Saturday, March 10, 2007

Ink and Corrosion

Found piece of corroded metal (from Brighton beach) and biro drawing. Abstract created 15/3/07. There won't be any new Elbowroom for at least a week. Back soon.
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Blogger ian russell said...

nice find. I like the direction you've taken this, very effective.

is it part of a series of found media pieces? I seem to remember one earlier with a slice of tree bark.

8:34 am  
Blogger Johnnynorms said...

No specific direction, I just from time to time pick up some bit of promising detritus, and it sits around until I think of something to do with it.
To me, an art-potent gem, to Rachel, more a bit of old tat cluttering up the place. I probably get it from my Mum, though she doesn't art-ify and blog her bits of driftwood.

9:24 am  
Blogger ian russell said...

I'm thinking a nice rubbing of this piece could be achieved with a few different colour crayons.

btw, when I was in the gents at college, I was thinking along similar lines when admiring the frosted pattern of the windows therein. hmm, could be some rubb'art coming our way soon... ;o)

4:24 pm  
Blogger ian russell said...

I forgot to mention, it puts in mind a head on easter island.

4:26 pm  
Blogger Jo said...

Love this!

4:39 pm  
Blogger Dave Love said...

Oh John, this is absolutely beautiful. The balance is just perfect. Mmmmm.


5:56 pm  
Blogger Caroline said...

I love what you've done with this rusty piece!

Have a good week off.

7:30 pm  
Blogger Big A said...

this is great! you are really good at combining outside elements into your work!

6:27 pm  
Blogger Shelly said...

Hi. I really like your blog. Was wondering if you want to add it to my directory? Thanks Shelly

1:32 am  
Blogger Johnnynorms said...

Ian, I thought Easter Island too - I was tempted to clone it and make a colony of them. Rubbing things is a good surrealist ploy - thinking esp. Max Ernst.

Thankyou Jo, Dave, Caroline, and Andrea - it feels loved! Now, how do I affix a lump of rusty tin to a piece of paper?!

Shelly, I've filled out a directory request. I'm not viewed enough to avoid getting buried in these directories though!

10:27 am  

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