Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What time is it?

Too restless.  I need to draw.  It's charcoal time.  I miss it's black blacks and smooth edges and glowing white pastel that covers everything and gets in your eyes and your hair and when you blow your nose it's in there as well.  Because it's everywhere, and you've been breathing it in for too long.  Yes.

Look at these two lovelies I just found.  The lighting is delicious.  Everything is so delicate.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New Stuff

Arting happens!  Here is some unfinished things for you to look at.  In other news I'm planning a trip to Italy for the end of September.  So much art to see - and I just found out that the Venice Biennale is still going to be up when I am there.  SO EXCITED.

 These ones are a commission for my aunt I have been working on in small chunks for what seems like forever.  Also it's huge! (for me anyways) 4ft x 2.5ft.  She wanted something big and green to put over her couch. 
The Whole Thing
mmmm Arches Watercolour Paper

   These ones are some pieces inspired by my friend Gabe's photography from Japan.  So far I've concluded everything in a Japanese forest is magic- and must be painted.

Thats all for now but more arts coming soon (and life drawings!)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Magnum Opus

I recently discovered this:   

 Micheal Hiezer's "City".  A giant sprawling peice of land art made of accurately piled mounds of sand, combed valleys and monumental concrete structures.  A project that's been in the works since the 70's and is still underway.  These pictures are only a fragment of one of 5 complexes that make up "City".  I don't even know how to accurately describe whats happening other than it's beautiful and huge and ceremonial and  historical.  Oh yeah, and you can see it from space: 

Zoom In Here!

which for now is pretty much the only place you can see it from as the artist is with-holding it from the public until it's complete.  Which is pretty awesome in itself. 

Basically it just makes me really happy to see things being built like this now with such an insane level of craftsmanship and this extreme devotion to just one thing. 

I can't help but be reminded of this:

Ferdinand Cheval's "Ideal Palace"  which if you know me I was completely obsessed with for a lot of my time in thesis and for many of the same reasons I love City.  The Ideal Palace was the project of a postman who collected stones for years on his mail route and eventually turned them into this amazing structure, spending the rest of his life essentially building his tomb out of concrete and his collected rocks by hand.  I'm in love with him pretty much.  What can I say, I'm a sucker for a lone obsessed outsider quietly building extremely awesome things, all the time, for their entire lives.

(and I can't even finish a painting these days!)

You can read more about City Here it's a long article but it's pretty fascinating. 

Monday, May 23, 2011


Mars-1 : Afterglow from Further Collective on Vimeo.

Here's some more sexy painting for you to look at.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Checkin out studio blogs lately.  I need a new dedicated art space!  Here are some ones which look particularly tasty.  

aww yeaaahh - oil paint and natural light

tools = hot

plant-y goodness

everything about this makes me happy inside - this guys studio is like a log cabin


All photos taken from

Sunday, May 15, 2011


I have one.


Great Success

Grad-EX was a success.  Here's some pictures from the pre-set up for awards. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2011



Thursday, May 5, 2011, Opening Night
6:30 to 10 p.m.

Friday, May 6
9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Y'all better be there!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Serious Business

Feeling professional.  My business cards were printed yesterday.  Look at that double-sided full-colour 80lb gloss cover - minimal Serif Font and overall dramatic look.  I feel like those douches in American Psycho.

- Profesh -

All ready for the big show on Thursday.  So Excited

In other news - here's the first painting I've done since school.  This is what happens when you ask your friends what to paint: the magestic mug of Simon Schama.  Art historian and jowl wagger extraordinaire.  Not quite finished yet - definitely needs some gold leaf in there - so he can be gilded byzantine style. 
Saint Schama

Can see into your soul


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I'm Done

Done. Done. Done.  So many things have happened in the past while I don't know where to start.  5 years of school have come to a close - And this last year of it was spent with some of the best, most crazy, talented people all shoved together in a big collective mess of paint and sawdust and toxic chemicals.   

Crits are over.  I didn't sleep for 2 weeks before and power slept after.  Parties were had, drinks were drank.  Prayers to Spagetti Monster were made.  Good times All Round.  <3 <3 <3 

final installation view

setting up the watercolours for critique

I had to take down my inspiration wall :( 

always listen to batman

Sunday, April 10, 2011


So many more photos to document.  Here's a sneak peak.  I am obsessed with light.  Obsessed. 

Saturday, March 19, 2011


 The Landscape.

I had dreamed of loving.  I go on loving but love is no longer the bouquet of lilacs and roses imbuing with their fragrances a forest where a flame lies at rest at the end of undeviating pathways.

I had dreamed of loving.  I go on loving but love is no longer a storm whose lightening lays its funeral pyres on castles, disorientates, distorts, illuminates as it vanishes the parting of the ways. 

            It is the spark of flint beneath my footstep in the night, the word no dictionary in the worldhas translated, the foam on the sea, the cloud in the sky.

In growing old all things become rigid and luminous, boulevards without names and ropes without knots.  I feel myself stiffening with the landscape.

Robert Desnos – (Landscape)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Trial and Error

originally this was supposed to be a figure piece inside of a tower with a single light source
building up the bricks - (at this point I am realizing how horribly depressing this painting is)

letting the light in and breaking down the wall

The figure needed to go and so did the ground.  Decided to reference my other piece here and add a white tree in water.  Much better.

Here's a step by step of one of my more recent pieces.  This one went through a lot of changes.  It's still not quite done yet, but sometimes you are just in the middle of a painting and feel the need to change everything - usually it's best to just go with it. 

In other news massive art update to happen soon.  3 weeks to go until the end.  I think I've slept about 7 hours total in the past 2 nights.  Major Stressin.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


These little buddies will be up for sale at Paint Rocks - If you're in the city come check it out - buy some art.

Friday March 25th 
6pm - 11pm
Be There!
(5$ Cover to support the Drawing and Painting Program)!/event.php?eid=18371195165385