Friday, December 28, 2007

Battle Study

I am trying to better understand how to compose a complex narrative with multiple figures, and this pencil drawing taught me much. All the figures are of equal size leading to the sense of confusion and drama, but more than that I started to relax when I had this thought: an eye doesn't try to be an eye, it just is.


Christmas Cards 07


These pictures are of my uncut edition of Christmas cards before I mailed them. I first came across an old enveloped design that would allow me to make it all one piece, and have my image cut across the folds. Next, I carved a tree out of garden foam then applied tape to the negative area and used a spray fixative to make a semi-permanent stamp. Finally, I hand painted the ornaments and used my pinky finger to create the star.


iHorse Speakers


These sculptures are made from paintbrushes that I failed to clean properly, the horse's tail plugs into standard headphone jacks and connects to stereo speakers within the beast.


Friday, October 12, 2007

Eating for Two

This is my pitch for a situation comedy or "sitcom." I am going to tell the story as if I already saw the pilot, instead of stage directions:

A Large bearded man, with a bush of hair on his head is driving down a residential street, holding the wheel with one hand he takes off his glasses to clean some smudge of impurity off of them. All of sudden, we hear a dull thud followed by a body rolling and flopping onto the hood of the hero's car.

The driver jumps out of his ruined car to see what has happened- there on the hood of his car, the pedestrian he has hit beckons him close.

-"Oh my god! Are you ok?" our hero stammers.
-"I'm dying..." the stranger softly moans.
-"Wait, I'll get help..."
-"There's not much time, just come closer..."
-"I am so, sorry, what there anything..." for me..."
-"eat... what?"
-"Eat for me."
-"Like, have your last meal? What do you want me to eat?
-"Everything, I want you to eat for me whenever you eat...Whenever you eat a meal or snack, eat some for me, as if I was there."
-"I don't understand...what, why.."
-"That's not important, just.. eat.."

(Cut to a scene a month later.)

-The hero is sitting in his kitchen alternatively eating out of two bowls of cereal when he notices the time and dashes out the door. He sits down in class, and the girl next to him offers him a piece of gum.
_"Do you have another piece?"
-"Oh, yeah!" she says sweetly, and places a piece in her own mouth.
-"No, I meant, another one for me."
-"No, those were my last two pieces..."
-"That's ok," handing the gum back.
-"Wait, why do you need two pieces? Do you want half of mine?"
-"I'm sorry that's is not the way it works..."

(Cue music, and fade out of episode one.)