Sunday, August 1, 2010

New Show at The Seen

Hey! Another show coming up soon at the Seen Gallery in Decatur. I'll have lots of new pieces that are sadder and crustier than ever before! Travis Smith is also showing his work, which is a lot of fun collage pieces with robots and things. Please come out to the Seen and feed our egos on the 21st.

Monday, July 5, 2010

The Set-Up

This one really reminds me of a picture from an Aesop's Fable. I wanted to have that kind of look to it, with a ominous tone. The fox, who is typically seen as a sly and devious character, is having some ethical dilemmas while the little mouse on his shoulder sways him toward the more sinister option. The set of keys and the bundle of bones are about to be utilized somehow, or maybe they already have.
I enjoy the challenge of pulling a viewer into a story already begun and letting them fill in the blanks. These two guys were pretty fun to make, especially the expressions. I love how the fox's face came out, I think it really shows some internal conflict. One thing I notice while looking back at this thing now is that his face looks more like my dog than a real fox. Oh well.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Kind, In Your Own Way

This watchful old owl is the caretaker for these smaller birds. He looks on with a judgmental gaze as they eat from the broken pocketwatch he has brought for them.

Sometimes it's smart to question the wisdom of your mentors.

Here are some recovered images from my last post. The top one was during a group show at the Woodruff Art Center, and shows the contents of the cart a little bit better. The lower two are obviously in my studio, and show some great angles of her back and side.