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:
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!