David Shrigley Artist Photographer Designer Humorist Satirist

Day 5 of 30 Day Challenge

April 5, 2011 Day 5 of the Hubpages Challenge

It happened again. My intention to have the hubpages finished early in the morning or at least early in the day did not happen. All those other projects calling my name. So, last minute shall put this up and hope everyone enjoys.


In fact, day 4's hubpages received a citation because of too much repeated content. Not really sure why, but I did repair with all those lovely wind photographs I mean to share with you from my walk.


Today's little hub presents an incredible artist who I found while stumbling with my daughter on her laptop. She was the one who got me started and we couldn't stop reading all of his most unusual thoughts and pages. Like opening a someone's personal diary, David provides a peek into his most unusual world vision and bizarre thoughts. You'll laugh, smile, cry and just love it.

A Page From My Diary

Out To Sea | The sea captain of the ship writes in his daily log the tenor of the waves, the air and the people on board. He records his feelings and predictions. Will the crew make it to land on this voyage. Riding the waves when the air moves them further along and the engine chugs rhythmically in tune.

Checking the fuel, coal, oil and wind to push us and drag us over the hump to reach the 30 days of this trip? We know that the daily goal of one hub will be enough and then a sigh of relief.

Thinking about it even before I open my eyes, I'm determined to start early to get a head start this day. No lack of ideas holds me back, only the daily chores.

I've stumbled upon a strange looking image of a piece of orange clay with two eyes a nose and a mouth, hanging above a piece of paper on an old rusty pole. It reads: See image above. To see the context of that picture you will have to visit David's website.

David Shrigley The Animator

I Dare You

Just visit David Shrigley's website, pick and choose like candy in a store some found objects. The first page we came upon was The PHOTOGRAPHS. This catalogue of images provides a take on the world that only an artist could reveal. Behind each one is a story. I shall provide the list soon.

His raw DRAWINGS both black and white move quickly, so follow closely. He tells a story and the message deals with our personal thoughts about life, our fears and desires. He loves to use the illustrators "line" and scribbling, marking out, showing the drawing process and the changes and development of the ideas. 

A Photo Gallery - Just Pick One

He's Not Afraid Of Speaking Out

That was the beginning with my fascination and interest to search his website and learn more about him. I found out he published a book.

I truly think you will get a kick out of his work. He reduces life into the most simplest terms. One page in his book is simply called, "The Blank Page."

David balances on the profane like a kid testing the edges where he might be put in his place. Only an true artist can get away with this behavior because we know he is making a statement about life.

Symbolism

David uses symbolism and makes us think about our emotions. He's not afraid to broach our most intimate thoughts and pry open the door to the mind and our psyche.

Enjoy David Shrigley's Videos on YouTube

Some one please tell me, "Why am I laughing at this video below?" 

I thought this was going to be an opinion piece of the state of the economy and the fact that unemployment is at an all time high. Why, oh why am I laughing?

You Can Find Many More David Shrigley Films on YouTube

Comments About David Shrigley's Art 9 comments

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juneaukid 5 years ago from Denver, Colorado

Funny and interesting. Thanks, Debbie


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

I thought so too. You can spend a great deal of time tooling around his website. Take care. Debby


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

My name is Muck,but you can call me Pete...tee hee...another great hub


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

What did you say your name was FossilLady? I take it you got a good chuckle.


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mdlawyer 5 years ago

Interesting hub, Debby.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hey there MDLawyer ~ I hope you got a good smile by looking from this artist's perspective at the world. Hugs, Debby


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Nice how it not only makes you giggle but think too. Very enlightening and entertaining. Great idea for a hub!


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hi Fluffly77 ~ This was a great find on the internet. I had never heard of him before I wrote this hub. Have a super day! Deb


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epigramman 5 years ago

..love how you promote other people/artists/writers - Miss Deb you are such an awesome team player here at the Hub (and goodwill ambassador too) - always a pleasure to hear from you - and your various hub subjects always rock ...........................and roll me!

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