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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Back To Where

"Just who do you think that is, there?" — August 13, 2017

THAT:
1. used to identify a specific person or thing observed by the speaker
• referring to the more distant of two things near to the speaker
2. referring to a specific thing previously mentioned, known, or understood: that's a good idea
3. used in singling out someone or something and ascribing a distinctive feature to them
4. used to introduce a defining or restrictive clause, especially one essential to identification

Monday, August 14, 2017

Eternal Recurrence

"Just who do you think this is, there?" — August 28, 1992

THIS:
1. used to identify a specific person or thing close at hand or being indicated or experienced
• used to introduce someone or something
• referring to the nearer of two things close to the speaker
2. referring to a specific thing or situation just mentioned

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Holding Facility Existence

I found you walking on my right leg early yesterday morning. Curious, I put you away for something terrible, but forever. On reflection I let you back into the wild again. Go preach the eyes and the hook. VAV

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Nerve Presently Absurd

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, tissue paper, index card, antique paper, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Orchid Fashioned Balance

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, tissue paper, index card, coloring book, foil wrapper, crayon, ballpoint pen, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Monday, July 24, 2017

Employeed Symptoms Persist

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, tissue paper, dress pattern paper, antique paper, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Century Man Associated

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, tissue paper, color photocopy, antique paper, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Feel Woodland Row

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, tissue paper, silkscreen, antique paper, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Friday, July 21, 2017

Smiled Sketch Committed

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, antique paper, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Inhabited Installation Years

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, tissue paper, burger wrapper paper, antique paper, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Ancient Builder Racism

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, tissue paper, silkscreen, photocopy, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Genetic Discovery Manipulation

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, tissue paper, gold foil, photocopy, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm


Been sitting here reading old entries and thought I should write on here for my 'future' benefit. So tonight, last minute I submitted artworks to the Hapeville Art Walk—I plan to live in the arts district there soon. I submitted a construct painting (the 'White Rabbit' work) and 2 different series of 8 from the Drawings. Had to write statements about each work talking about what they have to do with the theme this year which is "!". I think these works fit that themes sentiment very well. I'm very familiar with the "!"... I know it all too well.

THOMAS ARTHUR SCHAEFER ARTIST STATEMENTS:

WORK TITLE 01:
Oh dear! Oh dear! Oh dear! or One Hundred and Ninety-two Firey Delusions

STATEMENT 01: 
The fiery audacity Alice displays chasing The White Rabbit thru Lewis Carroll's book 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' is one of many underlying themes in this work.

When humans consume sugar, an army of electric white rabbits jumps from region to region across the brain. In a wild fire of excitement, the cerebral cortex lights up reward pathways, causing a dopamine surge of feel-good hormones to be released.

This surge is the thrill Alice exhibited while chasing of The White Rabbit into Wonderland. But, high quantities and abnormal functioning dopamine are known to cause hallucinations and delusions. Alices visit to Wonderland is the wild fire that seeks to consume the nervously shilly-shallying White Rabbits world, piece by piece.



WORK TITLE 02:
Selected Works From The Drawing Series

STATEMENT 02:
These works are the 'Collision Chance'. Like base molecules smashing together to create new, as yet undiscovered molecules. Homonuclear and Heteronuclear elements combine to create something as yet undiscovered and unusual.

The 'Drawing Series' I have been working on between August of 2016 and now are compositions based on explorative organization and expletive eureka moments. Assembled at a rapid pace these works are an amalgam of discarded bits, pieces and chunks from my current work thru others some 30 years back in my career.

These works are a celebration of the forgotten few. Like a fantastic movie comprised of our favorite outside fringe actors—once assembled, the extraordinary cast, finely tuned by their director, delivers a Palme d'Or winning work.

The works celebrate an artists moment. These combined elements have survived the typical artists waste bin—they are here to celebrate the larger work itself. They are the 'almost lost pieces' of a greater puzzle. This current portion of the Drawing Series is my greater works symphony. Look at them closely, and you'll see the rhythm, read the pitch and smile at the melodies.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Declassified Project Establishment

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, tissue paper, can label, silkscreen, photocopy, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Protected Time Performance

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, photocopy, burger wrapper paper, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Brother Legends Breath

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, photocopy, burger wrapper paper, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Friday, July 14, 2017

Friendly Morning Start

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, photocopy, burger wrapper paper, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Build It Back

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, photocopy, burger wrapper paper, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Bacteria Present Beneficiaries

Untitled - 2017
Gunpowder, sauerkraut, artists saliva, fire and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Invited Lake Flaunting

Untitled - 2017
Gunpowder, sauerkraut, artists saliva, fire and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sister Pecking Order

Untitled - 2017
Gunpowder, sauerkraut, artists saliva, fire and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Cultural Tale Spin

Untitled - 2017
Gunpowder, sauerkraut, artists saliva, fire and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Golden Ego Encroachments

Untitled - 2017
Gunpowder, sauerkraut, artists saliva, fire and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Friday, July 07, 2017

Secure In Rioting

Untitled - 2017
Cardboard packaging, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Doing Style Points

Untitled - 2017
Artists used Band-Aids, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Solar Attack Schema

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, tissue paper, color print, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Fancy Information Gaggle

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Monday, July 03, 2017

Head Lock Blanket

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Sunday, July 02, 2017

On Change Touched

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Area Suspension Map

Untitled - 2017
Artists hair, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Friday, June 30, 2017

Low Humidity Humming

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Riddled Base Experience

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Harder In Tomorrow

Untitled - 2017
Masking tape, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Good Doesn't Matter

Untitled - 2017
Masking tape, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Monday, June 26, 2017

Right Thought Takes

Untitled - 2017
Masking tape, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Sunday, June 25, 2017

On Everybody From Today

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, tissue paper, silkscreen, color print, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Light Of Where From

Untitled - 2017
Newsprint, tissue paper, silkscreen, photographs, color print, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm

Friday, June 23, 2017

Perfectly Parted Hair

Untitled - 2017
Insect, acrylic, and pencil on cardstock
11 x 8.5 inches / 27.9 x 21.6 cm