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Good China in the Bad Desert by Cindy Schnackel

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This painting will be in R. Pela Contemporary Art gallery, 335 W. McDowell, Phoenix, Arizona, for the show titled “Dry,” in July 2014. $600, unframed (does not need frame with its deep edges).

Acrylic on masonite type panel, 48 × 20 inches. Cradled; edges are approx 2 in. deep and finished. One of the smaller details you really can’t see at this size is a cow skeleton walking upright in the background. Below is that section, which on the original painting is only a few inches tall. © Cindy Schnackel

© Cindy Schnackel, see profile for more; no pinning to Pinterest, please.

My work is done subconsciously and intuitively, without planning, at least to begin. There may be meanings in it for each of us to find. Sometimes, it’s just about enjoying absurdity! Full Bio

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  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    I can’t think of no things to say. I can’t not think of any things to say. But I’m A Little Teapot, Short & Stout comes to mind. This is a prickly, well-fired, brilliant piece of work, Cindy. And while we’re on the subject, take a look at this bit of perfection from The National Film Board of Canada. They even include a loon call at the end… a loon in the desert?… doubtless as a nod to their northern origins.

  • LOL, quite amusing, and yes, the loon appears in so many films and cartoons in the background. They do get around LOL!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 1 year ago

    I guess they’re parched and in need of tea, that’s why they are looking at him so gleefully….you have some imagination Cindy…no one would think of teapots and cactus but you…really well conceived and executed…

  • LOL, well my unconscious mind must be quite a party in there! Thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Shani Sohn
    Shani Sohnover 1 year ago

    Had to favourite this. It’s the best cactus-chasing-china-in-the-desert painting I’ve ever seen. Beautiful details! Well done, Cindy! (Maybe you could sell it to Celestial Seasonings to decorate one of their tea boxes.)

  • LOL, not a bad idea, maybe I should contact Celestial Seasonings, heh heh. Thanks so much, and it’s really good to see you again!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Oh dear. Now they are going to get dirty and broken up into mismatched sets. Whatever were they thinking? Really, you cannot find an intelligent china set any more. :o)

    Love this Cindy. :o)

  • LOL, great interpretation, thanks! Yes, what WERE they thinking?

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreover 1 year ago

    Hhaaaa. Oh you are so funny. Amazing title and concept. I love the nod to “badlands” as the deserts in the western United States were known. GREAT.

  • Hee hee, thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargarover 1 year ago

    Haha, “good china in a bad desert”…a most apt title for this remarkable piece…it brings a smile for sure:))

  • Thanks, Pam!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • mYmEMine
    mYmEMineover 1 year ago

    Everybody knows that good China should avoid Bad Deserts like the Plague…:-)

  • Yup! Thanks!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • baz35
    baz35over 1 year ago

    Amazing work, very funny and perfectly done !!!

  • Thank you!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Dani D.
    Dani D.over 1 year ago

    Love that title! Awesome piece Cindy, so unique.

  • Thanks, Dani!

    – Cindy Schnackel

  • Ida Jokela
    Ida Jokelaover 1 year ago

    I wish all good things to that teapot… Cactuarys are one of my favorite enemies in Final Fantasy games and this brings me into nostalgic mood :) Visionary work!

  • LOL, thanks! Love the word Cactuary, never heard it before but then I don’t know the game. Good word!

    – Cindy Schnackel

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