Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Kinetic Artist.


Theo Jansen, he is an artist that makes wind powered sculptures. he calls himself a 'Kinetic Artist', these works are made from light weight material. He calls these works "Strandbeest".
There is a film being made about these works here, the Strandbeestmovie-weblog.

His work has an incredible artifical, science fiction feel. But the images of them walking along the sand is astounding to say the least.

















Saturday, June 09, 2007


THE ART OF DEMOCRACY

Exhibition of Prints and Artist Books

Chicago area based printmakers are invited to submit original prints and artist books for a joint group show being organized The New York Society of Etchers, Inc. for the Loyola University Museum of Art on N.Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago. The exhibition is scheduled for presentation in the fall of 2008.

For the exhibition The Art of Democracy we are seeking artist prints and artist books featuring the topics of war, domestic politics, constitutional rights like privacy an free speech, human rights, environmentalism, and related areas of social activism.

Artists may submit up to a half-dozen original works, created in the last four years, for consideration.

The submission of art works is free.

Please send images and contact information to info@nysetchers.org], or write to ask a question. Please note THE ART OF DEMOCRACY as the subject of your email.

For more information about the New York Society of Etchers and the traveling Art of contact: www.nysetchers.org andwww.artofdemocracy.org



Robots Pissing themselves.
What else do you need?
Here's the digimon version.

And here is the screen printed version of the same robot pissing himself.
I pushed the green a bit off register to give it a weirder since of depth.
I think it's funny still.



Now I'm gonna go get some metal burgers!!!

Monday, June 04, 2007


Between the Torus and the Sphere I 2006
1-color etching
39 1/2 x 39 1/2" Edition of 45


Between the Torus and the Sphere II 2006
1-color etching
39 1/2 x 39 1/2" Edition of 45


Between the Torus and the Sphere III 2006
1-color etching
39 1/2 x 39 1/2" Edition of 45


Between the Torus and the Sphere IV 2006
1-color etching
39 1/2 x 39 1/2" Edition of 45


Between the Torus and the Sphere V 2006
1-color etching
39 1/2 x 39 1/2" Edition of 45

For myself, Richard Serra's work just knocks me to the floor. Absolutely amazing work.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Final stages of this gigposter
First stage
Second Stage
So I knew I was goingto print on black paper. So the background that contained the back of the ribs is going to white. The Lung/heart Process Magenta, the Liver Process Cyan and the Intestines Primrose Yellow with Transbase.

I put a halftone in the white background color.
Mostly to conserve on ink. Colored the type and orange red.

This is the final outcome of the print.
Six colors 19"x12.5" on Black Mr. French Speckletone.
The Type ended up coming out a bit darker than I was expecting but I'm still pleased with the outcome.
Next step of the process of the gigposter.
Place the lung/heart, liver and intestine on inverted ribs.
Return of of the front of the ribs on top of the internal organs

Type placement, type is still a huge problem for me.
Process for a gigposter.
First, the ribs that I wanted to use.


A little help from Photoshop to remove the back of the ribs


Back of the ribs inverted with a back background


Lungs and heart that are to be used in the print.

Nice intestines that will fit at the bottom of the print

Smaller version of the liver.