Thursday, August 16, 2007

Garden Gnomes

Done the August 12th in an open air rock festival.

Those angry garden gnomes keeping vigil could epitomize the latest European politics regarding illegal immigration.
from Wikipedia: The first garden gnomes were made in the town of Gräfenroda in Thuringia, Germany in the mid-1800s by Phillip Griebel. Griebel made terracotta animals as decorations and created the gnome based on local myths as a way for people to enjoy the stories of the gnomes' willingness to help in the garden at night. The garden gnome quickly spread across Germany and into France and England, and wherever gardening was a serious hobby. Gnome manufacture spread across Germany with numerous other large and small manufacturers coming into and out of the business, each one having its own particular style of design. World War II was hard on the industry and most producers gave up then. Griebel's descendants still make them and are the last of the German producers, all others having moved production to Poland or China.

The strip at dawn.

Thursday, August 02, 2007


Found this on, Guess it's a gig happening in St Etienne, but i have no idea about that band's drummer which is wearing a pink wig. How tasteless is that?

Here's a better view of the background painting, done back in 1993, sizing 150 by 250 centimeters.