Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Undocumented Artist

Here we go folks...A new theme that everyone been so patiently waiting for. But first a little background information.

I've always been a fan of hand drawn art. I've even tried it a time or two myself (although not too much recently. Need to fix that.) But I digress. I've sat through countless exams where a slide is projected on the wall and its been expected of me to write everything I know about the painting, sculpture or other boring thing that they put in the slide tray. I'm also a recovering political junkie.

You see, my career path has put me on the front lines of the immigration debate. 10-25% of my work week is spent visiting construction sites. I have to make sure that materials have been ordered and adapt to changes made to the overall project without my knowledge...Lord knows what would happen if we left those decisions up to our employees. They're lucky if they remember to bring their lunch!

Again, I digress. Let's get to the theme shall we? I've been following the work of a young artist that hangs around construction sites for several years now. His work is passionate. His message is clear. He is not constrained by conventional media like canvas or paper. This avantgard artist chooses to delight his viewers with his emotion on Porta-Potty walls. Revolutionary, visionary, breathtaking.

So without further adieu, I give you the first installment of "Undocumented Artist" and the commentary you should expect from me:


"Untitled"

Here goes...



Adam, this is such a great idea. I love when you ask for my opinion on cultural matters. You know, I've always been a huge fan of folk art. In short, great forms, excellent use of space as it relates to the overall composition. Great colors, movement, imagination and lines. Really the complete "package" with this one. However, I hesitate to call this one "genius." The artist seems to be struggling with issues relating to proportion and conveying emotion in his work. Don't get me wrong though, I am eager to follow his progression as he matures as an artist.

Thank you, Molly. Your critique was both enlightening and insightful. I too enjoyed the whimsical use of a rivet to provide a sense of depth in the drawing.



Hey Adam, what's a "cockenballs?" Is it something I can chew on?

Tess, how many times do I have to tell you to stop saying words aloud when you don't know what they mean? When you get older, I'll tell you all about it. Until then, watch your mouth. And the answer to your question is NO!

So, while our honorable representatives at the state and national level struggle to figure out what to do with something that should have been handled years ago, I'll be vigilant in my effort to protect the "Undocumented Artist."

Udated: Upon further review of the masterpiece, it seems that there has been some tampering involved. Sources close to the "Undocumented Artist" have made me aware that the original nude has been altered. The facial hair was added later. First a mustache...then the goatee. If this desecration of art goes on much longer, I might just get upset!

10 comments:

Snow White said...

LOLOL I love it!!!!!!! This is great, and exactly what I needed today. However, I will admit to enjoying your drawings more. What does our resident critic, Molly, have to say about them?

Nessa said...

perfect!!! exactly what i needed to read to laugh tonight!

'Mazing Amy said...

HA HA HA great theme... the bar on my corner has scrawling all over the bathrooms, might have to snap a pic or two and submit for your theme. :)

Southern Fried Girl said...

You are a total mess.

Rachel Heather said...

You just made my day

And

I am now in love with your dogs

Chickenhawk said...

Ah yes, the beginning of the end of Tess' innocence.

Can't wait to see more of the classic artwork!

Adam said...

SW- I'm afraid to ask her!

Nessa- No problem...that's what I'm here for.

Amy- Wow...the Undocumented Artist really gets around. I'd love to see some of the works from his "Ladies Room Period."

SFG- Thanks! Oh, and one random thought for you...While driving around in HOUSTON today, I saw a campaign billboard for none other than Ray Nagin...in HOUSTON!!!

Rachel- Those damn dogs are suckers for attention. But thanks, I'm kind of fond of them as well.

CH- End of innocence indeed. She's already getting good at knocking over beer bottles to sneak a taste.

mollymcmommy said...

LMAO!! that dude is clever, he needs to be showcased in a gallery.

fabulous! :)

m

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work » »

american woman said...

I think the artists mastery is exceptional, and exceeds his education.