Number 74 (green and white smears) and 75 ( red/blue/yellow nebula), both acrylic on panel, 8x12".
Back when I used tube paint, I would run water in to dilute the last few ML. 74 used some of this diluted green and white for a pleasingly gentle texture and nice fluid mixing. (Sold.)
75 similarly used diluted red, blue and yellow dribbled into varnish and left to wander around until it dried. (Still available, $30 shipped anywhere.)
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The pusher who constantly refines his drug, constantly analysing your reactions, making every hit harder to resist, every sober moment harder to endure, with billions of dollars of motivation to keep you hooked and high 24/7 and get your friends hooked too.
Hammer that lever, little rat, you might get a dose. Hammer it again. Hammer all day, all night. Until there's nothing left of you but an empty husk with a finger mindlessly pulling down on a phone screen.
I have misophonia and my partner is sucking the meat off chicken necks in the other room. I do have a kitten though. And he is rumbling.
Number 72 (red/yellow lumpy orb) and 73 (yellow/red/black smash), both 12x16 acrylic on hardboard panel.
I really like 72, it has an absurdly bright colour scheme and a fun-to-touch texture. This is the kind of thing I want to make at 4x3 feet or even bigger (someday).
73 is wreckage that worked out. I started off with an idea, it didn't gel, and I just started smacking the panel and adding paint. Eventually, this. I like it.
My other favourite elephant.
tired: coming out letter
wired: gender resignation speech
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This morning I had a bit of sensory amplification which made everything loud. Not bad. Just loud. It's nice when you get smooched or hugged and it's all turned up to 11 but it sucks when the sun is in your eyes, or something's rattling, or your hat makes your scalp itch, or ...
It's settled down now with some quiet time and lunch but I know I was being kind of unpleasant with my reactions.
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I guess we'll find out who my actual friends are now that I've changed my FB banner image to say "don't send me FB messages, use text or email." *
If no one talks to me, I guess I just didn't mean that much to them.
* Did you know it's not possible to disable FB messenger for personal accounts? You can't shut it off or redirect to e.g. email.
They force lock-in on the platform by making it difficult to communicate with friends/family outside of their fiefdom.
So apparently Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors will be showing up at the AGO next year. You'll buy a ticket months in advance, and for each room you'll stand in line for half an hour, and only be allowed inside for 20-30 seconds.
I get that it's cool. I think her stuff is neat.
But this spectacularization of art is ripe for disruption.
It's got huge intersectionality problems: affordability (the AGO is not cheap), physical accessibility (three hours of queueing to see the whole exhibit?), mental-health accessability (crowd anxiety, visual processing disorders related to speed or visibility), and probably loads of other things I haven't thought of.
I see no reason why knock-off infinity rooms couldn't be made just in arbitrary booths or empty storefronts scattered around the city. Some mirrored acrylic panels on theatre flats, LED strip lights, and your choice of vibrant colours and shapes to fill it.
They wouldn't be perfect but at least a lot more people could appreciate this kind of visual mind-fuck at their own pace.
Hey artists, if you stream and use streaming as a marketing and/or sales platform for physical media, what platform do you use?
Like, I would be willing to stream myself making paintings if this will inspire people to buy them. I guess it all depends on audience, though?
Anyway, if you're an artist who streams, who hosts your streaming? And do you have any thoughts about your choice?
Would like to hear lots about this, thanks!
Small brain: mean-spirited joke
Glowy brain: cw for mean-spirited joke
Expanding brain: decide world doesn't need joke
Galaxy brain: decide world doesn't need virtue signalling post disowning mysterious joke
Universe brain: GOOD MORNING WHERE IS MY COFFEE
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It seems like the curtain is finally down and the plutocrats no longer have to give a shit what the proles think. They feel they have got a lock and can do whatever they want with no consequences.
It's irritating that in practice the effects are the same as a last-ditch effort to do as much damage as possible before the rug is pulled out from under them.
Kinda rough not knowing which.
Number 70 (red field / blue circle, 8x12) and 71 (green variations, 12x16). Acrylic on panel.
70 compliments 69 in using the same colours, but reversed. Because the tint strength of Pthalo blue is so strong, the circle is visually larger on this one, while the blue field is visually larger on 69. I like the spiky textures.
71 looks to me like an end-of-tube diluted colour goop experiment.
TBH I only made it as far as the sixth track. I just can't get serious about this holiday stuff in mid-November.
FYI Lindsey Stirling has released a holiday album.
Sabrina Carpenter is presently singing You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch along with some fairly sassy violin playing.
I find her denouncement ... somewhat unconvincing.
I will ALLOW, briefly, dudes who are singing about destroying patriarchy or crushing capitalism. But I still prefer women singing about this.
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I do not want to hear dudes sing. Or music that dudes have written. Or, largely, music that dudes play. I don't care about those stories. I don't care about those voices. I don't care about your unrequited lust, your creeping, your yearning for someone else's girl, or your sorrow that your shitty ass got dumped by a girl who obviously wised up. Put down the guitar, climb off the stool, climb into a whiskey glass and swim around silently.
I want to hear what she has to say.