Monday, February 16, 2009

Birdboat

J. at waiting room aquarium sent me a lovely mixtape compilation, also in the package were some other delightful things, among them the little piece of paper above at right with the drawing of the boat and the words "bird" and "boat" stamped on it. The overlay is my drawing inspired by it which will probably be turned into...well, the usual. One of the songs on the tape J. sent me is Vincent O'Brien, by M. Ward, an artist who eerily resembles another older artist, both musically and a little in appearance too, I think. Tell me what you think, if you feel so inclined.

I should mention that there's more than a little influence from Shaun Tan's wonderful book "The Arrival" in the above.

11 comments:

Eva said...

Almost surrealistic. Such a wealth of invention! And the blue background... Beautiful.

grrl+dog said...

ms aquarium has an enviable talent... I like the add on too.. kind of an exquisite corpse

j. said...

oh i think what you added is simply marvelous!

i love it!

and thank you grrl+dog!
i love the idea of exquisite corpse drawings!
who says exquisite corpse had to be solely for writing?
perhaps it will become a new form of artistic collaboration....?

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bindu said...

You have such a great imagination! Love it.

notmassproduced said...

i think this has to be one of my all time faves

mouse (aka kimy) said...

ah seems as mike is trolling the waters of blogs of note.... he hit me up the other day....i'm suspicious of such things, let me know if you take the bait and get hooked.

what a fun play you and wra have going.....

the musician reminds me of a few folks from earlier days.... a little arlo, a little bob, a little leonard.... but a talent on his own - thanks for the head's up, off to listen to more....

matt dawson said...

A beautiful narrative to extend the gift. Your mentioning Tan's work may well persuade me to pick up the arrival! I have his "The Lost Thing" which is sublime (and ref's Hopper, the icing on the cake!), have you read it...?

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, how FUN! I love the collaboration, the linework, and the surrealism. You two make a fantastic creative pair. :D

Adam said...

M.Ward is great, mostly because he is a fan of Mark Eitzel (aka the Invisible Man!)

painter girl said...

I Love It!
Collaboration is so much fun and make the most wonderful works. Y'all work really well together. Would love to see more.

ps. any chance y'all would like to sell this piece? Let me know if you would.