Friday, December 5, 2008

More Hands

More hands. My friend Matt, who I drew tattoo art for, foretold the new hip thing will be the rebirth of the Backstreet Boys ( and N*sync for all you timberlake lovers out there). I feel like I drew what the concert's crowds will look like pretty accurately.

Hands, Tools and Work

I am currently working with hands and tools and they work together to get up where we are going. I will be making postcard size images (5 x 7") for a while i think. i forgot to sign this one so i signed it in photoshop.  

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Into The Sea

Into the Sea

Sunday, August 31, 2008


18" x 30"
Sold Out

This print titled "How(?)" is based on the legend and reality of the Native American history.
the silhouette shows a Native American on a wild stallion, spear in hand and feather adorned. In the Background floats a large hand in a position of many meanings. I chose the hand to symbolize greeting, truth (as in justice), vulnerability, and in a sense peace and naiveté. In the hand holds a hazy image of an elderly Native American woman smoking tobacco or something of the like. The entire print is meant to showcase the duality of how we perceive the "Indian" legacy is in our minds. One sense is that of a bountiful culture that both harnessed and revered their land and their animals. On the other hand we also see them as a society we've conquered and shoved aside like a child's toy three weeks after Christmas - spent and ragged.

3D Movie

perpetuation of segregation
15" x 22"
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I titled this print "Perpetuation of Segregation". The print is part of a series on dualities in our society. I appropriated the LIFE image of an audience watching the first 3-D movie in 1952. The image is contrasted by two slave silhouettes hovering over halved watermelon. above the audience is a lion rendered in a 3d effect. The movie the audience is watching through some research is "Bwana Devil" about a man-eating lion in Africa. The silhouettes are from an old print of slaves fighting over watermelon while a slave-master and his wife gleefully stand in the background - fully entertained. The duality is based on the fact that the technology of the time is sadly supplemented by the objectification of a race and environment still found inferior and/or beastly when it was put on screen in 1952. The lion at the top is meant to bridge the to images below without being to crass. I have long since sold out of this print (one of which was sold at a silent auction at Maryland Art place's Out of order exhibit).

Work In Progress

On August 23rd I attended Pyramid Atlantic's closing Reception for Scratching the Surface exhibit. "homeward bound", (see January's post) was a part of the show. I got a lot of positive feedback and sold out of the print that day. The Question i was asked the most was "Where can i find other work of yours". This question left me excited to show them and immediately disappointed in myself for leaving this blog unupdated for so long. which brings me to todays' post. I'm going to be uploading and posting my work for your viewing pleasure. This will take a while so please visit my blog often to see my past work. Thank you.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Joke's On Nicholson

See the Dark Knight

I assumed Jack Nicholson would reign as Batman's Joker, i was mistaken. The Late Heath Ledger played a superb role as Joker. Ledger's role in this movie are as some may call "...Subtle" and "...Disturbing. All good terms. See the movie. Goodnight.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Tattoos and Band logos

Two commissions I get most often are tattoos and band art designs. Jobs usually get hectic amongst the chaos of miscommunication or a lack of understanding one way or another. Most of the time it does not work out. In my years of doing the same dance with tattoos and band stuff, only once has my work graced the cover a CD. a project that Andrew Payton did in 2005, i believe. I have yet to see my work on flesh. Today marks a special occasion where two projects surface. Jeremy of Ashes of Kings and a close chap of mine, Matt, needed art. I have done my best to fulfill their visions. Jeremy Aronson, bassist of Ashes Of Kings has been a close friend through thick and thin. There has been some distance over the years; him, with his band, me, with school and art. After a while (a long while) I worked up the nerve to make a design for him and the band. calligraphy is meditative.

Matt, a friend who has saved my life on more than one occasion, requested two designs. First, a quote: "If this be treason, then make the most of it!".

The second design, a dead tree that supports the cocoon of an emerging monarch. Trees are a challenge. Another challenge was sizing the cocoon right. Too small, the cocoon resembles a a single leaf (or a booger). Too large a cocoon would be too fantastical for the Man's Man that the design is for. For more information on Ashes of Kings visit:

Friday, January 25, 2008

Bound Homeward

Homeward Bound
11" x 15"
It makes a world of difference when you can't go home.