Friday, December 18, 2009

New Work, Part II

More new stuff, hooray. Most of this stuff is hung up several floors above me getting judged by other people as I currently type. I'm excited to see how my review goes over this time around, because over all, I think that I definitely had one of the most consistent and productive semesters of my whole college experience. We'll see if my professors agree with me in just a few minutes.

Laughing is Good for Your Health, 2009. Mixed media

Untitled, 2009. Acrylic, collage and transfer on board
A little experiment with layering and texture applications.

Shreddin', 2009. Acrylic, collage and transfer on board
This is the piece that the Boston Phoenix chose for the
cover of its annual Ski & Snowboard Guide.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


My friend Max just made this video montage of pictures he took at my my birthday get-together a few weeks back. Things like this are the reason why I am friends with Max.

Happy looming holidays

Monday, December 14, 2009

New Work, Part I

Here's some new and some new-ish pieces that I have been working on as of late. More to come as soon as I get around to posting them.

Snakephone, 2009. Acrylic & collage on board

Under the Dragon, 2009. Acrylic & collage on board

The Holy See, 2009 Acrylic, transfer and collage on board

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Robots Leave No Fingerprints

I'm finished with my degree project. It was a long road getting up to this point, but here's everything as it stands right now.

My series of images is based around a visual marriage of film noir and retro science fiction. I picked the two because they both have strong roots in the post-WWII 1940s and 50s, and they play well off of each other in terms of aesthetic style. The actual look of the pieces is a bit of a departure from my usual work, but it matches the subject material well and it was fun and kind of nostalgic to revisit charcoal for a while. The images are designed to loosely follow some sequence of events which can be left up to the viewer's imagination:

"A single shot rang out in the dark."

"A dead suit in a shady part of town.
Bad news for him, good business for me."

"I may be a detective, but you sure didn't
need one to see that this guy got taken
out with steadier hands than a human's."

"When she looked you over, you
felt like the Sunday paper."

"Guys with pockets this deep always have
more than just safes in their closets."

"I hate being chased by guys
with nicer cars than mine."

"We both knew we were lying to each other,
but for now, none of that mattered."