Look at the Pretty Shapes and Colors

— ROOF, CARPENTER SKYSCRAPER 12, RIO DE JANEIRO, BRASIL, EARTH 2.82

Ooo, look!

Hey, how’d you get in here?! I thought I locked the door. What do you want? Oh god please don’t kill me!

Oh.

You’re here to look at art and read? Sorry about that.. I’m a little jumpy. I had a sip of coffee yesterday. Below you’ll see a link to the newest additions.

NEWEST ADDITIONS

Above you saw a link to the newest additions gallery. I don’t show that to just anybody, you know. We’ve got a connection of some sort, I can tell. Probably an internet connection. That’s right. I said it.

Truth.
Truth.

So… Did you check them out? They are made of pretty shapes and colors, as most visual art is.

Spend some time appreciating the art. It’s good for you. There are people in your life who look at and enjoy art. They are winning. Don’t let them win. Use my website to get back at them and view more art. There are now almost 400 items in the mattcarpenterart.com gallery.

Psychedelic Spore, 2003

Some of them are new. Some of them are over 10 years old, like the one to the right (If you’re on mobile, it’s up above – keep your eyes on the road, buster!). The style has both changed and stayed the same. Holy shit that’s the most “artist” CRAP I’ve ever said. I’m learning it!

One thing I’m struggling with recently is trying to come up with shit to say about my art. I’m going to be selling it soon and in order to do that, I’ve gotta have SOMETHING to say about each thing. I know, I know, “hey let the art speak for itself.” But if somebody asks “So what does this mean?” I can’t just say “It speaks for itself, ya dummy!”

So I’m trying to figure out how to have at least a few words about each thing. Lemmie practice on you with this one down here on the left (If you’re on mobile, it’s down below. Don’t drop your phone!):

The Point, 2002

“Ahh, yes, ‘The Point.’ I’m glad you asked. You see, I made this one back in 2002 and I have no clue what it means but look at the pretty shapes and colors. I like it, and you should, too.”

See, I’m getting really good at this! I’ll be perfecting artist-speak in no time! Let’s try another one:

Stick Chain

“Ahh, yes, ‘Stick Chain.’ I’m glad you asked. You see, I made this one about two weeks ago and I have no clue what it means but look at the pretty shapes and colors. I like it, and you should as well.”

See how I changed it up there with the “as well” instead of “too” at the end? You’ve got to do that to prevent sounding repetitive. Thanks for doing a couple “drills” with me. I could tell this would be good. From the moment I thought you were trying to kill me earlier, I knew you were going to be helpful.

So hey, don’t forget to look at the new stuff (The second “f” in the word “stuff” can’t be trusted with a link. You’d understand if you knew that f) if you didn’t already. There will always be more on the way, so check back in at least every year or two. You won’t regret it. If you do somehow regret it, let me know, and I’ll give you a free explanation of one of my artworks.

In the meantime, don’t forget to clip your teeth and brush your nose, kids!

Spirectangle
Spirectangle
Circangle. Click it for a larger version.
Circangle. Click it for a larger version.
Top and Bottom. Click it for a larger version. If you're into that kind of thing.
Top and Bottom. Click it for a larger version. If you’re into that kind of thing.