Thursday, January 29, 2015

Local artist Ernie Rose / Bread ties sculpture

I'm not sure if Ernie Rose continues to create sculptures out of bread ties, but I remember he would create elaborate sculptures out of bread ties he saved. Ernie Rose has had work presented at the Morehead, Kentucky Folk Art Center. In the newspaper I had seen a picture of a large dragon fly (or some flying creature) sculpture he made.
One sculpture has survived the years, and was given to me as a gift around the year 2007. The sculpture is of an ape-like bipedal man less than a foot tall. Through the years I have banged up the sculpture, and the small parts like the hands are mangled, but it has managed well.

The bread ties making up the sculpture act like the veins and capillaries of a being.




Cob homes (mud/all natural housing sculptures & art)

In case you're not familiar with cob homes, they are made of clay soil (mud), straw, and sand mixed together to form globs of "cob". This cob material is layered like a piece of pottery/ceramic sculpture. The appeal of cob homes are the organic, free-flowing, artistic designs, these homes are environmentally sustainable because they are made of free and all natural, readily provided materials. For more information on cob homes, go to some of my posts here:  COB BUILDING (Straw, clay, & Sand for building DREAM EARTH HOME), Constructing our own home: cob building, homesteading, & free material. To see my design for my own cob home, go to the link here: TINY Cob home layout.

 Below are examples of the artistic work people have created using cob to build their homes. 

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Banana Girl (painting) 2007/re-done Jan 2015

The 2007 Self portrait below titled "Banana Girl" was created with Acrylic paint on 8x10 inch canvas. The second photo is of the original painting; and the first photo shows you the retouches I did today. As you may notice in the original, the paint was dulling. But the re-touched painting looks fresh, vibrant; and when you squint, the color outlines appear like an hallucination.





Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bird Photography by Cassie Kinney

The pictures below are taken of birds in my yard, which play, communicate, and eat the bird seed I have provided. The birds are encouraged to feast on the worms and insects of the garden.















Monday, January 26, 2015

System of a Down - BYOB (lyrics)

Why do they always send the poor?
Barbarisms by barbaras
With pointed heels
Victorious victorious kneel
For brand new spankin' deals
Marching forward hypocritic and
Hypnotic computers
You depend on our protection
Yet you feed us lies from the tablecloth
Everybody's going to the party, have a real good time
Dancing in the desert, blowing up the sunshine
Kneeling roses disappearing into
Moses' dry mouth
Breaking into fort knox stealing
Our intentions
Hangers sitting dripped in oil
Crying freedom
Handed to obsoletion
Still you feed us lies from the tablecloth
Everybody's going to the party, have a real good time
Dancing in the desert, blowing up the sunshine
Everybody's going to the party, have a real good time
Dancing in the desert, blowing up the sunshine
Blast off!
It's party time!
And we don't live in a fascist nation!
Blast off!
It's party time!
And where the fuck are you?
Where the fuck are you?
Where the fuck are you?
Why don't presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why don't presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
Kneeling roses disappearing into
Moses' dry mouth
Breaking into fort knox stealing
Our intentions
Hangers sitting dripped in oil
Crying freedom
Handed to obsoletion,
Still you feed us lies from the tablecloth
Everybody's going to the party, have a real good time
Dancing in the desert, blowing up the sunshine
Everybody's going to the party, have a real good time
Dancing in the desert, blowing up the sun
Where the fuck are you?
Where the fuck are you?
Why don't presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why don't presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why do they always send the poor?
They always send the poor!
They always send the poor!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Sunset photography

I took these pictures on January 5th 2015, looking South from my porch in Kentucky. I think these photos are worthy of painting in the future, so be on the lookout for that. The first photo was taken just a few minutes before the second photo. As half of the Earth turns away from the Sun in the cosmos, my perspective of the atmosphere appears colors of lilac, fuchsia, and tangerine orange. It's like the sunset was meant for me.. Of course the electric line ruins the shot.