-Old power cord from a lamp. This one, actually.
-V-Disc, Number 160, Harry James and His Orchestra: “Better Give Me Lots of Lovin’, Honey” b/w “Savannah” (1943 or 1944)*
-Not too sure what the wood was originally. I think maybe it was a base to put remotes on so they didn’t slide along a table?
Painted the wood base. Screwed-in the record. Glued-on the cord.
*V-Discs have a pretty cool history. In the middle of World War II there was a major musician strike so many of the popular acts were not able to record. A deal with the military allowed them to make new music with the stipulation it would only go to those serving overseas and never sold. After the war, the records were supposed to be destroyed, but many were smuggled over. You can read more about them here.
Another LED branch stuffed in an old lamp base.
LED light up branch inside the base of an old lamp.
Made this one as a late Christmas present for my mom.
"Casserole Vice" (2013)
Pictures of gross food, from the same 1979 issue of McCall’s that just keeps giving.
Pictures of Crockett, Tubbs from the LP covers of volumes 1 and 2 of the Miami Vice soundtrack.
Background image is the cover to a 12” dance single.
With a layer of parchment paper over it.
I had all these materials lying around and wanted to do something with them. Here’s how they wound up. Arnold is lifted off the cardboard a little bit to give the piece some depth.
Album cover to “New Year’s Eve with Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians”, painted black
Arnold is from he cover of the Betamax version of “Pumping Iron”
Insert from a Pepsi ad in an old Spots Illustrated
Vantage cigarette ad from a 1979 issue of McCall’s
Insert from an old contest ran in the New York Post, 1983.
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL PHOTOSHOP.
Album cover to the “Jaws” soundtrack
Picture of Mayonnaise jar from 1979 issue of McCall’s
Acrylic paint to cover the jar.
Collage of a mailer from Fuccillo Kia, taped together on cardboard.
Every area has a king of car dealerships. In upstate New York, Billy Fuccillo is that king. I got a large baseball-themed flyer for his Kia dealership in the mail several months ago, and it was loaded with different sizes of the same picture as well as his catchphrase, “HUGE!”. So I put them all together.
How can one word be a catchphrase? Here’s the best example of Billy on the internet: http://youtu.be/DXRaboSo70A
"Stan Hansen" (2013)
The master of the lariat and (as 1991 WCW would want you to believe) sloppy tobacco chewing. Whenever I imagine Hansen, it’s always just eyebrows, a mustache, and angrily coming at me.
The Japanese characters spell out “Stan Hansen”, I hope.
Acrylic and marker on painter’s drop cloth.
Don’t really have a title for this one, but my goal was to have Freddy Fender sticking it to some millionaires on a yacht. I hope that’s how it comes across.
Acrylic and marker on painter’s drop cloth
Freddy Fender, courtesy of “The Best of Freddy Fender”, 1977. Glued him to some cardboard, so Freddy is actually about a 1/4” of an inch of the canvas.