Friday, June 18, 2010
Episode 2: The Shape of Things to Come (Works)
Artist: Susannah Perry
Chasing the Dragon: "I wanted to focus on all the crap that comes between people in a relationship. I think that while technology is an undeniable convenience, it has also added a layer of complication to things that can send so many mixed messages. And eventually, if you don't get it right from the beginning, communication (or the lack of it) can become an entire third party in a relationship, usually dragging it down. So we end up with everything we WANT to say floating in the air around us while we find ourselves tethered to the technology that can become the only physical thing connecting us. Phone calls, IMs, texts, voice mail, it all comes between us and we lose the ability to sit down, cut through the shit, and have an actual conversation.
Canvas with acrylic, magazine collage, cell phone and ethernet cable."
Artist: Lindsey Smolensky
To Always Long for More: "I wanted to take an every day, often overlooked object and make it something noticeable by romanticizing it. Water bottles + electric cords = two things that shouldn't be together because the combination of water and electricity can be dangerous. But love in opposites is like that. loving what isn't right for us, creating a thrill or excitement in our lives where otherwise none exists. The pattern in the fabric is to show patterns and complacency in daily life. The red wire is meant to break through it."
Artists: Micki Brown & her six-year-old son, Gabriel Arthur
Twitter: N/A, but she food blogs HERE
"My work was inspired by the female shape of a tv remote that I pulled apart. Then I noticed that an old paper tray looked suspiciously similar to a kimono, so I used it and painted a classic landscape on it.
My son was inspired by "GRL" and created "BOY". I thought it was a clever response and perfect for his age."
Artist: Rhonda Rubin
Man's Escape from the Grind: "When I read the challenge, I thought -- as I always do -- about life, appliances and plight of man. Since I wasn't able to find an old, used crematory, I used a blender, wiring from an old vending machine, and Jell-O."
Artist: Sean Kramer
Caught Up in Love: "Materials - Duct tape, circuit board from phone, Christmas lights, telephone cord and wires from a change machine.
I wanted to use the cords and plug to portray a spider's web. Life
goes on every day, and sometimes certain aspects of it just get caught
up in it."
Artist: Becky Cochrane
I Got Your Number: "Materials: Tabloid photos colored with pastels, markers, and pencils, old cell phones, old phone number buttons, wire that I coiled.
Explanation: I couldn't get the 867-5309 (Jenny) song out of my head, and I thought: Wouldn't it be great if all the Jennifers joined together in a Paparazzi Ass-kicking Network?"
*Click on boombox to play*
Artist/Composer: Josh Newton
The Invisible Red String: "Based on the ancient Japanese story that two loves are connected from birth by a red string that no one can see. For this challenge, I took recorded sounds as my "Tech" - you will hear a reading of the waka "Irohauta," which you can find HERE. You can also hear Thunder sounds, which I got from HERE."
Artist: Timothy Forry
The Future of Reading: "Materials: Old computer, unrepairable copy of Tom Sawyer and two other books, doll head, cardboard tube"
Artist: Brad Dumm
"I used an old mixer as my electric device, pulled out the blades and replaced them with roses from my backyard, which I painted with some chrome paint to add to the "metalic feel" of the piece. I layed the mixer on a black quilt. Textures include the flannel of the quilt, the plastic housing of the mixer and the "chrome" rose blades."
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