The homepage image is entitled, "The Meeting"
. 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
. This work is two figures. The male figure is Youre full of air, my friend
He wends about with the wind in his head.
His face at full sail, it propels him along.
Hes not so big.
He says, Hi!
The female figure is entitled, Senora Wences:
Fistbump First Class.
Shes squared away.
She doesnt have her sea legs yet.
But shes walking on air, and the bulkhead wont stop her.Youre full of air, my friend
is hand-carved maple, purpleheart, and walnut, 20(h) x 12(w) x 5(d).Senora Wences
is hand-carved mahogany, maple, walnut, fir, plywood, and hardware, 13.75 (h) x 11(w) x 11(d).
Together, the groupings are variable in size.
I am refining the details, but as of now, I am considering the work as 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.
You can see the art guitar, "Thing with a Hook" at Skynear and Company
in Washington, DC... follow the link : http://skyneardesigns.com/project/mark-b
Go to Joe's Record Paradise
in Silver Spring, Maryland to see two art guitars there. http://www.joesrecordparadise.com/
Now see select guitars at FNDTN Gallery and Liveroom
at 3762A Howard Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895. Also online athttp://www.fndtnarts.com/contact/