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...could paint that.

Are you familiar with the documentary "My Kid Could Pain That?"  Have you seen it?  A 4 year old girl busted upon the abstract art world and caught everyone by surprise.  What she was doing was painting extremely complex traditional abstract paintings that caught the attention of some gallery owners, who later featured her works and sold some for five figure prices.  Experts and journalists all caught wind of what was going on and naturally, the questions started flying.  Was this 4 year old girl a natural phenom?  Or was it her dad who was actually doing all the work, after all, he aspired to be an artist himself but never had the talent to make a presence with his works.  Why couldn't she paint with talent when a hidden camera filmed her?  The movie not only raises questions on whether or not she was indeed a child phenom, but what exactly makes an abstract piece of work good.  If you're into abstract works, you will definitely want to check this one out.  

Another great movie I've seen recently is "Exit Through The Gift Shop."  This one is about a compulsive obsessive person named Thierry Guetta, who unknowingly gets caught up in the world of street art.  What started out as helping a friend post Atari symbols in LA, he decides to document some of the local artists by creating a film about them.  Little by little word gets out about the documentary in work and he runs into Banksy.  If you're unfamiliar with who Banksy is, Google him, you won't be disappointed.  At first Banksy doesn't trust him but he decides to involve him in a zoo hijack scene where Banksy has planned to display some art.  Most of the team gets busted, including Thierry.  Banksy escapes the cops but was impressed that Thierry doesn't reveal anything when questioned for six hours straight.  Deciding he's trustworthy, Banksy lets him in his inner circle, only to start to realize Thierry isn't quite right mentally.  Tired of Thierry, he suggests to him that he should go and make his own piece of street art.  What is a compulsive obsessive person to do, he interprets that as he should open his own art show.  From there he sets out on a mad plan to create as much art as possible to feature, and creates a nickname for himself in order to promote the art gallery to the media.  The media buys into it and soon thereafter, Thierry, aka Mr. Brainwash, is an instant star, making tons of money off of essentially ripped off ideas of other people's works.  "Exit Through The Gift Shop" is a film by Banksy, who after being a part of Thierry's documentary swore he'd never submit to that again.  The movie is a great look into the world of street art and raises some important questions on artist credibility and how far can you go without being considered "sold out."

Other than that, been incredibly busy with work.  I had a meeting with the architects this week and what is coming down the pipeline this year is insane.  In a nutshell, we are closing one of our medical facilities and migrating the entire building to the hospital I'm working at.  Departments have to be moved to make room, construction, and hundreds of phones will have to be programmed when it's all said and done.  Add that to the daily work I already have and I'm not going to have much time for this place.  Some days I'm so burned out I don't even power up my computer, as it sits for days without being touched.  I'll check in when possible, and maybe create a new piece or two in order to get the stress out (some of my best works were made under less than desirable conditions).  So, have fun, be good, and hope to hear from you soon.

And btw, Unburried-Treasures is in need of admins.  If you want to take over a group, drop a note and we'll see what happens.  If someone doesn't step up, the group will be on hold for some time.

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MikuHatsuneMMDlove Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i have heard of the "My Kid Could Paint That". my art teacher had something about it in the art room....
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ps. Controversy topic SELLS. Period. If you could take a look of the young child's eyes (remove your understanding of this child allegedly suffers from the so-called-pain), do you see pain? I DON'T.
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
I am just wondering who classified her work under the "pain" category? Why can't we just leave it as she has talents/understands the world of colors, to call it pain, is extremely fishy...commercialism is what i call it.

In the brief footage on YouTube, one could only wonder out loud the gleaming eyes of her parents are supported by the shine of the neon dollar sign.

My opinion only, i am fully aware i might carry this borderline unhealthy way of looking at this (as in why can't you just be happy for her?). If only one could leave "the pain" for right now, call it a talent and call it a day!!! I know i will never spend my time watching this movie
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HeyItsSpiffy Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I remember hearing about "Exit Through The Gift Shop" when it was up for an award - there was much speculation as to whether Banksy would turn up to collect if he won. :hmm: Just added it to my Lovefilm rental queue.

Big changes happening for me too on the work front. I've started my 12 week notice period, at the end of which I will be taking voluntary redundancy from my employer - they are having to restructure and downsize in order to stay in business. :( I'm going to try my hand at working freelance for a while, which is pretty daunting prospect but will hopefully allow me to get my life more balanced as well as giving me the opportunity to learn new skills. :fingerscrossed:
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Aeires Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
I would be surprised if he did show up, with all the police forces he's eluded over the years.

Good luck with work, the last factory I worked in was shut down and relocated to China so I know what it's like to be outsourced and/or downsized. Not sure how the unemployment benefits are over in the UK, hopefully they are good enough if you have to use them. If it's like the medical field, it should be better than what we get in the States.
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HeyItsSpiffy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Due to the length of time I've been working there, I'm eligible for a pretty decent redundancy package at the end of my notice period, plus my wages in the meantime and holiday time owed. :) I might also be able to claim some allowances for a home office - need to investigate that more fully. :hmm: At the moment, the government here is very keen to get people out of unemployment and into work (not necessarily well-paying work, mind you), so I'm not counting on much money on that front. :(
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HeyItsSpiffy Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Due to the length of time I've been working there, I'm eligible for a pretty decent redundancy package at the end of my notice period, plus my wages in the meantime and holiday time owed. :) I might also be able to claim some allowances for a home office - need to investigate that more fully. :hmm: At the moment, the government here is very keen to get people out of unemployment and into work (not necessarily well-paying work, mind you), so I'm not counting on much money on that front. :(
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