Friday, December 19, 2008

Website Update

I made my website a bit better today. Here's what I did:

1)Changed the javascript so images can be scrolled without closing each one. Also I can add hyperlinks to the descriptions of the images, but I don't think I will. I have a new issue with tooltips/mouseovers showing up on the thumbnails, though.

2)Eliminated quotes.

3) Simplified my statement into  two vague yet somehow accurate sentences.

4)Removed drawings that are irrelevant, and added new ones that aren't.

5)Updated News (there is nothing new, unfortunately) 

6)Updated some details in my Bio

Monday, November 10, 2008


 grey triangles painted by hand in photoshop

Between the Hs

For this I digitally painted the spaces between the H Letters. I did it in color but I didn't like the way it looked so I converted it to grayscale.

Friday, October 3, 2008


Tonight is the opening for my show at the Portland Arts and Cultural Alliance, at 549 Congress Street in Portland, Maine. The show will be up until the end of October, so please do stop in if you're in Portland. 

I am showing eight drawings, six of them are pen and ink and two are white pencil on black paper. Each piece features many simple components like triangles and ovals that accumulate as if they were cells into incredibly complex organic forms. Here are a few of the pieces in the show:

Infiltrate, 2007

Growth, 2008
Zygote, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

I'm using some color again.

I'm doing a whole mess of paintings like this one. This is one of the random Haeckel-style pile paintings. Other drawings I've made of this type are more ordered. They are fun to make because the forms grow so unexpectedly. I just make branching lines grow evenly until there's no room left, then I stop. The lines end up competing, the stronger of them reach the limits of each form. I was skeptical about using color, but it really does help to focus on particular areas of interest. 

Monday, May 12, 2008

Bones I found in John's garden

A friend of mine just fertilized his garden plot with crushed sea shells. I decided to look over the little white pieces, and I found a little vertebrae. Then I found another. I kept looking until 5 minutes had past without me finding any more. They're so delicate, porous, and surprisingly intact.

More cool things to have around, yay!

Monday, May 5, 2008

emergent properties of pen lines

draw a line down the middle left to right
stay parallel to the previous line, but add a bubble somewhere along the way
alternate sides
try to keep the sides symmetrical
don't let lines touch one another
end as you began

start anywhere by drawing a short line
branch it on both sides so that it grows exponentially forming mirror gingko leaf shapes
do this several times, working simultaneously so the leaves grow into one another
decide when growth is unsustainable
decay is reversed growth
one lineage
free will determinism


Thursday, March 6, 2008

another one I did today


New show at Four Walls Gallery

I'm in the 99 Dollar group show at Four Walls Gallery, opening tomorrow as part of Portland's First Friday Art Walk, 5pm-8pm. In the show I will have 7 graphite drawings that I made in the last few weeks, three of which are the converging, diverging pieces, titled Vergence I, II, & III. Here are the other pieces in the show:
^Osmotists, 12" X 10"
^Torus I, 12" X 12"
^Torus II, 12" X 12"
^Metaphase, 12" X 10"