This is a small collection of some of the stuff I make some parts are for sculpture
some for paintings some remain elements of a personal narrative I find still useful .
Below is a 3D Collage or photo essay/collage it uses electronics some from a Christmas
card ( hidden from view ) that plays musical theme's like Noel & some devices that twinkle
a few strands of small lights glowing behind the cut out life sizes Child's image made by
enlarging a color magazine photo gluing it to a cut out slowest duplicate made of sheet
of an of aluminum ( to prevent it from warping ) that fits the inside dimensions of a frame
made the size of a mans shirt box covered with as many denominations of foreign currency
that were available at the time.
The concept came from combining the deeply moving comments of Ms. Audrey
Hepburn as see on TV during an interview a year before her death from cancer.
And the text of a very very cruel joke told by a jaded & boorish pseudo hipster at a
reception held for a small group of Swiss Authors, poets and novelist given on the
occasion of there reading poetry & excerpts of there novels at the NY YMCA earlier that
evening it was sponsored by the Swiss Embassy held in the privet home of the Ambassador
at that time in NYC
The joke is about:
How to tell when on the beach of San Trope in sonny southern France which one's are the
Ethiopian ( an actual African ) There the ones with there Rolexes around there waists.
[The country of Ethiopia was victim of a Deadly DROUGHT we sent them surplus dry grain
drooped from airplanes as if they were Cattle stuck in the Snow. ] Drought = no water.
No one laughed but him but I think that was actually in deference to my presence because
he made the rounds telling it over and over & got a few stifled chuckles and all though
not the life of the party,I my self nor any one suggested he be thrown out for such savage
I met many good people at the party waiting for my friend, one of the Swiss (Poet Novelist)
authors to show up all evening that summer , I also met the Ambassador of Austria also
a poet. But that is another story as they say.
"What Knowledge of Christmas"
Untitled © 1998-2000 Mingus Designs all rights reserved 16" x 20" wood, photo assorted electronics
Untitled © 1998-2000 Mingus Designs all rights reserved 16" x 20" wood, photo assorted electronicscs
" Wisdom found off African chocolate candy bar wrapper unseen by the namer or keeper "
© 1998-2000 Mingus Designs PC photo montage the point is remove your self from wealth.
This kid looks like ( me at about 10 ) he is Levitating the Rosetta stone cutting board to reveal
a cache of gem stones (representing the enormous wealth he can't eat ) the Ideas keep coming.
So fast now this site is a bloated 80.5 Meg !!! 180 pages or more, all I need to do is edit this puppy
to a CD and dump a bunch of overlap so say the wise ones. Personally I like the omelet as is.
Pass the paprika please . Hey Sam how's it going? ED
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