Category Archives: Art

Immunity Against Apathy

Gluebook Volume 10

Immunity Against Apathy

If art does nothing else, it protects us from apathy.

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Doodle

Doodle Flowers
watercolor and ink on Strathmore 400 Series mixed media paper
9 x 12 inches

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Pear

Pear
M. Graham gouache on 140 lb Strathmore 400 Series mixed media paper
9 x 12 inches

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Pear

Pear
M. Graham gouache on Strathmore 400 Series mixed media paper
9 x 12 inches

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Gluebook Volume 9

Gluebook Volume 9

Gluebook Volume 9

I finished this gluebook yesterday. It’s another remixed portrait book, this time with (mostly) fashion models. The images came from various fashion and teen magazines (Vogue, Seventeen, W, etc.). The longer I worked on it, the more I thought about how we all more alike than different.

And a quick and sloppy flip through video.

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Shelfie

Shelfie

A shelf of finished gluebooks and sketchbooks.

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New Book

Models Remixed

Gluebook Volume 9

Working

I did a few easy collages in a new book. This time I’m recycling an old middle school health textbook and using images from fashion magazines.

Woe Arm

I overdid things the weekend before last, so last week my wrist and thumb were sore. A combination of aggravated thoracic outlet syndrome and tendinitis. I took things easy this last weekend. Which of course means that today, my left elbow is sore, from overcompensating for my right hand, so now I’m trying to rest my left arm. Good times!

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Gluebook Volume 8

Words Stick In Your Throat
Words Stick in Your Throat

I finished filling up another half-full sketchbook with gluebook collage. This one was left over from art school, so it contains everything but the kitchen sink. There are even combinations to my old painting locker and watercolor flat file in the back of it.

In Pursuit of Starlight
In Pursuit of Starlight

It was only fitting that I squeeze in a Gauguin image. I wrote a huge paper on his Manao tupapau (Spirit of the Dead Watching), for a post-impressionism class. The professor made a funny comment after handing it back to me (I got an A). She said she couldn’t figure out what I thought of Gauguin, himself. I didn’t like him much then, and I like him even less now. He created beautiful things, but he did so by colonization.

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Gluebook Volume 7

Working

I spent Monday working on a mini-project. I tore out a bunch of portraits from some US history books, mostly of ugly dead white men, because that’s what US history books are full of. Then I divided them into piles of left facing, right facing, and more or less straight-on. Then I started tearing them in half and remixing them.

The way some of them fit so perfectly together is a bit creepy.

Portrait Remixed

Portrait Remixed

Portrait Remixed

Portrait Remixed

Portrait Remixed

Portrait Remixed

Portrait Remixed

Portrait Remixed

Portrait Remixed

Portrait Remixed

Gluebook Volume 7
Gluebook Volume 7
6 x 6 inch wire-bound sketchbook

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Hoardings

Washi Tape

Washi Tape

I may or may not have a washi tape hoarding problem. At least it’s organized now.

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