Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Beat on the Street with Luna Park

Photo blogger extraordinaire Luna Park has started doing articles over at Shift, here is here first installment

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

The Daily Draw 4.29.08

The pollen has been very extreme the past week, making e feel tired even when I have had a good nights sleep. I noticed that it has really been heavy the past few summers, I am sure it is somehow an effect of climate change. But we had a good rain yesterday and all the pollen that was on the cars has been removed, everything looks so alive.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Excuse My Faux Pas

Excuse My Faux Pas

Cut paper painting on birch panel
14 x 9 inches
All rights reserved

Just finished this. Will be off to the UK tomorrow.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Repetition, repetition, repetition...

Having gone on a hiatus and ben too busy with studio work to work on a new street piece, I have given a lot of thought to my distribution process. I have rarely put out more than a few copies of any one image that I make, which sort of defeats the purpose of doing a woodcut, or stencil. I am personally interested in uniqueness with the works, but I know that there is a certain facet of street art that derives a certain popularity from it's certainty. By certainty I mean that a good number of street artists repeat the same image ad infinitum and through the process of repetition the viewer gains a certain connection with being in the know of recognition. I think Shepard Fairey referred to an aspect of this when he referenced Phenomonology. I think people are comfortable with recognition, their is a safety in it.

Long story short, I have so much work sitting around, that I am going to do a little experiment and see what happens if I keep putting out work that I have been creating for a few years now. Over and over again. At least until it gets boring.


Charcoal on Birch Panel
10 x 13 inches

Charcoal on Birch Panel
8 x 14 inches

I have been very busy in the studio, working on among other things these portraits. There will be many more of these to come. I always love the images drawn on the wood before I cut them, and I decided finally that it seems like a pretty appropriate device to communicate with; I feel that the wood adds a warmth and makes the portraits live in a way that paper does not. 

Thursday, April 10, 2008

What's Going Down

Been slammed in the studio, should start posting again today.