35 mm photographic tessellations; graphics. Each 4 x 4 foot square. Random dancing guy for scale. Click fast to get him dancing.
The stacks was done with a Micron 05 on heavy French paper. I drew with the final mounting in mind. There are (4) 1/2 inch chrome bolts holding a Masonite board to a slab of medium density fiberboard. This piece hung with work I showed this past weekend at a local arts festival and I’m happy to say it was greatly admired by several people. Drawing with a high quality pen on skillfully compressed paper is awesome. The side views are my favorites. The photographs don’t translate what’s to see in person. Ultimately I’d like to compose these at a more massive scale of two stories on the side of a building wall. – JM
The police I grew up with involved illustrations of police in my grade school textbooks rescuing kittens, directing traffic, being in general beneficial support persons for our wider society. In my community, across the continent, I suspect there are still representatives of these police. What images I mostly see today though are of a militarized force sent out to confront some mass at demonstration. I still prefer the cat rescuer illustrations. PIECE 1) A Cultural Bygone. Wood, badge, stuffed cat. PIECE 2) Traffic Duty. Cardboard shipping tubes, wood, badge. – JM
We held our annual “Design Our Business Card” contest and we’re proud to share this year’s winning design. The artists were some Australian orphans. For their winning entry, they hired a professional photographer to capture them illegally posting an original Joe Moma Unfoldable in a Sydney, Australia strip mall. Along with having their photograph on our business card this year, they also received $10 USD and a certificate. Please join us in congratulating them!
I started painting smoke last summer, and approached the concept a few times more this summer. This piece, The Rebecca Ward Goes Down, symbolically describes wooden ships that were frozen in place, and ultimately crushed by the ice, as early explorers (such as Robert Peary and crew) attempted to reach the top of the world.
Latex paint and ink on medium density fiberboard, framed in oak, maple and walnut.
These photographs are from a temporary outdoor exhibit I posted on the exterior wall of an abandoned concrete facility at the end of July. Plenty of neighborhood people passed by and enjoyed the art… – JM