Thread: The Show Your Paintings/Drawings/Images Thread

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    its worth a try

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    until the end of the world greenberg's Avatar
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    I love the Sisters!
    And Daytrippers too, but the Sisters are my fav so far.

    Thanks for posting your pictures.

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    Awesome stuff Spidey !!
    I especially like the first two, you're talented !

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    Be kind to yourself always. cosmictraveler's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by spidergoat View Post
    From 4 to 6 years ago.

    Do you think I could sell them? I'm planning to make wood sculptures of some of these.
    Have you ever tried to display them at any art shows or art galleries?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ripley View Post
    But with such suave, one doesn't mind.
    Ha! I laughed over this since yesterday, everytime I thought of it, and I thought of it several times.


    The public? The public isn't a deciding factor here, and never was—human nature is. The public is an institutionalized compound, consisting of many individuals—and many more individuals who are not so individual. So does art cater to the many individuals who are not so individual but identify themselves as a humongous mouthpiece chanting about the latest rave? Or does art benefit the individual who identifies himself with something a lot more ancient: human nature? However, it's odd that a cultural society—not its public—will appreciate and respond to the various expressions of human nature. Thus has art cunningly survived throughout history.
    As far as human nature and its role and workings are concerned: I can't argue here against you.
    I am rather skeptical about "human nature", what this concept means and what it doesn't mean.


    The relationship between art(ists) and the public might work out if the two were compassionate to each other -” like they might have been sometime around the times of cave paintings.
    For whose benefit? The public's? And what would art, by winning the public's blessing, get in return? Ratings? Censorship? A warm cozy feeling deep down inside?
    I might be idealizing, but I have the impression that there was a time when art(ists) and the public coexisted harmoniously. Perhaps this was last around the times of cave paintings, or still might be present in some primitive cultures.

    The role of art and artists in society seems to have changed over time; so did the topics art deals with. Art(ists) and society have grown distant, it seems to me, even become enemies.
    But it seems that something primordial, perhaps some kind of trust, has remained in making and receiving art - yet it now seems out of place, like an artificial appendage.

    Would you carry a small photo of your favorite artwork in your pocket or your bag, or paste it into your journal? Would there not be a sense of discomfort, a feeling that you have assumed too much familiarity with the artwork? That even though the artwork evokes something very important for you, it feels wrong to be so familar with the artwork?

    I do feel this way about artworks. I'm not sure why exactly it happens, though.


    But nowadays, with the strict separation of the "subjective" and the "objective", the relationship between art(ists) and the public is doomed:
    Art(ists) is (are) not compassionate: it (they) charge for the art.
    The public is not compassionate: it pays for the art.
    I don't think the public would buy art even if it had the extra cash. But modern capitalism is certainly the public's bastard.
    We might be using the word "public" differently here.
    The fact is that people do buy art, pay for it.

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    Wonderful, I love the Sisters.

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    same shit, differant day!! lucifers angel's Avatar
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    the sisters are the best!

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    had a mod but let him go spidergoat's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cosmictraveler View Post
    Have you ever tried to display them at any art shows or art galleries?
    No. I had a small business selling cast concrete sculptures for the garden, but now I work for a corporation, which is a good steady income. Someday, I'll get my act together and do a real art show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidergoat View Post
    No. I had a small business selling cast concrete sculptures for the garden, but now I work for a corporation, which is a good steady income. Someday, I'll get my act together and do a real art show.
    Find a local art dealer or art gallery and just talk with them about displaying your work. They will help you more than you think. Just remember to get a written contract as to what your going to leave with them and what types of consignment prices you want to sell them for if they want to try to sell them for you.
    Last edited by cosmictraveler; 02-14-08 at 05:17 PM.

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    There is an ethereal quality to your work. In Sisters, you just know that the one in black is the evil one. Day trippers remind me of a fleeting memory. Flying octopi idea I will rip off for my current novel...sorry

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    had a mod but let him go spidergoat's Avatar
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    Now that I look at it, it reminds me of the Douglas Adams idea of the dolphins fleeing Earth prior to it's destruction.

    Some of these are based on old photos I found at an estate sale.

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    I like daytrippers

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    had a mod but let him go spidergoat's Avatar
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    That's the smallest one, 3x4 inches, drawn on clayboard. The scan isn't too good, there's alot of fine detail you can't see. One of the ladies (the one on the left) is supposed to look insane, there are fine scratched lines radiating out from her head, like she is recieving signals from somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spidergoat View Post
    That's the smallest one, 3x4 inches, drawn on clayboard. The scan isn't too good, there's alot of fine detail you can't see. One of the ladies (the one on the left) is supposed to look insane, there are fine scratched lines radiating out from her head, like she is recieving signals from somewhere.
    I noticed that, was wondering whether she was meant to be a ghost.

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    Here's a more recent one, it's part of a series of criminals of 1886, inspired by a big book of old mug shots by the same name.

  18. #458
    i thought your octopusie were ment to be Chulgur (or whatever the fucking name is) and his brethren

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    spidergoat...whats with the eerie atmosphere in your art?

    its like you purposely are trying to make it look evil on acid

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    take acid much ?

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