Yeah..LOL... I uh.. remember being bothered by the smirk also. I got the
impression that he was stoned. Anyway, you get past that and realize that
he is quite accomplished. He was well on his way long before this TV show.
Have you seen his web site?
His smirk still bothers me.
At first I thought it was because he was some type of smartass.
Then I realized he was being paid to be on TV showing how to build something he
was going to sell for more money, he probably scored a new light system because
can't have any kind of shadow on TV. And guessing from other threads on Marks ,
Marks was counter culture, long hair and tattoos. Now he's main stream and all
he had to do was cut his hair and wear a long shirt. He has a bunch of hard core
conformists, the 9 to 5ers, tuning into him to see how things are done.
I'd smirk to.
He IS some kind of smart ass, and the jokes on us.
Counter culture... I don't think so, this guy is an accomplished artist
with many of his pieces in museums around the country. Check out his BIO at
his web site http://www.djmarks.com /
Most counter culture types I have seen want nothing to do with culture and
museums and galleries and collections and exhibitions and TEACHING and
publications numerous affiliations.
I'm guessing also that he pays for nothing to have that show produced. None
of the above mentioned has happened since he has shown up on TV. The TV gig
has come along after a long long list of accomplishments... Check the web
Galleries are not museums.
Kudos to him for the explanation of how a piece of his got into the
Hawaii museum. It was bought by someone else and donated. An old
technique that is almost always masked. The variation that allows anyone
to have a piece of their furniture in any museum is merely to donate it
with something that the museum wants and make the two contigent.
Those places are filled with them. Its just that most are slightly older
and propagate, nest, etc.
Did I say something to lead you to believe that that I felt that Galleries
In addition to the piece that is in the Hawaii Museum, there is The Museum
of Craft and Folk Art , San Francisco, Sonoma County Museum, Santa Rosa, CA,
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA, and teaching at the American Crafts
Museum, New York, NY.
Exhibitions. Some labeled as craft shows.
Many of his pieces aren't in museums around the country.
Most artists that I have known consider the work to be the
accomplishment. You could certainly argue that he is one.
Absolutely no indicator that galleries are musieums.
Well Ok, many of his pieces "have been" displayed in many museums around the
country, just like many other displays in most museums. None the less, his
work has been and probably, will be in the future, displayed in a museum.
One of my mates at school had a face that naturally smirked. Even when
he was in deep trouble the smirk was there (and he certainly wasn't
feeling like smiling) however it just annoyed the teachers even more...
His smirk used to bug me too, I thought it made him look like a smart ass
but I don't think that is the case anymore.
I like his show a lot because he talks alot about design and form of his
creations and he makes some beautiful projects. I wish his show was on more
He does however always wear long sleeve shirts. He should at least roll up
his sleeves while using power tools.
DIY won't let him show his tatoo(s).
I'm sure the smirk reflects some sort of disdain for the simplistic projects
he builds on the show. If you look at his website, you'll see that what he
builds on the show is very basic compared to his gallery and art pieces.
Kinda like Norm banging together a pine birdhouse on TV.
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