Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Not Too Wrapped Up in her Principles to Have a Good Time

This is an oil I did quite a while back for the Mall Images series. Another fabricated environment ... inspired by but not really based on a real environment.... I collaged about 15 photos together to get the 3 by 5 thumbnail that I then based the painting on.... once upon a time, I used to use tinted plastic report covers to alter the contrast and color tint in the photo cutouts. The final painting is about 20 by 36. I miss painting in oil.... acrylic somehow doesnt have the same appeal for me- its just not as fun.

Sketchbook: race car driver

Kentucky Thanksgiving

Back after a few days away from it all.... Heres a couple of random pix from my recent trip to Kentucky to visit my girlfriend's family. First one is her family walking out of a mall. Second is the back of a glass display case in an antique store, third is an old farm near Tennessee, and last is Suzannah in the Detroit airport. Interesting things to note about Kentucky: no traffic, no garbage, no graffiti, no smog and no half million dollar entry-level fixer-upper homes. Boy, do I miss LA.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Synthetic landscape- found object art

A photoshop fabrication from scratch.... no photos, only scanned objects... this one was a complicated experiment. Grass blades were individually scanned on the scanner surface and layered upon one another, altered and blurred to create depth... I painted the sky with a brush same goes for the rainshower off in the distance and the dirt in the grass.... The water was a layered collage with a bunch of scanned maple leaves, a piece of dupont corian scanned in and used as a underneath layer, and I scanned a transparent plastic bag and layered it on to give a reflective surface. These things arent specifically planned out this way, they just evolved..... I like the organic feel of experimental collaging and just trying stuff.... looks less "planned" that way.

This thing was originally just an experiment to see if I could build depth with layering techniques in photoshop.

Hungary photos 2

More pictures from Hungary. First one is a random storefront display with a svelte Santa Clause with a bad beard. When I drove by this on the road I practically skidded off into the ditch I was laughing so hard..... Second image is a train yard in Mosonmagyarovar. Third is my dad, Louis in the Budapest subway system. Fourth is my cousin's workshop in the machinery shed, and last image is a milking machine in the barn.

Hungary photos 1

A few random photos from a trip to visit my father's birthplace in Hungary. First one was taken out in my cousin's barn, with dust from a corn pulverizing machine covering everything. Second image was taken in my uncle's attic. Third taken in my aunt's pantry. Fourth was taken through a closed door.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Woman standing

I'm gonna be out of town for Thanksgiving, so I'm gonna upload a variety of stuff to give everybody something to chew on for a few days. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

She Was Beautiful and Had Everything to Live For

"She Was Beautiful and Had Everything to Live For"

An old multimedia paper and acrylic collage done a few years ago. About 22" by 36". This piece was based on a small photocollage taken from cut-apart photos taken in shopping malls. This piece is part of "Mall Images" an ongoing series of collages and paintings that I sometimes work on.... Havent done one in a while. Some pieces took on a level of realism, others go very abstract.... ultimately all are a fabricated imaginary space that does not exist in reality. I could go on into lengthy, agonizing detail about the meaning and implications of the series, you know, writing the type of artists statement that only critics seem to like, but I dont like writing bullshit... Id prefer to let you decide what you want it to be.

Monday, November 21, 2005


An informal portrait taken of a friend, Kelsey Mann. Taken last year high up in the Sequoia National Forest. You can check out his blog thru my links section over on the right. He's got some great stuff posted up already....

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Construction decontruction

While talking on the phone I was goofing around with a collage.... it started out as a photograph of a piece of construction equipment and was broken down and fractured into......something else, I guess.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Billboard afterimage

Photograph of a Billboard "in between postings" on Ventura Blvd.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Natural History Museum

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Photoshop collage not created with anything specific in mind, but may be usable as an inspirational concept for the Fairfield short (?). Image evolved from a collage of telephone lines.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Carwash collage

Abstract photoshop collage of a Burbank carwash, worked into with a cintiq. I guess its mostly a color experiment.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Fairfield interior concept

Possible interior concept for the Fairfield short animated film. (See the link posted to the right.) I know this is more realistic than we are going for on the project, but Im going for a mood and lighting style for interiors- just experimenting.

Farmer's tan

This image is an oil sketch on masonite.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Storefront: sewing machine shop

Digital photos from the storefront of a closed sewing machine repair shop here in LA.