“Time Alone 2” - Long rect. in br. green w/lt. tooth texture. 3 rows ea. w/doubled black over white diamond shapes. 3 in top row, 4 in cent., & 5 in bottom. Alt. details over these: 3 tiny metal butterflies, 5 white watch faces, and 4 scraps of “pasted on” text from ads. (No other colors, just duotone effects.) Butterfly shape repeats in lg., faint “chalk” marks on the green “paper.”
Big Kinda' Cubist Ice Cream Idol, Lookin' At YOU!
“Special Treat 5” - Tall rect. Toothy lt. blue w/purple edge. Face made of 2 ovals (lines only) in purple & white, decorated w/3 spheres of ice cream & 5 cones. Nose & L. eye are 2 lg. purple tiles. Some white “cloth” also makes pt. of face inside ovals. Other trim: commas, whipped topping, and text: “a la mode” & “time for,” plus block of smaller list of toppings, upside down at bottom.
Fruit, Doll-Heads, No Gore
“Still Life 4” - Squ. w/outer strip of “painted” red & yellow apples, bananas, & green grapes on dk. green background. inside border: lt. wood w/altering rects. of dk. green leafy brocade. Decorated w/cursive text. Center: grainy apple green “mat” w/red outside. On that: “painting” of same fruits & dk. green at full size. Trim: 2 opaque, torn-edge doll heads, 2 red tricycles, and 2 rect. “stickers” of a woman sitting next to a cactus.
“Rose Room 8” - Long rect. in pale pink w/sm. text background listing many 1946 rose varieties. Upper L. - tall rect. close-up clip of open red rose fragment. Lower R. - B&W fragment of room w/chair, plain pillar, & window tinted same pink hue. Trim: 3 B&W Roman pillar drawings, 2 hands ea. holding up 4 fingers, tiny brown/cream rose bush line drawing, bit of neg. cursive “chalk,” and a sm. “foil” disc. Some lt. green leafy brushstrokes follow line of background.
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“Starry” - Squ. w/yellow vari-textured center, top & bottom border in alt. green or blue textured strips w/vert. yellow edges. Cent.: 2 pinky-white strips in “L” shapes dec. w/winding ribbons & tiny stars. Set over/across ea. other to form a tiny tall rect. filled w/green + off-white cursive fragment. Top L. & Bottom R. corner: clips of blue & white feathered fishing flies. Other trim: tiny blue stars, gold discs, faded dials outlined in red.
“Dial ‘H’ ” - Tall off-white rectangle w/tooth & sponge marks. Mostly flat-colored cut-out shapes form 2 square frames + circles, ovals, diamonds, trapezoids, lines & squiggles in the style of Matisse’s “Jazz” book. Colors are pink, yellow, blue, & black. 2 cut-out guy-ish figures in white or black cavort while 2 tiny cut-out phones ring.
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“Stepmom” - Tall rect. of mostly cloudy blue sky covered w/lt. b&w rect. abstract stamp pattern. 1/4 at bottom is curving ground w/lt. diagonal streaks. Girl & boy dolls in red & white watch a tall “S” curved plant w/5 vari-sized daisies w/red hearts which grows from a red bowl. Oval stamp of Roman-type woman in profile looks L. from upper R. Other trim: panel of tiny red-capped milk bottles & simplified opaque red column shape @ L.
Late V-Day Thing
“Venus” - Tall rect. Toothy texture. Pink on L. & Off-White on R. Center: fem. figure in blue 1940s loungewear w/tipped pink squ. lotion bottle for a head. Bowtie shape behind her of “Water-Paper” w/flowers & pearls. On L.: arc made of 7 grad.-size yellow <3 ea. w/a blue blob in center. Other trim: asemic text, an early 1960s house-shaped gift box of beauty aids, 1 oval & 2 trapezoids, a yellow shampoo bottle, and a sm. rect. block of asemic text.
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“Preston 7” - Tall rect. in toothy red w/strip of 19th C. constellation map up top. Off-center: stamped sunburst shape in blue, w/yellow center & blue core in same shape. Elliptical shadow beneath it. More tiny sunbursts in those 2 alt. colors form chains vert. & horiz. lines which don't connect. Other trim: toy 1970s astronaut in blue & clip of red 1950s toy piano pic. Text: “Great going! Keep your party moving!”
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“Washday” - Black square comp. w/center of blurred multicolor smudges radiating outward & 1930s line drawing pattern of salad greens & tomatoes around the outside (in red, yellow, & green). Center background: fogged up round door of a washing machine. Circling around that: 4 pairs of socks (2 red, 2 green). A 1942 quarter at each corner of square. Trim is curved white text: “One color to match… one to accent.”
