Sunday, June 22, 2008

How and How Not to...

I recently finished a new piece that's called How and How Not to Draw a Morning Glory.

It's a game, but it's also a map.

In the circles with the numbers (north, south, east and west) there are alternate moods. Each mood has arrows in it that show ways that the mood can lead you to work or not to work.

The arrows point to text that says either "Do Draw a Morning Glory" or "Do Not Draw a Morning Glory."

Each mood also has an associated place. "Contemplate Mortality," above, is the ocean. (The fish at the top of the circle is telling you so.)

In between the mood images, at NE, NW and SE and SW, there are variations and combinations of the basic moods. For instance, if you're in between "Contemplate Mortality" and "Get Pissed Off", you get this:

(You'll notice that death is eating a Dorito.)

Between "Get Pissed Off" and "Imagine Omniscience" gets you working.

Between "Imagine Omniscience" and "Fall in Love" is this, which could just have easily been something like, "My clothes/homemaking/numbers/jobs are my art".

And between falling in love and contemplating mortality is this circle, which says ""Dance with Ghosts."

I've started a new piece and am also working on some small drawings that are a little bit different for me- I'll post them later. In the meantime, if you want to see this piece larger, it's on the website here.

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