Friday, July 4, 2014
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
This poster was for a recent string of shows at the Way Station that the Toys and Tiny Instruments performed called Freudian Trip. I knew I wanted to play around with the image of Freud and ideally create an optical illusion while alluding to some sexual content. This solution did the job.
I also wanted to incorporate some 60's acid rock poster aesthetics given the ' Trip' of the title. All of these elements worked well together to create the final.
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
This was another piece hastily created for an April art show taking its inspiration from the Paul Simon song Homeless off of the Graceland album featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo. It's a turtle character hitting the road, leaving his shell behind and newly fresh for adventure.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Yes, it's been a while since a posting on this here page. Since my last, I whizzed through the creation of several new pieces with the hopes that some would sell at a recent art show I arranged in April.
Now I've scanned the new art and will share it here gradually.
During the past months, I also debated abandoning this blog and re-opening post creation over at Tumblr. So I got a Tumblr account and set that whole thing up, only to wander around the dashboard attempting to understand why I made the decision. It was prompted by Tumblr's popularity which I believe stems from the ease with which posts/images can be shared and the interactions between Tumblr content creators, but my online social life is often a struggling, mud groping fish attempting to slither from watery depths and stretch its budding legs only to make little headway and reconsider the evolutionary step, quickly retreating to the watery surface where it will poke its eyes from the rippling tide and judge those on the beach.
I think as I acclimate and better understand the benefits of the Tumblr format, I will just maintain the two blogs simultaneously. I'm pretty comfortable at this point with the Blogspot format and will use this blog for more detailed posts, musings on the imagery provided and long-winded metaphors for online social lives.
The Tumblr blog will simply feature the lone images going forward, which are viewable, shareable and Tumblrable at cmduffy.tumblr.com
The image at the top of the post is called Faceless. It began life as a straight to paper pen drawing and digital color was added later.
The image below is the Great Planes Buffalo, a terrible visual pun rendered swiftly in paint and ink.