MY WHITE TRASH FAMILY SERIES [2004-2014] by KIM ALSBROOKS
For the past 10 years, artist Kim Alsbrooks has been painting 17th-18th century style mini portraits on trash in the same vain as the watercolor on ivory era paintings.
"The trash is found flat, on the street. One cannot flatten the trash. It just doesn’t work. It must be found so that there are no wrinkles in the middle and the graphic should be well centered. Then the portraits are found that are complementary to the particular trash…The trash is gessoed in the oval shape, image drawn in graphite, painted in oils and varnished."
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Detail of martian babe @maddymcclellan
Turned my friend @maddymcclellan into a martian babe.
Detail shot/my brother’s original lettering
Based on an old drawing where my little brother misspelt ‘Krueger,’ I call this piece: “No hats allowed at work, Freddy”
Doodle of The Xenomollis. Performing similarly to earth’s mollusk, this predator w/ its hard shell, alloy based teeth, & large paletted tongue is found in the depths of the Yfel Ocean on the planet Callirrhoe. Research suspects origin of the species may have been engineered on the planet LV-233. [apart of faux-research ‘Creatures of the deep space’ series]
Doodle of evolved Tiburonia Granrojo. With similar movement of earth’s jellyfish, it captures prey w/ it’s 4 rotating tongues & breaks it down with a cylindrical row of teeth. [apart of the ongoing faux-research on the ‘creatures of the deep space’ in the planet Callirrhoe’s Yfel Ocean]