Even doing the draft of I Have Seen The Moon has been irritating, because thanks to having no paper, I couldn’t fit everything on my scratch paper. After doing battle with a closet full of crap, I managed to drag out my monster portfolio, and found a bit of paper and illustration board. I still don’t have anything large enough for the whole work, but at least I can do this bit, which means more painting today, yay! This bit is 14″ x 11.5″.
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The mildly deranged penguin points out van Mumble did not feel constrained by mundane spacial considerations, and happily extended his(?) paintings beyond the confines of the canvas, using the studio, assistants, downstairs pub, clouds overhead, and assorted monsters crawling out of the time-space portals as extensions to fully express teh unique visions. The movements of the assistants, clouds, monsters, and including the canvas repeatedly falling to the floor, ceiling, or into the mug of grog, added a dynamic tension and sense of bafflement to the works. They also give modern curators severe headaches, albeit that perhaps mostly results from reenactments of the van Mumble Dueling Kaleidoscope Sausage, now kept in deadlocked storage in the Under-Under-Gallery.
Meanwhile, scientists find patterns and produce papers on them…