Sunday, September 19, 2010

Skull relapse

I've been thinking about skulls again. I know, I thought I was over it too.

From my sketchbook, please pardon the fold. Mammal skulls are endlessly fascinating to me, especially the skulls of mustelids. Weasels, minks, otters, skunks! This one is Lutra canadensis.

I've also been thinking about knots. This little experiment is a sketch of the best Christmas present I've ever gotten: a cast replica of a pink fairy armadillo (Chlamyphorus truncatus) skull. And nestling around it, an imaginary square knot situation.

I also did a proof of that etching I was talking about. More on that soon.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Bad, bad, bad.

Dear reader,

It's been a while since last we met. But I do have things to share with you.

Way back in April, I participated in a lovely exercise conceived and executed by Eben Archer Kling, Katherine Romansky, and Adam Kology: & In One Another. True to form, I completed roughly half of the assignments and was late turning it in. Pictured above is one of those assignments, Cat Man Staring.

Then, in June I was asked to participate in a show curated by Setheyny Pen (center): Of Nightmares at 119 Gallery in Lowell. Artists, left to right: Bill McCann, Dug North, Adria Sutter, Lillian Harden, myself and Jeffrey Havens. It was a great experience, and I have several new pieces to scan in and share with you (soon).

Finally, I'll leave you with a promise of new work on the way. I'm working on an excited etching, sneak preview above. As a goodwill gesture, I've even updated my banner. While I can't promise you I have left my woeful updating practices behind, I've got a feeling we will be seeing more of each other soon.

Oodles and oodles,