Silent Mylo Renames Monday


Mylo woke up crabby today. He’s started a campaign to rename of Monday: Swim Up Stream with the Fish Day. I told him it’s too long and not very catchy but he’s determined to make the change.


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Having Some Fun with Art History

Art History Three: DINE-er Jacket

Like most artists, I like to think that my work is completely original. With the exception of long ago assignments in art class I’ve never set out to create a copy of another artist’s work; but there’s a difference between copying and finding inspiration in the work of another. About a year ago I started a small mixed media piece based on a Van Gogh self portrait. In addition to my rendition of Van Gogh’s painting I also referenced Warhol’s multiple images and Parmigianino’s Madonna with the Long Neck. Next I tackled Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, keeping the Warhol multiple image format. My latest piece, and the largest of the three at 30″(h) x 24″(w), pays homage to Jim Dine’s Pop Art Robe’s of the 80’s and 90’s. Unlike my other sources of inspiration, Jim Dine is still very much alive and creating and exhibiting new work.

While each of these pieces found their inspiration in the works of others, I’ve included enough “Kurek” in them to assure that they could never be viewed as “copies”. They are instead original works that are having a bit of fun with art history.

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Art History One: Van Gogh Meets Warhol Meets Parmigianino Meets Kurek

Art History Two: Moanin' Lisa

…and then there are Migraine Days………..

Anyone who suffers from migraines knows all too well that daily plans can come to a screeching halt when you get hit with a migraine. I count myself lucky in that I get what I call “functional migraines”; I can usually muddle through the day in some way or the other, but I had a nasty one earlier this week and spent a good portion of the day in bed. The thought of working with paint or polymer clay just made my head hurt all the more, so I came up with a new digital series instead. All of these new images are based on my original paintings.