Collage: Sweets & More
“Gold Kiss” - Tall rect. wood frame. 2 =/= sections up top w/tiny gray/white/brown rect. pattern (L.) & some lg. piped white frosting shells (R.) Lower half has wood exposed w/grain in vert. position. Items arr. over all: a goldfish, a hand eggbeater, a black spoon w/white handle, & a wh. squ. w/a woman’s head in gray & brown "ink" copied & turned to form a daisy-ish shape w/a cookie @ center.
Text: “Haha had a blank moment or two there.”
Art: Auntie Needs Her Medicine
“Day Sleeper 4” - Dark red square w/spongy texture. A vertical duotone strip up each side are a hallway fr. M.O.M.A. in 1955. A lg. translucent gray throw pillow shape w/4 overlapping crochet lace panels is between them. Those form a red cross shape decorated w/a horizontal, translucent wood plank. Other trim: a cold medicine bottle, a red & white bedside lamp, a B & W single bed w/ruffle, and a teaspoon.
“Sunken Leisure 5” - Square comp. w/off-white crackle effect & 2 lg., sunny yellow asymmetric patches. Over that: 2 copies of a fishing fleet drawing, watched by a tiny crowd nearby. 1 rect. clip of a fishing net w/3 glass floats.& 2 rect. swatches of 1940s polka dot cloth in 2 shades of blue arr. on lower half. Trim: 3 cans of fish & a block of American cheese. Text: “You owe us! Cut out the center and serve it to us ice-cold!”
$$$, Booze, & Ladies' Shoes!
“Happy Hour 13” - Tall rect. w/cream toothy background & opaque bartending info. Base: blue pic of a '40s mansion & slanted textured green “lawn” & li'l wedge of blue “water.” Fr. upper R: green bottle of bubbly w/red label pours 12 icy blue or green spheres w/red glass centers in semi-circle w/blue high-heeled shoe breaking up the line. Bottle has ice-ball trim, too. Text: "You brought the right drink, Baby. But I had the wrong glass.”
Multi-Eye Contact, Toast & Coffee
“Good Morning 4” - Horiz. rect. w/pastel patches. Pink accents @ top & bottom. Blue lines in upright truncated triangle shape, topped w/wh. tipped frame & bl. spiral. 2 faceless 1950s hausfraus. Ea. w/a word balloon. Fan shape @ center is yellow flower strips meeting @ base that's 3 graduated pairs of a man’s eyes. Other trim: 2 pics of 1960s coffee pot & toaster, 4 pastel pearls. Text: “Girls, would you believe he’s single?”
Big-Eye Contact (Art)
“Butcher Man” - Purple toothy square comp. 6-section round paper board game dial in pastel pink, yellow, blue, & green set almost at center. 6 ribbon-y lines in similar colors wiggle out from it & form a asymmetric shapes like a tied shoelace. Spaces therein have old recipe & ad text, B&W meat drawings, a woman’s eye, and a toothy smiling 1930s dude with dark hair. Other trim: a white plastic butter knife and a blue diamond wedding ring.
Sweets, Coffee, & Kinda' Lewd Text (Art)
“Mocha Bloom 6” - Square w/odd-sized corner edges in yellow (top L), & white marble (bottom R). Middle: giant blurred chocolate candy discs. Diagonal from top L: 4 squares of flowered brown 1940s fabric & faceless 1950s woman in blue @ center pouring coffee. 2 orange plastic mugs over 1st & last square. 2 yellow bags of coffee float almost vert. in opp. direction. Text: “Putting Nature’s own pleasing colors inside YOU!”
Shirtless Sea-Dude, Watching You!
“C-Glass” - Long rect. in dk. blue w/cloud-&-water textures. 4 crescent-shaped waves in varied brush textures & opacity. Green “foam” like a big squiggle, + matching “moon” at upper L. At R: hunky mer-dude w/slight greenish cast & smaller “moon” spherical halo & globe partially obscuring his face. Trim: 3 horiz. textured green lines, plus a strip w/octet of turban shells against a blue “sea glass” texture @ bottom.
“Birthday Candy” - Long rect. w/diagonal texture in yellow. Green floor, lower L. w/man’s horriz. profile. Off-center: tipped asymmetric Deco bldg. clip in cream/brown tones. R. corner: vert. purple brocade band. Trim: five spiral round candy shapes in matching colors + cherry red. Also 3 dancing 1950s ladies in long skirts & 2 perp. morning glory prints in thin strips. Text: “Dance, dance, dance at Curio Fifty 4 and get me!”
Art: Nude Doll w/2 Heads, More Weird Than Lewd
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‘Citrus Gem” - Tall rect. w/fibrous orange/red/yellow texture. Curly-haired, legless doll in center copied & flipped to give blurred appearance in smaller tall dk. brown fibrous rect. Arr. above/below: 4 lg. gold metal rings, twisted into hat-like ellipses. Xtra sm. ring up top holds green glass cabochon. Below: a small lime cut in half. @L & R center: 2 more sm. rings ea. around a patterned plate & green napkin.
