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 Youre 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
, an exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp's readymade concept opening September 2nd through October 19, 2014.http://www.american.edu/cas/museum/
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/