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Posted: 11/8/2001 5:35:00 AM EDT
This should be interesting. This is a painting I made in 1999. It's 10'x15'. Its was made with about 20 gallons of latex on giant, aluminum panels, with a steel framework. It's shiny like a new car. It also has hair-like bristles sprouting from the surface. Probably not everyone's cup of tea...[:)] [img]http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/MuseumGalleries/ExhibitionArchive/archive/Archive2000/MFASpecialProjectsIII/timMurphy.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:42:38 AM EDT
That's very cool. That large eh? wow
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:53:35 AM EDT
big=good [:)]
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:56:03 AM EDT
uuummmmmm... ::tilting head:: uuuuuhhhhhh... ::tilting head the other way:: [>:/] ...it's...........nice.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:56:13 AM EDT
I studied this piece for a long time( about 2 minutes). I have to agree with you. [:)]
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: Probably not everyone's cup of tea...[:)]
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Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:57:39 AM EDT
I like it. It has a lot of depth, but it is flat, right? It would be interesting to see if you could reproduce something similar on a small canvas and keep that depth. Do you have pics of your other work?
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:58:33 AM EDT
Like I said. [:)]
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:59:43 AM EDT
VERY cool! Jarheads with subtle sense of humor [b]AND[/b] artistic talent! What's next? Seriously, guys, even if you don't like the subject matter (I do, but I paint WIERD stuff that makes this look like a Rembrandt), the execution is great! Don Out
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:01:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Chimborazo: I like it. It has a lot of depth, but it is flat, right? It would be interesting to see if you could reproduce something similar on a small canvas and keep that depth. Do you have pics of your other work?
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It's flat (but bumpy). No, no pictures of other work, that are digital. I finished one this summer, a WWI battle scene. It's the same size, and done in the same style. Picture trenchlines, wire, sandbags and barrage ballons -but melted.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:03:12 AM EDT
A hundred and fifty square feet of aluminum would make a lot of beer cans. [beer]
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:03:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy:
Originally Posted By Chimborazo: I like it. It has a lot of depth, but it is flat, right? It would be interesting to see if you could reproduce something similar on a small canvas and keep that depth. Do you have pics of your other work?
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It's flat (but bumpy). No, no pictures of other work, that are digital. I finished one this summer, a WWI battle scene. It's the same size, and done in the same style. Picture trenchlines, wire, sandbags and barrage ballons -but melted.
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Major, do you like the work of Hieronymus Bosch?? Don Out
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:07:09 AM EDT
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[i]Hell[/i], Right panel of [i]Final Judgement[/i] triptych, oil on panel, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna. [img]http://wsphotofews.excite.com/007/Zb/Vp/WD/xG57529.jpg[/img] Don Out
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:07:30 AM EDT
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Of course I like Bosch. Here's the only other shot I found. This is a studio shot from 2 years ago. The brown one on the floor is a painting, in process, of King Kong. There are also fragments of an Igloo painting (the igloo used 70 gallons of paint). [img]http://www.schoolofvisualarts.edu/MuseumGalleries/ExhibitionArchive/archive/Archive2000/abstractions/timothy.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:12:45 AM EDT
Very cool! I'll try to get a pic of the only one I have (my first try at airbrush) if I can bum a camera.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:15:07 AM EDT
Your work is fabulous.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:17:42 AM EDT
Thank you.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:23:15 AM EDT
Your work, in fact, reminds me of some of the works of Piter Breughel the Elder, especially in your use of color.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:25:58 AM EDT
Major-Murphy, My first impression: It is a double rowed thorn crown. Yet the thorns tips are dull(ie the white mushroom looking things). In essance it symbolizes the dual shackles of man slowly piercing his earthly existance. It is only with honor and death that man will over come these shackles. Sgtar15
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:26:18 AM EDT
"Hunters in the Snow" I love that painting. The colors I use come from Benjamin Moore, and I give them a little extra oomph with powdered pigment.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:29:12 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sgtar15: Major-Murphy, My first impression: It is a double rowed thorn crown. Yet the thorns tips are dull(ie the white mushroom looking things). In essance it symbolizes the dual shackles of man slowly piercing his earthly existance. It is only with honor and death that man will over come these shackles. Sgtar15
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Well, the viewer always completes the work. There is no specific imagery here. My intent was to make an abstract work that looks like "something", but nothing specific.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:34:27 AM EDT
Murphy, Agreed. I think my feeling on your painting are as the reasult of where I am right now. Meaning, it's 50 degrees outside and my back is killing me...hence what I see. That's why I love artwork, because it's forever changing. sgtar15
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:40:44 AM EDT
It is a nice use of space and color. Why sort of medium did you use?
