This is Caroline. She came in requesting an Owl on a branch, after a successful hunt. We spoke about how some would find the fallen mouse a dark or sad statement. But we agreed, it’s the nature of things. And we as humans shouldn’t fancy ourselves the underdogs here on Earth by identifying with the rodents fate. Predator and prey are one in the cycle, but we are clearly the predators. Tie on a bib and dig in.
This is Juan A.K.A “Johnny”. He came to me with a preexisting tattoo of an Aztec Design. Tribal, for lack of a better description. And a botched Morrissey portrait. He’s a big fan. But not so big that he wanted to walk around with a shitty tattoo of him for the rest of his life. So we covered Morrissey (sorry guys) and we incorporated the Aztec design. It became the center of a large carved stone monument at the center of things. Step pyramids in the distance and a piranha infested river beneath. But the centerpiece is a surly alligator (or is it a Croc? Round nose pointy nose… can’t remember). Either way it was fun. Thanks Juan. A fighting rooster caps it off upside down on the forearm. A nearly completed sleeve. More to come…
My special lady friend, the lovely Miss Laura Good, runs an independent clothing and accessories operation known as Hier Apparel. You can view her designs at hierapparel.etsy.com.
We like to critique each others products and offer an outside perspective on things.. Okay, more accurately… I like to foist my opinion upon her at all times regardless of whether or not it’s been requested. Luckily for me, she likes it. Most of the time. This interaction has evolved over time into the occasional collaborative design. It is a very gratifying process for us both, and soon(what SOON means is still to be determined) we will be starting on a joint design project of a more serious scale. Details on this will appear in a future post, once things are more fleshed out. Our most recent tangent is this leather purse design, Quark. It is based on one of Laura’s existing clutch designs. She makes the object, with a little input from me about how to leave me some room to move. Then, I embellish. In this case it is acrylic paint, but anything goes really. These projects will all be “One Offs”, not to be repeated. Similarities will certainly arise, but no two will be the same. I am really happy with the way this one came out. If you are interested in this piece, or would like to commission something of your own, feel free to contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Or you can contact Laura at the above Etsy domain. Thanks. More to come…
This is a very serious film, potentially depressing, and it may require patience and attention to complete. As is true of anything of value in life. That being said, if you do complete it, please don’t judge it too harshly for the corny new age bafoonery at the end. It means well. And its right on the mark with regard to the political clusterfuck that is our world. And any film that includes soundbites of George Carlin and Bill Hicks talking about the “oneness” of all things can’t be all bad. Enjoy.
This is a 5″x 7″ scratchboard piece I did a couple of years ago for Guy Aitchison and Michelle Wortman’s book project. Click here for more info on the book. It is a Tarsier. A primate. The piece is entitled “Brett Michaels has an ugly neck”. If you purchase it, I’ll be happy to explain the title. I had two pieces in this book, the other (below), a rendition of a famous electron microscope image of a dust might, sold at one of the gallery shows. I really enjoy this piece, but it is just sitting around here collecting dust, and I’d like to see it find a good home. $150. Contact me via email@example.com if you are interested. Thanks.