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12.31.2012

this person is making an artwork for crows on a snow-covered 1949 nash. when the piece is finished the crows will create a design in the snow with tracks and feces. when the snow melts some scratches on the rusty surfaces of the car will remain as a souvenir.

12.30.2012

to do this one you get a bunch of deer antlers and hang them from a tree. might be able to get some from your neighborhood deer processor. sometimes they're sold as dog chews. put them higher than a dog can jump.

12.29.2012

this person is making a piece where you sit and watch until the weed grows one inch.

12.28.2012

12.23.2012

this person is building a sheet-metal-sound-sculpture that blows around in the breeze. they're really sick of all the phallic-shit-sculpture they see on this blog. there is a pink rubber membrane that muffles the rumbling. but it's hard to keep it attached to the metal. the split black pipe that pinches it together keeps popping off. but at least it doesn't scare away the animals like the big phalli do.

12.22.2012

this person is making tomato-tower-balloon-sculptures that dress up this barren, manicured landscape. apparently this is someone who doesn't know about the beauty of the lone sapling. obviously they didn't read what Ann wrote about a blotchy blob. Ann is a great writer who once got mixed up with crazy-manitowoc-types. buy her books!

12.21.2012

this person wondered around until they felt evil-eye-presence (you get more of it when you're out there stark naked) and then used a small spade to make a word-art-piece on a mowed lawn. you can try this yourself (although i take no responsibility for engaging in illegal actions). wait until the ground is thawed though.

12.20.2012

giant-cosmic-feces-form with a heart-shaped-portal occupied by a team of Fred Smith oxen. for whatever that's worth.

12.18.2012

you think you're alone out there fly fishing but you're being stalked by this big-pink-naked-mystic-person.

12.17.2012

an idea for a monument.



reminds us of this seldom-watched rock video we made about conventional wisdom.

12.16.2012

wanted to try super-conventional just to do it. a study of hyw.42 where you once came upon a "windows may fog" sign.

12.15.2012

here's one i made during the workshop we did on thurs. a quaint little winter scene.

12.14.2012

an amish-doll-hood-ornament-beauty in a good looking ravine. too nicey nice, maybe? we did our first workshop at the Kohler yesterday, everyone made really cool altered postcards! we'll be doing it again tomorrow, dec. 15, at 2-4 pm.

12.13.2012

12.11.2012

horse-collar-elongated-toilet-made-of-old-meat-form hovering above a lake. if you find this kinda dirty and fun and that's a good thing you may want to check out this former students of ours blog. never saw that awesome missing persons video with the white bedsheets before. here's Fariha's real art. she is one of my favorite people of all time.

12.09.2012

this is that thing where a radioactive war-of-the-worlds guy pops through your open window and licks your milk-glass-ware collection. you can have good, wholesome fun like this in real life by dropping by the Kohler Art Center in sheboygan and coming to one of the little workshops we're doing. here's a link.

a really ugly and vain big yellow cat in her bedroom. again, the altered postcard thing we're doing at the workshops. here's a link to a watercolor blog by Naomi, a former lawrence student. Naomi did one of my favorite student projects ever, critiquing the commodity culture cross-imperialism of KFC in an intimate, touching way. often i feel teaching is the biggest waste of a lifetime but when you start thinking about the good kids and how you can share your ideas and they can go further with them and contribute to the greater continuum of knowledge and all... it's quite a wonderful privilege.

12.08.2012

think everybody might know a person who likes to get naked, strap on some deer antlers, and go out into the snow and get a little too friendly with some trees (might be you or me). this is the first in a series of altered postcards, building up to our workshops at the Kohler in sheboygan.

12.07.2012

a clumsy little gouache of julie with her jagstang. she's creating a stringy, furry aura.


here's a video version, recorded just before julie's haircut.


here's an old seldom-watched rock video of rock video featuring a song where julie dictated most of the lyrics and recorded the original dummy track. she makes a brief celebrity appearance at the end.




