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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Open studios at the factory @ 333 Midland...


We are having an open studio event this coming Friday and Saturday.  The factory @ 333 Midland is home to 23 resident artists and we are all opening our studios so you can see where the magic happens.  We will also be have a huge resident art show in the Annex Gallery located on the property.

Monday, August 28, 2017

The removal of statues in the US...

I have to write about this:

A mutual friend (who has since unfriended me) of a close nit community of artist in Detroit posted a petition to tear down a statue of Christopher Columbus. I have no idea where this statue is or why there is a petition to tear it down. It read something like "it should be torn down and replaced with a "real hero"", I replied on his post that "it was stupid, that there are no "real heroes" there are just humans wandering through life as best they can"!

And yes I believe it is stupid. Most everyone that knows me knows I detest Donald Trump, but I agree with him on one single thing, where does the removal of statues stop? What happens when delusional religious idiots start demanding that all statues of great scientists be removed because they are offensive to their beliefs? What happens when Amish people start demanding the removal of statues of Hollywood stars be removed because they are false idols? What happens when statues of sports stars are selected for removal because they offend those with handicaps? How about statues of great industrialists or union leaders, or musicians?

You all just read that last paragraph and said that those are poor examples because they could never happen, and yet here we sit with a racist orange buffoon sitting in the white house who got there with the help of Russians! He makes it clear he is a racist, he made that abundantly clear when he tried to ban Muslims from entering the country, he made that abundantly clear as he continues to build a wall. I hope a statue is never erected of this idiot and if there must be one I hope its like those that toured NY in 2016, you know the ones!

If we continue down this path then I Must demand that all lawn statues of Jesus and the supposed so called "Virgin Mary" be remove from every lawn and flower garden from every home school and business because there is NOTHING more that offends me like delusional religious icons!

Our history is short lived, we've not been around that long and in that time we have done horrific things to the people who were here long before we ever came here, much like the Spaniards did to the Aztecs, do we really want to start down a path were everything we see can be called out as offensive to one group or another? When ever I've driven down 75 heading to Ohio I drive past the memorial to General Custer, I've never stopped at it, I've just driven by and laughed a silent laugh because he was the worst general in the civil war. I don't think about the Confederate flag or its supposed war heroes because they were losers, they like Custer should be laughed at.

I do think that we should do a better job of calling out racism and particularly with groups like white supremacists, the KKK, and others like them, but lets be honest, they are not the only hate groups in this country, there is plenty of hate to go around!

Friday, August 25, 2017

My Perfect Woman - The Detroit Dirty Show...

Very proud to have this piece, My Perfect Woman, included in the Detroit Dirty Show!

Now that the show is over, this piece is for sale!  It measures 18"w x 24"t x 7.5"d, it is made of fiberglass and painted in oils.  Price is $3,200 which does not include shipping.  Interested parties should email me with their address so I can calculate shipping costs.

Visit http://www.dirtydetroit.com/ for tickets they sell out very fast!


Thursday, August 3, 2017

Been a busy time...

It's been a while since I've updated my blog so I figured I'd get it done.

Things are busy here...

New studio is up and running:


I chose to keep the studio mostly for my engineering based art, the stuff I have to build and continue to create my oil paintings in my home based studio.  It's a great space in what used to be a stamping plant of some sorts.  Located at 333 Midland St. Highland Park MI, I am in Studio F.  Generally I get down to work there 2 or 3 days a week.  My daughter and I are in the process of looking for a home in the greater Detroit area so the commute will be far less.  Taking advantage of a MICHDA program where they help folks buy homes.  And as it turns out, I've been looking in the same neighborhood that I grew up in in Detroit.  Feels like I've come full circle. 

Now for updates on work: 

This piece in another in my series: Jesus of Suburbia called "Daddy found God in a bottle".


Made a great deal of progress on "The Genesis Plant" Working on a paper to describe how all of humanity came from this plant in one elegant fashion.


Finished this part of a much broader installation called "Primitive".


Made progress toward finishing "Something Wicked This Way Comes".


Got this ready to make a mold of for what will become a hanging lamp.  Not sure what to call it yet. 


And of course still producing abstracts, these are acrylic on canvas. 




Monday, June 5, 2017

My eBooks are now available for purchase...

I am very happy to announce that my first 2 eBooks are up and for sale on Kobo.com. 

https://www.kobo.com/us/en/search?query=Karl%20Denton&fcsearchfield=Author

First two titles:

Magic Machines: Clarence the Clayosaurus and Shelby Discover Stereolithography - An explanation of the popular 3D printing process that uses lasers to convert a liquid into a solid.

My Stories - My most popular hot and steamy stories in one place, it's a fantastic ride!

Upcoming titles:

Detroit Erotica - A journey one man took in photography, art and the written word.

My Figure Study Image Sets - Designed for artists who explore painting, sculpting, drawing and more.  These figure studies have been sold to art students worldwide.  Each eBook will have four models in various poses, each pose consists of at least 34 images and gives a 360 degree view of the model.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New studio up and running...

Very pleased to announce that my Studio is now operational.

Location is:
The Factory
Studio F
333 Midland St.
Highland Park, MI

In addition to my engineered 3D Art I also offer on an hourly basis Solid Modeling/CAD design, prototyping services, rubber molding, life casting, plaster casting, metal casting, spin casting, vacuum casting, polyurethane part manufacturing, stamping die molds and injection mold design.

I have the following software capabilities: Solidworks, Rhino Cad, Blender and Light Wave 3D

I can read just about any CAD format and convert to just about any other.

Let me quote your next small scale job.

I have 6 years experience as an automotive engineer (Ford Motor Company and Valeo Climate Control)
I have 16 years experience as an Aerospace Engineer (Williams International)

My full background can be found here: http://karldenton.com/Karl_Denton/About_Me.html







Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Opening day for The Sacred Feminine

Opening day is rapidly approaching for The Sacred Feminine show.  This is the first show my daughter curated and I could not be more proud of her.  The selection of art is fantastic.  I hope to see many of you there. 


And for those interested, I will be there all 4 days of the show and will be opening my studio to the public... stop on by.

Here is an image just after moving in and you will see art there for the above show, it's now much more organized and workable.