The ArtInMusic Blog, started in early 2010, is nearing 700 entries. These posts tell the story of each artwork and music box.

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  • S_V_H Sound of Silence upgrade

    What the viewer needs to know: Sound of Silence is an artwork from early 2016 that I have decided to turn in a music box. Going Deeper: In the video on this 2016 work I spoke about the upgrade. My reasoning for the change is based on my limited experience with upscale galleries like Gallery … Continue reading S_V_H Sound of Silence upgrade

  • S_V_H Flight from the City final image

    A lot of work goes into creating these music boxes, including this little work I finished on the November 10th. I have a start date for the cover music of October 9th. Summary of Flight from the City: I am calling this a minor work, for its length is under six feet. That category became … Continue reading S_V_H Flight from the City final image

  • Chopin Prelude update

    This is another update of an artwork that was moved from an aluminum frame to a stretched canvas frame. This music box is 2021’s Chopin Prelude. Chopin Prelude completed in November of 2021 and pictured here updated in late October of 2022. Pictured here is the original finished Chopin Prelude main frame brought up from … Continue reading Chopin Prelude update

  • Flight from the City image 1

    I never heard of Jóhann Jóhannsson until his music caught my ear when it played on a Spotify. Maybe it was the mood I was in, or maybe it was its feeling of calmness in its repeating, catchy, and captivating sound effects. Or maybe it was the beauty of the piano. Whatever the it was, … Continue reading Flight from the City image 1

  • S_V_H Martha My Dear upgrade

    What the visitor needs to know: _________________________________________ Going Deeper: _________________________________________ I never felt that this canvas hung well with the magnets to the aluminum frame. Although the aluminum frame was sturdy enough to support the two sides and the heavy speaker boxes, the overall artwork structure, I felt, was weak. That was the main reason … Continue reading S_V_H Martha My Dear upgrade

  • S_V_H Music Box Woodstock revision

    What the visitor needs to know: fggf _____________________________________ Going Deeper: _____________________________________ Back in November 2020, my studio was a small office room in a wonderful home in a surprising, but conservative town of Owatonna, Minnesota. My wife, Barbara, and I were house sitting for my daughter and her family, who had moved back to Wisconsin. … Continue reading S_V_H Music Box Woodstock revision

  • S_V_H Post no. 700 – Bach Prelude 2020 Updated

    What the visitor needs to know: 700:This is my 700 blog post. I started documenting this story in early 2010. This is the story of a loose canvas 2020 music box project that as it was could not be displayed or played. ds View Post Going Deeper: Photo 7: The original canvas, painted with no … Continue reading S_V_H Post no. 700 – Bach Prelude 2020 Updated

  • S_V_H the shape of my heart final image

    What you, the visitor, need to know: ___________________________________________ Going deeper: ___________________________________________ Photo 1 & 6: When I shot this video of this artwork, I thought I was finished. After posting it later that day I could no longer avoid my dislike for the empty center of the artwork. I had a growing feeling that I … Continue reading S_V_H the shape of my heart final image

  • S_V_H The Shape of my Heart image 4

    What you, the visitor, need to know: _________________________________________________________________________ Going deeper: _________________________________________________________________________ Photo 1: This is an open artwork with a large amount of empty middle that will fill with the shadows from the music that are not as noticeable in the bright North light and studio lighting. Although a little unusual, none of the cover … Continue reading S_V_H The Shape of my Heart image 4

  • S_V_H Shape of my heart image 3

    What you, the visitor, need to know: _________________________________________________________________________ Going deeper: Photo 1: The top left and bottom right 16×20 speaker box canvases, which I have written the graffiti lyrics, share the same green color used in the musical notes. Those two canvases and the two smaller 8×8 canvases will be mounted on top of the … Continue reading S_V_H Shape of my heart image 3