Trekkers – Wooden Lobster Pot Buoy Auction
Auction Ends: Jul 21, 2014 11:00 PM EDT

Lobster Buoys

Pinette, Dennis - "Jackson Pollock Buoy"

Item Number
Estimated Value
$195 USD to rm752c05d
Number of Bids
7  -  Bid History

Item Description

"Jackson Pollock Buoy" - "I just want to have fun". 



The intersecting geometries of fire, water, industrial installations, and the woods form the base for Dennis Pinette’s paintings. His work is defined by improvisation layered over direct observation. Four old buildings overlooking Penobscot Bay serve as home and studio. His wife Megan is president of the Belfast Historical Society and Museum. Their son Evan is a mariner and musician.

Mr. Pinette’s subject is landscape, brutal landscape: terrain deformed with factories or ledges molten from brush fires, forest floors painfully orange with dead leaves, waves cresting into sucking holes. He does not paint specific places as much as a complex of emotion and energy; his landscapes become fictions, concentrated and ambivalent, located beyond the real world. “I like my work best when it is on the edge of disintegrating,” he said in a recent conversation, “when the subject almost disappears, as if the subject is an excuse to paint a dream.” (His) work, charged with the ecstasy of recording the visual world, is tied to the romantic tradition. But his landscapes emerge as a state of mind.

“I paint two intersecting geometries,” he said. “The hand of man and the hand of nature.” Within that tension he locates the sublime.

~Deborah Weisgall. The New York Times, feature article excerpt 9/21/2003


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All finished buoy artwork and item gift certificates may be picked up at the Trekkers office on 41 Buttermilk Drive in Thomaston, Maine. Any gift certificates will be mailed to the winners at no charge.

If the winner is unable to pick up the buoy artwork, it will be shipped to them and they will be responsible for all shipping and handling fees, which will be in addition to the winning bid amount. Items will be shipped and billed at standard industry rates through The UPS Store in Rockland, Maine.

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