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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

HongKong Under Construction I Video (did I get the spelling right?).

About This Project

Took me forever. First, I completed "the project" donkey years ago. Loaded it up as a folder on my Gmail account and saved it on my system. That's when the movie twist started.

Corrupted File

My system 'caught' a virus and this infected the files. I thought I had already covered that area (since I had it stored on my Gmail account).

Didn't Work

I tried downloading it from the account and it did not turn out as I expected. Apparently, some of the files were already corrupted before loading it up and that's what Gmail returned back to me.

What Next?

I gave it a long break (like very long a break) and when I attempted to get the folder from Gmail, I was told that they no longer stored folders (I think that is what I was told). So I could not download it.

What Next II?

I started the art work again (and it was real work). It took me about 3 years or more (granted, I did not labor at it day and night everyday). I finally completed the first part, which was to get it frame done (you will have to see it to have an idea of the amount of time I had to put into this labor of loaf-art).
The second part was easier and that was turning each frame into a short movie. I broke it down to 3 distinct stages.

What Next III?

It was a call be Guardian Witness that made me complete the task. They were asking for artistic contributions for their "witness program" and I kind of figured they might be interested in it. They weren't (although I think they accepted, then rejected two other loaf-art artworks).
Having completed the project, I decided to post it here (I knew I was still going to post them here whether they accepted it or not).


Let me post the first part here and we might get to talk about it and the others soon (that will be next year). And by the way; Happy New Year!!!


Here's what I'm thinking of doing.
  • Post a video
  • Talk (write) about the video
  • Post the frames that make up each video & talk about them since they are individual artworks, each building on the other(? Not too sure about this yet)
  • Post the next video and repeat the above 
Everything above was done using the Paint Program
Comments are invited 

Thursday, May 14, 2015




I think I have something about space. I just realized that it is a theme I always come back to with my loaf-art. I can reel out AnotherSpaceLife, then there was Spaceportal and now there is Splashspace, which is something I did before Spaceportal (I think I have posted something on it before but I am not sure). Maybe I should just omit the word space, beginning to sound like a movie director that is stuck on one rail.

But there is something about space that will always remain compelling. The intricate connection of stars, galaxies and everything that is space has with everything else makes it a place where we are undeniably one with it.

Splashspace is a collage of every space phenomenon. It shows our frailty and strength, in-consequence and value. You can see energies and how they are a paradox of self-sustenance and dependence on each other.

There is balance and it is a balance that is robust and delicate at the same time. The implosion or explosion of Jupiter could be the end of our solar system, just as the destruction of our moon could mean the destruction of the earth as we know it. There is balance at every scale. Therefore, Splashspace talks about scale.

Things happen in splashes and the ripple effect is evident. And just as the Sun is a living entity as it were and anytime it coughs the earth and its cousins sneeze, the same rule applies howbeit on a larger scale when it comes to inter-galactic relationships.
Energy is being released and absorbed at that level as stars go out and come to live. We are interconnected. A piece of paper that is dropped in some street in New York will have a ripple effect that will affect someone on the streets of Melbourne.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

InTheThroes: Art as Thick Expression

InTheThroes Loaf-art

InTheThroes is a very expressive work of art that may leave little to the imagination. There is a clear attempt to leave abstract figures as most of the Microsoft Paint loafart on this blog tend to be and depict something that is clear enough for any observer to note. For instance, a hand can be clearly seen boldly stripped in the strong colors of loafart.
Without aiming to prejudice the subjective interpretations of the forms depicted in this artwork, the other form seems to suggest a woman. This is underlined by motion, which the whole canvas seems to depict. The woman seems to be walking while the hand seems to be in motion.
This is interesting because it looks like the hand is in the act of moving towards groping the woman. This is underscored by the name of the piece InTheThroes. The bigger picture the name suggests is not the particular act itself but the capturing of intention. Intention is motion and once that motion is set, it is a good as the act being committed even when something happens to prevent that act from actually happening.
This is arguably one of the best loafart in terms of expression. However, it can be chalked up with others that follow the style of using thick black lines. You can also see this with confarence and cultural collapse collage.
It would be interesting to get a more subjective interpretation of this work of art so your thoughts are welcome.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spaceportal & Desert Tent Interview


