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June 7, 2009 6:16 PM   Subscribe

Robert Burden's artwork (drawings, paintings) mainly concerns toys.

His flags are neat too. I didn't figure out how to deep link.
posted by klangklangston (9 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Deep linking is probably not possible with that site's flash interface. For anyone having trouble navigating it, the text links down at the bottom do the same thing as the single letters in the column above each one. Click one of those and the pictures that appear all over the place are the links to stuff in that category. There's some neat stuff in there!

And for anyone not having trouble navigating it, you are clearly smarter than I am.
posted by FishBike at 6:26 PM on June 7, 2009

I like the flags best, but I do wish that I hadn't bothered to read the artist's statement about them.
posted by Bookhouse at 6:38 PM on June 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

Anyone with NoScript will want to use this link as it goes to the main Flash element, rather than passing you through the three preliminary Flash elements.
posted by paisley henosis at 7:47 PM on June 7, 2009

The artist's statement ('S') is a little ridiculous. Also the first letter I clicked was "D", for drawings and I was thinking "This is pretty lame". The paintings "P" were interesting, thought. Took me a while to figure out what was going on with that interface.
posted by delmoi at 10:52 PM on June 7, 2009

Yeah, I don't care for sites that get all tricky and make me have to figure out how to find stuff, but I do like what he's doing with the toy paintings. Silverhawks!
posted by orme at 3:57 AM on June 8, 2009

Aw man. I clicked 'F' hoping to find Flaming Carrot, but I suppose that's a different Bob Burden.
posted by davelog at 7:26 AM on June 8, 2009

I wanted to buy a vowel, and ended up seeing a flag a with a unicorn-dog pissing blood into a chalice! What kinda website are you running here anyway?!
posted by not_on_display at 8:49 AM on June 8, 2009

drawings and I was thinking "This is pretty lame".

That is exactly what I was thinking. It seemed like the drawings were done by a completely different person than the paintings. The paintings were extremely detailed and precise, while the drawings looked like he was doing them with his eyes closed for practice.
posted by digsrus at 9:19 AM on June 8, 2009

"I like the flags best, but I do wish that I hadn't bothered to read the artist's statement about them."

Out of every 100 artists whose work I enjoy, there are maybe three statements that add to my enjoyment of the work. If artists were articulate in their statements, they'd be writers first.

posted by klangklangston at 9:21 AM on June 8, 2009 [1 favorite]

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