There's a lot of pomposity about with art isn't there? Isn't there?? Well, I think there is, especially when it comes to "real" art. So there I was standing in front of some performance art thingy, you know the stuff that us mere mortals stare at, trying not to look like we don't understand it but then giving in and saying under our breath.."what a load of crap that is".. as I did in ear shot of an art know-it-all who looks scornfully and then pathetically at me and attempts to enlighten me. I suppose the standard fit retro style "art" that us mere mortals tend to think of as art is all about accuracy, lighting and mood ie depicting something recognisable and being painted in a way that the person looking at it would be able to interpret any message that lay within the confines of the image, whilst at the same time left in no doubt it was a marvelous depiction of say a fruit bowl, or some heavily garbed camp looking pink satin trousered geezer with a feather in his hat sitting on top of a shiny white horse.. At least the word art is universally understood and in most languages as far as I know is "art" so when you say art most people understand it..then we have murals. Now I don't want to sound pompous, but murals are murals, and there's only one way to spell it, in English at least, but unfortunately in the UK there's a rather unfortunate alternative that has come about since Stan and Hilda Ogden on a UK TV soap in the 70's called Coronation Street had a "mural" on their wall. ( you may have noticed I used quotation marks there in a somewhat pompous way I suppose as the mural in question was actually a large photograph..) It was a mural of a pacific island if I remember rightly, not that I watched "Corry" a lot, but Stan & Hilda called it, in true "northern" style a "muriel". So I'm painting a mural the other day and this bloke comes up and looks at it and says, "So you paint muriels then?"..I just laughed and said "yeah"..
With changes to Googles algorithmns (no I don't know what they are either) I'm desperately trying and hopefully not failing to keep up with technology, but as an artist, my creative mind leaves me somewhat at sea (azure blue naturally) when you mention meta names, div class and anything to do with coding...aaaarrrrgggghhh!!!! So I'll apologise now if any of this website doesn't work, you'll just have to bear with me while I take a nap, do some yoga, have a brew and then, and only if I really feel like it, get back to my computer and fix it. After all, if I was meant to be a techno wiz kid, I'd have a beard, lots of straggly hair, stir my tea with a biro and enjoy playing games anhialiating heavily armed alien creatures on x-box or whatever platform they prefer..look, I've got murals to paint so that's what I do, but if you'd like to tell me what you think of my new site, any problems you find with it etc, I'd be delighted..well delighted's probably putting it a bit strongly..maybe fairly pleased that you've been kind enough to contact me so in anticipation of a flood of techno wiz kid comments about how low tech my website is, I'm off to have a butty..by for now..thanks to BlackTie.co for the coding, and hope you like what I do..bye for now..Mark.
Same as yesterday. The end.
When you look in a mirror, do you see yourself or someone else? Look, get over it, its you ok so stop pretending you look sexy.. in all probably you don't..well not to other humans, maybe to next doors Chihuahua..you are what you are..OK?