Friday 28 September 2007

Monkeys by Chardin

Monkeys by Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin c. 1728

Woman makes meatballs, creates grid-based conceptual art.

In a reference to the modernist grid, the artist has (initially) painstakingly placed hand-crafted balls of raw meat in a square formation. As the artist engages with this process, she chooses - toward the end of the construction - to abandon the hitherto reliable and highly structured grid for a more haphazard approach and experimentation with the rigourous constraints of a pre-determined control system.

Mixed Media 2007

Love, curiosity, freckles and doubt

Leave it to Charlie - The Gadgets [3.8MB mp3 file]

This album has been one of my favourites for YEARS and has a recipe for Cornish Pasties in the liner notes!! Also, Peter Greenaway has a credit on one of the tracks. Wow. Colin Lloyd Tucker is credited on many of the tracks, and there's some Gadgets details here.

[Disclaimer - if you have a beef with any .mp3 files you find here, send me an email and I'll remove 'em. Files are for evaluation purposes, and will hopefully get someone out there to buy the original]

Art & Language

From the 'Hostage' series, but I can't remember which number...

Thursday 27 September 2007

Squid? Octopus? Socks?

Here's my wife modeling a pair of socks I bought for her while I was recently in Japan. The right sock says "Are you a squid?" and the left "Are you an octopus" and the design on each is slightly different - squids have eyebrows and octopi have eyelashes. Educational!

Jumping is 48% falling

Detail of a sketch on a desktop organiser with evident vertical typography.

Not an art gallery


Tuesday 25 September 2007

Monday 24 September 2007

The slimes draw near!

Ahh, the slime. I picked up these magnets as part of a magnet and paper diorama in Japan, but opted just for the magnets on my home refrigerator. Look at the grins on their plastic pixellated mugs. And you've got to love the ole 5-pixel highlight.

The slime is my favourite enemy and probably the most instantly regognisable character from the DragonQuest series. I like their simplicity and perpetual slimy happiness.

Too cute. It wants to make a statement

I'm obsessed with the work of Kieth Giffen - the humour, the perfect collaboration with master-inker Bob Oksner (RIP), the way his work evolved and moved over the years... I could write a small essay. But not today. While cleaning some stuff up, I found this scan of 'Cheeks the Toy Wonder'. Click for bigger.

Silent Hill, Silent Hill

I'm re-playing Silent Hill 3 at the moment, working my way backwards through the series and enjoying every minute of it. Here's a song from a secret ending of SH3 which I find hilarious, which can be found on the 'Silent Hill 3 Unreleased Tracks' album, which I'm having enormous trouble finding a link to buy as it was shipped with Japanese copies of the game. You can buy the standard soundtrack to SH3 here.

By the way, if you want to find the ending yourself, don't listen as you may find this a SPOILER.

Silent Hill Song - Akira Yamaoka [5.3MB mp3 file]

Is it me, or does it sound like a Japanese Steve Buscemi around 3:12?

[Disclaimer - if you have a beef with any .mp3 files you find here, send me an email and I'll remove 'em. Files are for evaluation purposes, and will hopefully get someone out there to buy the original]


So I've finally got this blog to a satisfactory level, and I'm well chuffed. To paraphrase the Doug Anthony All Stars "this is not a drill, it's a blog".

My plan is to post music, random images, sketches/versions of things I'm working on and things that inspire me. I hope you find something here that you like. Who knows?

Above is a self-portrait on green-lined graph paper to give you an idea of who's running this joint. The original is roughly the size above, but you can click it for a detail.

In regards to earlier posts, they were tests to see if the internets were liking the modifications to this blog. I thought I'd leave em on...

Friday 21 September 2007

Shambling mound v2

Hello? Internet? Are you receiving me?

Are you there?

Are you coming home?

While my keyboard gently clacks

Well it's been fun. I finally secured this domain, wired it up to the Blogger and got the whole thing "Apples". What next, eh? Typing? Stuff? Content-fueling the shambling informational mass that is "t3h Internets"? Do we need more data? More stuff vying for our Joe/Joline-Lunchpail hearts and minds? We'll see.

Until then...

...Good day!