Thursday, August 11, 2011
Some inspiration comes from creative flow, a muse, if you will, while some comes from perspiration, as in sitting or standing at the easel and bloody well doing it.
When I was a writer, every computer screen with nothing on it was as it used to be when writers sat in front of blank sheets of paper and their hearts would shrivel as they berated and at times, begged themselves to produce.
What this keyboard with an axe embedded it it says is that I am happy to not be a writer. It's a "take that" piece.
And this is exactly what I do. I take the lowly keyboard, tool of my former trade as a columnist with a Canwest daily, and I deface, defeat and humiliate one or more, pretty well on a daily basis.
They are called Quirky B's for the QWERTY designation of our North American and most European boards. B for board, of course.
Using a popular object, the iconic keyboard millions of people use daily, and reinventing it using wit, whimsy and a fair dose of clever, the result is something that appeals to people who may respond with humour, quizzical thought or with a simple ooooo.
My art is Pop Art and is defined by the works of Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Claes Oldenberg and others.
We live in a world where art is served up in many guises and Pop Art is but one of them.
Publié par Shannon Lee