sky, sometimes falling

sky, sometimes falling; mixed media on paperI made this painting last weekend, on a vintage map (which you can still see aspects of, in the background, most clearly at left). This morning I digitized it to see how it would translate onto various objects, such as an art print...

a carry-all pouch...

a notebook...

a phone case...

and other things. There are times when art almost works better as merchandise; this particular painting was created very wet, and the effect, while still filled with detail, is quite rough and ready, but the merchandising process transforms that, flattening and cleaning, in its way, and applying a kind of gloss. And reproductions are completely valid, John Berger's Ways of Seeing is to be believed. 

Onward and upward. Happy Wednesday.

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