Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Cover illustration I recently did for the N.Y. Times Escapes section. The article had to do with planning and packing (without leaving things behind) for family ski trips. You can view the story and the cropped online version of the art here.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Here are a few "Do Not Disturb" tags I've accumulated over the years. The really unique ones are becoming harder and harder to find as the hotel/motel business gets increasingly commoditized. Here's a cool modern tag that covers all the possibilities.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Since I've been collecting paperbacks I've become more aware of artists who use books to make art. Above are some of Artist Robert The's work. Why use books? The explains it this way: "Books ( many culled from dumpsters and thrift store bins) are lovingly vandalized back to life so that they can assert themselves against the culture that turned them into debris". See more of this work here.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
A fantastic French short film by graphic artist, illustrator and indie film director Jeremy Clapin. The title derives from Greek and means 'to split'. It's was nominated for an Academy Award, Short Films in 2008.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Italian artist Mimmo Rotella created many of his expressive and vibrant decollages like the ones above using movie posters and advertisements from the 1950's. These 'torn poster' works, part of an art movement called Nouveau Réalisme , remind me of some of the work being done by contemporary street artists like Bast.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Temporarily breaking out of the 2-D art world, above are some sculptures of mine that will be part of a 3 person show that opens this Friday at the Eric Schindler Gallery's downtown space. The pieces (7 in all) have their roots in folk art, and are constructed of wood, old hardware, rulers, bottlecaps and wire.