Thursday, December 16, 2010

Haunting Motif

I can't seem to shake painting even when I'm sculpting. A friend got me into sculpting with clay and being the OCD freak that I am I ended up sculpting pantbrushes...with surprise.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

They're Gonna Sell A Billion Of 'Em...

I designed a set for an infomercial to sell a shawl-like item that can be worn in 59 different styles. And it really can...I'm totally sold, it's a miracle garment and I want one. But the best part was designing a set in black & white. That was fun. This is the backstage set at the Cardiwrap runway show for Kymaro. I am in love with all the blacks and whites and silvers and the sillouette of the mannequins against the black curtain walls... delicious.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Boy King

This is another piece on paper. It makes me think of a boy king who is telling all of his worst fears to a doll in secret. Because who else is he gonna tell them to? He's supposed to be King...

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Heightened Reality

So, I managed to get a DIY reality show called Turf War to come makeover my own more watching from the sidelines and dreaming about the possibilities. And, yes, it is as good as it looks on t.v. (but with actual physical pain and distress thrown in). It is, like you might imagine, similar to the best Christmas you've ever had which, of course, has to also include the mandatory, family induced, grand highs and low lows. And they interview you every 45 minutes in front of a national audience and you just have to roll with it, regardless of your painful shyness. And even if it's 42 degrees, foggy, muddy and miserable out. You're just happy as a clam to be the lucky beneficiary.
For that show I painted this small Buddha Moon (painfully not my best work) on a freshly painted wet wall and had to dry it with a blow torch in order to see what I was doing (I wouldn't try this at home - I did wonder if I was gonna catch the wall on fire). And by pressing this button you can watch all the chaos unfold.

I have been lucky enough to work on the show as a muralist since then, and I love it, and have done better work, one of those episodes can be seen by pressing this button and another episode with my favorite outdoor painting, is yet to come...

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Letting Go Of Baggage

This piece is about Baggage.  And how it doesn't leave you alone.  It weighs sooo heavy in our hearts and minds.  So I made this piece in an attempt to project mine all out of me and leave it behind in the clay...
...and it turned out sooo much better than I had hoped!  And just creepy enough...  
Only my second attempt at glazing and it all seemed to click.  Although it worked out in spite of me.  This glaze, MoonDust, is supposed to be very black and purple and coppery matt.  And it turned out very golden and rainbowy and satiny awesome.  My raku guru Gary thinks he got the raku kiln (an 1800 degree garbage can in an alley) a tad extra hot, that may have done it.  I hope I can recreate that...cuz I got it home and immediately broke it.
Aaaaaaahhhh letting go....