Mark Behme
I call this collection of convertible and componential works, "The Denizens". This work is a grouping of mixed-component characters to create a narrative about the relationships between them. An influence is the surrealist game “Exquisite Corpse”. Pieces included here are “You’re full of air, my friend”; “Senora Wences”; "Sad But True"; "A Head of Steam"; Fragment of The Head of a Queen"; "Candy is Dandy"; and "The Work in Hand".

I am refining the details, but as of now, I consider the work finished in a “raw” state. This differs from my usual finished effect which is shiny with some brushed enameled color. Left in the “raw”, the work has more immediacy like a drawing: a drawing with the physical and optical aspects of real space and planes. These are the interests that are my real satisfaction in inventing these pieces.

The American University Museum presents Readymade@100, an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp's readymade concept opening September 2nd through October 19, 2014.

Go to Joe's Record Paradise in Silver Spring, Maryland to see two art guitars there.

Now see select guitars at FNDTN Gallery and Liveroom at 3762A Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895. Also online at