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The World of Dan Green, Part 1

Posted in Art by others, Drawings & Paintings with tags , , , , , , , on June 17, 2013 by galen djuna

Before Father’s day ends (in about five minutes), I’d like to show you some of my father’s work. It was terribly difficult to choose images to put up, because there is much to choose from and I love them all, but for now I’ll share some dramatic paintings, all from the 2000’s. All oil on board or canvas.

The Bad Bunny

The Bad Bunny

Here is the Bad Bunny. He is the first of a series and has proven to be a terrific model.

Bunny, Paper, Scissor

Bunny, Paper, Scissor

Something ominous is happening here.

SAILING THE SEVEN SEAS

Sailing the Seven Seas

Alternate title: Ahoy and Farewell 

TROPICAL HAND SAW

Tropical Hand Saw

Lush and gorgeous tools.

BLUE WHISK

Blue Whisk

DIPPING A TOE IN THE RISING TIDE

Dipping a Toe in the Rising Tide

This painting almost met it’s end in the oven, where my father had placed it to hasten the drying of the paint. Unaware of the oven’s content,my mother turned it to a high temperature to bake cookies. Ah, the smell of burning turpentine! I’m only surprised this hasn’t happened more often at my parent’s house.

king kat surveys a troubled world

King Kat Surveys A Troubled World

This painting hangs in my living room. Thank you, dad. One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received. XOX

Lavinia and the Nesting Box

Posted in Puppets, sculpture with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 24, 2013 by galen djuna
Nesting Box

Nesting Box

I will have eight pieces being shown at Yuta Powell Salon on Madison Avenue for the next week. Here are pictures of a few of them.

Lavinia

Lavinia

Years ago I saw the Julie Taymor movie Titus, and went into a delicious state of sensory overload. In particular, one gory image has stuck with me; that of the character, Lavinia, perched pitifully in a swamp. Her hands have been chopped off, and in their place are two little bundles of sticks.

 Lavinia side
I’ve drawn similar images a number of times, but the sculpture is new.

Jaw Bone

Here is a row of creatures on a very beautiful table. There seems to be a theme of armlessness that I wasn’t entirely aware of before I laid them out at home, preparing to pack them up. Only one of the eight has arms and hands attached. I’m going to try not to over analyze this.

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This is me, arms and all, before the opening.

I’ve been busy working on new pieces and projects and must post more soon.

More Twinsies

Posted in Knitty Titties, Puppets with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2012 by galen djuna

Faster, Tura! Kill! Kill!

Posted in Knitty Titties, Puppets with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 28, 2012 by galen djuna

This is the third finger puppet I’ve made of my most beloved B movie star, the magnificent miss Satana.  This Astro Zombies version of Tura is my favorite thus far. I amused myself photographing her with a little plastic gun (a gift from one of Tom’s action figures), and a tiny cigarette made of string.

As I finished her up last night, while only half watching Astro Zombies, I remembered that I did a painting of Tura, 14 or 15 years ago in a high school art class, based on this poster:

And I’m pretty sure it was painted on velvet. I had the greatest high school art teacher.

The puppet’s top is, of course, removable.

Now go watch the movie trailer   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-90EW2Om4t0  You will die a thousand deaths! Hahaha!