Thursday, December 17, 2009

tea party

charcoal and acrylic on toned canvas
about 3' 6" x 7'

the things we cary

drawing / painting
charcoal, chalk, acrylic, and watercolor on panel
36 x 48

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

here is the road trip update long overdue. i wanted to automate the process by hiring api developers to make the frames auto center and advance automatically but the two people i hired bailed out on me so i am back to animating all these frames by hand.

Monday, September 28, 2009

google road trip

my google road trip is underway, more info coming soon...

Thursday, September 24, 2009

self portrait

this one was for advanced life painting. there is content but not too much, its mostly a technical exercise.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

digital projector

i got a digital projector a little while back and i have been playing around with it off and on for a bit. these clips are like sketches for what i may do in the future with it.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


i haven't doodled for myself in awhile, it was a welcome experience

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

antonio frasconi

i have been trying to remember his name for about 3 years. i had seen a book of his work and read it cover to cover but for some reason the name never stuck in my head. luckily i stumbled upon his work today.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

sidewalk arts fatestival

woo! i won a prize at sidewalk arts festival for this drawing.  this is a re interpretation of the fates in very poor quality sidewalk chalk.  i used allot of water in this piece to wash away bits and reform them.  i am not entirely satisfied with this piece, the tone changed and the duality between executioner and someone who will be executed is lost here and replaced with a wholey menacing tone.  

Thursday, April 16, 2009 here is the process video that accompanies the asphalt creatures.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

liminality continued

here are the finished pieces from the liminality series.  they are cut vellum and acrylic medium sandwiched between plexi.  this piece bothers me compositionally but it marks a change from the pieces being designed as window pieces to them being free standing pieces 

this one is about 30 x 40 the other ones are closer to 8 x 10 not including the frame.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

i did this image for the trade portfolio at the southern graphic council global implications conferance in chicago.

this was the theme;

Mind the Gap: The Art and Science of Producing Prints on a Flattened Earth
Taking cues from the conference theme, Global Implications, this portfolio looks to address printmaking as an instrument of
mass dissemination, and perpetuator of culture. Participants should consider print's 'democratic voice' and how techniques and processes h
ave changed the way we do business and interact with our environments. What are the conceptual confines, expressions, and connotations of traditional print processes? Are print innovations progress or convenience? How will printmedia evolve and endure through the global flattening we have all been
thrust into? Participants should interpret the theme openly and as they see fit.

my veiws on the subject
the choice of the malt liquor old english is an homage tracing printmaking's commercial functionality back to the letter press. modern printmaking in my eyes is distortion of old english. much of modern print making is also rather low brow like malt liquor. its just out there to have fun rather than be a serious means of communication.

this is the black key block. i had to print it twice and it lost allot of the elegance and detail of the black layer alone.

new project

i have a new project i want to get going on soon.  i want to take stuffed animals and other childhood ephemera and dunk them in asphalt and then pull a print of the tarry animal.  the flattened toys will be displayed on pedestals with the large prints hanging behind them.  more updates on this soon hopefully.