Saturday, November 14, 2009

Not so good at keeping secrets.

So I am bad at keeping secrets. This is a drawing I did for Artworks: Secret Artworks show/fundraiser. It is okay. I don't really know how to draw. I stole the image from their site, as they are better at scanning than I am.

Friday, September 18, 2009

New Work

So my knee is messed up. With one less distraction, I have been making a bit of art. I don't know if I really have an objective. If I like them, or hate them. I will keep making them until someone tells me to stop or I get bored.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Table Tennis Tournament

original poster by Joe Napier

About a year ago I started playing ping pong with a group of friends from work. We play just about every day during lunch. Shortly after we started playing, we decided to inflict our coworkers with a singles tournament. It was a big success, as everyone was/is looking for a way to have fun at work. So roughly a year has passed and after too much discussion and not enough action (organizing anything is a pain in the ass), we initiated a doubles tournament. Joe Napier took it upon himself to design a poster for the event, titling it "doubles death match". The poster consists of a skull and crossbones made out of a paddle, and handles. Joe went on vacation and the rest of us made posters, with the original as inspiration. I will try to gather everyone else's posters, but this is most of mine, and Joe's OG.

Notes: The cake was baked and decorated by my mom. Natalie shaved the skull into the back of my head.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

New Stuff

So, I have not been posting much recently. I am not going to lie and say it is going to change. I am however trying to make more work in my free time. This is two recent pieces spray paint on birch ply. Stencil poster for Table Tennis Tournament at work.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

old work

I have been kind of lazy finishing up a number of paintings. More frustrated than lazy. Dumb technical problems are the some of the hardest things to get through, for me. I just don't want to figure it out, too much figuring things out during the work day.

This is some older work. Wow, I need to start making new stuff. I was a bit all over the place.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

other work

nku alumni show

I recently submitted some work to an nku alumni show.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Work

I started a new series (hopefully) of work dedicated to my aunt. For those of you who know me well, know that my aunt has lived with my family since my grandparents died when I was just a baby. My aunt is blind, deaf (mostly), and as of a few years back diabetic. She is very difficult to communicate with as what few words she can say seems like a foreign language. She has obviously lead a fairly sheltered and isolated life, although she generally seems to be in find spirits. Vanessa generally roams around the house fairly unnoticed. It is difficult to believe that I have forgotten she was there as she is such a part of the environment. This work is among a number of things a way of giving her a presence.

Van was not born blind. She was born premature. From what I was told, she was put into an incubator, at the time, they didn't realize they had to cover the babies eyes from the pure oxygen. Her sight was taken away from her. This painting consists of two levels. The first level is a completed painting (generally colorful) of anything I want to paint. This layer is covered white with then a textural level. The only remains of the underlying painting is from memory (and a photograph which I will explain).

I photograph the lower level painting. The only person who I will share this photo with is the eventual owner of the painting. Once the painting is handed to them, they will have the option to view the first level of the painting. The photograph will then be destroyed by me. The idea is that Vanessa's vision was taken from her, all that could possibly remain is the memory of sight. All that will remain of the lower level is the viewer's and my memory of that level.