Saturday, December 12, 2009

Commune for Rent

Features include:
-rooftop graden growing corn, peas, cabbage, tomatoes, potatoes, garlic and turnips.
-compost heap and worm bin
-tilapia tank fed and aerated by organic garden runoff. Fish caught as needed for food using worms as bait.
-two bathrooms, nowhere to bathe, maybe stand in the garden as it rains.
-14 bedrooms, one of which is reserved for the garden manager
-continuous market selling the crops grown in the rooftop garden
-barrel of beer
-art gallery featuring the art of Mike McFalls, Clint Fulkerson, Kate Beck, Aaron T. Stephan, Jasper Johns, and a white porcelain dog from the Jeff Koons studio.
-art in common areas by Vincent vanGogh, Winslow Homer, Milton Avery, Francis Bacon, Clint Fulkerson, Frank Stella, Christopher Keister, and Sol Lewitt.
-triangular paned dome window
-3 wood fired stoves (still looking for a reliable wood supplier)
-amazing cookware including a 5 quart le creuset saucepan
-common dining room seats 15
-structure well-supported by rock pile

Entry to the commune is a $1000 down payment, then is free as long is you contribute labor to sustain the commune. To be considered for this opportunity, you must meet our strict criteria for admission (which we keep to ourselves). So, in four sentences or less, tell us how you would contribute to this community. We are particularly interested in people with practical skills of gardening, carpentry, plumbing, and masonry, but we could also use all around creatives, DIY makers and users of various steampunk contraptions, and engineers, scientists, and theorists (people smarter than us) who could debunk all this stuff as foundation-less, or make the whole idea better.

Friday, December 11, 2009

new cartoon detail

This is a new cartoon in progress. It's is a fun little detour from my more meditative drawings. It is a little self-contained fantasy community, inspired equally by Richard Scarry and Sim Tower.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Division cont'd 2

These are new drawings that fill in gaps in my newest series. Eventually I'd like to make enough drawings to depict the transitions between the major doubling stages, having each drawing be one frame in a smooth animation of cell division.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Drawing Waste

eraser bits, erasers, pencil leads that broke off in the sharpener

Friday, November 27, 2009

December at Whitney Art Works

This show represents a cornucopia of tantalizing attitudes and approaches. Conceptual, hilarious, funny, honest, whimsical, quirky, smart, passionate are only some the adjectives we've got to flaunt. Come see for yourself!

The December 2009 show will be on view from December 2 - 23 with additional hours (noon- 6pm) on Monday, December 21 and Tuesday, December 22.

Whitney Art Works is open Wednesday - Saturday from noon - 6pm

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

rubber bands

I only need to eat 10,000 more bunches of organic lacinato kale to give a true Tara Donovan-like experience.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

block print

I made this during a print workshop at Space Gallery today. The workshop was organized by Kelly McConnell and her MECA art education students. The image is 6" x 4" on bigger paper.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Draw Your Face Off 2

This is a 6.5" x 6.5" drawing done in preparation for the Draw Your Face Off Event at Space last night. I wanted to know in advance what kind of drawings I would do during the event, so this test helped me decide. I don't have any images of the drawings I made during the event, but they all had this general look. I made ten drawings in four hours, and they all sold!
There was a huge turnout, as usual for Space on a First Friday. There was a funk of competition in the air. It felt odd and satisfying to be displayed like a dancing monkey. It was all very exciting and I would love to be a part of something like this again. Thanks to the Pine Haven Collective for inviting me to participate.

Friday, September 11, 2009


I just acquired some glass stringers (wires) and I'm using my little smithy torch to do some rogue lampworking. This is the first time I've ever worked with hot glass (besides sand casting) and it sure looks like it. This 2" tall "scholars rock" was a blast to make, I can't wait to make something that looks good.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

I'm sculpting a shell out of wax

This thing is actually grown by adding little blobs of molten wax which make up the striated texture. It is completely hollow. It is one inch long.
I didn't realize my scanner was so dusty, I guess I should clean it.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

I colored this drawing after re-reading the classic Envisioning Information by Edward R. Tufte.

The "wrong" paths will lead back to where the choice began.. If the traveller is lucky, or if time doesn't exist the path will lead to the "ideal". If time does exist, the traveller will likely end up stranded. I apologize for the quotes.