20 June 2010

Op ed

"Hey, look at me! I'm a [Republican or Democrat] member of Congress. I like to publicly interrogate the CEO of BP about its safety and environmental record even though it was my pushes for deregulation that helped cause this crisis. I have to apologize if the irony is lost on me, however; I'll be too busy furiously masturbating to my signed 8x10 photograph of Milton Friedman."

13 June 2010

I know I used to listen to a lot of ska, but I really don't like bowling.

Painting was always something I avoided while in undergrad. By the last two years of my college career, I couldn't create anything without some kind of outline. In the past year or so, I've become more comfortable with using a brush for ink drawing. I began to experiment with paint again when I was privately commissed for a couple of pieces.
For a recent commission, I decided to just dive in and try to do the whole thing in oil paint. I'd never used oils before, so this painting took me longer than it should have, mostly because I needed some time figuring out how to work with oils and to understand the medium. So without futher ado (but please do excuse the poor photo quality), here is my modest first attempt with oil.

An Expedition For Momentum, 16x20", oil on panel, 2010.

09 June 2010

Between a bike, a skateboard, and a machine gun; the machine gun is the safest choice.

I got back to Illinois last week following a two-week tour through eastern Canada with my friend's band. Many good times were had; we swam in five different bodies of water, played a lot of good shows, played a few not-so-good shows, ate a lot of cereal, slept in vans, slept on couches, developed bizarre inside jokes, met some great people, listened to a ton of Chumbawamba (seriously), fed cows, made new friends, and didn't see any moose.

I'm already hard at work on some art prints, as well as some new paintings for my show at Fillintheblank Gallery in August. To the left are some films for a new art print, which is based on a sketch I made in the van two weeks ago.

Sorry for the lack of updates here. I do, however, have one more item of possible interest:

Summer Mystery Tubes
Each tube will contain (at least): Three posters and/or art prints
, one slightly imperfect print, one uniquely hand-manipulated print OR a test print, and one original drawing or sketch.
Not bad, eh? But there are only 15 available! Check it out.