Jun 11, 2009


Posted by Mary |

Since my new house (ack!) will have cellular reception, I'm debating whether I should just ditch the landline and go with only a cell phone. It seems logical, but I also want to have Internet access at home. And thus far I can't seem to find just Internet access. Well, I can, but it's $40/mo as opposed to $50/mo for a phone, Internet and possibly cable bundle. That's stupid.

I breifly decided that a new house (ack!) warranted a proper, grown-up purchase. Specifically, I wanted a piece of art by Bill Hammond. I saw some of his stuff in a gallery in Wellington, NZ, and it kind of stuck with me.

See what I mean? Creepy and gorgeous. The one above is "The Fall of Icarus" and below is "Placemakers II."

Alas,Mr. Hammond does not seem to have a website. The one site I found that sold quality work started their lithographs at $2,500. Ouch. I've found one NZ print store that has two of his prints, "Placemakers I" and "Jingle Jangle Morning" for sale for NZ$80 each. I think it might be worth it. But it won't be the same as seeing his art up close, seeing the paint that has poured down the canvas.


sarah said...

Was this by chance the City Gallery in Wellington? I saw the exhibit they had up there when I was passing through sometime at the end of January of last year. I was absolutely entranced by his work, and I wanted to buy the giant book they had for sale there, but in the end I settled for a couple of postcards. His stuff is amazing!

(Also, I don't know if I've ever commented on your blog before, but hi! I like reading about people up in Alaska. It makes me jealous, but in a good way!)