Art: Tiny Treats & "Oil Paint"
“Special Treat 6” - Very tall med. brown “wood” rect. banded @ top/bottom w/tiny green heart-and-vine pattern. 3 wavy “W” shapes made of thick paint in green-yellow tones cross horizontally. Over these: 6 round cookies & canapés arr. in a “Y” shape. Text (sm., upside-down): “You want it fun and easy?” Text (lg., upright): “Nothing doing.”
“Eve’s Gallery” - Long rectangle quartered in red & yellow, w/ea. section having textures, faint cut-outs, or text. 7 small square “paintings”(in yellow, red, or gray) over that are abstract textures, white text clip, a pinwheel/diamond shape, clipping of a dish & spoon, and one of a girl placing cherries in small dishes. Other trim: two apples in black squares, three yellow triangles, and the phrase “Best in town” in red cursive.
“Friday The Third” - Tall rect. w/brick-like pattern in cream & brown “paint.” Random arrangement of 3 copied sitting #cat line drawings in same colors & varied sizes, 2 marbles (blue & green), 2 clippings of grids from 1950s calendars, 4 salmon, & a weird table lamp w/a hook-like base & tiny fish hanging from the netted shade. Other trim: random blurred text in varied sizes & small bubbly shapes.
“Double Cross 5” - Long rectangle. in toothy dark red, banded top & bottom w/lt. blue. Inverted triangle pattern of 2 small B&W oven drawings, 6 yellow & 3 blue linoleum tiles, and an electric stove burner. At the top, a boy in pink & blue kneels down, about to lift the lid off a large 1-handled pressure cooker. @ bottom: a giant opaque version of stove burner Other trim: 3 patches w/images of bundled radishes. Text: “Every day, I break another rule.”
Figure Made Of Veggies: More Goofy Than Body Horror-y
“Beat Salad 8” - Tall rect. w/soft gray frame & pale yellow outer edge. “Painted” green olives, gherkins, cuke chunks, and carrot slices on the frame move around a soft, off-white center rect. w/doubled, faded text. It has a tall, thin figure w/a circle of light orange paint daubs for a head. Figure also has a skirt and hat made of lettuce, plus a red-striped sweater.
Small But Art-y Ancient Greek Nudes: 2 Genders Featured! Wow!
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“Dance Machine 2” - Tall rect. in marbled lt. gray. Tall pink clip of walking flamingos & 3 varied-size blue clips of an old car engine crossing under it. Trim arr. over all in pink & blue: a couple of layered tiles w/whorl in center, statues of Aphrodite & a “Hellenistic Ruler,” a ribbed pink glass bead, a white plate w/pink roses, & 2 pink eyelets. Text: “Oh move those charms my way.”
Art- Eyes Watching You & Other Weirdness
“Our Hour” - Tall rect. w/2 golden yellow & bright pink triangles in center to make an hourglass shape. Background: horizontal bands of warped, white-flowered fabric swatches @ top & bottom in red, yellow, blue, & pink. In middle are two close-ups in bright blue of a woman’s face, one turned upside-down. Ea. has a “monocle” of yellow & red circles over the left eye. Text: “It’s spin time again, old friend.”
Art: Dessert + Cartoony Violence
“Buzzard’s Bake Shop 11” - Patches of cream, brown, yellow, & blue in varied textures/sizes. Fem. w/her face covered by a thermometer. Top of her head is cut & tipped sideways. Below her: 6 buttons in red, blue, or beige over yellow diamond tiles. Other trim: a chocolate-yellow cake roll, a hand, a block of cookbook text, & 2 tiny drawings of men in 1940s suits & hats. Text: “What is it about you that always pushes my buttons?”
Art: Summery Abstract Figure w/Eye Contact
“Old-Fashioned Girl” - Square comp., banded @ top & bottom w/pink & a bit of orange brush work. @ center: front view of a Cubist lady made of 3 white, vari-sized circular outlines w/bisected accents of blue, purple, and “pink.” One eye, half a red mouth. She’s watched fr. L & R by 2 photos of young 1950s guys in swim trunks on the beach. Other trim: regular & asemic type, 3 brown seashells, & 3 square buttons.
Art: Oh No It's Pie Again?!
“Angel Pie 11” - Tall rect. in blobby dk. blue. Leaf-pattern red fabric strip @ L. Thick yellow band @ bottom. Thin red band @ R. White diagram showing a circle cut in even wedges @ top R. Trim: a pie in a silver pan w/white filling & a red spiral of sauce, a notepad w/a spiral diagram in red ink & a pencil, 3 red dots, faded vari-sized copies of the pie, & a small 1950s photo of 2 women working by a stove. Text: “Fluffy Angel Pie.”
