Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Radio Head.

I am pretty sure that I am not a robot.  I am tired.  Pretty sure robots don't get tired.  Perhaps they can be programmed to get tired though.  I can't believe that tomorrow is Wednesday.  These days just keep flying by.  I worked on two separate robots today.  I've determined that I will finish six or seven of them before the end of the semester.  That's a lot of work to be pumping out, but what else is this life about anyway?  I like working.

Sculpture is a weird thing for me.  It still doesn't feel exactly comfortable.  I still want to draw and paint things all over everything.  I suppose there really isn't a problem in that thinking, but I would like the two to compliment each other, not be a detriment....

So far so good.

 These two images are of the Affection Receptor.  My adviser has suggested that perhaps I should take out the written text.  It may be very altar-like.  I suppose, however, that any non-functional statue will be considered a monument of some sort.  Are monuments and altars really that different when all is said and done?  I am not very sure myself.

I was very pleased to find a use for this radio.  It seemed obvious all of a sudden when I was looking at it.  I hope you dig it.  This is three robots.  Four to go.


Friday, November 4, 2011

How Does One Get to Cuba?

The past several months have been amazing.  I have learned a great deal about myself, art making, and the limits that I have placed on myself.  Apparently those limits have been too restrictive, as I've been involved with the Billboard Project in New Orleans and have now been accepted to the Mural Painting Bienniale X, in Santiago de Cuba.  While attempting to avoid illustration and gallery projects in school, I have been offered as many gallery gigs and more illustration gigs than I've ever been offered in the past.  I am truly grateful for what, as I pause and contemplate, I can only consider success.  It has been a long ride, and I can't say that I have always used this blog as a positive outlet, but thank you to all of those who have stuck around and made this possible through your support.

Now for completely unrelated items.  I have been working on a series of found wood robots with detailed interiors.  The effect that I have been going for has been the "ugly" serving as framework for the more refined, or "beautiful".  It is not quite as large a dynamic as that world of complete opposites, but there is a noticeable difference in the feeling of the drawings and writing that I have utilized in the interior of the sculptures and the haphazard construction that I have used to erect these robots.

Below is the first robot, which I had already shared sans detailed interior.

The latest robot that I have been working on does not include any pipe drawings but instead contains love notes, however.  The robot is titled the Affection Receptor, sports a Bo Jackson ball glove, and has hearts which I removed from a gaudy coat hanger.

Lastly I will share a quick piece that I added to my etsy shop today.  I am really pleased with the simplicity of the images like this.  It is also nice not to attempt to defeat the line work that I spend so much time working with.

There's more craziness going on.  I plan on finishing up the first incarnation of a major project over this week, so be sure to check back soon.  Take care.