Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
1. The possum was eating from the deer carcass when, suddenly, the carcass was hit by a drunk driver...instantly killing the possum while giving him a free dead deer coffin.
2. The possum was eating intestines and died of old age.
3. A deer ate a possum for some reason and died when the possum tried to tear its way out. Just like in Aliens.
Isn't nature beautiful?
Monday, December 6, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
It was pretty awesome even though I spent most of the night throwing up into a really nice toilet. When we stayed in Missouri we were frugal. I even got to do my hotel trick! Here it is...
1. Cheap hotels usually have cheap, framed art to hide stains. Try taking the art off the wall. If the
frame comes off the wall...you're in business.
2. Using a common Sharpie, make a fantastic drawing. I made a triceratops.
3. Place the frame back on the wall. You've made a SECRET masterpiece.
I do this at almost every hotel I stay at but not the Eldridge, that place was fancy enough to know that people like me do shit like this...their frames were screwed onto their immaculatly whitewalls.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
I've never been to Kansas. I was in Kansas City, Missouri (good barbecue?)...I could have easily scooted over to Kansas and said,
"Hey, Kansas." quickly followed by,
"See ya, Kansas!"
In short, I'm excited about checking another item off my bucket list. Morgan Freeman would be proud. And did anyone else notice how fuckin' dusty my car is? This photograph is embarrassing.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
When I was a younger kid
The age of twenty three,
I’d throw some seeds on piles of snow
And birds would sing to me.
Their colors popped on white, white ground
and Cardinals looked blood red.
I watched some blue jays fight for food
To get their bellies fed.
Friday, October 22, 2010
I've had trouble painting since leaving graduate school. I haven't stopped making art. I've sketched prolifically and have made about eight paintings. Six of those paintings made their way to the fire pit. They sucked balls.
The reason and epiphany? I was trying to make work that looked like my last body of work and I don't think I can (or need to) recreate what I did for my thesis show. The only two paintings I've liked are the ones that can't relate to my last body of work.
Which lead me to the conclusion, its time to make some new shit.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The show at the Morpho Gallery went well. I got to see friends, buy some art, meet some new people, and drink beer at a spooky bar called BOBBI'S. Bobbi gave me a free beer before the show, she said I looked high strung. I liked that.
http://www.morphogallery.com/ check out the webby if you get bored.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
My friend, Grant, inspired me to look back at old work. Maybe I can gather some insight into why I'm having trouble painting.
I made this one during my hobo days of 2007. All I did was travel, crash on couches, and see the sights. Its from a series of paintings called, "I was for Awhile." Snap the Strings, Sucker is the first in a series of paintings about closely knit friends and the importence of travel.
I spent my "growing up" years in Peoria, IL. This piece is a tiny painted icon for a city that I've grown out of but is still deeply appreciated. Peoria...its been called a hole that hard to climb out of.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
I'd like to vent some frustruation. Painting is hard.
Pictures coming soon. In the meantime, check out
I'm in a three man show with David Sisk and Ian Sherwin. It opens on October 9th, 5-9pm. If you live in the greater Chicagoland area, stop by and we'll shake hands in a formal fashion.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Thank goodness for the power of the interweb.
Also, the other tooth, the one I said was a normal horse tooth...that one is a fossil as well. YIKES!
The tooth on the right... I don't know what kind of animal head it fell out of and it's bothering me. The molar is a behemoth at two inches across and two inches top to bottom. I think its from the Pleistocene.
I found the mystery molar in the same rocky creek Jimmy found the horse tooth.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Half of a spear I found on the trip. Its about three inches long and was buried in mud. Made by the original natives of Iowa many, many years ago.