This week's blog post is brought to us by Ben Gilbert of Crayons and Cardboard ...
Names. I don't really think too deeply about them. I try to be clever and make each name an in-joke or unusual or a light teasing of the artistic nomenclature. Is there actually one? Or is a lot of it made up as the creator goes along? It amuses me so the answers do not really matter.
'Stache Momentum" Mustaches are a trend. I figure I had to do one as a matter of course, a base touch as it were... Perhaps it's tied in with the ebb and flow of the trends. The surrounding black lines delineate movement and also could be said to represent shaved facial hair the Stache bulls through as it screams its way through our collective unconscious.
"The Yawn" had to be done since "The Scream" was done already. I don't think it's my best work but it amused me. Life is tiring and boring sometimes, and it is an unstated snapshot in time.
"Martian Luna See" What happens when your take off your helmet in the wrong place. Asphyxiation does funny things to people.
"Elevations" Perhaps not the same as those British buses... But there are levels... Oh who am I kidding... It's a study in beauty…
Red Dwarf Falling into White Dwarf... A tragic spacing and flensing of a member of a mountain clan…
After this we come to the psycho squirrel series... three paintings of very bad rodents.
Before that there was a Maneki- Neko, a bucolic looking surveillance camera, A lady in black leather, and my cousin as part of a homage to Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
I am able to [----what verb?] to all of this and more because I don't have any commissions and creating is not a part of a job with any deadlines... Having a job with free time helps also. I'm always looking for unusual images to capture and will continue to try and improve and punctuate the mundane reality of existence with quirky points of fun.