Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fame According to Andy

I quoted Andy Warhol over on Facebook this morning: "In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." Well, I feel famous today! Read the interview about my collage art that was published this morning on Marty Weil's blog, Ephemera: Exploring the World of Old Paper.

Marty has featured some tempting potential collage materials as found on eBay like these old underground newspapers from San Francisco's hippy counter-culture.

The illustration above is from my Zinc Pennies series. And the ones below are from The Mandrake Project, the result of trying to achieve animation in Photoshop. . . getting closer all the time. I actually got one sequence to move, but not quite as I had intended!


MrCachet said...

I'm here via the interview with Marty Weil. I really like what you're doing and wish I could unleash myself sometimes to do the Photoshop thing. I'm really into altering and embellishing old documents and I'm just really leery of blurring the line between my art and electronic art. I'll be back, probably quite frequently!

AnitaNH said...

Your drawings are beautiful and I understand your hesitation to adopt digital technology in your work!

MrCachet said...

I've been browsing, Anita...

I've not made it through all of your links, blogs or favorite artists yet, but I'm working on it.

I noticed that your banner is an image of you taking a photograph of yourself in a mirror. Of course you realize that it makes you appear to be left handed (which I am) and consequently have a dominant left eye. I say, that's the way the image makes you appear. Are you right-handed and right eyed when you shoot photos?

MrCachet said...

Okay. I'll quit after this one.

Under the Artists links, the Hundertwasser link is broken.

I've studied Vermeer a bit. As far as I can determine, he was the first artist to use the camera obscura to frame and compose his art work. I do not think the "The Girl With the Pearl Earring" is any different.

Have you seen any of the works of Nick Bantock? I had no idea he did such huge collages until I paid him a visit in his studio this past January. Awesome.

I'm a loner. Don't watch TV nor read newspapers but I do blog hop and if I find someone like yourself who is 'into' ephemera, I tend to follow.

I'll go away now.

AnitaNH said...

Hi Dave, thanks for the heads-up on the Hundertwasser link. It gave me the topic for today's post!

Nick Bantok is great. How exciting that you visited his studio. I have an issue of INDIE ARTS on DVD (Winter 2008, Issue 6) that has an interview filmed at his gallery in British Columbia.

I'm right-handed and have never used both eyes together since early childhood. Right is for distance and left is for reading and close-up work.

Every time they tested for that in school ("Do you see the apple? Is the apple on the table?") I always lied and said "Yes" to both because that's what the kids ahead of me in line said!

AnitaNH said...

I should also mention that my banner photo is one of a series of self-portraits taken of my reflection in the glass door of my downstairs curio cabinet. You can view others in the series here: http://www.anitabeads.com/CollageArt/DontLook.htm