Saturday, December 29, 2007



Process - started out calm, got crazy and in the end I worked without "save as" because I love having no safety net. With MS Paint you can only undo three actions and then it is set with crazy glue.

Last version, warmer and more saturated - slightly:


Bobbie said...

John, this art is wonderful as usual. It reminds me of an antique envelope with surprises inside. The surprise might be ships and cities and even another envelope.

Sue O'Kieffe said...

i come visit tilt my head smile wonder. and now i come to encourage even more reaching out. im glad you are. life is lonely in a vacuum and artists tend to be solitary anyway. want to join us in some blog fun?
you been tagged, john. rules at my blog!
~sue o'kieffe

John (Copyright JMM 2007) said...

Thank you. I did not see the envelopes until you pointed it out. To me they were blocks with tones and strong lines....

Debi said...

Your blog text and your images make such an interesting "read."

I laughed at the crazy glue comment and was filled with delight at yet another musical nod, "norwegian.would." And Lord, you do surprise me -- who would have taken a photo of a doorstop? (Or two hotel glasses.) You, that's who. The artist who must see patterns and chaos and more patterns and more chaos in everything. And then introduces us to that unique vision.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

I like this too! The big earthy blocks look strong and solid.
the patterns appeal to my natural nosiness and I just want to look closer!
It actually reminds me of code work, like there's a secret if I can crack it.
Hope you don't mind me saying so!