Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Another corrugated masterpiece...

...from J.T. Steiny. This one made me think of the poem Wallace Stevens is thought to have written when he was made Vice President at the Hartford, The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain. The character in the drawing also looks vaguely like Tom Waits, it's funny to think of Tom Waits wandering around in a Wallace Stevens poem.

Cláudia sent me a link earlier today to some very beautiful work by a paper sculptor su blackwell here, artists who work in fabric may like this piece in particular.

11 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I don't think I've ever heard of Wallace Stevens. I know who Tom Waits is though. Cool piece regardless.

Celeste Bergin said...

corrugation is a very interesting surface...the man is waist deep in thought and travel. It's truly a beautiful image.

Cobalt Violet said...

I love your blog so much and am always inspired! I have awarded you a sunshine award and linked to your blog in my latest post. (not sure if you do awards, if not no worries, I am just happy to share you!)

Ginga Squid said...

That is a fantastic image - I love it!

Cláudia said...

Actually, the poem is about "The Poem That Took the Place of a Mountain". That leads us again to the hall of mirrors image, which is very appropriate in this Through the Looking Glass environment.

J T Steiny's work is so evocative. I particularly like his colorful and sometimes watery (!) deserts.

ArtSparker said...

CV - thank you for thinking of me.

C - Jt Steiny seems to be always making art, I'm amazed by his images.

Titus said...

I love that! It took me a while to work out (despite the rather huge clue) that it was on cardboard.

ArtSparker said...

Titus- These are in fact oversized postcards that come to me from the artist.

Titus said...

So a photograph of an original created on cardboard? Or am I being thick?

ArtSparker said...

Titus- no, he sends me pieces of corrugated cardboard of many sizes and shapes, I have a remarkable collection of J.T.'s questers and jumpers.

Titus said...

Got it!