Building God Forms For The Meme Pool

Hello again art lovers,

1 hope all is well with you!

1 have been pretty excited for the last few days.  1 formulated some new concepts for upcoming art works over a month ago, but have only just recently worked the ideas out enough to begin the long process of physical development.  That being said,1 am far from being finished, but have made progress.  1 created the makeup and shot the photography a few days ago.  1 scanned quite a bit of my writing and some children’s drawings to add to the study compositions.  Soon, these works will be ready for emulsion and scanning.

The art works will be titled“Building Gods” and will be the latest addition to the Apoko-Lips collection.  The concept takes a look at the human creation of god-forms throughout the ages.  For me, the work will ponder the position that if those creators of the past can conceptualize deities and insert them into the meme pool, then why can’t 1, or why can’t you for that matter?

Imagine the prospect of building your own personal god forms for luck, virility, wisdom, protection, defense, and any thing else you can think of.  It shouldn’t matter much whether these pantheons are believed to be external entities or simply the participating right brain hemisphere.  Either way, the idea seems exciting!

Hopefully, 1 will have the actual pieces for “Building Gods” ready for viewing soon.

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Apoko-Lips #19 – Building Gods – HAD-STEP-CRBL – Study – Detail 1, 2015

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Building Gods – HAD-STEP-CRBL – Study – Detail 2, 2015

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Building Gods – KEOS – Study – Detail 1, 2015

As always, if you would like to see high-resolution images of my current Apoko-Lips collection or to inquire about pricing/purchasing options, feel free to visit the website and get in touch.  We’ll be happy to help.

Until next time,

Ckirk

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Semantic Terror & The Possibility For Magic

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you have all had a week full of sensuous pleasure and excitement!

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“Semantic Terror & The Possibility for Magic“, 2015

Until next time,

CKirk

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The Modern, Porno Reference #1 & The Rediscovery of Oral Fixation

Hello again art lovers,

1 hope you’ve all had a good week.  My week brought many nice surprises.  1 will tell you about three.

The 1st surprise is that my wife and 1 made a spontaneous trip to the Modern Museum in FT Worth Texas last Wednesday.  This was unexpected and really rewarding.  1 had visited the Modern a few years ago, but was in a very limited, miserable, rationalist reality tunnel and didn’t truly appreciate the experience of the first trip.  Toward the end of 2013, I had a paradigm shift which has been lasting.  This time, 1 was in awe of the architecture of the museum and the majority of the art work inside.  1 took along my Sony A5000 and shot many photographs of the architecture  and arrangements for future Apoko-Lips background emulsion purposes.

My wife also insisted that I photograph her with of two Warhol paintings and one Anselm Kiefer sculpture.  Of course, like many women, she choose to stand in front of the art work instead of beside it.

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Kryptonite was just what the doctor ordered.  Erika, Warhol, 2015

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Getting in the way of art, art, or one reason why art is made?  Erika, Kiefer, 2015

The 2nd surprise was being contacted by a collector from New York about a mixed media piece.  1 then sold the piece from 2012 titled Porno Reference #1!  The art was created with watercolor, acrylic and coffee.  As it tuns out, the collector purchased the piece for her boyfriend, which 1 believe, makes here a prime squeeze.

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Porno Reference #1, 2012

If the first 2 surprises were not good enough, here’s a 3rd surprise.  While doing some Spring cleaning, 1 rediscovered a piece that 1 thought had been destroyed.  It turns out it was just misplaced during our 2014 relocation.  The rediscovered art is titled Oral Fixation and was created in 2012 with spray paint and primer on cardboard.

Now, here’s a surprise for you. 

Since 1 believed Oral Fixation to be destroyed and had accepted the loss some time ago, 1 decided to offer the art up as a specially priced sale piece!

Oral Fixation will be specially discounted from today, July 8th until next Wednesday July 15th.

If you would like more information about Oral Fixation, feel free to email info@ckirkart.com.  We’ll be happy to help.

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Oral Fixation, 2012

As always, if you would like to see high-resolution images of my current Apoko-Lips collection or to inquire about pricing/purchasing options, feel free to visit the website and get in touch.  We’ll be happy to help.

