Thursday, August 28, 2014

apples rotting

In every plastic bag of apples there’s usually two or three rotting apples. Lohbado placed the bad apples on a tray to watch them decay. They first become soft and slightly swollen, putrefaction. The apple then begins to shrivel and dry. Eventually it shrinks into a beautiful, fragrant ornament. Lohbado decorated his apartment with dried apples that started out bad, but became good art objects.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Lohbado and the leftover noodles

from Lohbado's sketchbook

    Lohbado spent the night in a tool shed, next to a bombed out mansion, as he wandered through the ruins of a heavily shelled city that had not been reconstructed after the Apocalyptic War. The tool shed was the only building in tact. Lohbado found a six pack of beer. He sat on an empty wooden crate and drank three beers. His elbow burned and swelled from a bite. He saw no bugs and yet he’d been bitten. The bite stung. He looked under a cabinet and turned over a rug but saw no bugs. He rubbed a little beer on the bite to sooth the itch.

    Lohbado heated up leftover noodles from his pack. He cooked them in a cast iron frying pan over a single burner stove in the tool shed. He added garlic and olive oil, then sat on the door step, just outside. There was plenty of garlic and olive oil on a shelf among the hammers, screw guns, chisels, next to a grinder, drill press and miter saw. The noodles gave him bad gas. He had no way to refrigerate leftover food.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Lohbado steam

ink on paper
For a while, Lohbado totally ran out of steam. Thanks to the summer, a warm breeze of inspiration helped him get back to work.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

polar bear short cake

Lohbado lived for six winters in polar bear country. Polar bears should stay out of the villages, otherwise... Polar bears are powerful and can be dangerous when hungry.

Here's a link to the original story. A polar bear wandered into the northern village of Kangirsuk, located on the Payne River near Ungava Bay.

Friday, August 15, 2014

at home

with book of Fred Herzog photos

vibrant elephant


Thursday, August 7, 2014

goat skin chronicle

acrylic on paper
two pages from a new Lohbado painted book

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Helen and Lohbado

digital painting by Lohbado
Helen and Lohbado worked for a few years as Push Button Experts in the OOO Dome in the Secret Desert, part of the Cha Region of the Poh Valley. They got along fine, as colleagues, but sometimes disagreed. They managed to work things out.

Some colleagues weren't so lucky.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

along Rue Saint-Patrick

Wood-framed windows aren't so common anymore. During renovation, they tend to be replaced with modern windows made of various synthetic materials.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

bicycle eye view of Montreal freeway

Tired after a bike ride along the Lachine, Lohbado tried to find a short cut back to Cote des Neiges.  He rode up Saint-RĂ©mi to Saint-Jacques, then up Monkland and over to Decairie to Van Horne and home.