Southwest corner of our sitting room – foto by Smith

Seems to be a paucity of words in my mind lately, so here’s some art from wife, dead mom and me. The cylinder on the floor is a play tunnel for our cat.

K59, 2006, 12″ x 17″, Lady K – foto by Smith

This is the first piece Lady had in a show – and it was stolen by the gallery owner over a dispute with the curator. The day after the opening, the owner locked the gallery and took all our art down to Akron. It took a lawyer to get it back. We used this piece as the back cover art for ArtCrimes 21.

Offworld, 2006, 16″ x 24″ x 2″, Lady K – foto by Smith

This is one of her Liznjan, Croatia, pieces she mailed back to the States. A gorgeous piece.

Exxon Spawn, 10″ x 14″ x 10″, Lady K – foto by Smith

Lady made this one down in Oaxaca, Mexico, using a handmade paper mache Donald Duck mask and some trash found along side the highway.

Cactus Dreams, 24″ x 28″, 1999, Smith – foto by Smith

This is my interpretation of a hallucinogenic peyote cactus dreaming it’s a human.

Paper Work, 9″ x 13″, 2003, Florence “Mother Dwarf” Smith – foto by Smith

One of Mother Dwarf’s many fine pieces.

The Great War (front), 16″ x 13″ x 5″, 2003, Smith – foto by Smith

A two-sided stand-alone. This side features some large gas jets I found on the road and my painted perception of the steel mills down in the flats producing molten steel. Also represents either sunrise or sunset.

The Great War (back), 16″ x 13″ x 5″, 2003, Smith – foto by Smith

This is the backside – it’s as complicated as the other side is simple, and as dark as the front is light — “night” to the frontside’s “day”.

One Response

  1. Fantastic stuff. I said it before and I repeat it here — the City of Cleveland should declare that entire apartment to be an urban treasure, and opened to the public. It would be like the Pueblo in Taos NM — you & Lady would be leading your lives, while paying visitors would stroll through.

    “Oh look Mabel, there’s the artist! What’s that he’s smoking? I wish I could be an artist — it sure looks like fun. What time does the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame close? Maybe we should move to Cleveland!”

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