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Until next time,

Ckirk

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Follow The Purple Cube

Hello again art lovers,

1 hope you enjoyed reading last week’s blog post The Tale Of Moby Dickhead as much as 1 enjoyed writing it.  This week’s post focuses on a brand new triptych!  This seems to be the first piece of art 1 have made for the Apoko – Lips collection in about two months and it allowed use of some new photography/emulsion techniques.  The piece also gave me an excuse to get naked, shave my head, and put on my smiley face war paint once again.  The triptych is titled “Access Program Legion Pathway Boom Tube” and seems to be a record of recent experiments, experiences, and revelations.  Admittedly, 1 employed the tools of exaggeration and drama quite a bit while arranging the symbols that tell this story.

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Apoko – Lips#18 Section 1

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Apoko – Lips#18 Section 2

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Apoko – Lips#18 Section 3

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 1 mentioned in Refresh Dream Machine Pathway Odinsleep that 1 do not plan to bog down this art blog with the cooky results or explanations gathered and symbolized in art work.  However, if you like to think different (1 don’t mean simply buying a Mac) and would like a fun book list, give us a shout from ckirkart.com.  1 have a mountain of ebooks by different authors that 1 have read over the last couple of years and 1 will be happy to share them with you for free.  Don’t fret,  1 haven’t become a complete fruit loop. Rhonda Byrne’s repetitive and not so secret book “The Secret” isn’t in the list!

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As always, if you would like to see high resolution images of the Apoko – Lips collection or inquire about pricing/purchasing options feel free to visit the website and get in touch.  We’ll be happy to help.

Until next time,

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Ckirk

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Tossing Litter From The Synchronicity Highway

Hello again art lovers!

I hope you’ve all had a great week.

I did.  I took a break from restful days and spent a couple of them hammering out an eclectic mixture of overdue tasks.  The new-found access to different aspects of my personality (A sort of controlled schizophrenia) seems to have major benefits.  Selecting the proper program with the proper function for the proper situation has reduced stress, increased productivity/fun, and helped communication exchanges become more transparent and effective…at least for the time being.

Anyway, I finished up the art work and scans for “The Tale Of Moby Dickhead: A Heart Warming Story Of Life Finding A Way Despite Evolution”.  Originally, I intended for my 5 year-old son to do the art work but he refused to cooperate.  Go figure.  I attempted to have the drawings viewable in 3D, but it didn’t work out quite the way I hoped.  Despite the art not going exactly to plan, I do enjoy reading the story quite a bit…especially when orating as the acclaimed English actor/narrator John Hurt.  Oh, that’s right!  I forgot to mention that as long as the readers imagination is healthy, the story is interactive!

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“The Tale Of Moby Dickhead” will be available for your reading pleasure next wednesday, June 24, 2015.

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Also this week, A long time collector of my work named Lisa has commissioned me to paint over the faces of a commission she commissioned from me years ago.  She’s become enamored with painting over parts of paintings so I’ll oblige her and paint.  More news on this later, but for now, I’ll mention that I spent considerable minutes tweaking the information on the information page of my website.  Information is now as accurate as possible in current space – time.  If you love to eat information and desire more click here.

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In other news, I packed up the pieces of a major sale!  That’s right, a 30 x 40″ canvas and a limited edition Deluxe Set  of Apoko – Lips 2014 prints will shortly be in route to St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.

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If that wasn’t good enough, the mass of art was purchased and will be exhibited by Clay, a long-time friend and collector of my work who has returned to the island to reopen the Seven Minus Seven Gallery!

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I’ll post more news about exhibit dates as soon as I have them.

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I’m thrilled.  In my experience, it’s pretty rare nowadays for the gallery to purchase an artist’s work prior to exhibiting it.  Clay dances to the beat of a different drum in a lot of ways though.  That being said, the limited edition Apoko – Lips Deluxe Set is a collection of 13 high quality prints and was meant to come in a customized container of some kind.  Because of the fast approaching exhibit, the collector needed the art before I could get the specs for the container worked out.  I originally envisioned a decommissioned bazooka missile painted pink to contain the set of prints.  I’m not sure if this is doable though.  I’ll find out and let you know.

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If you would like to view high-quality images of my Apoko – Lips collection, inquire about options or pricing visit my website ckirkart.com and shoot me an email.  I’ll be happy to help.

