Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I am back in the studio for a long wonderful spell of working. If I do not post or email, I am still alive, I have water and the occasional bagel, but there is much to do.
There are many small projects but 2 very killer shows for the remainder of the year. In November my collage work will be included in a group show at Black Rat Press and in December, Armsrock and I will assume mind control at Thinkspace Gallery in LA. I will try to post images as they are completed.
I see the remainder of the year as a great opportunity to refine the work that has been making the circuit the past couple of years.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I was honored to be interviewed by Meighan O' Toole over at My Love for You is a Stampede of Horses. When you get a chance check it out, she did an amazing job.
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
I had been checking this wall out for well over a year waiting for the right piece. Then I drive by it last week, and what do you know but Swoon and Mr. Stain had recently installed pieces on it. I decided that it would be very interesting to install Icarus here as I could create a triangular composition on the wall due to the height of the install.
What I like about the wall at the moment is the sparseness of it all. I hope that people will really think about the look of the overall wall if they find it, and if they decide to install pieces that they are mindful of some overall composition, instead of just adding pieces for the sake of getting up.
I was very struck by the fact that from a distance the Icarus piece feels amazingly small, considering that it is 4 x 8 feet.
My hands are so screwed right now, I keep getting a cramp in my forearm, but 150 hours of carving later here's the print. I am quite pleased with it, I feel like it really captures a sense of wonder, grace and in the birds's struggle a sense of impending doom. This will most likely be one of the last woodcuts I ever do, as I just don't find the process worth the payoff. I would rather pay to get a large silkscreen made than the amount of hours doing what is essentially a mechanical task.