Monthly Archives: November 2010

Talking to Michael J DeMeo

Question: Tell me about the “Bomber Jacket”

I “found” the bomber jacket used in these photos at a cafe by my work. I was there buying a box of pastries for my boss. It was pretty early in the morning and no one else was around other than the girl behind the counter. The coat was hanging up by the door, I figured someone forgot it, so when I left I grabbed it. When I got home that night, I had my girlfriend try it on. We took these photos, and then I mailed it to my best friend in Boston, because it was too big for me.

“Bomber Jacket”
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Talking to Sarah Applebaum

Question: Tell me about “The Yetis”

Ok, so this is who/what I envision the Yetis to be. The Yetis exist in another dimension on Earth. They live under a mountain and represent the past, present and future. They have a fire always going in the hearth of their ice cave and watch us on a black and white TV; measuring out the length of each of our lives like the Moirae (The Fates) in Greek mythology.

Yetis

Yetis

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Talking to Adam Hunter Caldwell

Tell me about “Girl Fish”

I was doing a series of portraits of indigenous folks engaged in important rituals. She is an Inuit girl who has just caught a large fish. Now she will eat the fish. I loved the colors on her face, her expression, and her obvious familiarity with holding sea creatures. This was the first time I painted a fish and I was very happy with the glistening colors.

The fact that ways of life are vanishing all over the planet at an alarming rate makes me want to paint as a way of connecting, and as an alarm.

“Girl Fish”


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Talking to Ela Zubrowska

Tell me about “Water to Water”

the total amount of water in a man of average weight is approximately 40 liters, averaging 57 percent of his total body weight. In a newborn infant, this may be as high as 75 percent of the body weight, but it progressively decreases from birth to old age… the human body is about 60% water in adult males and 55% in adult female

Water to Water
Water to Water
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Talking to Sergio Garcia

Tell me about the tricycle sculptures

“In doing art you always have all these ideas of paintings and projects you want to do. Then it’s that one idea that makes everything disappear and you have complete focus. The tricycle sculptures are exactly that. I think a lot of viewers seem to understand that as well.”

“Its not always easy to tell whats real and whats fabricated”

“And then there were two”

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Talking to Paul Gagner

Question: Tell me about “The Things I Used to Do”

“The Things I Used to Do” is a title from a song of the same name by Guitar Slim. At the time I was interested in this study that a psychologist had conducted in the 70’s. It was a test given to random volunteers that aimed to catch people intentionally lying by asking them embarrassing questions that are considered universally true. I wanted to present these questions, which are depicted as my own thoughts, as written statements on cakes hoping that it might diffuse their embarrassing nature. 

“The Things I Used to Do”

Paul Gagner, “The Things I Used to Do”

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