19 February 2008

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There is nothing quite like driving by this house on a dreary winter's afternoon. It's entirely hand-painted and covered in patterns, even the garage. I have been trying to get up the guts to ring the door bell and meet the sorcerer behind this enchanted little home for awhile now. Perhaps they suffer from terrible headaches...
This would be a piece by the Chicago-based artist Geoffrey Todd Smith. His precision is quite intriguing, as are his three-dimensional installations, currently showing at Hyde Park Art Center. I think I need to make a quick trip to Chicago. Perhaps Geoffrey Todd Smith suffers from terrible headaches as well...

What is all this talk of headaches, you ask? Why do I like patterns so much, you ask? Because of the science behind the beauty, the subconscious desire for systems, rhythm, and harmony. Maybe this is why I am a graphic designer...


Thanks to my mum for recommending this. But no thanks to my migraines, because at the end of the day you are still wordlessly awful, despite the patterns.

3 comments:

Love is Hell said...

The woman who lives in that house is named Mary. She is really nice, a little off, missing some teeth, and sells her artwork at the 50th and xerxes dunn brothers. She lives over by my parent's place.


She told me her plot about how a movie should be made involving a giant pickle that attacks a city.

It is an amazing house for sure

H_M_H said...

DOOD Kate beat me to it! I've met Mary, she is nice and a little crazy. I didn't know that about the movie plot though... learn something new everyday.

I aspire to create something as immaculate someday...

tuesday bassen said...

The original woman who lived in that house was a neo-nazi and painted swastikas all over the house hidden within the bright colors.