Tuesday, July 08, 2008

"Is this like...art?"

Something stupid I said to my friend when we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art last week and were confronted with this!


Sharks may be too awesome to be contained in a drawing. Which is maybe why this guy took a shark, stuck it in formaldehyde, and called it awesome. And called it art!

I've recently become obsessed with drawing them.



Ha ha that top right one is pretty stupid. Maybe shark will become the new gator!

9 comments:

ana boanova said...

i just love your blog!!! so funny!

Captain Super said...

Hey Heidi, doesn't that shark have a sign by it that says "no photographs"?

Heidi Gilbert said...

Ooooo! An experienced museum-goer! You have caught me. But not really. I didn't take the picture, I just snagged it off the internet. You know, reap the benefits of others' covert dare-devilry. :)

Also, hi Mike! Good to see you in the blogosphere!!

Fairbanks Family said...

Those are good sharks, I'm very bad at drawing you are very talented.

Moro Rogers said...

Yay sharks!! I like the snaggle-toothed one especially.
(I sort of like the shark in formaldehyde, too, but I think the shark gets more credit than the artist.)

Jennifer Hager said...

An update! I like the bottom one best. Nice lines. I don't know what it is about them that I like, but they are really appealing for some reason. And haha, that one on the right is making me laugh. :)

Khylov said...

The new gator?... Hmm, only if they can be utilized for boot and luggage manufacture. Shark skin is a hard material to ply...

BTW, like the upper left drawing the best; nice flow with lines and line weight.

Munchanka said...

I just watched Jaws again--holy schnikies what a good film. Ends a little suddenly for my taste. There's a great John Williams tune when Brody and Hooper are investigating a shipwreck in the fog. Lots of harp, and plenty of awesome. More sharks!

And if that shark is considered art, the credited artist should be God.

heidi jo. said...

hey sharky. just wanted to leave a "hello" from another heidi jo. i too am a blogger, and as i was looking up my blog name on google, i found yours! so, from one blogging heidi jo to another- cheers.

-heidi jo
www.heidi-jo.blogspot.com