Monday, November 26, 2007

The baby ate your dingo

I'm not sure what part of my brain this came from. All I know is it's weird and freaks my family out. LOL!

The catalyst for this assemblage was finding the little kitchen gadget that looks like an alien torture device. From there it pretty much assembled itself.

Reaction from family members so far has been pretty negative, but I think it's just because it's so stinking weird. I love it. As usual, the photo in the background is not part of the assemblage. Just a little "atmosphere" for the photo.

The title is courtesy of my son-in-law, Ken. "The baby ate your dingo." I knew it was the right title the moment I heard it.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Fly Me To The Moon

This UFO assemblage piece was fun to do. It's created from a hodge podge of found objects that I picked up a few weekends ago. The body is made from what I think is some kind of light housing. The candle stand was perfect for it, since it already had a moon and sun incorporated into it and the "UFO" sat on top of it just right.

I added a golf tee to the top of it for an antenna, some random bolts, a string of beads around the edge and some sequins. I coated the entire piece with copper paint and then added a solution that gave it an aged, copper patina to it.

It ended up having a definite "steam-punk" look to it.

Here it is on the workbench, assembled but unpainted...

Here's the finished product:

Add a Hubble photo for a little atmosphere:

Saturday, October 20, 2007

"I Saw The Light" A tribute to Hank Williams

"I Saw The Light" Mixed media. Acrylic, found objects.

This is the first piece of mixed media artwork that I started on a little over 5 years ago. I drug it out of storage a few weeks ago and decided to finish it.

It's based on the song "I Saw The Light" by Hank Williams, a legendary country singer who wrote that song many years ago.

He died at the age of 29 after years of alcoholism. I was going to include some whiskey labels on the sides of the guitar until I found out that Hank had a painful birth defect in his back that helped drive him to drinking.

I know it sounds weird, but out of respect to him and because of that, I decided to leave them off. I still need to finish the head piece.
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Welcome to Art Foundango

Welcome to Art Foundango, a blog primarily about my mixed media artwork. I'm a graphic designer by trade and have been for over 30 years. I recently started getting back into mixed media artwork and have loved doing it so much, I decided to put a little more effort into promoting this area of my life.

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