Monday, April 26, 2010

New art stuff...

I can never manage to get in bed before 2am. Ever. Maybe I was just built with robot parts that are programmed that way. Anyway, here are some pictures to show you what this robot has been doing:

I finished the chandelier and I really like how it turned out. It's about 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide. It's what I have been spending the majority of my time on. Well, that and trying to finish out the semester in general, hence my blogging absence lately. All of the images you see are embroidered, screen printed, or sewed. Now, like jay-z says, I'm on to the next one. There are going to be five total.

The sculpture is in terra cotta and not yet fired. It was my first attempt at working in ceramics and I have to admit that it was a challenge. It slightly resembles my little sister on purpose.

The brain is still a small part of a larger work in progress, but I figured I'd document the progression.

Let me know what you think. Thanks for checking it out, homies.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

here's my newest art, friends.

hello everyone. thanks for taking a second to look at my new art endeavors. it's 3am and i'm exhausted, so i'll make this short and sweet. the first picture is of a necklace that I made for my good friend voodingi. it's her favorite stone, so I made a sterling silver holder for it that i strung a sterling cord through. i hope she likes it.

next is another embroidery idea i've been playing with. i like the idea of the screen printed dude throwing up all of the beautiful shiny things.

after that is my made up liar. it's a terra cotta face that i toyed around with after sculpting it in my figure sculpture class. after its first firing i sat down and painted the entire face with real make up, attached fake eyelashes and embroidered the predetermined holes i made in the face. i really like how it turned out although the pictures don't really do it justice. i need to figure out a way to seal it with the make up on it that won't be too shiny and distracting. i'm letting the make up dry tonight and see how it looks tomorrow. i'm pretty excited about this piece. it has been the instigator for a hundred new ideas. and for whatever reason ideas were just coming to me left and right today. i guess it was just one of those kinda wonderfully thoughtful days.

finally, here's a sneak peak at a brain i've been working on for another soft/metal sculpture. soft metal sculptures have kinda been my thing lately and i'm not mad about it. this is definitely a work in progress. more to come.

thanks for checking it out. have a lovely end to your week!

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Friday, April 2, 2010

first friday art update!

yo! i have some embroideries up at the BFA warehouse tonight for first friday at railraod square. designed in collaboration with Lee Bretschneider! ( my old studio mate Heidi Zito ( also has a show tonight at 621 gallery that i'm sure will be wonderful as usual. plus, another buddy, Chris Burnett ( is having a show at Bacon and Bakin's grand opening! Bacon and Bakin' is my good friends Jackson and Mandy's new catering service where i'll be having a show soon! ( also make sure to swing by my good friends at the Milagros gallery who are always making awesome things. ( and check out Amanda Boekhout's Strange circus gallery! ( PHEW! i'm surrounded by unbelievable talent.

since I haven't posted in three days i figured i'd update with three new little things i've been playing around with. the "go" is just a little knot tying textile idea i've been playing with for a different project that i'll be posting pictures of soon. the man in the other images is hand screen printed with embroidery and sewing. yay for friday and art and the beer i'm about to drink!

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