Just found out today that one of my photos made it into the 200 Yards exhibition at Rare Device! The opening reception is on my birthday, June 1st, which makes it doubly exciting. I took a ton of photos and whittled it down to five submissions. I won’t spoil the surprise by showing the photo I’m exhibiting just yet, but here are the other four I really liked that didn’t make the cut:
Through the corner windows of Rare Device
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About four years ago I started this generic travel illustration (pardon my scanner, which is total shite). It depicts the fictional island nation of “Travalin,” complete with disgustingly adorable destinations like the “Memoriviera,” the “Ghettiway” region and “Mt. Delycius” located in the “Gormay Mountains.” After completing the cutesy place names I had no desire to actually finish the coastline, so I put the project away indefinitely.
A few weeks ago I pulled the piece back out and gave it a hard look. The shape of the island was a non-descript ovalish … Read more »
There’s nothing like documentation to keep you motivated through a project, but when it comes to my drawing-a-day practice, let’s just say you don’t need to know how the sausage got made. In order to spare you the gory details (or the awkward sketches, as the case may be) I’m just going to post my progress on a monthly basis, highlighting some of the things I’ve tried an learned along the way. I began the project on December 20th, 2011, so today marks the end of the first … Read more »
I was going to do some sewing today, but I didn’t feel up to it, so I drew instead. This is a baby Goffin’s cockatoo, all skin and pinfeathers. A real F.L.K..
A few months ago the Society of Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh commissioned a Sweet Meats installation for their EAT Space gallery. One of the things they wanted was a life-size drawing of the inside of a meat locker. The wonderful women of Avedano’s butcher shop let me take some photos inside their meat locker, and I drafted up this 18” x 24” image.
I had to make this image 16 times larger to be life sized, so I placed a roll … Read more »
After making a few smaller 6” x 6” sticker mandalas over the holidays last year, the Mrs. Grossman’s Paper Company sent me about 8 pounds of stickers and a commission for a big piece to put in their factory store in Petaluma. Last week I finally completed the sucker (which is two feet across!), but it still needs some finishing touches. I’m missing a couple of stickers in the bottom quadrant that need to be filled in, and then I need to erase the guidelines and varnish everything so it’s protected from dust, moisture … Read more »