Tuesday, November 19, 2013


     I dunno.
     It's what happens when I clean a couple of fountain pens with a quick dip in distilled water and then drop a square of paper onto the swirl.


Ritchie said...


Dave H said...

For some reason it reminds me of a James Thurber sketch I saw years ago.

Anonymous said...

I see Gulls behind the Boat!

Roberta X said...

Ritchie, it's about 1.25" square.

Anonymous said...

It's difficult to enter into this work because of how the sublime beauty of the Egyptian motifs endangers the devious simplicity of the distinctive formal juxtapositions.

As an advocate of the Big Mac Aesthetic, I feel that the mechanical mark-making of the sexual signifier seems very disturbing in light of the substructure of critical thinking. It should be added that the subaqueous qualities of the purity of line brings within the realm of discourse the exploration of montage elements. I'm troubled by how the subaqueous qualities of the sexual signifier visually and conceptually activates the remarkable handling of light.

With regard to the issue of content, the iconicity of the figurative-narrative line-space matrix contextualize the distinctive formal juxtapositions.

That's all you get, I've begun feeling ashamed of myself.

Mike James

JD(not the one with the picture) said...

This "painting", by Christopher Wool just sold for $26 million.

JD(not the one with the picture) said...

Meant to add that I like yours better.

Andrew Morgan said...

Looks like a very simplistic style of marbled paper. Definitely art, and very old school.

Roberta X said...

Ahh, Andrew wins the prize! When I realized Noodler's permanent, waterproof black was particularly slow to dissolve in water even in the liquid state, I realized one could do monchromatic marbling and started keeping scrap paper of the right size handy when I cleaned pens.

John Peddie (Toronto) said...

An artist is born!

Can we all please have a sample item, which will someday be auctioned as an "I knew her when.." piece, thereby ensuring that our grandchildren will never have to do an honest day's work?

PS: Unframed is OK in a pinch.


Anonymous said...

This revolutionary art work speaks to us of man’s inhumanity to man in the modern technological world.

The artist used the vivid contrasts of black, grey and white to state her angst at the confusion of embracing societal change while struggling to hold on to an indifferent past.
The piece entitled, A Drop of Ink, was the debut offering of a new portfolio of legendary arista Roberta X and includes, Spilled Milk on a Counter and Urine in a Litter Box.

Prints are available at all PBS Locations for $1,000. Framed prints are available at $5,000.
NPR 11-21
(Or maybe not)

Windy Wilson said...

Andrew beat me to it. I have a book describing various hobbies, printed in 1948, when hobbies were king, and one chapter mentions making colorful paper in this manner.

Wai said...

It's the Man On The Moon blowing you a kiss, Bobbi.