Monday, March 17, 2008

illustration process for Tom Waits:
This is a portrait of Tom Waits for a mock Rolling Stone assignment. I just finished it today. It's pretty straight forward, but I'm fairly happy with the way it turned out.


process from sketch


completed illustration

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

The Spring Instillation at Art Center:
I was able to show some fairly recent work for this instillation, and was lucky to get a large wall to show off my sculptural work! I'm really happy with the way it turned out, even though I worked on it through the night until 8am. The sunrise and deer frolicking just outside the window was enough to give me energy.




these are porcelain plates which I re-fired, applying decals of my illustrations and then added the plush




these are current pieces dealing with my personal experiences with music




this hand plays my music box which uses color in place of sound








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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Spacecraft Gallery Sticker Sheet:
Last year I was selected to do an image for Spacecraft's annual gallery sticker sheet. Spacecraft is a Seattle based snowboard/clothing/sticker company that puts out this sticker sheet to promote artists along with their brand. They give out this limited edition sheet as promotional gifts at their parties, and can be found in various magazines. They are really rad, artist friendly people over there, and although they didn't pay because it's a promo piece for the artist, they gave out a lot of freebies. This sheet came out late 2007.


front image, and back promo info



My sticker

The back info (yeah, my actual website is still under construction...)

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Messy desk:
Here's a taste of my typical work space. This was actually on a clean day, working on a portrait of John Lurie. That's my cat. His hair can be found in most of my work.


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New-ish work:
Sorry everyone, I've been so swamped with work recently that I've been neglecting the blog. So here are a few pieces that I did sometime around December / January.


on vision


this is how I feel sometimes


on fertility and religion


psychotic twin marriage

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