Wednesday, December 29, 2010

space age.

done in three parts.
the repeated piece is part of one of the new star wars lego vehicles that the boy got for the holiday. its something from hoth in the empire strikes back.
the blaster is from the buzz lightyear ride up in disney.

the pattern is from the icon for a holiday music file that carrie downloaded on her mac. added it while watching romancing the stone. that movie brings back memories of driving to the concord mall movie theater with my family when it came out. it seemed like such a long ride. back roads and rural on the verge of suburban delaware county. it was like a 20 minute drive.

subduing the ray gun and dressing up the pattern was done with diego and the wonderpets in the background. a little tift merritt in between.

i'm not satisfied with it.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

warming up.

the girl's glamour glasses. the boy's spotted lizard. stars from a shrinky dink ornament on the tree.

started a few weeks ago. maybe a month. and it looked like this.

broke it back out last night after everyone was in bed. the lovely missus was in bed sick before the kiddos were tucked in at 730.

listening to a mix i made for her. 
tift merritt- mix tape
cee-lo green- old fashioned
dave rawlings- sweet tooth
leisure society- love's enormous wings
the tallest man on the earth- the dreamer
hoots and hellmouth- roll, brandywine, roll

to name a few.

finished off the evening watching box of moonlight. gotta love sam rockwell.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

a staggering work of genius.

pretty much says it all.
i still have a bit of fondness for this one.


another wet one.

view of the jacked up back porch awning on france street.

monotype done on plexi with watersoluble pencils.
used a smidge too much water for the transfer.

it will be sunny tomorrow. at least sunnier.

i want sun.

i know we need the rain, but i am not used to it for this long.

caught a glimpse of the sun today. it made me smile.

i just came across this one. looks like rain. again.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

one near end.

one of four large drawings on paper that wrapped up my thesis body of work.
final 2 months in baton rouge.

i titled it "a way".

living in a one bedroom apartment. using the bedroom as my drawing space.

sanding paper down.
mark after mark.

the work i made that year was the most i had made that was consistent in style.

the next print i made looked entirely different.

i still love that cloud.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

france street.

view from inside the back porch of jerome and i's place in baton rouge.
that backyard was seriously neglected.

grant green guitar licks bounding out from the boombox in the living room with the checkered floor.

Friday, December 3, 2010


inspired by stereoscopic photographs.

my work at a crossroads here. it bridges the gap between the childlike imagery from before with the more detail oriented work that would follow.

done before i really got going with the pattern, subtle color changes, and more sophisticated imagery in the medallions in the spring of 96.

middling at best.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

shine brite.


thinking of my first use of these words together brings me back to my time at summer camp. summer of 1997. first time i met my future wife. go figure:)

positivity. making people smile.

again, using everyday things as my subject. combining this interest with my love of pattern and decoration.

revisiting screenprinting for the first time in over 6 years and using it for t-shirt designs. playing with wearable multiples. multiple colors that are not shown in these "trap" images.