Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Art of Joe Sinness




I recently applied to a juried exhibition in St. Cloud, MN. I am excited to hear back from this one, as the juror, Joe Sinness, makes really intriguing work. I find his meticulously detailed and highly rendered color pencil drawings oddly fun and technically impressive. However I am even more drawn to his sculptures which are whimsical and quirky, telling often absurd narratives.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

THINK AND WONDER, WONDER AND THINK



I am very excited and pleased to announce that I have been commissioned by Northern.Lights.mn to do a large public art piece for Northern Spark 2012 titled THINK AND WONDER, WONDER AND THINK. For this piece, I will span this Dr. Seuss quotation in the form of 28 giant illuminated letters (think 8' tall) across the outer walls on both sides of Minneapolis' Stone Arch Bridge. It will be on display for the week leading up to the festival and turn off on the morning of Sunday, June 10th 2012.

Below is a sneak peak of one of my first prototypes for the letter "R"
Please check back frequently for progress updates and my upcoming Kickstarter campaign which will launch January 9th, 2012 to help support this project!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

For the love of Children's Books


Just when you think it's a cold day, or a grey day, or an uninspired day, you remember that thousands of small books with colorful illustrations and silly little stories exist.


And then you realize other people color code their lives and it doesn't make you feel quite as compulsive for feeling the need to color code your own.


And then you find illustrations like the ones by NY based artist Jane Mount who custom paints and makes prints of our most ideal bookshelves. My pick-why children's books, of course. This reminds me of the built-in window shelf I had as a child, and the many late nights of hiding under my blankets with a flashlight entranced by pages and pages of drawings and text. And then you remember, life is fantastic because things like this.