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:41:59 AM EDT
Put me down as a traditionalist. If when you look at a piece of artwork, you can't tell IMMEDIATELY what it is, then it ain't "art." Which is NOT to say that the "artist" doesn't possess skills or imagination that I don't have.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:48:54 AM EDT
Yeah garandman, I know what you mean. For me, I like a work that takes a little time to examine and (if ever) understand. Work that's too much of a quick read can, at times, be a little "one liner-ish". Green-Furniture, it's about 20 gallons of latex House paint, chopped up paint brushes (no brushes were used to apply the paint, IT'S POURED), powdered pigment. The surface is PVC coated aluminum sheet. The support structure is steel.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:49:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: "Hunters in the Snow" I love that painting.
[img]http://home2.planetinternet.be/pkenis/Breughel.jpg[/img] So do I.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:52:55 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: Yeah garandman, I know what you mean. For me, I like a work that takes a little time to examine and (if ever) understand. Work that's too much of a quick read can, at times, be a little "one liner-ish". .
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Odd, that. That is EXACTLY the role God and the Bible play in MY life. I wouldn't want a "God" that i can fully and immediately understand. But you clearly have a skill, and acumen of the hand and eye. Enjoy!!!
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:02:32 AM EDT
Very good Major. The infinity symbol-like shape of the piece keeps your eyes flowing around it. It's pretty damn cool if you ask me.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 10:24:49 AM EDT
Thanks.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 10:40:31 AM EDT
Very interesting Major. If I were tasked with giving it a title, it would be Mushroom Infinity. I like it, yet I am unable to reason why[:D]. Semper Fi
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 10:43:16 AM EDT
The title is "Forming". Marines have a clue.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 10:52:22 AM EDT
Kinda like pornography, I like it when I see it. Er... I know ART when I see it, and I like it. I wish van art would make a come back, kinda miss all those Molly Hatchet Album covers on the road. Not that you need my poor commendation Major, but very nicely done. Luck Alac "The true function of art is to...edit nature and so make it coherent and lovely. The artist is a sort of impassioned proofreader, blue-penciling the bad spelling of God." H.L.Mencken
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 11:23:06 AM EDT
Very nice - I like it. That said, I think it probably loses a lot of its impact when you only see it in a 2" x 3" image on a computer screen instead of its grand 10' x 15' size. When viewed the way it was intended (full size) I'm sure its far more impresive than any picture of it on a computer screen could ever express.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 4:15:58 AM EDT
...that is, indeed, a curse of making LARGE, colorful or "graphic" work. It translates well to a small format, but needs to be seen in person.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 4:50:03 AM EDT
[size=1]...It's ugly...[/size=1]
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 4:52:22 AM EDT
Thank you. Yes, it is very ugly.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 4:53:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Major-Murphy: ...that is, indeed, a curse of making LARGE, colorful or "graphic" work. It translates well to a small format, but needs to be seen in person.
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That and finding a place to hang it in your living room. [:D]
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 5:02:41 AM EDT
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No one will ever buy it because they have a spot in their bathroom that needs a painting. [:D] Unfortunately the only folks who buy this scale of work are dealers, collectors with warehouses, and people with gigantic modern houses/lofts. What do all of these people have in common?
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 5:35:13 AM EDT
It looks like two large hairy boobies. At least to this untrained critic, and with apologies to Freud. "Forming" is the name of a particularly grating song by the Germs.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 5:44:45 AM EDT
...The Germs [blue][size=6]o[/size=6][/blue]
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 6:21:17 AM EDT
"Forming" LOL I get it.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 6:33:33 AM EDT
Just a little inside joke. [;)]
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 7:17:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 7:21:46 AM EDT
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I will loan it to you on consignment. [:)] Do you own a semi?
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 1:51:38 PM EDT
I'd like to have a larger, higher res image of it to use as wallpaper.
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 2:01:37 PM EDT
It's what I use for my wallpaper, but I just don't have a dig-camera. Someday....
Link Posted: 11/9/2001 2:02:16 PM EDT
Oh, and I'm flattered.
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