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I've continually had a liking for the mystical, but it wasn't until I matured a little iota that I discovered John Maus!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:13 am 
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This is my first collage art, ever. I hope the fans like it. My influences for this work were collage artists Julien Pacaud and Jeffrey Meyer.

I'm currently learning the medium in order to eventually produce an animated collage-like music video for "No Title (Molly)". As I mentioned on the other thread, I find the idea of android-human love very compelling to study, and I think the theme would fit that song. No idea if John approves, or finds the idea interesting though.

Title: "Can't Wait Till Next Year"
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:39 pm 
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As a fan, I love it so much. |:o


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:42 am 
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Really good job, can you share the symbolism, or is that for us to figure out?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:11 am 
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Thanks guys! :)

So, this is primarily about John's need to "appear". Every statue of his is one more effort, and one step closer to the desire of success (symbolized by the woman's statue). Getting closer to success would also bring him closer to the mega-city in the background though, the place where people lose their authenticity, their identity, and their values. So it's kind of a double-edged sword. As for the two people with the umbrellas, it's us, the fans. As art lovers do, we have the best in mind, but we often become curators. We would review, or even criticize his work and that's a questionable move on our part. It's easy for the fans to do this, since most speak under the protection of anonymity online (hence the umbrellas).

I had a blast doing collage artwork so far btw, I think I found my favorite medium of expressing my frustrations with the world as it stands. Check out my most recent work if you're interested. Warning: My work is highly political, and often caustic...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:23 pm 
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Very cool, and nice blog. I don't know if Ted still posts here, but he did some great collages using old National Geographic magazines...

http://www.tedwiggin.com/Collages/collages.html


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 1:01 pm 
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One more collage featuring John. I think I like this collage the best from any other I made so far. :victory:

Title:When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you” (Nietzsche quote)
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(click for a high-res printable version, it should print well up to 24"x24")


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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 2:37 pm 
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SUPERB!


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 6:25 am 
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liking these a lot. keep it up.


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It looks like an album cover! :D


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:33 am 
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Thanks guys! Dean, you're the second person who tells me that my previous collage looks like an album cover, so I guess there might be something to it...

Here's my latest John Maus collage (and last one I do for the next few weeks, since I need to study). This is a piece inspired by Theodor Adorno’s and John Maus’ teachings. Click the image below for a 24"x36" poster-size printable version.

Explanation: As colorfully attractive Normality looks at the first sight, it’s a very limited state of mind, resulting in the death of the person’s progress. On the piece, Society on the left, and Authority on the right, both safely situated on the well-defined terrain, keep the person imprisoned to Normality (and therefore his intellectual death). Masterfully, they also keep him tied down, blind of all the possibilities on his back, which are as endless as the Universe itself.

Title: "Normality is Death" (Adorno quote)
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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 5:02 am 
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Last one! Last one, I promise! This whole collage hobby thing became addictive... :shock:

Title: "There is no Love that is not an Echo" (Adorno)
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 2:27 pm 
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Wowza 8D


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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 4:53 pm 
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normality is death is my favorite out of these. it would look perfect on a maus cassette release.


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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 3:12 pm 
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I would prefer that Eugenia's artwork be used for the new John cd: [ img ]


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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2012 10:51 pm 
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A few weeks ago I made some illustration-type work, but it didn't come out right, so I abandoned the project. I picked it up again recently, and this triptych is the result. Click here to download the zip file (18 MB) that contains all 3 high-res printable files. Or, click the image below to view a somewhat larger version of the combined work:

Title: "Quantum Exchange with the Fourth Dimension"
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