Thursday, March 09, 2006

New relic



This one's done, except for the tweaking. It didn't turn out as wonderful as it promised to be in the beginning, which is a bit of a bummer for me. It ended up being only okay, but is moving towards something... maybe I'll get closer in the next one. Photo is lousy -- the lighting in the studio was dim & I was using a little spy camera, but you get the idea. I'll try to get a better pic on Saturday, & replace/update the link.

24" x 30", oil/acrylic on canvas.

22 Comments:

At 7:47 PM, Blogger sloth said...

I had a rough time finishing this one, obsessing, making anxious moves towards the end. By last night I was starting to wonder why I bother... I could just stay at home & watch movies. I LIKE movies.

 
At 9:07 PM, Blogger Corny said...

Wow, Slothy have you lost your mind? This is absolutly beautiful. I can't get over the vast green vortex that pulls you back into the space, it's ravishing. You must be kind and accepting to all your paintings, some will be masterpieces some will be just things that happen on the way... I love the bubble pod with the skin of a tabby cat, and pieces the of it, digitised and free floating.
Also the hint of two figures at the bottom, a man, a woman, a cloud, a bubble pod and infinity. It's romantic.

 
At 10:17 PM, Blogger sloth said...

Oh Corny, YOU are the bubble-pod of supportive love, dear corn. Thank you.

It's just that I made a certain decision late in the game with this painting, and that's all I can see, see? So. I will put it away and on to the next. It's all good.

 
At 11:59 PM, Blogger postmoderndebunker said...

Slothy--of course you will see all the things we cannot and think about them often. But I gotsta agree with Ms. Kernel that the green vortex is pulling me in. So exquisite--really. I love the bottom-heaviness of the clumps and figures against the open green expanse. Very different from the last relic you posted. I keep thinking: How'd she do that?
(and you are probably sayin': GOTCHA!

 
At 1:10 AM, Blogger mountain man said...

Um, yeah!!!!!! AGREED with the above. Holy shit, Sloth. You are amazing, you are making huge strides into seriously incredible work. I am sucked into everything you offer, the hints of low-res digitization, a swelling but boundaried protagonist, the evergreen green sky vortex, as mentioned above, the swirling outside to contrast the still and waiting-wanting love blow-up happy house...I am crazy with excitement for your work. You are too humble, my dearest, your work is bubbling over with intensity. I feel deeply connected to your work, mind and body playing off each other, expanding and stretching into I don't know. YAY!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 1:26 AM, Blogger sloth said...

You are all wonderful. Without you I am road-kill.

 
At 7:19 AM, Anonymous pd said...

I woke up this morning thinking I gotta see that relic again!

Please, while you are still in my nabe, we should exchange relic sightings in the real.

 
At 10:36 AM, Blogger fairy butler said...

sloth, this is my favorite one yet!! the color (green!!!) and the unexpected composition, heaviness, versus movement oddity of it all. YES! i especially like the low-res stuff (as mm puts it) within the rest of the painting vocab. I think you are mining a rich field here - pushing forms so that they read unexpectedly. you think ok, but wait - what is that? huh? keep mixing it up. yo.

I have to construct my chelsea garden list now. and just for the record i am staying away from all art fairs this weekend. mental health must be kept intact. although i am missing something at pulse. but it must be.

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger JD said...

Sloth, this is a real beauty. I agree with everyone about the incredible green vortex, as well as the digital references. I also am digging the way these are starting to flip back and forth between abstraction and representation. You feel like you're in a "real" place, perhaps because of the landscape refs., but it also feels like an abstract painting. Also, there's a flesh/body vs. landscape thing going on. I want to see in person! I also want to sniff and lick the paint. Would that be bad for me?

FB, I am also avoiding the art fairs. They make me feel horrible about myself and the world. I'd rather change the cat litter box.

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger JD said...

Sloth, this is a real beauty. I agree with everyone about the incredible green vortex, as well as the digital references. I also am digging the way these are starting to flip back and forth between abstraction and representation. You feel like you're in a "real" place, perhaps because of the landscape refs., but it also feels like an abstract painting. Also, there's a flesh/body vs. landscape thing going on. I want to see in person! I also want to sniff and lick the paint. Would that be bad for me?

FB, I am also avoiding the art fairs. They make me feel horrible about myself and the world. I'd rather change the cat litter box.

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger JD said...

Freaking blogger bastard.

 
At 12:43 PM, Anonymous Ds said...

Enough with the excuses, it's a jpeg.
You rock. Nice painting, when can we see it?

 
At 12:53 PM, Anonymous regi said...

I had happy thoughts about your new one before you revealed it but your "miasma" comment got me depressed. I hope it was a happy time for you though. I'm glad to see this one is smaller in size then usual. Your multitude of art patrons dont have walls big enough for your "murals". There is a wonderous world in the color violet. May I have this one for my photo album?

 
At 1:04 PM, Anonymous hammy said...

oh sloth! I love this painting!

 
At 1:07 PM, Blogger Heart As Arena said...

Slothy. In my usual academic tone, I say "FUCK YEAH!!!!"

 
At 3:22 PM, Blogger sloth said...

PD, yes please with the visits! When you are all settled in, of course.

FB, thanks for the props... I have a horror of dead-end painting strategies, am trying to keep the work open-ended. The potential of the next piece is always the carrot for me. Your work is very open, FB, very inspiring. I'm still thinking about the Buffalo Prince.

JD, also thanks & yes, you can go ahead and give the painting a tongue-bath! Just do it in like 6 months and dip your tongue in varnish, 'K? I'm very much looking forward to getting your always-thoughtful insights when we exchange visits. Plus am burning with curiosity to see what you've been up to...

DS, thanks... please tell, who are you?

Regi, I love the word miasma, partly because I live in one. And of course you can use this pic for your album!

Hammy, likewise with the work-love!

HAA, you rock. I only wish the phrase "Fuck Yeah!" was used more often in my own academic experience. I'm going to try using it whenever I get my Sallie Mae bill from now on...

 
At 3:27 PM, Blogger sloth said...

Corny and MM, you have no idea how much your opinions mean to me... I am going to give you both a big sloppy gladhandle tonight!

 
At 3:29 PM, Anonymous Mountain Man said...

Visits for everyone, I am hoping. (Subtle hint.) DS = friend David Shaw, sculptor extraordinaire. He likey your works.

 
At 3:30 PM, Anonymous Mountain Man said...

Sloth you better watch out, the gladness is going to come right onto your little handles. You won't know what hit you.

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger sloth said...

MM, your friend David Shaw shows at my friend Gina Ruggeri's gallery in Miami... small world!

 
At 1:37 AM, Anonymous krixfort said...

slothy I too am falling for the green vortex BUT what is going on in front is too much! It looks like an animal moving into the vortex. Maybe it is your buffalo.

 
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