Sunday, March 29, 2009

in the basement of the house i grew up in, i found my father's chartpak rub on letters, my old artwork, and my sticker collection. which included michael jordan valentine's day stickers (or perhaps stickers suitable for any romantic occassion). instead of letting these collect value (which they indubitably will), i have been giving them to friends and sticking them everywhere. the chartpak letters are more important and will be used as formal labels.

"you're cool!"

not supposed to be the dude from the sopranos. i save jpgs of weird looking people from the internet. these references never look like the end result, but somehow in this process i ended up painting tony soprano. my jersey roots are coming through.

this is a nice guy from a "how to" photography book circa 1970ish.
will be painting many more excellent people from that book soon.

here is my dirty yet charming notebook. how's my kerning.

tune in for whatever i decide to do with the lisa frank stickers.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

still working out the kinks in this one.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

still not done.
it's been a busy, fun, unproductive spring break.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

i am really going for "vintage " with these cell phone pictures. no more after this, i swear.

this is still not done. i bought clear nail polish to paint on the surface of some spots. i don't know where to buy real enamel. new york central? anyone have experience with enamel?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

this american life

today: npr podcasts, coffee, & finishing this.

Monday, March 2, 2009

snow day

it has been gently snowing outside all day & class is canceled. this makes for excellent working weather. so i cleaned up a little bit of my apartment and organized my art to enter the ai/ap contest.

i don't really like the idea of contests and competition regarding art. i understand that it may motivate some artists and that the concept has been around for ages, but it just doesn't appeal to me at all. there are enough outlets and visual space for everyone's art in this world (without adding competition), just not enough money. if you are making art and other people love it, that is enough of a reward. unfortunately, this is 2009 and all of us need money to survive. otherwise i'd be living on a farm with other artists, living off the land and showing art downtown with no intentions of monetary profit. just to share.

that is my spiel. this is what i entered, some new & old. these are all for various assignments, if you have any questions on the nature of them i will do my best to explain via the comment box. i seriously doubt i have any chance of getting in, mostly because my work varies a lot and i'm still developing "my style". but it's good practice i guess.