Archive for August, 2005

Five Elements

Saturday, August 27th, 2005



Five Elements

Originally uploaded by skarmj.

This is my piece for this months Mefi mailswap. It was a bit of a slog working out what to do, the theme (five elements) was a bit specific for my usual methods. So I settled on drawing with the letters of the words something similar to a coded alchemical illustration. The lighter grey text is from the wikipedia entry on the Greek Elements (but distorted with a script that jumbles the letters with the formula x=k*x*(1-x)). The two photographs behind the text are 1. my sister beside a window (no particular reason for this) 2. a glass vase. Glass is quite a good material for work about the elements (made of sand, formed in fire, often contains bubbles, and resembles ice).

Blue

Saturday, August 27th, 2005



untitled

Originally uploaded by skarmj.

Thought I would add here two pieces I made for the Metafilter Mailart Swap (there was a third but I’ve lost the source image for it). It’s organised as one piece per month sent to a rotating list. This was three months or so ago. The theme was Blue, and I painted a selfhelp book to highlight words.

lepes

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

o-e-a-o

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

from
door
to
room
so

every
leg
edge
held
even
bed
eyes

always
that
carcass
hangs

dorm
room
long
forgot

muttered cream

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

muttered cream

IMG_1553

Friday, August 12th, 2005



IMG_1553

Originally uploaded by skarmj.


Added later:
When my neice Rosemarie visits we tend to play around with my camera and took these photos using a long exposure and torch. They were just quick doodles but I might try again with more forethought.

IMG_1546

Friday, August 12th, 2005



IMG_1546

Originally uploaded by skarmj.


IMG_1550

Friday, August 12th, 2005



IMG_1550

Originally uploaded by skarmj.


jelly fact

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

Below the jelly fact
dangles apparently
long snow tentacles
spanking
childish tentacles rage
these individual polyps
trusting.

Remebered a siphonophore
father, who’s colony
looked four electronic weather
polyps. They situated stun
livingroom kill wall
sea creatures
“we are poison-filled now, nematocysts,
comfortable and in this room”
muscles shivered;
drew prey machine,
another bred electronics.

She polyp
believes the surround
digests it.
Bladder is academic;
her actual friend,
another polyp, producing the gas
shopping bags,
fourth lovers type guide,
the polyp writer’s responsibility.

in the air its body was

Wednesday, August 10th, 2005

in the air its body was