The Artist Showcase TV Show episode
"Found Objects~ A painting By Darrin Andrew La Morte"
The Artist Showcase TV Show Episode "Found Objects"


Darrin Andrew La Morte


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La Morte painted 'Found objects' was painted in November 2003.
Painted using oils, and Found objects.
Some La Morte creatd and some he found.
Darrin Andrew La Morte
creates FOUND OBJECTS
He painted it to remind himself
of the things he found or to keep some of the things he was given.
Darrin Andrew La Morte
used oil, acrylic paint, broken glass,a light bulb,
a practice tennis ball, a CD disk, a plastic CD box to
hold leaves, Oliver (Olivar The Goose feather, wood, his
favorite range finder camera, a piece of reflective tape used
for running at night the kind you put on clothes, play dough (blue),
a very old tennis racquet, a working telephone, a book, he used the paper,
a night light,
the kind used for bathrooms a energy saver,
and other found
objects. which he found, bought, or was given over the years.
The tennis racket La Morte used for this painting
was given to him by a life
long friend and also a
great great artist.
The tennis reacket cira 1890, was given to him by the
Late artist, John De Nunzio.
Found Objects, was painted and the objects
were mounted onto the Lauan.
Lauan is a piece of Plywood (lauan, meranti, serai)
Lauan plywood from Indonesia
La Morte found them availabe to buy
La Morte found them at
The Home Depot, 1997.
Mostly called lauan in the United States,
tropical plywood is the largest
internationally traded tropical hardwood product. ...
The name lauan comes from trees
found in the Philippines.

The painting represents
a man holding different objects in his hands.
The man is doing many difffert tasks, playing tennis, talking pictures, his eyes are made
of broken pieces of glass, a feather from 'Olivar The Goose',
Autumn leaves, wood, CD disk to form the eyes...a telephone,
which is working for one of the ears, childrens play dough, for one of the hands.
La Morte uses a palette knife to paint Found Objects head,
and Tennis net. Found objects also incorprates paper collage.
The paper used for Found Objects, was torn directly out
of a old book my aunt gave me.
using a palette knife. La Morte had cut off his hair in this show.
We see La Morte with a crew cut, filmed over the span of two weeks.
The painting was completed Halloween night.
The orange paint top right of the painting, represents
a pumpkin, below La Morte signed his name and dated:2003.

Charlie was with Darrin for the filming of this show.
These are just a few pics taken from the filming of Found Objects

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