Dung on Parade is one of those wierder, quirky titles I was
tossing out at the time. It's a mix of Disney's Dumbo and
the modern art fascination with elephant dung. Only in America.
painting is all about motion. Lots of heavy layers of Liquid Paper
over a somewhat colorless background. I don't remember if I was
trying to use faded color to give it a vintage, "classic abstract"
look, or if I was just mixing badly and turning everything brown.
Whatever. In this case, it's better to focus on the foreground.
The added colors in the foreground - orange, yellow, red, blue -
were drawn with marker pens, which have been a common tool of mine
for years. You see those in most of the B-Sides to the drawings
B-Side is one of my best, a crazily crowded collage devoted to the
"Am I Hot or Not?" website. It was one of those odd little
Internet novelties that is still with us, and still quite popular.
Putting something together like this is obviously time-consuming,
which is probably why I'm not too eager to churn more out today
(March 2004). However, I still like the idea and would enjoy the
opportunity to exhibit an entire series of works like this.