Archive for Mayan

When the Grandkids Get Here

Posted in Art, nature with tags , , , on October 31, 2008 by darcyarts

I know it’s going to be awhile, and I am definitely not trying to exert pressure prematurely, but when my grandkids get to this world I’ll be ready for them.

Call me crazy, but I swear I can feel their spirits out there. They are just waiting for an ultra cool mom like Jessica and a super true dad like Brian. When they’re ready the sweet little spirits will float in to begin their journey here in this dense heartbreaking, gooey, love-drenched world. I will say “Namaste!”

Namaste = The God/Goddess Spirit within me recognizes and honors the God/Goddess Spirit within you.

Namaste is significant because it is a humbling gesture. Namaste is done as a recognition that we are all on equal standings, all of us are children of divinity. We are one.

I worked this week to finish the Mayan Jaguar that I started months ago and this morning I hung it over the bathtub beneath blue fairy lights in our bathroom.

 

It looks fresh out of a kids book and maybe someday it will be. I can tell then the story of the rabbit scribe.

I’m beginning to see that have my own style. The things I paint come out with my scrambled innocence and, I think, show a sense of humor.

 

 

I have a vintage Mexican woven piece from the 30s in this room which pretty much gave me the vision of the cat in the first place, that and the turquoise tile.  The Jaguar painting looks cool and spooky in it’s darkish spot. I may put a string of golden fairy lights beneath it.

Rock Blocks and Mayan Peyote

Posted in Art, nature, socialization with tags , , , , , , on October 9, 2008 by darcyarts

This week, in addition to watching MSN and being more and freaked out by what I am hearing and seeing, I used time on my days off to cut some soft blocks.

Joining Lou on my work table is an image from the 60s. The long haired, bell bottom wearing freak with his guitars and his gun standing in front of the American flag comes from MC5 and manager John Sinclair.

Here is a link to an article from John Sinclair about related to the Guitar Army image.

Doesn’t Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith look elegant in the can? That is Sinclair on the right.

Detroit, Michigan, all you all.

I have ordered the 33 1/3 book on Kick Out the Jams. Also, in that order, is Horses and Paul’s Boutique which I am listening to right now. I love the Beastie Boys.

Have you heard their 2007 instrumental CD The Mix-up ? I like it, too.

 

This cut block image is inspired by the craziest wall carving I have ever seen, ever! The Mayan were fricking insane in the membrane.

I adapted this design from a National Geographic August 2007 image. I’ve made it a sort of peyote shaman figure with a big ol’ snake. I just really groove on the look of skulls and skeletons.

I made the hair a long cluster of peyote buttons and added some Tibetanish clouds to the bottom of the image for a little balance.

I have never seen a modern comic with this much crazy, rad, really frightening imagination, style or ill intent.

Dig the skeletor’s little rat buddy. Both figures are carrying severed heads and then there is another upside down severed head on the cross-like thing that separates the two figures. This is just the wildest most beautiful thing from any early culture except the Tibetan culture. My theory is that it is the Tibetans who walked across that land bridge back in the day.

In their earliest culture Tibetans were also into human sacrifice, etc. It blows my mind. CHALE!

Real and Altered

Posted in Art, etsy with tags , , , , , on June 12, 2008 by darcyarts

It’s real if it says it’s Real, right?

Someone got very into putting their thing in the wind here.

I wish I knew more about this artist >

This tag was affixed to a heavy concrete barrier placed at an  access point to an inviting hill out near Shasta College.

I think “off-roaders” like to go there and rip up the place.

No doubt, it’s private property.  Someone used the blank off-white space to make a statement. I love that there is a whole between the R and the e. I love the colors.

Check this out:

 This is from a website that is thick with interesting stuff.

It seems to be a blog called SocialFiction.org. I cannot vouch for all the content. It could be the work of a madman. there are lots of cool things to look at.

This image is said there to have once been connected to a Williams Burroughs project.

I believe they attribute the illustration Malcolm MacNeill.

I know nothing about it other than this is hella cool.

Spacemen and wrench-headed ghost skeletons and Mayans.