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  • June 15, 2019

    Kellkin's Harpie... ...and AMS' Raptor My versions... Congrats again on the win. […]

  • June 10, 2019

    Very few artists have been stirred by the challenges presented by a vacuum cleaner.  Here are two: Jeff Koons Phil Hale The mountebank Koons, mayor of Niflheim, offers the unremarkable insight that industrial design does, in fact, incorporate "design." His marketing genius can be observed at work in this presentation: Renowned herpetologist Graham Peck has observed a comparable technique at work in the snake kingdom:  There Is a certain power to fascinate in a snake's eyes and movements.... I saw a ground squirrel fascinated by a black gopher snake. The forked tongue darted out of the snake's mouth almost as regularly and rapidly as the needle of a sewing machine rises and falls. The squirrel seemed to watch it spellbound... I believe implicitly that all snakes have a certain degree of power to fascinate their victims to death. In contrast to Koons, Phil Hale uses a vacuum cleaner-- a routine object from daily life that you or I might step around-- as an opening to the unknown. His beautiful painting is reminiscent of the lines from poet Peter Viereck: So many dark things are not night at all:The cupboard where the cakes and poisons are....  Hale's vacuum cleaner is a potent original vision. His powers of observation are transferred to us through his strong personal choices and probing brushwork.Koons too wants to elevate our attention to a vacuum cleaner but he does so by placing someone else's design in a lucite showcase and shining a spotlight on it. This antiseptic presentation offers no original opinions in the form of composition or palette, creative distortion or expressive energy, angle or design. In fact, any contribution that wasn't stolen from the original designer comes solely from Koons' accompanying jabber.Artists love to paint flowers and landscapes and nudes but they've been remarkably silent on the subject of vacuum cleaners. As Hale proves, there is meaningful content even there. As Koons proves, even if you come up with nothing meaningful there are still a nice couple of bucks to be made. […]

  • June 9, 2019

      The premise of this contest is that over the next number of weeks we will build a team of superheroes and a team of villains. Each week I will supply you with a role, name, or list of powers … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • June 9, 2019

    Great entries all around this week, but there are two that stand out as pretty damned remarkable. Harpy version 2 by Kellkin... and Raptor by AMS Both provided great back stories really interesting powers, and are beautifully rendered. And so...as … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • June 8, 2019

    Kellkin's version of Pin Up... My design inspired by Kellkin's original... I stuck with the red and black but switched out the fur to leopard print. Congrats again on the win!   &nbs […]

  • June 6, 2019

    Hey everyone, just here to give you all some quick thoughts on the Godzilla: King of the Monsters! Possibly mildest of spoilers ahead with one point, but otherwise spoiler-free! -They used the song! If you don’t know what song I … Continue reading &rarr […]

 

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