Monday, December 3, 2012

Happy Rainbow

One of my favorite collaborative artist teams, FriendsWithYou, has a new playground! I was a huge fan of Rainbow Valley in Aventura Mall near Miami. Looks like I'll have to plan a trip to Hong Kong to check out Happy Rainbow.

Friday, November 16, 2012

ISCA 2012

I just spent the last week in San Antonio, TX for the annual International Society of Caricature Artists Convention. As always, it was a week full of drawing, friends and inspiration. Here are some photos of the drawings I did over the last 4 days.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

State Fare at the Robbin Gallery

I submitted this piece I call State Fare to the Extremely Minnesota show at the Robbin Gallery, in Robbinsdale, MN (mostly because of the name!) It got in, so it's on display from Nov. 10 - Dec. 15. It's routed HDU, latex and acrylic paint and of course, string lights. Inspired by many summers working at and attending fairs around Minnesota.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Custom Routed Piece

One of my highest-paying Kickstarter donors requested a custom piece for his reward. The parameters were 22" x 30", beach-themed, kitschy and no lighthouses. This is what I came up with. It's routed out of HDU sign foam and painted with a mixture of acrylic and latex.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Election Time Caricatures

As the big election is upon us (and the ISCA convention is just a week away!), I thought I'd do some themed caricatures.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Mini Golf Info Session

The Walker Art Center is bringing back their Artist Mini Golf course for Summer 2013! A Call for Proposals is out and all proposals are due on Nov. 30th. Come be part of the fun by attending the Mini Golf Info Session on Thurs. Nov. 8th at 7pm in the Barnes Conference Room. Tom Loftus and myself will be presenting A Couple of Putts, our mini golf blog, and giving tips on what makes for good mini golf play.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Modern Radio Night Flyer

My boyfriend's record label, Modern Radio, hosts a monthly night at the Kitty Cat Klub in Dinkytown. He asked me to design a new flyer for it. I came up with this, inspired by an old Motorla Radio Clock ad.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I'm in a book!

A new book has just come out called Post-Digital Printmaking: CNC, Traditional and Hybrid Techniques by Paul Cantanese and Angela Geary of Columbia College in Chicago. The book covers the brief history of technology in printmaking and explains exactly what it means by "Post-Digital"- using technology to create a number of matrices that can be manipulated in physical ways. It also features chapters going inside the studios of various artists who use the CNC as an integral part of their practice.
On page 39 (see below) you'll notice a page devoted to the Artemio Rodriguez print that I programmed/routed for the 2010 Mid-America Print Council Conference.

This book is a fantastic resource for anyone interested in learning more about integrating digital technologies with printmaking. Not convinced? You can read a thorough review over at Printeresting.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Lego Stilettos!

UK artist Finn Stone makes things ranging from public sculptures to furniture to small household objects. In any case, he has a unique and playful vision. These shoes were on display in an art gallery in London, however I think I need to display them as the centerpiece of my next party outfit!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Balls in the Walker Open Field Guide

The Walker has recently published a fantastic book overviewing their backyard summertime community art space, better known as Open Field. I found a photo of my puppet show, Balls, in Chapter 10. We did this performance as the opening for a Futurefarmers event in the summer of 2010.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Dr. Sketchy's September

A couple weekends ago I had the time to go to Dr. Sketchy's for the first time in many months. I always enjoy those Sunday afternoons where I can just draw for me. We had a gorgeous model, Elektra Cute. I won 2nd place for the session. Here are some shots of my drawings for the longer poses.

9/29 Wedding Caricatures

This past weekend I drew caricatures at a wedding up in Sartell, MN with caricature artist Rob Laskey. It got so busy that I didn't even stop to take photos of my subjects with their drawings...but the bride and groom wanted us to save all the finished drawings on a table for them, so I got to snap a couple quick shots when I was done.

Friday, September 28, 2012

The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side

This sofa is inspired perfectly by its name. Made by designer Christian Vivanco, it can be used as a day bed or casual couch. While it comes in a variety of colors, the green wins for me. Maybe I should DIY my own version of this...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Letter "J"

I am slowly but surely finishing all my Kickstarter rewards for the backers of my project, THINK AND WONDER, WONDER AND THINK. My friend John lives out in Seattle and LOVES his Camaro. I painted this giant 12" letter "J" magnet just for him.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tom Luckey

This morning I came across this article on the PS1 MoMA Blog, which celebrates the work of the late Tom Luckey. His magical and beautiful climbers exist in children's museum's, malls and marketplaces across the country. How did I miss climbing on one of these as a child??? Anyhow, enjoy pretending you are small enough to get into one...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New Studio!

I recently moved and finally have an entire room to use as my studio/office! Here are some snapshots of my new space. Of course, bigger work will still be made at Regis Center for Art.