Monday, October 20, 2008


"42nd.tr.eet"

This quilt combine sampling of Japanese found art and a glossy from an actor acquittance who worked on a roadshow ("42nd Street") that toured Japan. Joanne wishes to collaborate. Please visit her site to see her work and read her poetry.

I admit the sampling here is heavy handed- sort of like putting a whole fish in a bass-o-matic. Regards, best wishes, good fishing.



Here are some variations:






6 comments:

Joanne Gover Yoshida said...

Wow! They are very cool. (pardon my Long Island Japanese). I love how you so freely spun around the images and came up with the variations. They are like spun mandalas, with words and images woven thru them. Definitely they inspire me to play.
Thank you. I hope other viewers enjoy them too.

The dancer image is interesting as well. Did you also use my images there? I couldnt find them. That has an interesting New York/Japan mix. The fast pace of the dancers also has something of the feel of how you work, like a dance.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

The red toned one is a masterpiece! They are all great but I love the autumnal greatness of the redish one!

I may even forgive you for the chicken comment....

Lisa Sarsfield said...

The red toned one is a masterpiece! They are all great but I love the autumnal greatness of the redish one!

I may even forgive you for the chicken comment....

The Artful Eye said...

Top one reminds me of Japanese game show? Perhaps a large group of folks trying to do the limbo under a mee-lyion color sticks.

The next three are wonderful they remind me of vintage barkcloth fabric.

Lovely, colorful. Last one has the look and feel of oil pastel.

Nice going.

Your pal juan..ita

Irene said...

Wonderful work, John. I like it very much and feel great comfort for it an great vibes coming from it. I could hang this all over my bedroom in a large size. I think collaborations are pretty neat things if this is what happens.

John said...

Thanks, everyone. The dance picture here unbfortuanately oviates most of the original sampling, but there are traces of a mandala there- I posted more variations in the attic - green ones that are the color of money (some.where).