Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Jamiyla just made this

I think it looks great. Proceeds go towards the Will Munro Queers Living with Cancer Fund. You can see the facebook page HERE.

This was on The Ministry of Artistic Affairs website today, thank you to Randy Gladman for writing it, he is very kind.

Monday, June 20, 2011

images and studio shots

Hey Everyone, this should be the last big post for a little while, unless anything unexpected comes up this summer. For the last year or so I've been working away on a solo show for Dukan et Hourdequin in Paris, and I'm now down to the three month mark, which means I basically do nothing other than work until the damn thing is done. Coming closer to the end of a deadline is always a bit rough, but in the past I've always been frightened enough to get it finished.

Hopefully I get it done this time too, and in three months I'll post an invite to my show. Below is some of the work I've done so far, some is finished, some is partially finished, and some doesn't exist yet, so instead of posting blank white photos or photos of an empty drafting table, I decided not to post those ones yet.

I'm particularly excited about the first piece, it's the centerpiece for the show, 10 000 vertebrates divided into the 5 classes, I worked on it for 18 months and just finished it this afternoon, so I'm pretty happy right now.

Here is some work, and below that some shots of the studio. The first few shots are details of the centerpiece, click any of them to zoom.

10 000 Vertebrates

Mammals detail

Birds detail

Reptiles detail

Amphibians detail

Fish detail

Angler Tortoise

221 Carnivores (I'm working on 221 Herbivores)
900 Aquatic Invertebrates (I'm working on 900 Terrestrial Invertebrates)


Domesticated Chimera

Cthulhu Toad

Burrowing Wolf

I don't know what I'm going to call this one yet. Maybe something about a lizard and... a bird.

My Studio

I bought this rowing machine off my neighbor, but there isn't enough room to use it in the studio, so I have to use it out in the parking lot and it's a bit embarrassing.

The crappy insulation-chair bed some of us sleep on when we work late.

My checklist

Thursday, June 9, 2011

current state of the studio

The studio has been a really exciting place lately. One of my interns from last summer, Andrew Remington Bailey, and a good friend who has just moved back from London, Tyler Bright Hilton, just moved in. Aside from having extremely fancy three part names, they are also amazing artists and good buds, so the studio is a really good place to be right now. Here is a photo that we made our friend Adam take on the first day that all 5 of us were here at the same time.

From left to right is Andrew Remington Bailey, Andrew Wilson, Tyler Bright Hilton, me, and Patrick Krzyzanowski. Thanks to our buddy Adam Levett for the photo. Next update I'm going to post some studio shots, and some work I'm doing for my solo show, I've got about 10 or 11 pieces on the go now, and I'm 94% done the centerpiece.

One last thing, Dukan et Hourdequin, my gallery from Marseille that recently moved to Paris has just launched a new website, check it out.