Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Motion Makes Me Last

Between working on three projects at the same time, I found this gem of a music video which I seem to have been posting in all my usual Internet hang out spots for all to see. It's one of the most subtly beautiful videos I've seen in a long time... my favorite moment is at about 0:54 when the piano comes in along with the cars driving atop the bridge. (Directed by Matt McCormick whose film, "Some Days Are Better Than Others", I cannot wait to watch.)

Friday, February 19, 2010

Coney Island 3

I often find myself working in sets of threes, and this is no exception. I've created 2 other Coney Island pieces this year, and yet there is still something that pulls me back to the photos I took of the famous Cyclone roller coaster when I was there. I thought I'd finish off the set with one more piece, which will be up at the Land of Odd Gallery's 5" x 7" show this March.

I wanted to incorporate text (as I had with the 2nd piece in the series), and the idea of "Over and Over" came from both the idea of returning to the Cyclone as inspiration for several pieces, as well as the physical act of the roller coaster itself, remaining on the same track and repeating the same course day in and day out.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


This was a fun, simple commission that I completed late last week... very few requirements (b&w, 1920s–50s gentleman) and lots of freedom. I thought a portrait of a boxer with a black eye would be a nice break from my usual work. I think the ink wash complemented the idea pretty well.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

AIGA Nebraska Love/Hate contest

(Photo property of AIGA Nebraska)

I had sort of forgotten about the AIGA Love/Hate contest that I entered a few weeks ago... winners were chosen and cards were printed/sold (actually still being sold online)... and I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of 18 winners! Aside from being professionally printed, all of the designs were also exhibited at the Bancroft Gallery in Omaha.

There are some pictures from the opening night of the exhibition at the AIGA Nebraska Flickr gallery, and the entire set of winning cards can be seen here.

Wish I could have been there... looks like it was a really nice show!

Mexicali Illness (February 13th-March 5th, 2009)

I'm going to be in a group show this coming Saturday at L'Keg Gallery here in Los Angeles. The opening reception begins at 8pm and will feature art by myself and these great artists from both Mexicali and Imperial Valley.

Paulo Aguayo
Juan Jose Cardoza
Pablo CastaƱeda
Heriberto Castro
Ismael Castro
Edgard Collins
Fernando Corona
Daniel Gibson
Guillermo Jauregui
Elizabeth Lopez
Ariel Molina
Edgar Moreno
Hermanos Moroyoki
Cinthia Rios
Karla Paulina Sanchez
Julio Torres
Marco Vera
Maiko Yanome

Musical guests (beginning at 9pm):
Blue Jungle
Spider Problem
Beastial Mouths

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bowery Bear

Bowery Bear is a new piece being donated to the El Centro "Hope For Haiti" benefit auction (this Thursday, February 4th from 5–10pm at the El Centro Town Square).