Sunday, August 31, 2008

Shining Magazine
I have two haunted house drawings in the new special issue of Shining Magazine which can be found here: http://www.shiningmagazine.com/

This is a really cool on-line magazine and I'm excited to be shown next to some great work!
I'm really interested in haunted houses right now, so that's been the focus of some of my new drawings.











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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Here's an illustration for an article on how to talk to people who have been laid off from their job:



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I showed new work today!
I'm really obsessed with layers and translucency these days. Here are a few pieces.



This is a sculpture made from foam, tracing paper, graphite, watercolor, and resin. I wanted to capture the feel of the translucency of skin. It has a medical feel but also makes me think of pattern making. I was influenced by a sculpture I saw in a medical museum in London which was made from used bandages.










This is a series which acts as a "self portrait." It is cell vinyl on layered acetate, and compares my aging portrait with my collection of old junk. As my hoarding gets worse, I also collect more winkles.










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President drawings:
Here are three US Presidents and their ailments:

Teddy Roosevelt suffered from heart failure and inflammation of the joints. His horse died from a bullet to the head.


Mr.Taft had a big heart attack.


Garfield was shot by crazy Charles Guiteau, but died from inept doctors digging around inside his wounds for the bullets.


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Process:
So this is a piece that ended up being a total failure, but I thought the process was pretty interesting.