a cigar-tin story is a mixed media artwork –– an empty dessert cigar tin that has been repurposed as an art object, with an original painting on the cover and a short story inside
all paintings are original (by hand, painted directly on the primed cover), and all stories are my own (many have been published elsewhere, mostly in journals and literary magazines)
this cigar tin contains the flash fictions “Endings 264, 265, 230"
“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder
Which, as they kiss, consume”
Who shall measure the hat and violence of the poet's heart when caught and tangled in a woman's body?
~ Virginia Woolf
“When Kleiner showed me the sky-line of New York I told him that man is like the coral insect — designed to build vast, beautiful, mineral things for the moon to delight in after he is dead.”
― H.P. Lovecraft
these flash fiction endings are printed on a concertina booklet (on card stock)
the idea and process:
• take a dessert cigar tin, paint an original picture on the cover, varnish it (to seal and protect it), then place an accordion booklet with an original story inside
• cigar-tin stories are intended as tchotchkes: to decorate bookshelves, end tables, mantles, desks, etc; they are one-of-a-kind curiosity items, a highly unique art object that is meant to draw the eye, be picked up, opened, handled
• tchotchke / pronounced chotch-kuh /
1. a small object that is decorative rather than strictly functional; a trinket.
2. a pretty girl or woman
ORIGIN 1960’s, Yiddish
packaged in an attractive plastic sleeve, with labelling, for gift giving
everything from my shop comes with an extra art surprise
The dreaming planet is the planet of manufacture, where everything in your life consists of mass-produced gadgets, everything factory-made, which in turn makes you as replaceable as the objects. Instead why not have original art, original objects –– the starter kit for an original life.
ESCAPE FROM THE DREAMING PLANET, GIVE ORIGINAL ART
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