12.06.2012

the relationship of meat to ground and sky. barriers, openings as doorways to powers. commodity is containment.

12.04.2012

just into the electric guitar as an architectural element. also daring to make a homely painting with primary colors.


a seldom-watched video from our blues years.

12.03.2012

i was up for the challenge of the floral genre, to see if i could make it my own. this is some kinda moonflower.

12.02.2012

so i was thinking about the agricultural landscape as the largest scar on this planet, human dominance issues, post-human life on earth. those ideas look like this? sorta pretty.

12.01.2012

made this last night after we played guitars, which we do every evening julie physically can. she's been playing a jagstang, which is light enough that it doesn't create a super-lot of abdominal pain, but i wish i still had the virtually weightless 60s rick 330 i had as a kid for her. in this vision the music is making some spruce trees radiate.

11.29.2012

blue-green-mold-cloud forming above a radiant-hot-dog-form.


kinda reminds us of this classic seldom-viewed rock video we made a few years back.

11.27.2012

feel like this quite often (this is not a plea for help though). maybe too t-shirt-graphic-like.

11.25.2012

thought it might be time to do something seasonal here. here's a fleshy-orifice-form in a christmas tree field.



kinda reminds us of our semi-seldom-watched film/video of a rotating aluminum tree with a vintage pleasuring device, in glorious vintage youtube quality.
just finished this one. a fleshy-energy-tongue-form just hanging out.

a blotchy take on Edith Massey with some eggs. check out this link to see how beautiful she really was.

11.24.2012

instead of doing "smeary sketches blog" i decided to sprinkle some in with the watercolors. i used to have a lot of apocalyptic dreams, where often the sky would split into two skies, but i never was really able to draw that. the horizontal tornado was a theme too, and much easier to draw. since julie hasn't been feeling well the dreams stopped, but i have this anxious feeling a little bit all the time.

11.21.2012


here's a moldy oldie i found in a sketchbook. a gouache i made during a life drawing class. 2005? i know i was suppose to go around the classroom and erase the parts i thought the kids are doing wrong instead of doing this painting, but sorry, doesn't everyone know that the stupid teacher is going to give the exactly wrong advice and knock the talent out of anyone with potential? (by trying to "adopt their work to some old standard of what is right"-Bob Watt) i see Justine with her funky ponytail at the far right. super intense, amazing student. the skater kid on the left was good too. remember setting this up with a diffuser and black background to avoid the ugly multiple shadows from the spotlights. i am sure this was wasted energy but it made this little painting more dramatic.


here's a semi-seldom-watched film we made of JJ, a teacher that had a huge impact on me. JJ has just written a fantastic book on Warhol's films, The Black Hole of the Camera. oddly, it was mildly criticized for being too authoritative in its interpretations of artistic intent, but what i feel i really learned from JJ was that authority was mostly an illusion. we put this film together about five years before he did the book, so it seems weirdly prophetic with the warhol influenced flowers and all, but the warhol vibe was always a part of JJ. somehow my sitar playing seems less terrible here.

11.20.2012

always was amazed at how a horse can shake its head and make the longest string of snot.

the jetstream is a most annoying and intense journey-form-object.


this seldom-watched rock video we made tries to go somewhere with this idea.

a bloby, blotchy take on ophelia.

a view into darkness. this is a crunchy one made with too much gum arabic.

this girl is adjusting her bunny-ears.


here's a seldom-watched rock video we made with nice footage of a wild bunny in our garden. sorry that the song is kinda crumby.

these things pump out electromagnetic radiation. could throw off your hormone balance.

please keep your shoes on (no matter how uncomfortable) if you see these blue-toe-biters.
this girl's pink slip matches the new red potatoes.

11.17.2012

a single phallus in a phallus-forest displays an aura.

four earth-people check out a large earth-orifice.
a love-cloud forms over a cross-dresser and his pet pig-dog.

single-breast-form hanging out in a lovely pool at twilight.


reminds us of our seldom-viewed rock video about old guys fixing toilets.