Sunday, May 15, 2011

Abstract piece


John T. Quinn 3rd said...

i like the layering of the images and how the shapes lead me through the whole piece (particularly the hind quarters leading through to the dove). but, i wouldn't call it abstract. what do you mean, content or execution?

Dan Thompson said...

hey John
I guess I meant content cause it's a little strange. Been reading a lot of illustration books and folk art books lately. Wish there was more published folk art. most of the stuff is the conservative boring stuff or floral art. I know it's out there it is just a matter of finding it.

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

I went to an interesting offsite a couple of weeks ago at the clayton brothers studio. they are having a show at the pasadena museum of california art. i don't like their work as much as i like the process and some of their influences. after the meeting i certainly had more interest and respect for their work. lots of folk influences.
they are pretty approachable.

Dan Thompson said...

Hey John

Sounds pretty neat. I like there stuff a lot. Especially their new work, the craftsmanship is a lot higher. I will have to check out their show. maybe we'll go together ol' friend. Did you get my email I sent last week to Disney address?

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

Oh crap! I did and checked via iPhone (thinking I would check next day at office) but, forgot. I'll take a look tomorrow. Sorry about that.

Yes, let's go to the show together.

This Friday I'm taking a bunch of folks to the Huntington for an interesting show they're having. The sculpts and puppets of a stop motion film maker named John Frame.

We're meeting at 1:30, see the exhibit and then maybe spend some time sketching. Can you join?

Dan Thompson said...


those puppets are really nice. I will be away this weekend. thanks for the invite though. Let's plan on going to the Clayton Bros. Show.

Hobo Divine said...

Whoa all this is art is super beautiful!

~ Hobo

Hobo Divine said...

Somehow this kindly reminds me of Mackintosh's Mack Toffee Bars. Perhaps because the of the colours and the association of the monsters to Halloween.
I guess that's the beauty of abstract pieces... it can trigger a wider range of memories/emotions/etc.

Thank you for posting DBT!

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