HELLOOO PEOPLE OF THE WORDPRESS!!!
you might not have noticed but i ain’t posted since like, TIME ago
basically i’ve been away learning how to weave. i am now a fully-qualified weaver who can practice weaving in a professional capacity *
um, here are some new(ish) things what i done made. hope you like them!
hope ur all doing good / hope good things are happening to you
lots of love!!! from Ben!!!
* i am not really a professional weaver. sorry about the weaving thing, earlier on 😉 😉 😉
after the power-nap (commission for van winkle’s)
[here’s CHOOSE LIFE #1, btw]
heyheyheyhey! happy Sunday to you!
if you are reading this on a Sunday!
if not, happy Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / the remaining days of the week, to you!!
i love exclamation marks!!!
um, ok. this work is by a brilliant / eccentric / obscenely talented artist called Jean-Robert P.Beffort 😀
Jean-Robert says ~ ~ ~
My collage art started 20+ years ago with art-mail postcard/letter correspondences with my older brother which still continues to this day. Due to this origin my collages nearly always include both text and images that provide a layered visual and mental narrative (telling a story). I find it essential that both modes exist in union for balance of polarities such as left brain/right brain, magnetic/electric, sound/light, and atlantis/lemuria. What started on my kitchen table has now grown to running a)sp.”A”©e Studio•Art•Gallery for the last 5 years in Silver City, New Mexico exhibiting my 2D text/image collages and 3D assemblage sculptures as well as showcasing other local artists.
ta ta for now [!!!!!!!] x
[influenced by John Stezaker]
HEY YOU GUUUUUUUUUUUYS!!!
hope ur doing well and things are on the UP
so i have a new ‘special deal’ for you, the fine people of planet earth / the internet
basically, for a MERE £45 (66USD), you will receive
~ one ORIGINAL mini-collage (A5 size). you can choose the subject / content of this collage!
~ one signed HQ print (on Somerset enhanced velvet paper) of your choice from the ‘top 20’ of my collages (the ones that have gotten the best response across WP / facebook / tumblr / twitter ~ pls see links below…)
~ one signed copy of my poetry pamphlet, Edibles, recently described by Todd Swift as ‘an innovatively witty piss-take of modern culture’
~ one ‘mystery gift’, this could be a hand-drawn cartoon / a postcard / a completely random object from my home 😉
if ur interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (secure payment can also be made to this address via PayPal)
here are the ‘top 20’ collages from 2 years of hello, figg-ing ~
man of 54 faces (this is the brand new collage above btw)
[Ben 😀 😀 :D]
hey! i’ve been a bit slooooooow recently because i dislocated AND fractured my shoulder bone last Thursday… i made a noise a bit like this ~ BBBBBBBBBBLLLLLEEEEEEARRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHNGNGNGFNGNGNGFFFFKKFKKFKKFKKF ~ and then had to go to hospital. it was quite literally WHACK. but the liquid morphine was nice 😉 😉 😉
anywho as i type this using my wrong hand, i want to tell you about a superb young Jack-the-lad called Phil Carney. actually i have no idea how old Phil is, but i do know he’s a gentle man and also, an artist man. here’s Phil in his own words ~
‘I’ve been greatly influenced by the ideals of the Dada movement and, mainly for the themes and images, of the 40’s and 50’s film noirs and the pulp writing of that period, in particular its hedonistic life styles of fast drinking and faster romances. I strive to continue these themes in the medium of collage, in a medium this free I hope to show the lust of this period and in the fashion of noir, ultimately the loss.’
Yep, love this guy. Here’s Phil’s FACEBOOK
bye for now, peeple! 🙂