Wednesday, July 28, 2010

So how many of you remember these guys.....

So the last couple days of class I have found myself doodling a lot. I have doodled a whole bunch of cool stuff, and the coolest thing that I've been doodling is monsters. It has been so long since I've drawn monsters on a regular basis, but I dig it. Miss it. All that jazz, you know?

So here we have it, one robot painting for this fall's show and a monster drawing. Just to give you an idea of the time in which this guy came about. I was listening to a very long winded speaker and my monster was much more attentive than me. What can I say? He was repeating everything that he heard. Here tis:

He's happy though. Really. His race shows both teeth when they are happy and no teeth when they are unhappy. Don't let that frowny looking face fool you.

And here is another small framed piece for the show in Seattle. At this rate the walls will be absolutely crowded, just as I had hoped. I want everybody to be able to walk away with something this time.

Hope you like it. Hope you had a good Tuesday. Not going to lie. I certainly did. Til next time kids.

Peace
-Mike

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bootleg Animation Time

Graduate school is intense, and for the most part, they would prefer that I don't paint here. Apparently they take that performance and installation as more valid than painting and sculpture as truth. I have to admit that that frustrates me a little. Though in two years I may be a performance and installation interventionist and look back on this laughing. Who knows? But I like paint.

Anyhow. I have one new painting to share today and a mock up for an animation. I hope you like them.

Another piece for this September's show. I've been really digging doing the simple little guys in direct contrast to the thinking that is required of me in class. If only I could figure out a way to explain making cute things in an educated manner. That would be fabulous.




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And here it is, the mock up for a future animation. I swear that it will get a bit more involved, for right now I am still trying to learn a bit more of this after effects thing. So keep your eyes pealed for new developments.

Til next time.
Peace
-Mike

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Tweeting on a Regular Basis

Nope. This is not about Twitter. I use Twitter but that is not what I'm talking about right now. Earlier this year I made my first mobile, and this week I decided that I really wanted to put a couple of them together for my show this Fall. I cannot say that I really have time to put all of that together but, I do not mind the extra work. It keeps things interesting.

I hope people like these. I sure like making them. Sorry I'm not more verbose right now, grad school is kicking my patookis. Blogger doesn't like my spelling of patookis. Tough beans, Blogger.
Here the latest mobile.

Enjoy.

I have a whole bunch more stuff that I should get around to posting. Really, one of these days I will scan it all in, and when I do, you will experience some serious sensory overload. Until that time comes, relax and enjoy your summer.

Much love and respect.
Peace
-Mike

Monday, July 5, 2010

One Crazy Summer

It has been. It's been one wild and crazy ride thus far. School is an amazing place, with so many books and teaching resources, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to be here. I have not been scanning in any of my work, so I don't have much to show today, but I do have one image of the mobile that I have been working on. Admittedly it is not the greatest image, though you'll at least be able to get the idea of it.

It was not that well received in critique, which is a good thing really. I haven't been pushing myself nearly as much as seems necessary the past several years. Perhaps I can get my artwork to a better level finally.

There will be more to follow.
Until my next date with a scanner....
Peace
-Mike