Monday, October 27, 2008

Kentuck, cont'd







4 comments:

A COLLAGE A DAY said...

nice portrait of a cicada. we had them here a few years ago. they were everywhere. i kinda miss the sound.

r.

holly said...

i love the post on kentuck...i was sad to miss

1133sc said...

Liane and I really wanted to go to this… but I think we were just being lazy that weekend.

That painting of the girls looks like very Henry Darger. Do you know him? He was a reclusive janitor/writer/outsider artist who's work wasn't discovered until after his death.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Darger

There's an incredible documentary on him (narrated by Dakota Fanning… but don't let that put you off!) called Realms of the Unreal.

http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2005/intherealms/special_audio.html

Sorry if you already know this and this is all TMI, but I don't think you'll be disappointed.

Sarah Robins said...

Roy, thanks for the Henry Darger info. I just read his bio on wikipedia and want to see that documentary! What an interesting character!

I do love his work and the honesty of it...and the brilliance of the color, flat color fields and shapes, stylization, repetition, pattern, fantastic and imaginative subject matter. Makes it very all graphic and contemporary.

I'm also very reminded of Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights in many ways.