Saturday, April 24, 2010

Wood stooges.

My friend Ross does some amazing custom furniture building. I rent space from him out of his woodshop for my painting studio....it's a pretty cool set up... we have Ross making furniture in the main shop area...me and my painting zone... and our friends punk band The JunK uses the front office area to practice in the evenings. Makes for a pretty creative environment on any given day!

Here's some of his furniture stuff.





































Ross gets tubed sometimes too.












Part of my zone


















The JunK

Sunday, April 18, 2010

ON ANY SUNDAY!

Best Sunday ever! Spent all morning surfing P. street with a crew of friends....and all afternoon at Disneyland (well...California Adventure) with my wife, Kristen...going on rides and eating food...then a nap on the couch with the T.V. on!

I won Dumbo playing the carnival games!


















We were terrified by the Tower Of Terror!


















Seriously...TERRIFIED!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

EXCHANGING PLEASANTRIES

Here's a quick time lapse/process video that I made of my new painting 'Exchanging Pleasantries'. It's gonna be in a show that Thinkspace Gallery is putting together at London Miles Gallery in London, England...the show is called 'The Next Generation: A New Chapter in Contemporary Art' opening June 3, 2010.

Here's the link to the gallery London Miles Gallery

Background music form H.B.'s best punk band ever The Crowd!

Check it out!!!

video

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

THANKS FUZZ!!!

My friend Fuzzy just today turned me on to Dan Eldon...if you've never heard of him (like me until today) here is a quick bit about his life and tragic death at the young age of 22.

By the time he was twenty-two, Dan Eldon had led a relief mission across Africa; worked as a graphic designer in New York; studied (intermittently) at four colleges; traveled through Europe, Africa, Japan, and the US; founded a charity for Mozambiquan refugees; directed a film; written a book; started up his own photography business; and become a photojournalist for Reuters news agency, covering the famine and civil war in Somalia. There, in 1993, he was killed in an eruption of mob violence while on assignment. In a world of rules and regularity, Eldon was a renegade, a risk-taker, and an adventurer. But, despite all his travels, he knew that the interior landscape is the only one truly worth exploring, and this is the journey he dedicated himself to recording. His is no ordinary journal; it is an astonishing seventeen-volume collage of photos, drawings, words, maps, clippings, paint, scraps, shards, and trash that reveals his strange and vivid life.

Here are some of his collages.



































































His life/art is an amazingly sad and beautiful story...look him up...buy the books...see the movies...it's worth it!

Thanks again Fuzz!!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

FIND IT!

I've been doing a ton of swap meet, garage sale, antique swap meet time lately...finding some cool things for the house and some random stuff for assemblages/paintings...not to mention some kickass people watching and bad roach coach lunches!!!!

Here are some of my recent scores.















"Spaghetti" lamp shade $5.00















3 strings of colored plastic outdoor party lights $8.00




















"Pulp" books $3.00 each

There's cool stuff out there if you wanna find it!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

HERE WE GO!

OK...so I've been reading a ton of blogs lately and it's inspired me to do one of my own...I guess I'll start by putting links to two of my main inspirations...my friend Kate does an AMAZING blog about fashion called The Fur Coat she also puts some music and art stuff in there too.

The other blog that's got me going on this is by artist Robert Mars...It's called Ghosts Of The Great Highway...He makes very cool art too...Here's a look.

Here's his website too...check him out!