Art: A (but not THE) Big Bird Is Watching You!!
“Woman & Bird 4” - Tall rectangle of purple “moonlight” garden scene w/glowy pink & red blooms, a crooked white fence, & faint green hills in background. A very large metal bird in orange & yellow w/green crest & wing-tip & long beak stands in profile & faces left. A tiny 1950s woman in a yellow dress w/her face & torso in heavy white light looks up in the bird’s direction.
“Take A Ride” - A long rectangle in variegated light green tones. Pics of Cubist ladies playing cards, a 1960s green card table w/2 folding chairs on light brown, & a 1950s girl in white on roller skates. A gold-trimmed frame, 5 interweaving light brown thin wood planks & 4 crossed leafy green & dark blue glass rods behind them. Other trim: 2 playing cards & a red ball. Text: “Like this… most modern… made with…”
“Royal Roost (Lucky) 7” - Square comp with #vinyl LP in center. It has a patchy light green label decorated with a stack of 7 white ellipses & a faint flower bouquet. Background is fuzzy, crackled tones of watery blues and greens w/vari-sized white & blue ellipse stacks. Trim: 7 B&W square tiles in rows at top & bottom each with a carved wooden rooster in profile. Tiny cursive text: “Beautiful, original” copied twice near corners.
Art: Hot Cocoa Out Of Season
“Thoughts Of You” - Tall rectangle in bright red with white “cream” strips @ left & right, rimmed with dark blue. 6 white hot cocoa cups arranged vertically in an “S” shape. Crossed @ center by a long dark blue ellipse w/white criss-crossed lines inside, plus tiny, head-on, brown jet plane. 2 small wood strips @ ea. corner in brown & white, ea. next to 2 pennies. Wavy blue text @ L. & R.- “Simple solutions to”… “Create your own…”
“Rusty” - Square comp. in white with dark orange edge. Large floral shape in mostly grainy browns with dark red, gray, & black trim. Large, bulbous “plus” shape with curved, shiny metal edge. Translucent 16-spoked circle studded with 2 sets of small lights (1 ovoid & 1 rectangular). Small white plate with autumn leaves painted on is set at center. 2nd plate over it turned and @ 1/2 opacity so the leaf pattern is doubled.
“Tick Tock 2” - Square w/watery, streaky leaf-green background. Pink square over it: pinched to look like an unfolded kerchief. Watery pinks over it w/piped edge. 4 green leaf round “tokens,” one at ea. corner. Diamond shape inside in off-white has bust of a 1950s male figure in a pink-checked shirt & dk. hair. His 3/4-view head/face is mostly obscured by 2 opalescent copies of a white clock face showing 20 after 8.
“Little Banana 7” - Rect. comp. w/blue edge. Op Art-y yellow swatches in yellow or purple w/latter in “S” shape. Man & woman: him in shorty mauve pajamas, her in elaborate 1940s purple suit w/fur stole. They look @ ea. other from opp. sides. Center: 3 open gold compacts & 3 half-peeled bananas in 3 sizes. Trim: 2 gold frames, a half-plate of sliced bananas, and a powder tin w/its floral pattern copied twice. Text: “Still hoping for that perfect fit.”
"[chuckle] It's called innuendo, Kids! Ask you parents about it!" -- Rifftrax version of *The Star Wars Holiday Special*
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(Ruining the moment by pointing out that if you go and watch the clips from that episode, there's some iffy things in them. But I love that particular line SO much.)
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“Harvest Moon” - Square comp. in toothy dull yellow. Five rust-colored, spiky token-ish flower shapes in a semi-circle. Behind them: faint crackle texture, a "+" shape w/gray ring @ center, 4 translucent white circle (upper L.) , and a tipped, dull gray ellipse. Trim: 4 vari-sized circles made of pearl, glass, or the large bud/center of a yellow flower.
“Ghost Of Yesterday” - Fat horizontal rect. w/brushstrokes in white, gray, bright blue, and reddish brown. Strokes are horizontal, but vertical at center w/faint circular marks @ top & bottom. 6 vertical black cables of varied opacity bend to make shapes suggesting an inverted guitar body or a Greek amphora. 3 white & brown oval lamp shades of decreasing size descend down the center.
intricate symmetrical composition, texture patterns, colors (i *adore* the rosy pink), ...
also your technical command is evident (and trending upwards)
the covered/caged face is a recurring motive i've noticed (a disturbing archetype (but giving the image undeniable "power"))
sometimes i worry about what's under these images, what is pushing them out? but i think "it's just my imagin-a-tion- running away with meee ..."
lol. I felt sad at covering his face. He was cute, in a pure 1950s-but-light-on-the-pomade kinda' way. :D
you are bananas!
(i mean that in the best possible way)
text, floating images, old friends coming back
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