Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Name Game

For some reason naming things is fun. Perhaps, too, it is a privilege, as illustrated in the Dylan tune, "Man gave names to all the animals, in the beginning."

Biologists enjoy naming new plants and astronomers new planets. We all enjoy the tussle of coming up with just the right names for our sons or daughters. And Hollywood stars often begin their careers coming up with a "stage name" for themselves. Cars, dormitories, businesses, streets and books all have names. And so do most of the 130+ pieces in my art show here in Duluth during the month of July.

Here are just a few of the titles I had fun coming up with:

Can't You Hear Me Knockin'
Minnesota Guy
Self Portrait As Hero (my self portrait in the Dark Knight costume)
The Piano Player
Full Moon I
Street Punk
Haiku 31
Haiku 32
15.24 x 15.24 cm
Mars Venus
Pink Whirling Dervish
Street Legal
Indian Railways, 1939
Time Out Of Mind
Man w/out a Face
Seahorse Suite
Boston Fan
Scars Remain
Mad Cow
Golden Girl
Intaglio Tears
Les Miserable
Man w/out a Shirt
Bud Ginsberg
Cat Man
Lilac Petals
Turbulence Over The Prairie
Man w/Dark Shades
Why (Green)
Why (Red)
The Sybil
Three Women
Tribute to Matisse
3 Paint Tubes, 2 Tickets
Statue of Liberty
Not Dead Yet
The Bird Watcher
Third Base Coach
Brass, Feathers
Old Paint, New Fortunes
Blue Mohawk
The Star Gazer
Where Teardrops Fall
En Sof
Bueno Americano
Don Quixote de la Mancha
It Tolls For Thee
Sad Clown
Conflict in South America
Visual Linguistic
Magic Garden
Google Earth
Lincoln II
Lincoln III
XOXO (Love You Lots)

Well, you get the picture. Or maybe you don't since the pictures are there and not here. But naming is fun for sure.

The show is open to the public throughout the month of July. You can see these and other pieces at The Venue @ Mohaupt Block at 2024 West Superior Street in Duluth. The Open House will be held on Tuesday, July 21 from 6 - 9 p.m. and everyone reading this is invited.
In the meantime, have a great day.

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