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Feeling a little discombobulated

Today’s sphere is somewhat discombobulated. It thought it was meant to be studying basic human interactions but has managed to do so at an illegal rave in the Essex countryside. There’s laser lights, strobes, sweaty ravers, day glo clothing and loud pumping psychedelic trance coming from a nearby speaker pyramid. People seem to be happy but there are many confusing interactions. How is Grey sphere 004 meant to process this? Perhaps it’s best if it heads outside for a quick sit down to get its head together…

It’s on A2 paper and has been made using the magic of spraypaint, stencils  and a misspent youth. Drop us a line if interested.

Cheers

id-iom

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Of every stripe

Sometimes I really not sure if i believe wikipedia. I was looking for some inspiration for this here write up and looked up ‘stripes’. According to Wikipedia ‘stripes on clothing first appeared in the Medieval times. During that era, only prisoners, criminals, clowns, prostitutes, hangmen, etc. were seen wearing a black and white stripped garment.’ This paragraph is then finished with ‘During the 60s and 70s, more and more people started to wear striped shirts as the garment was seen as a symbol of rebellion.’ Now I’m no scholar on stripes but that all sounds like a load of balderdash to me.

Anyway, I digress, today’s sphere is examining some microscopic stripes that are barely visible to the human eye. I’ve magnified the picture enough so it’s all clearly visible. Why she’s examining the microscopic stripes is anyone’s guess. She’s on A2 and has been made using the magic of stripes, stencils, spraypaint and imagination. Drop us a line if interested…

Cheers

id-iom

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In-Vest

So there I was in the pub the other day professionally ignoring the football when this guy came up to me and started pontificating about how secure an investment of Bitcoin surely was. He told me he could increase my investment 100 fold. It surely seemed a little too good to be true but I entertained him because there was still 40 mins left on the game of ballfoot to endure. Come full time he was still banging on about a new crypto wallet or some such rubbish. It took all conversational skills I’ve garnered over the years just to get a word in edgeways and in that conversational sweet spot I somehow managed to get him to accept a small portrait of himself by way of my investment. I’m not really sure how i’m going to get my investment back but I did manage to get rid of him. For now at least. The Bitcoin investors are easily startled but they’ll soon be back. And in greater numbers.

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id-iom

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When you run out of paper

Sometimes, when you’ve run out of paper but the Muse is still riding you like a seaside donkey there’s nowt for it but to grab whatever is at hand and set to work. A newspaper advert for an estate agents was the selected canvas and a slightly sinister face in black and white was the preferred image. Don’t ask me why because I really don’t know. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. If only I can find where I’ve put this then it may eventually makes it way to the Wheatpaste Department and then onto the street – unless someone demands it in their life. Which would be a bit odd. But stranger things have happened at sea. Or so they say.

Cheers

id-iom

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What’s the song? (cryptic stencilling edition)

Do you know what happens when I’m left alone for too long. This. This is what happens. I happened upon the heart stencil whilst doing a small tidy of my paint area. It had slipped down the back of the table. Pesky stencil. Upon realising what stencil it was my brain did some kind of paradigm shift and unleashed an earworm upon me. Now I’m attempting to bring that earworm to you through the medium of cryptic stencilling. Once I’d knocked up a quick gun stencil I was good to go. So, which 80’s karaoke classic am I trying to get across here? Answers on a postcard. And if i’m lucky you’ll have it bouncing round your head all day. I’m all heart sometimes…

Cheers

id-iom

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Out of the ether and on to the paper

Out of the ether and on to the paper

Out of the ether and on to the paper

Whilst rustling around for some paper to start a piece on I came across a bit which had, quite lazily, been used as a piece of scrap to test a pen and wipe a paint brush. It had obviously been the closest thing to hand. As it had no other apparent use I decided to just have a little play around with it and guess what happened this little beauty came out of the ether. I’m not really sure what to say about it apart from the fact you never quite know what you’re going to get before you start…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Out of the ether and on to the paper
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, spray paint, watercolour and charcoal
Size: A2

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If you hate everything…

I’ve always liked to imagine that the Manic Street Preachers’ 1998 song ‘If you tolerate this your children will be next‘ was about the Daily Mail and the fact that if we’re not careful they’ll be putting out a daily junior edition to indoctrinate our children into their radicalised nonsensical thinking.

Then before you can say ‘Social websites harm a child’s brain!’ we’ll all be making highly judgemental knee jerk reactions to every possible scenario, whether we know a single thing about it or not. This would inevitably lead to a catastrophic chain of events whereby most of the UK population would become diehard Daily Mail readers and we’d become a totalitarian police state. id-iom would then have to raise a resistance army made up from the hardy few who experienced a serious case of cognitive dissonance on perusing the Mail. I can only imagine the resulting conflict would be much like the film ‘Red Dawn‘ (the 1984 version not the 2012 version) and we’d eventually rise triumphant in some bleak alternate universe.

After a quick bit of internet research it actually turns out that the song is actually about the Spanish Civil War. Apart from that however I’d like to think my imagined story still holds true. If you haven’t read the Daily Mail and generally disklike everything in life then maybe, just maybe, you should give it a go. Anyway, what else was I meant to do with a copy of the Daily Mail?

Cheers

id-iom

Title: If you hate everything….
Materials: Newspaper, spray paint, stencils, paint pen and varnish
Size: 40 x 40 cm
Available – Please email if interested

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