Sunday, July 27, 2008

I Break For Pigeons

Just a quickie update, cuz I have to get back to work. Needless to say, I'm taking a little mini-break from the pigeons (I blame the grass in Carrion). This is "My Flesh #2" and "My Flesh #3", snippets of tree bark. Each is 4x6 inches, graphite on paper.

Overall, I like these; I think they relate more to the Blackbird series. My plan is to do six of these total, and, hopefully, by next week I'll be jazzed for more pigeon-y goodness.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Boatload of New Work, & Updates

Wrapped up another pigeon piece.. This one is also 8x10 inches, and reminds me of the quail hunting paintings I grew up with. You know, the kind "Bubba" has hanging on his wall next to the decapitated deer (except my family had commemorative quail plates instead of paintings). In some way, I feel that adds something extra to its meaning.

I also completed another Blackbird commission. Apparently, they make great anniversary gifts, but that's cool. I like sentimentality, it means the piece will be loved.

Finally, I updated "Current Work" and "If I Run" with new work, and there's a new Sketch for 07/19/08 (no more creepy skulls, boo).

Heroes & Villains, and Rene Almanza!

Last weekend I dropped by White Walls and The Shooting Gallery for "Heroes & Villains". The show was a series of photographs by Tatiana Wills and Roman Cho, featuring portraits of well known artists, including Audrey Kawasaki, Eric Joyner, and Gary Baseman.

Unfortunately, the show had a short life span of 9 days, but it was really fun while it lasted. Check out the pics and review on to see what you missed.

I was also incredibly flattered (and beyond dumbstruck) when Rene Almanza dropped by the gallery last Saturday and gave me an original drawing! I'm still giddy!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Therapy Dropout on

My photos from First Thursday's show(s) at Upper Playground have made their way to Fecal Face! The show features the works of Hera, Ala Ebtekar, and Rene Almanza, and will be up until July 24th. Highly recommended; awesome show, really tight work (so tight, in fact, they're awesome). If you have time, check it out; best show I've seen this month.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Late Happy 4th, and Finished Work

Happy 4th, and a happy long weekend! We spent ours molesting mannequins at Macy's (see pic above).

Unfortunately, Sunday, it's back to work. Besides my own work-in-progress, I'm working on a commission, and editing reception pics for Fecal Face (Fifty24SF has an amazing show this month).

But I can't show any of that stuff yet, so, as a substitute for awesomeness, here's the previous piece, finished.

(P.S. Attempting to adjust the format of Afterthoughts to match So far, it doesn't work.)