Monthly Archives: August 2012

Radial Reductions – Andrew Reach’s New Series of Artworks

Andrew Reach’s circles come alive in this series of 20 radial designs distilled from his unique style and methodology. Each Radial Reduction allows Reach to experience freedom and move kinetically through his art by these spinning constructs, much like the Sufi Whirling Dervishes whose spinning dances bring them closer to spiritual bliss.

The series comprises 20 different designs (view virtual catalog below to see enlarged views of them all). Each design is a Limited Edition of 50, Archival Digital Print on Canvas, 24 x 24 inches. Andrew Reach is offering them for sale stretched and ready to hang including shipping for $395. Special discount for 3 at $995.

To inquire about purchase contact Andrew Reach at andrew.reach@gmail.com
Explore more of Andrew Reach’s art at www.andrewreach.com

Radial Reductions Virtual Catalog
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Introducing my new category Movie Pages – Starting off with one of my early Favorites Pollyanna with Hayley Mills, Agnes Moorehead & Jane Wyman

This is the first post to introduce you to and I’m very excited to bring you my new category – Movies, located at the top menu bar of my blog. Hovering over this will pull down a menu of my favorite movies.

To all that have come to my blog, my love for film has been a powerful part of my whole life. I have spent much of my life falling in love with many films and many wonderful actors and actresses.  They will be the films that have been a part of my life from my childhood to brand new ones . There will be scenes of the movies from you-tube, movie stills and posters and books from many of them.

I picked an early favorite of mine, Pollyanna to kick off my movie pages. I hope you enjoy. But just remember as Pollyanna said, “Just be glad”.

 

Click here to see my Movie Scenes From Pollyana page to watch scenes from the movie

Movies Stills and Movie Posters and Lobby Cards below

This is a 3 Sheet Poster

Lobby Card

LobbyCard

Lobby Card

Click here to see my complete collection of Pollyanna Movie Stills.

All posters and books and movie still are from my private movie collection. There will be many more movie stills to come for Pollyanna including lobby cards, press books and posters. Remember to check out my MOVIE category for many of my favorite films.

 

American Splendor,The Art of Gary Dumm & Laura Dumm

This is a film about the husband & wife dynamic duo, the great Cleveland artists Gary and Laura Dumm. They each have their own unique style and often collaborate with each other.

Laura is a painter, using vibrant color along with a kaleidoscope of patterns, she has developed her unique modernist approach, with ambidextrous ease, distilling forms whether they be of people, plants and fauna or animals to their essence. Her favorite subject matter is cats. Her art is completely original and takes to wonderful places.

Gary Dumm is a prolific creator of comics. He writes and illustrates many of his own titles. He also collaborates, illustrating comics for other writers. His imagination has no limits, easily traveling back and forth with an irreverent sense of humor from the mundane to the fantastic to the humorous grotesque and everywhere in between.

An excerpt from Wikipedia says about Gary:
Gary Dumm (b. c. 1949)[1] is an Ohio-based comic book artist known particularly for his work illustrating the comics of Harvey Pekar. From 1977 until Pekar’s 2010 death, he worked on Pekar’s autobiographical comic series, American Splendor, where he appeared alongside such notable comics artists as Robert Crumb, Joe Sacco, and Gerry Shamray. Much of Dumm’s work on American Splendor was as an inker, embellishing the pencils of Greg Budgett and Joe Zabel. (Dumm has also inked Zabel in other venues, including Caliber’s Dancing With Your Eyes Closed, Fantagraphics’ Real Stuff, and Zabel’s own title The Trespassers.) Dumm collaborated with Pekar as the primary artist on two full-length books, Ego & Hubris: The Michael Malice Story, and Students for a Democratic Society: A Graphic History.

visit Laura and Gary’s website to explore more of their art:
www.dummart.com

The day we went over to Laura and Gary’s house. Andrew and I had a wonderful time.

Bruce Baumwoll, Laura Dumm, Andrew Reach, Gary Dumm

AndrewReach  & Laura Dumm

Gary Dumm, Andrew Reach, Laura Dumm, Bruce Baumwoll

Gary Dumm, Andrew Reach, Laura Dumm, Bruce Baumwoll

Laura & Gary Dumm

 

 

 

 

A Young Genius Creates Skeeball Machine out of K’nex Toys

As everyone knows from my earlier posts on my blog, I love skeeball. So when I came across this extraordinary young mans  Skeeball creation, I had to share it. His name is Kyle (aka Shadowman39), based in Tennessee and he makes things out of the building toy K’nex. It’s a fully functioning skeeball machine and counts points. Check out the amazing photos below, the you tube video and his post about the machine on indestructables.com


An excerpt from Kyles post on indesctructables.com about his Skeeball machine says the following:

 Hello everyone! After over a year, it’s finally finished: my Knex skeeball machine! This machine is full-size, coin-operated (takes quarters), turns itself off automatically, and counts points using a mechanical counter. Read More….

Check out Kyles cool video below about his skeeball creations: