Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Dennis J Hayes IV

"Digestive Dual"
Latex, acrylic, spray paint, shellac, varnish, India Ink, tar, on reclaimed board
20 x 25 x 1.5
2007

14 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the.. where did this come from? who is dennis hayes the IV? this is pretty slick. what's up with the design? and the birds? and the brown? hmm?

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's a beautiful painting. But I have to say, that the proportions on the upper cedar waxwing is all wrong. They are remarkably elegant birds, even ghostly, and that is absent in this depiction. Otherwise, nice.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"are all wrong." sorry bout that.

5:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is one of the most interesting as of late . . .

7:59 PM  
Anonymous andy k said...

awesome work as always dennis

3:20 PM  
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9:51 AM  
Anonymous dennis hayes said...

Anons and Andy i would like to Thank You for your kind remarks regarding the painting. As for Anon 2 i am stoked about your remark however i feel you may have missed the point, which is totally cool too. So i ll use this oppertunity to give you a lil bit of background on my work because i am guessing most of the people on this blog are probably unfamiliar with it. I use birds in a personified manner, as in characters in society (bird equals specific niche). Most of my paintings are related to enviromental or political issues and i would say a majority of that being about agriculture. I first started concentrating on painting birds after reading the "state of birds" an essay published by the Audubon Society and there downfall in health as a species. I try to keep all my paintings subtle and not to in your face so i appreciated the fact that you picked up on the fact he was a bit chunky as the title "Digestive Dual". When i was painting this i was thinking of processed foods and gluteny hence the fact that thier "dinner plates" are just as large as them. As you pointed out the waxwing is a remarkably elegant bird and i tend to relate them to the upper crust of society. They are also a bird that has an interesting history in regards to diet in the past century. There migration to the right coast over the past hundred years was made possible by the introduction non native decrotive species of berry bushes in the 30s 40s and 50s. Hence changing there diet as they migrated east and changing there coloring more to an orange in hue. Either way I Hope this helps in introducing my work and giving some basis of the thought process behind my work. Thank you again to all who has commented.
Dennis

10:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Nolan has a pseudonym?

...where's the sarcasm button on this keyboard?...

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i thought mike smith already did this with a vacuum cleaner and dirty clothes.

6:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what the fuck is this ?
really pls let me know

6:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i predict that there will be a ton of defense for this work in a minute, you know, like the point is to create a conversation and how can it be so bad if there's so much talk about it . does this all sound familiar?

m.

6:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'd rather watch paint dry than look at this stupid photo

6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of negative has already been said, so............. what and why, and.............. is this really what resulted from four years of art school???

wow

underwhelmed...

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Maree said...

Interesting to know.

6:53 PM  

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