Thomas Arthur Schaefer
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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Catharsis Of Reminded Process

Untitled - 2016
Silkscreen and paper on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Friday, December 30, 2016

Range Of Expectations

So, what am I doing today? Well... sitting around working on art. Having lots of time to reflect on life as of late... what else am I ever really doing. A big portion of today was adding past works to my website and making updates. While doing so, I had some background videos playing. Today I watched all the episodes of Work Of Art (WOA) season 2 on YouTube. It was a lot of fun. I hate and love this show, both seasons actually. Some, but not all of my acquaintances know that I traveled all the way up to New York City from Atlanta in 2011 to audition for season 3. I graciously stayed with a friend and even borrowed his custom bicycle to ride all the way uptown to the Brooklyn Museum. I stood in line for 6 hours and met some really horrible artists... just horrible. The guy next to me with his painted squares... yeah... no. I talk about this experience in real time on this blog in 2011 actually. So, what happened? Well... I never got a call-back. But... if you know the truth, no one got a call-back. Season 3 never happened. A number of reasons — Jerry Saltz dropped out, no funding, no network backing, bad season 2 ratings... so many factors. The show, in the end, was ultimiatly never renewed for a third season.

So... where am I goin here. Well, I've started adding a number of peices to the Performance section of this site. A number of things I've done over the past 20 years are starting to fall into this section. I've proclaimed at the point of the action and now even after the fact — a number of events in my life are really nothing more than performances. So... the WOA 3 stuff I did, is indeed a section of my Performance output. What represents this Performance now however? Well, I have the portfolio I took with me to present as the central piece, some random photos of the trip, the blog posts and I'm even pulling out the clothing I wore that day. That whole ordeal was a Performance inside a Performance inside a Performance. The idea of being cast on the show itself, being on television and what happened during and after or the event of not making the cut — all the ultimate means of the Performance. So the entire action of the audition was just a portion of the begining section of the Performance. It's an exciting addition to the site and I look forward to getting it added soon.

Untitled - 2016
Four color print, photocopy, tissue paper, silkscreen, fern leaves, and acrylic on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Engagement Of Perpetuation

Untitled - 2016
Four color print, paper, tissue paper, silkscreen, price tag, and acrylic on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

Follow The Leader

Untitled - 2016
Silkscreen on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Friday, December 23, 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Grouped Alone

Untitled - 2016
Silkscreen and paper on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Path Of Lost Balance

Untitled (Dying) - 2016
Newsprint transfer, tissue paper, silkscreen, gold foil, and ballpoint pen on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Monday, December 19, 2016

Civil Authority Admonishment

Untitled (John Glenn) - 2016
Newsprint transfer and ballpoint pen on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Sunday, December 18, 2016

More Cultural Tests

Untitled (John Glenn) - 2016
Newsprint transfer and ballpoint pen on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Altered Degrees Of Explanation

Untitled (John Glenn) - 2016
Newsprint transfer and ballpoint pen on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Friday, December 16, 2016

It Is Well

Untitled (2016)
Repurposed artist's drawing, tissue paper, candy wrapper, dirt, grass and acrylic on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Values In Figures

Untitled (2016)
Four color print, paper, tissue paper, and acrylic on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Drained Bottom

Untitled (2016)
Four color print, paper, tissue paper, and acrylic on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Cold Water Sanitation

Untitled (2016)
Four color print, paper, tissue paper, and acrylic on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Monday, December 12, 2016

Heads Are Spinning

Untitled (2016)
Four color print, paper, tissue paper, gold foil, silkscreen, and acrylic on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Rounded Square

Untitled (2016)
Four color print, paper, tissue paper, silkscreen, ink, and acrylic on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Removed Nourishment

Untitled (2016)
Four color print, newsprint, tissue paper, silkscreen, and acrylic on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Friday, December 09, 2016

Flag Of My Country

Untitled (2016)
Four color print, tissue paper, silkscreen spray paint, paper dollie and acrylic on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Returns To Void

Untitled (2016)
Four color print, tissue paper, silkscreen spray paint, paper dollie and acrylic on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Stomp And Define

Untitled (2016)
Four color print, tissue paper, silkscreen spray paint, paper dollie and acrylic on cardstock
8.5 x 11 inches / 21.6 x 27.9 cm