"High Score" taken from the Ms Pac Man lay out.
This post will be the actual SA writtten up and put in the gallery,
show runs till Saturday
a history of free assosiations and explantions,
for the work
after making these kind of sketchs based on old Atari video games with the minimalist kind of deliver, to make your imagination work on making these games fun, i would always rember the maze lay outs, and have great reverance to know i actualy have been there, and did that,.
this sketch is of the Atari Pac-man.
This is "Missle Comande" Atari
the game itself was a very fast pace game, you tryed to protect your citys from being blowed up , it would get faster and faster, and you would die, and this sound effect would come on when you lost, or game over, and this blane dead blue purple screen would flicker like a star lights, one would be relived and mesmerised,
"Dark Caverns" Atari
this was another game inwhich you ran around and tryed to excape the robots that shot at you, you get a gun with some bullets, i rember playing this game late at nigh saying to myself, you have to survie or your gonna die take it that seriously, , it had to be around 83 when this game came out,. you move real slow in it, and it had this creepy feel to it.
things that roll down and guys have to jump over them, and you have a benchmark of a score to get to get a free man,
This is where it all started, i think this is the first video game porn, the blurred out figure was a naked lady based on the movie scene "the ladys shower", i rember seein it back them like wow, thats a naked lady, i cann't belive they did that,
when making the piece i likend it to Dekoning's women painitngs, distorted, but in this case a blocky figure that moves. i used gesso and papertowels to make the figure, no detail,. then there are also the black night of the Porkys sign, omnius.
"King Kong" Atari
i just like the tower in it, it was Ataris knock of Donkey Kong,
I had one proff say , this is horribale and i am asking for a beetin badd here int eh collgeg with this kinda wor, , one thing i have noticed is being here in 2006, is there any more radical femmiism left on campus, it wasn't like it used to be in the early ninties when i was in school, if i even make a one painting of a nude female model, i would have a young lady come running up to my work saying"Quit objectifyin me Quit objectifying" it was like a war crime,. so i am testing the waters,
i think its less about womans issues, or at least with these four pieces as it is just fun to melt down figures, barbe dolls always a load issue, now if it were GIJoes, nobody would hve a problem up here, but thats not the intent,. i see them more like lost characters in this struggle for life, , called "chose life".
Back when i was over in Alvin 88-90, i painted in theis junior collge and ther was this lady prof there Darla Wetzel she was a pentacostal cracker who went to this very large church living stones, everybody knows about it , Well she made this antiabortion piece about babys being cut up useing dolls and red paint in these like Frank stella swirls of 80s broachs abstractions with baby and blades, the student bodys thought she was crazy and the pieces caused a stir, but to her this was serious art and a serious statement,.
this is a sketch inspired from melting barbe dalls and donkey kong style lay outs, i think if i had enough dolls and some gasoline this would make an awsume piece, i like art work thats seems to have some rules to it like the casuallitys of a game play the ingrain marks they leave behind, you cann't phox that stuff
i could see another larger version of it like a facade to a castle, made in the red bricks standing six foot high,
These last three , two cologes and one sorta self poit, skin mask,