Tuesday, May 27, 2008

What can a typewriter yeild?





As promised...I said I would show what became of that old Corona typewriter. Looks a bit different eh?

I've been on sort of a vampire theme lately. Perhaps because of my recent music acquisitions. As many of you know, I have some residual Goth-ish tendencies, and lately I have been listening to the Kronus Quartet playing Phillip Glass's new soundtrack to the Bela Lugosi Dracula.

Along the same theme I also purchased some nice little treats from Jill Tracy (a nice cabaret style goth), and she is great solo but she and the Malcontent Orchestra put together a soundtrack for the vampire films to end all vampire films...or to begin all vampire films...Nosferatu.

In any event the music seemed to influence the theme and the Rudyard Kipling book of poems "the Vampire" laying about, didn't hurt either.

So I entitle this new typewriter inspired piece: Blood Type.... get it? Okay bad pun.

Sweet dreams....

18 comments:

azirca said...

OH MY! Michael, this is magnificent! I was wondering what you were going to create with your dissected typewriter.
The title of the piece isn't a bad pun at all, I love it, it's clever.

Sam Marshall said...

That is so cool!!!! Love the Nosferatu pics.

Vickie said...

Mmmm, Gothically gorgeous Mr deMeng! You know my fondness for vampires of all sorts from Barnabas to soon-to-be vamp, Johnny Depp. I will never view a typewriter without thinking 'Nosferatu would love that'. Thanks so much for the preview.

jenworden said...

Awesome piece Michael. No (vampire) bat parts in this one?!? ;)

Dale said...

I think this is so very cool! The gears and bits of metal are really awesome! Now, what are you going to do with the keys? Those could be so very cool.

Karen Cole said...

Dare I say.....bloody well done.
ooooo, that spot of blood.

Monda said...

Stunning.

HeArt Collective said...

inspiring little snippets those lovely chopped up typewriters offer! i have a lovely old remington that requires dissection...

hmmm... i wonder if mine can be fae-rly inspired! LOL

jul

Couture de Papier said...

Wow! Stunning! reminds me of DaDa period a little or the movie Naked Lunch.I love your blog and artwork..I have an inner goth too today I was listening to Evesence (must be the mercury retrocrade thing!?)Wow Cabinet of DrCalageri,have you seen Eraserhead? Dead Can Dance love them too ooo having flashbacks! I will have to check out one of your shows in NE area.

thealteredpage said...

This piece is really incredible. Seeing the "before" photo of the typewriter just makes the "after" photo even better.

Jen Crossley said...

WOW what cant you make look fab!!!Michael!!
This is another awesome piece
Jen

MB Shaw said...

The "sun rays" you created are fantastic and such a symbolic disconnect (of sorts) with your theme. I mean this all in a good way of course :-) And you are quite the punny guy as I'm sure you've been told before....excellent piece!

Steph said...

You sure can talk to typewriters !

Christie said...

I so adore this blog and this art. I mistakenly tried to describe it to someone. It has to be seen to be believed.

Burnell Yow! said...

Excellent! Your pieces must be pretty heavy, considering all the metal. Are they? I'm also impressed with your travel/workshop schedule. Any advice for someone contemplating offering workshops?

Babbetto said...

I've always been impressed with everything you've ever done but I really truly love this piece. Must be the typewriter lover in me.

I really love your puny title for it and think it fits wonderfully for this piece.

Looking forward to lots more!

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

alex.lima0 said...

please, I need some help. Could someone tell me the lyrics of these songs: Jill tracy - treasure and petrified. please.