28 June 2012

Coconut water fixes all.

I was asked to participate in a print event called "Picasso Versus Matisse", which was curated by fellow artist Alan Campbell.  Each of us was asked to reference the work of Picasso or Matisse in some way.  This was something I'd never personally done before, so I would have been unsure where to start, had Alan not suggested Matisse's 1912 painting "The Danse With Nasturtiums".  My idea was to focus on the room, removing the dancing figures.  This was fun to work on, and I'm glad Mr. Campbell asked me to be a part of this.  This print is available through my site right now, and it's a really small edition.

Also, my multi-talented friend Gina Kelly has recently helped produce a collaborative musical animated film entitled Quick and Dirty: A Total Exquisite Corpse Animation.  This film features a variety of excellent artists, including (but not limited to) Dan Grzeca, Guy Burwell, Kathleen Judge, and many more.  The filmmakers are trying to get this movie out there to be seen by the mases, into art museums, and submitted to film festivals.   Naturally, all of this costs money, so check out the trailer and read more about the project here.  You can back this project at many levels via Kickstarter, some for even less than what you'd pay for a copy of a movie (and you'll get a copy!).  Check it out.

Lastly, I'm heading out of town this morning for a few days with my band.  I'm waiting for our guitar player Jason to pick me up with the van and we're off to Columbus, OH this evening for a show.  Then we're heading to North Carolina to play Death To False Hope Fest in Durham, which will be followed by a marathon drive back home (unless we can find a last minute opening on a show somewhere in between the South and Chicago!).  I've got to get started on some prints (got some crazy art prints in the works) and various illustration stuff, finishing as much as I can before Flatstock 35 in Chicago in less than three weeks.  Boy, it sure gets here fast!  Nevertheless, expect a bunch of new prints to be available on my site early next week.

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