Friday, November 17, 2006

mojo pop art



So okay. You can say it. I didn't realize what/who this kinda resembles until I started uploading the photo of this print I just printed from a carving I just carved tonight....I guess I should start my own band now and spell my name in anagrams.

Cause you know if it rains tomorrow, I'll be...ridin' in the storm....

Well I just had to try my hand at something like this, really high contrast. So I used a photo of myself and then did the twitcherydoo in photoshop to get some nice shadows going. Then I did a sketch while I looked at the computer and listened to Dot Allison and also Golden Palominos. It's about 4x5".

And I even woke up before the alarm this morning. 7 o'clock! This despite all that up late sleep in way late business....and I was up late last night but I decided oh well fukkit ya know? I canNOT force myself to go to sleep if I am not tired. I can eat when I'm not hungry, but that's a horse of a different color.

People were messy today at work. The patrons, not the colleague folk. Sheesh, man. People ripping apart papers and leaving them gutted and strewn 'round the room, books and magazines everywhere, under chairs, piles of candy wrappers (no, there is a no food policy)...one guy was snoring pretty loud and I was putting new magazines away. My intention was to wake him up when I'd put the issue I was replacing into the folder, but by the time I'd clasped it shut and turned around, he was awake and looking around. I said, "oh good, you're awake, I was just about to wake you up."

"What? No, no I wasn't....I'm not sleeping."

"Yeah you were."

"No I wasn't!"

"You were snoring! Sorry man, no sleeping in the library!" and I walked off before he could argue any further with me. People were looking at me to see what I'd say. Like I'd agree with him. It was kinda funny though. Best way to wake someone up is to knock on the table they're drooling onto, or knock on the wide wooden chair arms. You don't wanna touch 'em. And you wanna be cool and be ready to step back in case they come to swingin'. Luckily that's never happened to me.

Time for me to brush teefs and get this body to bed.

2 comments:

Tonje said...

Wow, your new piece is great! Really nice contrast there... and it's no problem recognizing you. Well done!

V.K. said...

hey Tonje! thanks for stopping by....I'm kinda amazed myself, that I was able to do the kind of self-portrait that more accurately reflects what I really looked like. It's not really my goal when I do self-portraits, usually - more about studying shapes and where they go to make a face or a body recognizable. But this time for some reason, the shapes went in places that look like me. Good to see you!