Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Art of Kara Walker

Some beautiful black and white artwork for a day in my life that seemingly lacked any color. Kara Walker's intense, intricate shadow-puppet like paper silhouettes tell poignant stories of enemies, oppression and love.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Art of Jason Hackenwerth

Whoever said that balloon art was just for clowns? Jason Hackenwerth brings new life to a classic form through his incredible organism-like balloon sculptures. Beautiful, playful, and oddly familiar.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sauerkraut Days Chalk Drawing

I spent the morning in Henderson, MN at their annual Sauerkraut Days festival. I was hired by the United Church of Christ to draw a rendition of the Last Supper with cans of Frank's sauerkraut on the table. It took me 5.5 hours, but the drawing is complete! These of images from throughout the morning.

Friday, June 24, 2011

HateBreeders Exchange Portfolio Print

Last fall I signed up to participate in the HateBreeders print exchange portfolio, with an edition of 60 prints! I just finished all of mine up today. The theme is based off of the Misfits song and was inspiration for us to create an 11" x 17" landscape print of anything that just plain pisses us off. I went for the ultimate disgust in American patriotism, the super stretch Hummer with a patriotic paint job. I call this one "America's Pride." Looking forward to seeing the other many, many prints in this portfolio!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bethesda Hospital Sculpture Garden

Today I installed two of my sculptures, the Lonely Tree and Ms. Daisy, in the Bethesda Hospital Sculpture Garden in St. Paul, MN. They will be there for the next year. I'm excited to go back and see them in winter! Thanks to my amazing friends Yousif, Andrea, and Brockman for helping me out!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

eyeo signs

I was commissioned by Dave Schroeder to route and paint signs for the upcoming eyeo festival that is happening here in Minneapolis from June 27-29. The festival has an amazing line up of speakers, one not to be missed! And these signs will be behind them when they do their thing.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Radio K Interview

I was recently interviewed for a piece on interactive art by Marchette Fornoff at Radio K. Take a listen!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rainbow City

My favorite artist duo, FriendsWithYou, does it again! Rainbow City, their gigantic immersive playground for kids and adults, is in NYC, located on 30th St. in Chelsea. Think 16,500 sq.ft. of colorful, inflatable art. Worth a trip back to the East Coast? I think so.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

More Grad Party Caricatures

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sauerkraut Days

Today I found out that I will be the sidewalk chalk artist at Sauerkraut Days on June 25th in Henderson, MN. I will be drawing a 10' x 20' version of the Last Supper, complete with giant cans of Frank's Sauerkraut on the table. I am looking forward to this, you should come out and see me between 9am and noon that Saturday!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Caricature Season Begins

Ah, it's that lovely time of year again when the air is warm and thousands of high school seniors graduate into the real world. And have all night parties to celebrate this. Last night I drew on a riverboat that cruised the St. Croix River for the School of Environmental Studies' all-night extravaganza. However, I quickly learned that drawing on a boat is not as romantic as it sounds. The rocking of the waves left me feeling dizzy the entire 3 hours. Anyhow, here are some of my favorites from the night.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Here's to the kind of shows I'd love to exhibit...

Currently at Lombard-Freid Projects, a gallery based out of NY, NY, is an exhibit titled, "Play Time." This is a solo exhibition featuring the work of Cao Fei, "one of the key artists of the new generation emerging from Mainland China." Layered with ambiguities, these works manage to reflect our time of modernization, while maintaining an essential, playful spirit. It's smart. It's silly. It's undeniably charming. Everything I could wish art to be.