Saturday, March 06, 2010

What a 'Waist'...

Today the opposite of tomato is 2 x 45

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour/30x20cm

The latest example of found aluminium can ‘roadkill’ to be processed as drawing, with this example of subject/object matter being interestingly reformed-reshaped during the accidental act of compression, nipped-in at the waist, as it were.

Also, whilst out & about & taking the air, a couple more ‘found paintings’, textured monochromes, of the double black lines road markings with ‘roadkill’ in situ...


Tara Jane O’Neil ‘A Ways Away’
PJ Harvey ‘White Chalk’
Hanne Hukkelberg ‘Rykestrasse 68’
Jesca Hoop ‘Kismet’
& ‘Hunting My Dress’
Mark Mulcahy ‘In Pursuit of Your Happiness’
Miracle Legion ‘Surprise, Surprise, Surprise’

In addition to the newly-acquired ‘Hunting My Dress’ (a little less immediate than the rollercoaster-carnival-of-delights that is ‘Kismet’, perhaps, but beguilingly lovely in numerous places as an initial impression) & Mark Mulcahy’s ‘In Pursuit of Your Happiness’, it was a great pleasure indeed to become reacquainted with an earlier example of Mr M’s art in the (cassette-) form of Miracle Legion’s ‘Surprise, Surprise, Surprise’, the excellence & wonders of which proved to be enduring: a rare, sadly-neglected (not least by certain persons who leave their music cassette collections stashed mouldering away in a damp garage for far too many years) & surely needlessly digitally-unavailable masterpiece of compelling, urgent, necessary songs, which, in their original form (considering the recent tribute-to-Mulchay’s-songwriting volume of reinterpretations, ‘Ciao, My Shining Star’) deserve to be rehabilitated & treasured, if not by the masses then at least by those of suitably discerning tastes.

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