Altered art book page 17 continued: Treasured junk

  Continuing page 17 in my Altered art book, I mentioned before that one mans junk is sometimes another man’s treasure.  But how about discarded things coming together, or being delibrately brought together to make art?  Connections being made, alliances, partnerships formed to communicate a message? One person who does this is New Zealand artist Dale Copeland.Continue reading “Altered art book page 17 continued: Treasured junk”

Altered art book page 16 continued: Cross Shooting

Continuing page 16 the words were:- “They’d shoot at the wooden crosses” “The door would shake then the window then the door again” “He became a regular at the Empire of Junk” “More than a hundred radios” A tall order: an artist who uses crosses.  Well, there’s loads out there isn’t there, especially depicting ChristContinue reading “Altered art book page 16 continued: Cross Shooting”

Altered art book Page 15 continued: A Trashy Romance

Page 15 continued…….. The words on this page are: – ‘Someone was God and she was always flirting with him’ ‘In her empire of Junk’ My first thought were to go with artists who were either spiritual, God Fearing or who just celebrated God: William Blake sprang to mind.  But then when I thought aboutContinue reading “Altered art book Page 15 continued: A Trashy Romance”

Altered art book page 15 ‘He was a God in her Empire of Junk’ part one

          ‘Someone was God and she was always flirting with him’ in her empire of junk’ A garishly painted man and woman talk (probably) rubbish to each other, amidst a background of scribbled swirling ink marks.  Two hearts connect, forming a kinetic link with each other: they whirl against a tactile layerContinue reading “Altered art book page 15 ‘He was a God in her Empire of Junk’ part one”

Page 12 Altered art book continued Death wish: Don’t Fear the Reaper..

  page-12-moon       page 12 continued ‘He hid his own fears and wishes and only took them out in private under the eye of the moon..’ Fear of madness, fear of death, even fear of living in some cases, we all live with  fears and artists are no exception.  Some even exploit theirContinue reading “Page 12 Altered art book continued Death wish: Don’t Fear the Reaper..”

Altered art book: page 12 By the light of the Silvery Moon furtively

My scanner is now out of action.  It was playing up the other day, now it’s completely packed in.  I have  had to take a photo of these pages, with not much success. but anyway ……. Page 12, the words chosen were: – ‘He hid his own fears and wishes and only took them outContinue reading “Altered art book: page 12 By the light of the Silvery Moon furtively”

Altered art book page 11 continued: let your fingers do the walking

Continuing Page 11 in the Altered book, I tried to find artists that used childhood experiences are a source.  Tracey Emin (b. 1963) springs to mind immediately.  A lot of her art is in the form of the confessional.  From family sayings (her beloved Grandmother in this case) ‘There’s a lot of money in Old chairs’, whereContinue reading “Altered art book page 11 continued: let your fingers do the walking”

Altered art book: page 11 Walk a life in my shoes

The words I picked out were; – ‘They walked through their childhood’ The idea of walking through childhood is of course associated with memories: nostalgia for what has been.  My immediate thought was childhood toys, until the shoes hit me that is.  How many pairs of shoes do we go through in life I wonder? Continue reading “Altered art book: page 11 Walk a life in my shoes”