What’s up with the poem?
It’s nice of you to drop by again. As for the “poem” I see it as part of the artwork
Can you expand on that?
It creates a funnel that leads the reader into the image, creating an immersive experience. Anyone that reads about would hopefully want to spend more time looking at the artwork. This makes the “poem” section part of the artwork.
Did you just decide to say anything because you are doing something on space or do you really believe that Space will lead the way in future to the point of being bigger than the internet?
I do believe that
The sheer size of the potential waiting to be tapped and all the jobs, professions and industries it will create and deepen.
It does not look like that now…?
True but things are heading in a direction that will allow almost every sci-fi daydream to have the potential of becoming a reality.
Is there any special attachment to the name Spaceportal?
The name is a critical aspect of the loaf-art work. It is the gateway, the beginning of a journey. It is talking about something that is a doorway to adventure, prosperity and uncertainty.
Yes, uncertainty because it’s a door that leads into a place that has barely been touched. The sheer size of space makes it an area that is filled with uncertainties.
I can see you stuck with your primary colors?
And added three more “enveloping” colors, sticking to tradition while adding newer colors.
Hmm…I hear you have just discovered G+, starting a loaf-art community?
Just scratching the surface. I feel it is time to expose loaf-art, this blog and see if people of similar interest are out there.
What’s the plan for the future on that?
Taking it one step at a time. This blog ( has been around for a couple of years now. I am not under any pressure, you know how I started it and it’s a hobby that I will like others to take part in…
What about Desert Tent, what’s the story behind that?

Desert Tent

Desert Tent is just what it is…I love the brown background. It is a typical loaf-art, something I started without having an idea what I was doing until it got to some point where I felt okay with it.
There seems to be some white spaces?
It’s now part of the artwork. These are tents and they all look like they are still being set up so it is part of the artwork.
What are the themes here?
Building, activity and movement even when it is chaotic and not organized. Humans like to be seen to be doing something, it’s part of the way they tend to hold things together even when it looks like what they are doing will not solve the problem.
What about YouTube?
Yeah, started a Youtube channel with this blog and loaf-art in mind. Uploaded a video that showed a step-by-step process as I created Spaceportal. I plan to use it as often as I can, loaf-art is also about using your downtime and I hope to populate it with relevant content.

Nice talking to you today
Same here

Out In The Stars: Spaceportal

Space Prophecy
There will come a time when
Space will be bigger than every other industry
Space will be bigger than the internet
Space will change the way we relate with each other

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Tsunami Souls Interview

There seems to be a great deal of fatalism with this one
You seem to be in a rush today…or have you heard the siren?
Siren?...Tsunami warning? No…but the name, the people, the beachfront and the giant waves….there is no escape…is there?
It is the story of our lives
Our lives…how so?
It is a story of inevitability…it does not matter how we ignore it or how busy we are, there is a rushing wave coming that will crash down and sweep everything away..
Are you not being too pessimistic?
It is not about pessimism but about the reality of some things…growing old
Sadness or joy...Tsunami Souls
, tax, political corruption and even if you do not want to go in that direction, Tsunami Souls says we all have something coming that we have tacitly accepted will come
But what if someone looks at this painting…Tsunami Souls and sees it as something to be celebrate…like the figures on the painting with their hands in the air…as if waiting with joy for it to wash over them…?
It’s art…no one can argue against a subjective interpretation as long as it inspires them and in a way there is some degree of truth in that as you can accept or even open your hands to embrace what some might frown or cry over.
When next will you be putting up another artwork?
As soon as I can…there should be one or two that I am yet to publish and there are more to come…hopefully
Thanks for the interview
You are welcome