maandag 9 juni 2014

The Earth Rocks, while the Moon Swings, performing a smashing duet!

It's been a while since the last Witty Art update, as I've been busy with organising a couple of Witty Projects, amongst others the third edition of the quaint and cosy arts 'n crafts market Plein du Publique, a co-creation/co-production together with Roling Ontwerpt. If you're interested, you can find a visual impression of Plein du Publique at my Witty Projects Blog or go to the Plein du Publique Facebook page.

But that all doesn't mean I haven't been busy with Witty Art, just haven't had the time to put some proper updates online - but making up for that right now! 

Introducing: EarthRocks & MoonSwings
The first update being an introduction of a series that has been around since 2012, and actually has proven to be quite a popular one: ''EarthRocks & MoonSwings'', a series of small drawings (10 x 15 cm including a simple clip-on frame).

This series is part of the so-called XS (Xtra Small) Collection a line made up of miniature-sized and ditto-priced Witty Art Originals. That is, prices for works from the XS-line (available in standard sizes of 10x15, 13x18 and 18x24 max) are up to € 100,- max (including 6% VAT) and often are on special sale. By offering this XS Collection, I hope to make some of my art work accessible for people who don't have a huge budget - and hey, whether I ever make into the MoMa or not, I intend to keep it that way! 

Little Moon & Little Earth
''EarthRocks & MoonSwings'' are what you could go call a happy-go-lucky duo. Despite some ''rocky times'' and a bit of ''moody blues'', they stick together no matter what, and either laugh, dance, jump, run, walk, stroll or even carry each other through life. Their world is actually not that bad and I guess I could describe this as one of the most carefree series I have made so far. Perhaps that is what's the secret to their popularity: people experience this to be a very uplifting series, as they can relate to the two characters in many ways. I've been told ''Little Moon & Little Earth'' to many people represent true friendship or even true love, capable of surviving anything.

Well, the slightly Dystopian World of Witty Art is one full of survivors, not necessarily the fittest (so sorry, Mr Darwin) but survivors none the least. And even though ''Little Moon & Little Earth'' are definitely more cheerful than most inhabitants of this world, they clearly belong there. Let's put it this way: if there were a party around the block tonight, you'd certainly want them around, for as the Earth Rocks and the Moon Swings, they will perform a smashing duet!

Interested in purchasing in these little fellas? Each individual ''EarthRocks & MoonSwings'' (10 x 15 cm) costs just € 50,- and that's including a simple, standard clipframe and 6% VAT (and excluding postal charges etc). 

More drawings featuring these two little fellas are in progress, and, without going into further detail, I am also working on another art project involving these two. But, more information on that will be disclosed later. All in due time!