Saturday, August 21, 2010

Love it. 401K piggy bank.

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Maggie Mailer: inspirational painter

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Playing with fire

The professor that taught this class was one of my favorite professors.

Snapshots: Playing with Fire from UM Art&Design on Vimeo.

"The History of Smiles", Tiny Circus 2009

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Plastic progress

I began working on this project 8 months ago, shorty after the new year. It began as a commissioned piece for a friend of mine; the painting was to be influenced by Julie Mehretu, maps, weather patterns and fault lines. I cannot pin point exactly where my inspiration came from, but the canvas has had many faces since January. The inspiration began here (research), went here (where I began setting the textural foundation), then here:

and is now near an ending point, seen below. The process entailed painting layers over layers over layers, reclaiming lines and marks, then making more layers. Much of the texture cannot be seen or appreciated in the photos.

Here is some inspiration for my next piece:

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Tim Burtons first piece - the seed for his other works

Verameat: jewler, not butcher

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Sweet meat... pillows?

Seriously, I don't get it. Where is the business model here? The consumer need perhaps? For some reason, I have a tough time figuring out how someone makes money with these products (however cool they may be). Day job? Do you have one? I hope its just a hobby...