Monday, December 05, 2016

Candy Art

Sean is still in the "garbage" phase of his artistic endeavors. He's also looking at things already in existence to frame here and there to throw up onto the wall (if Sean were here, he'd make a barfing noise, as he always does when I use "throw up" that way. He'd also probably angle his noise and gesture toward a wall. And then I would laugh, as I am now, picturing throwing up art onto a wall.)   I thought I might do a little art tour for you throughout the month and show you the things he's created, collected, or merely framed, thus making it "art."

Today is one he did about a month ago. I don't know where he got this cardboard. I think it was just some packaging material that came with something ordered.  I vaguely remember him treating it in some weird way-- he filled the bathtub and drenched the pieces, I think. So he could easily shape them, I guess? I am super involved.  Anyway, it's up now and totally cool. I love the sense of depth and optical illusion-y feel it gives and, of course, that it looks like candy canes.  Christmas art!

In the glass, can you find:

1. Jen?
2. the Christmas tree?
3. the window with the rectangular neon "merry Christmas" sign that flashes and gives our neighbors seizures?



Alanna said...

Okay, I'm probable your only reader who doesn't know you well enough to know this, but what exactly does Sean do? I mean, like for his work? In all the years I've been reading your blog, I have never been able to figure this out. And, while I'm prying, did it change when you moved, or is it the same?

None of this is actually any of my business, so feel free to tell me to shove it!

)en said...

Ha ha! He works for an antique framing company. Still same job after we moved. ­čśä Wow I must have done a good job at [inadvertently] keeping it vague. Way to have a filter, Jen!

Alanna said...

I feel like I have discovered some rare treasure. All these years, and all these questions...!