Monday, March 30, 2009

Art 101

Two things make expateek nearly delirious with joy.

The first is blagging her way onto an international flight with an extra item of carry-on, and the second is having an original work of art in her hot little hands.

And when the moon is in the 7th house, and Jupiter aligns with Mars, that is, when both of those things happen together, well!! expateek's practically out of her mind, most definitely drifting giddily in some 5th Dimension.

Here's the original painting that expateek managed to stow in the overhead bin on her latest flight out of Heathrow.

IMG_6836 langford ptg 1, originally uploaded by ehdindigo.

Painted by Donnell Langford, a young artist with Scandinavian and American roots, this painting reminds expateek of works by Gene Davis, Ellsworth Kelly and Brice Marden. If only the Philadelphia Museum of Art had learned of this work before organising their new exhibition, Cezanne and beyond!

When expateek once again lives in a home she can call her own (one where she's allowed to hammer 85,000 picture hooks into the walls), this will be one of the first things she hangs up.

You know you're sick with envy.... and expateek's sorry she made you sad.

But not that sorry.

Ta ta for now. expateek is off to contemplate her navel painting now.



Pochyemu said...

I loovveee that painting. The colours are FAB! I felt that happiness when I bought my latest Navitrolla ( Buying art FEELS GOOD!

Don said...

Miss E- I am glad you enjoy your new acquisition! (not sure about the 'young' though...)

If you want to get into art dealing, I'd happily be a client, if you'll have me, that is.

expateek said...

Don -- Hey, look, that could be good! I've already got one potential client, just above you in the comments. Your fan base is growing exponentially!

Forgot to flesh out the bio with the colour-blindness issue, which makes you even more fascinating than you already are! Perhaps will save that for the brochure, press releases, and website when we get you up and running and all famous and everything.

And of course, you're young! It's all in yer head anyway.

Pochyemu -- Isn't it wonderful? And blues and greens are my favourite colours... I'm in heaven!