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Until next time,

Ckirk

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Refresh Dream Machine Pathway Odinsleep

Hello again art lovers!

It’s been a while.  I’m not sure how long actually.  I’ve taken a sabbatical from art and I’m only working when necessary.  Art makes me neurotic and every so often I have to decompress, rejuvenate, and restock my dream machine.

I’ve primarily been reading, weight lifting, doing various yogas and brain change exercises.  I’m recording my experiences and experiments daily to review at a later date.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to compromise my art blog by publishing my cooky results.  If results are shared it will be visually communicated through my art.

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During this sabbatical, I wrote a short story titled “The Tale Of Moby Dickhead: A Heart Warming Story Of Life Finding A Way Despite Evolution.  I will no doubt be publishing the story on my blog, under the “Story Time” category once the art is complete.  I began another project yesterday as well.  The piece is titled “Ode To Joy” and is an experimental 3D video/audio cut up.  Other components will be included to encompass touch, smell and taste.   The goal of the piece is elevated consciousness via prolonged sensory overload.  I doubt I will publish the video in its entirety.  It could be considered far too pornographic and I believe its function will be lost on the average bear.  A person shouldn’t fully experience the cut up unless having sex while watching with 3D glasses while listening to audio through head phones. Even then, it would most likely need to be the right mix of sex, awareness, and state of nervous system.  If all the criteria were met, the 3D sensory overload cut up experiment still may not reach its full potential.  It should be projected to cover all walls and ceiling.

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In other news, the commissions are still rolling in and rolling out… which is awesome! In most cases, there’s not much thinking required to complete them so they don’t get in the way of my odinsleep.  For instance, a collector named Kimberly who I have not seen in years contacted me a few months ago.  Her building burnt to the ground and she lost just about everything.  Ages ago, I created an Audrey Hepburn stencil piece that she grabbed almost immediately upon seeing on the gallery wall.  Audrey was among the casualties.  The piece was the first major purchase she and her husband made together.  They’re still married and because of the association with new-found love, she absolutely had to have it replaced.

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I finished the new Audrey about a week ago and Kimberly was thrilled.  Being able to help in circumstances like this really make me feel good about my job.

That being said, I’m still in the middle of my experiments and self-imposed therapy, so blog posts could still be sporadic.  I have no doubt that soon art will become important to me again, I’ll crank out some interesting work, and most likely, will slowly become neurotic once more. You never know though.  Maybe when I get back on the horse, I’ll have become the type that can create art without becoming a ticking atom bomb.

Until next time,

Ckirk

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More Collector Photos & The Installation of 1st Metal Apoko – Lips Prototype

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you’ve all had a great couple of weeks!

I feel pretty happy and grateful.  I had some amazing things happen over the last two weeks.  I also had a few horrible things take place, but let’s focus on the positive!  Once again, I don’t have a new piece to show you, but I do have some exciting news and a few more collector photos to share.

A couple of weeks ago I sold, delivered and installed my first Apoko – Lips prototype on metal!  The piece couldn’t have went to a better fellow in my opinion.  Bill is a soft-spoken gentle guy who has been collecting my work off and on since around 2006 or 7.  Now days there are plenty of art lovers who purchase work from me again and again, which is awesome, but Bill was one of my first “Repeat” collectors, so I’m elated by his continued love of my ever evolving art.  

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Bill posing with the first prototype on metal titled

“Portrait of the artist kicking the shit out of cars”

It was great delivering the two pieces and seeing Bill again.  I was also able to revisit a few of my other works that Bill has collected over the years.  I brought along my camera to grab a few shots of Bill with the work…and of his modern living area which will no doubt be used as composites in future art pieces.

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Bill with his “Batman” piece I created way back when I still used stencils, 06 or 07 most likely.  It was the first piece Bill purchased from me.

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“Smoking Women” is a mixed media/collage piece I created in 2010

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The purchase of the metal prototype would’ve been enough but Bill also grabbed a smaller piece titled “Sigil Magic” that I created in 2014 while working out the methods I would later use for the Apoko – Lips series.

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“Sigil Magic” after framing.  Photo by Bill.

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Until next time,

Ckirk

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