002 painting, Woman With Red Hair. The original painting is 24" x 18", oil on canvas. It's in a private collection in Upstate New York.

Create your own puzzles at PuzzleBee.com!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

New Ink Drawings

It's been a while since I did some new work. Various reasons for that, foremost probably being the weather & time of year. When everything seems to be under a crust of ice & snow, it's difficult to get motivated to brave the elements & go out to the studio & make some new art. Maybe I've just been in a funny mood. Anyhow, notwithstanding all of that, here are some new ink pieces (ink & brush on paper, 2008, all of them are approx 11" x 8.5"):

Study of a Madman

The Engorged Pelican

The Rather Lonely Platypus

Some Kind of Tree

Monday, February 11, 2008

Short UDHR paintings video

I put this short video of still images together on the computer. Just the 30 images in sequence, no sound. It's simple but effective, I think. Several years ago, a friend put together a more professional version of the images. If I can, I'm going to get it converted from videotape to be uploaded to YouTube, etc. In the meantime, this gives some idea of the series of Human Rights paintings.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

UDHR Drawings

I'm gradually shooting medium-res photos of the original UDHR studies in pencil & ink, created in 1990. They've never really been seen widely before, & I believe that the last time that they were exhibited publicly was in Spain in 1992. Some of them have been published once or twice, in the Earth Times back in 1993, & in a poetry journal called Tripwire in 1998 or so. I'm uploading the images to the new UDHRart.org site to go alongside the paintings. Here's Article 8:

Pencil & ink on paper, 1990. Click image for bigger version.