Thursday, October 15, 2009

An Exploded View

The latest of the diptych drawings processed from found 'roadkill' cans, burst upon impact with whatever compressing force, thus offers another aspect of its transformed state, with a glimpse of its aluminium insides...

graphite & putty eraser/30x20cm


Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man 'Out of Season'
Belle & Sebastian 'Push Barman to Open Old Wounds'
Sparklehorse 'It's a Wonderful Life'
Spiritualized 'Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space'
Tara Jane O'Neil 'A Ways Away'

Spiritualized received a long-overdue airing as an accompaniment to the drawing process after being inspired by the evocative review in today's Telegraph of the 'trendy' performance in its entirety of the 'masterpiece' 'Ladies and Gentlemen...' album: it remains one of those works of art there's nothing else quite like, as it sonically ebbs & flows, swells to everything-including-the-kitchen-sink crescendoes & subsides to soothing calm through its multi-layered musical journey & autobiographical narrative arc, all quite an 'immersive' experience.

A getting-to-know-you nod, too, to the newly-invested-in, cool, autumnal-to-wintery charms of Tara Jane O'Neil, also an intriguing visual artist (visit the 'Seen' & 'Galleries' pages).

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