Friday, May 27, 2011

In art related news

Earlier this week my friend Maggie and I did a new version of the 12 in 12. We wrote a song an hour for 6 hours. It was my first time writing any songs, and it was great fun. It's also given me a lot to think abou tin terms of 12 in 12's and how they work and what their function is.


I've been working more on these circles that I love to paint so much, trying to develop them in all different directions to see what comes of if. Here is what I've got so far.

Monday, May 16, 2011


The lion now has a brow and the beginnings of a neck!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lion Head

First of all, a big CONGRATS to my housemate, Shannon Rogers, who had his opening tonight for his grad school thesis show. The paintings were amazing, he has such a strong sense of color and space, and it was wonderful to finally see all his work in person (see below for an example).

Monday and today, I worked more on the head for my life-size lion piñata. It's starting too look more convincing, so I'm pretty excited about it.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I made a bunch of small paintings today, here are a few of them

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I'm going to make a giant lion piñata. I've started working on the head, just to get a feel for the materials, and how long this is actually going to take (hint, it took me most of yesterday and part of today to get as far as I have (which isn't very far at all.)

Here is the cardboard under layer which I will eventually cover in paper mache.

And to give an idea of what it will look like, here is a slightly more lionized version.... heh heh heh

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Here are some physics and some phish... er... fish.

This took me a surprisingly long time to draw

And this took me an unsurprisingly long time to color in.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Animal Parade

Animal Parade now with flags!

Also, I decided to put a bunch of my art up on the walls of my studio. It is illuminating sometimes to see all the different art I've made together, somehow they all make sense with each other, which is a very nice thing. Most of my art is currently in Miami, but I still had plenty laying around. All of these (and many many more) were made since I moved into my studio at the end of september. I've been rather prolific since I moved to Brooklyn.
I painted a parade of baby animals tussling. They aren't finished yet, I'm hoping to add banners or flags or something to the background. I had originally been planning on painting the animals in more detail and color but, for now, I like them the way they are.

Highlights from the parade.

Also, Yesterday my friend Jullie Torres did an epic art project called open 24 hours in which she painted for 12 hours and then had a 12 hour opening giving all the paintings she made to the guests. Read more in this article  In addition to the article, there is a super amazing video of the event compiled from images taken by a camera once a minute throughout the process.

Here are the paintings Julie had left on the wall as I headed home.
 And here is the painting I took home with me.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Yesterday I went into Connecticut to pack up my 364 paintings and ship them to Miami for a show (it will be in June... more details closer to the date.). It was amazing to see them all again, and I was pleasantly surprised by how many of them are pretty awesome. It inspired me to paint some more circles today. I made 9 in total.

 Below are the three that I like best. I think I'm going to turn these into a giant parade, but we'll see.

Another highlight of my visit to Connecticut was going to the Yale Center for British art with my mom. She introduced me to one of the art conservators there who had some good insights about gradschool (Yale's in particular). It was really great to meet him and see his art restoration studio as well as visiting the museum which has some amazing Turner paintings.