Back to painting for me. 16 x 20 inches, acrylic on canvas, produced in Sacramento, CA in May of 2018, This is based on a small watercolor painting I did some years ago. You can see some major and minor changes in design and coloration, but the basics are there. I will probably continue to work with this basic imagery. There is a post-cubist element to the construction and design, and an attention to color application and, in the case of the new work, a painterly approach. I would love to hear comments on the images – what impact do they have on you?
all images ©2018 Stuart Dummit
It has been a while. I’m still here. I still make stuff. I am happy, I am sad. I am like this drawing; I exist as individual dots that, when seen from a distance, seem to imply a coherent whole, but, in fact, there are only individual, isolated dots. And what do they imply? A dot. An implied dot.
Just one, single, implied dot.
I think I’ve believed in some sort of magic all of my life. Back when I was less old than I am now, I believed it came in many flavors. There was a mystical and supernatural element to everything. If a spray can of Pledge used the word “magic” in its marketing, I was inclined to believe that the can itself might be used as a magic wand. This view of things changed as I became jaded and, as some might believe, more practical. Still, in the beginning of the last third of my physical presence on this planet, I continue to believe, if not hope, that there is magic in this world. Today, I was proven correct. Behold….
I mean, how much cooler can you get? “Magic,” and with a spaceship! I was so freaking happy when I saw this at the drugstore. Even better than Sea Monkeys! So here’s the plan: I’m going to get this set up. I’m going to do it right, and I’m going to document it. Right here. Yet another cool thing to follow on this site.
Make life interesting. Allow magic, how ever it manifests itself, into your life.
©2017 Stuart Dummit All Rights Reserved. DEStudios Productions and StuartDMT.
In a few days I’ll be shifting the old posts and new material for the Boot Series to their own page, freeing the main page for other projects, including more text posts. I know I don’t get a lot of traffic from the text, but it is important and I do wish I could find a way to get folk to read and comment on the writing. In any case, the new BOOTS TAB will be up this weekend and a redesigned DEStudios site will be running soon. More boots, more leather, more art, music, philosophy, musings, humor, stuff. Lots of stuff. And videos. More videos. Until then, become aware of your body and that which surrounds it. You inhabit your flesh for only a short time, make good use of the sensations it can render and experience.
Where the man meets the earth.
©2017 Stuart Dummit
The Sole of a Man.
Subtle differences. A stain can be seen on the leather in the upper right. What is it? Where did it come from? Why is it there? does it add to the character of the boot? does it tell a story?
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Jeans inside the shaft of the boot, looking down from the top. Sturdy straps and buckles secure the leather around the calf. And yes, there is a dog collar around the shaft of this boot.