Saturday, July 31, 2010

I AmonsterDAM Series 2 (cont.)

yet more beasties for your viewing pleasure....

Friday, July 9, 2010

I AmonsterDAM Series 2 (cont.)

last two from this second series of monsters in the 'dam....

Saturday, June 26, 2010

It's Official!

Yes, it's true, my very first inclusion in a gallery! I'm extraordinarily excited, and the only thing that would make me happier is being able to attend! Should you be in the area, please stop by and show some support!



BREAST - celebrating the culture of the bosom

Opening Reception: Saturday, June 26th, 7pm - 11pm
Artwalk Reception: Thursday, July 1st, 6pm-10pm
Exhibition: June 26th - July 25th, 2010

Inspired by the recent grand opening of nearby strip club, and the rumor of a Hooters in our neighborhood, Ouch My Eye presents an art show to commemorate America’s favorite body part. BREAST is an exhibition celebrating not only the sinuous physical form but also the significance and transformation of its cultural representation throughout modern history. Artists were encouraged to interpret the broad theme of BREAST creatively and unabashed. (not recommended for children under 18).

Artists Include: Naveen Ahmed, Mark Aoyama, Clif Baldwin, Michael Chandler, Rebecca Chernow, Zachary Corum, Chris Crites, Patrick Duffy, Flatchestedmama, John A. Gascon, Mearle Gates, Marty Gordon, Chris Gray, Molly Haas, Don Haggerty, Mark Kaufman, Joseph Keppler, Scott Kuehner, Maurice Labrecque, Wyatt Landis, Tad Lauritzen Wright, David Lohman, Rachael Mamane, Marc Palm, Bailey Russel, Serrah Russel, Nick Shiflet, Angela Thompson, Margo Valentine, Victoria Vanbruinisse, Alyssa Volpigno, Joshua Walters

Ouch My Eye is a small cartel of creatives dedicated to supporting the Seattle community through the creation and exhibition of the visual arts. With an un-orthodox model of a self funded non-profit gallery and creative studio, Ouch My Eye has outlasted many traditional non-profit organizations and art galleries by staying focused on the core mission of creative community, going out of our way to seek out artists whose work is guided by a passion to create regardless of education, affiliation, or accomplishment.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Amazon's Sacrifice

This one was done as a submission for a show in Seattle that will be called "Breast" - the brief wasn't necessarily just about the boob as a beauty-object, but also its place in society as well as history.
Of course my mind immediately jumps to the mythological Amazons, who supposedly burned off their right breasts in order to use a bow more effectively....

Fingers crossed that they like it.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

web comic teaser

I've threatened for years to start a comic, and after multiple false starts, self-flagellation, -recrimination, and procrastination I've finally started. But in an effort to light a fire under my own a$$, I'm posting the first two unlettered pages as a sort of teaser. This way I'll be too embarrassed not to continue. I'm also learning the ins and outs of my (next to) new WACOM tablet, which is daunting in its possibilities, frustrating in its newness, and way too cool not to play with more often.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Paintings for the Laika Fund

Our friends Chris & Jen have a sweet little dog named Laika, who, like so many other dogs (and too many other acquaintances for me to be comfortable with), has a propensity for swallowing foreign objects. Well, this last time, said propensity has led to a mountain of vet bills that many of us are trying to alleviate in any way we can. I did these three paintings to sell in an effort to raise money to help foot some of those bills. They're small little paintings that I sent back to San Francisco before I measured them, but I think they're about 13,5 x 19cm.

Cookies & Milk

The Carrot or the Stick

Brace Face
Anyhow, if you're interested in one of these paintings and would like to buy some art to contribute to the Laika Fund, let me know.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Phalanges Envy -- better photos

I know this painting is from forever ago, but I still love it - it was a real labor of love and took me forever to complete, and I just felt like I never got any good photos of it - so when Kyla came in with her camera, I slipped this in with 'Little Gods and Monsters'

This is acrylics on what i think was a wooden homemade lapdesk of some sort... dunno..
61 x 72 cm


So I've saved my favorite for last - this is Odin of Norse mythology, riding his trusty (8-legged) steed, Sleipnir. This one is my fave for various reasons - painting that i was pleased with, lots of little elements coming together including a color palette that seemed to be not such a struggle for a change (although I repainted that horse too many times to count trying to get it close to what I envisioned in my mind), and really, the lightbullb and the head on a chain is just too cool - i want one for myself. Supposed to be a font of wisdom for Odin.... still makes me smile.

So that's the end of "Little Gods and Monsters" (a working title of this series that just stuck...)

This one is acrylic paint on a piece of thick pressboard I found on the street...
60 x 60 cm

Once again, all these photos were taken by the lovely Kyla Hancock

Maman Brigitte (round two)

Alright, so this is my second take on Maman Brigitte and her black rooster - I liked the last painting alot, but with this one really wanted to convey a sense of movement, of action, a little less portraiture.... And I love the lil' chili peppers....
this one is on a found frame -- i have no idea what it was used for before this, but the painting itself is acrylic on a thin piece of wood - so light, and easily hung....

60 x 60 cm

The Morrigan

The Morrigan is an old Irish deity, all about war and bloodshed and of course; fertility. It's interesting that so many old deities were similar blends of bloodshed and fecundity. All these new photos have been taken by a friend of mine, Kyla Hancock, who was kind enough to bring not only her mo'fessional-style camera but also her amazing self and photographic skills and take photos of the works for me. Thanks, Kyla!

So this one is acrylic on found wood,
59.5 x 45.5cm

Quetzalcoatl and Coatlicue

Alright, this is another one with a bit of that artist's interpretational prerogative... Mexican dieties Quetzalcoatl and his (sometimes) mother Coatlicue... of course in most representations Quetzalcoatl IS the feathered serpent, but in keeping with the spirit of this series of paintings I depicted them separately....
69x82cm (she's a big'un!) acrylic on repurposed pressboard

(Thanks for taking photos, Kyla!)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Unexpected Bloom on the Torensteeg

A sixth little beastie added to the I AMonsterDAM series... same size and materials as the others....

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I AMonsterDAM

This is the first batch of little beasts, monsters, and demi-gods that are on the artist's prints of my screen print 'Torensteeg".....

They're all on water color paper - a 2-color ink screen print with the monsters painted in acrylic paints

30 x 40,5 cm