Fall is here, and you know what that means... Big bonfires started with gasoline and leafblowers! Time for outings with friends! Frosts in the night, insulating the house, the neighbor's woodpile, and HOCKEY SEASON!
Oct 30, 2014
Oct 29, 2014
Here's a recent project of mine! It's a set of three 5-layer stencils of bad-ass ladies. Here they are installed on a Café table. It was really rewarding to get back into spray-paint. I love the process of thinking in reverse when cutting the stencils. There are so many ways you can represent ideas with layers of precise shapes - and you can further stylize with the application of the paint itself. One of my favorite areas is the lace fringe on the end of the Pirate's cloak, which is covered by the coffee creamers in this photo. The Café had requested a design done in the style of Banksy. I wanted to twist this aesthetic slightly to riff on Japanese Manga line work.
I started with a treatment of gesso to the raw fiber-board table, then used a concrete colored paint for the base (about two cans). Each figure had a golden focal-point representing their powers.
The whole project was completed in around 60 hours this past summer. I ate at the Café the other night and finally saw it in action.
Oct 27, 2014
Oct 9, 2014
Sep 30, 2014
I loved this documentary about how ballet shoes are crafted. The industrious shoemaker Pat demonstrates such incredible diligence and passion. I feel so romantic about this idea that in searching for an industry to participate in, it is possible that you could somehow stumble on one so apt and dignified. I want to excel at my work and take great pride in the things that I do. This is what I am looking for.
Sep 26, 2014
Time for another installment of Pairs! This ongoing piece is an exploration of how I consume and process associative media. This project is representative of the way I mentally archive and enjoy images. It's like playing a matching game with myself - I get really excited when I find an image that resembles one I know I've seen before... somewhere... so I go off and track it down, and then put them together. [Pairs no.1]
Sep 12, 2014
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Sep 8, 2014
Once upon a time on the internet, I ran across a picture of whom I thought to be Milla Jovovich wearing brown makeup and some tiny orange getup while acting like a wild animal. It was so weird. The image made me laugh and I couldn't forget it. I finally tracked down all the pages to this amazing shoot and can now put all the pieces together - here is Milla Jovovich photographed by Anette Aurell for Jalouse Magazine [issue#2 June/July 1997]. Maybe someday I'll translate the article (pg.1, pg.2). Other credits look to be: Bathing Suit / Vivienne Westwood, Makeup / Rosemarie Swift, Hair / Johnathan Connelly, Stylist / Annett Monheim.
Cool how you can see a YSL advert on the reverse side of one of the pages. I love magazines.