Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year new sketchbook

2012 has arrived and a new sketchbook has begun. For the last 20 years or more I have kept a sketch journal with meticulous attention to dating every page. The only gap is the sketch book that was stolen from my truck in Houston TX in 2001 after an opening reception at Diverseworks (along with all my tools, my partner's cameras, and even the candy in the coin holder under the dash) Above is an image of a shelf in my "storage studio" showing many of these books. I thought to start out the new year with a few pages from the last sketch book.
Many of the pages are dedicated to experimenting with color overlays for paintings I am currently working on- like the page above.
The book is also filled with poetic imagery like the page above. During my commutes to Orlando this year I decided to keep myself awake while driving by doing blind drawings of faces, buildings and dreams. Below are two examples of such drawings. I really like them in that they have no control- they are sort of like acid drawings.

The last sketch book was a normal lined composition book just like the two sketch books before it ( most of the books are in blank "art" sketchbooks but lately I have been less precious about them) This sketch book also has a few contributions from artist Spanky Hudas done in an Orlando bar while we visited.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Xin Worm T-shirts

Two examples of Xin Worm T-shirts modified for the individuals who purchased them.
These works were done at Tempus Projects Mixed Tape and T's show December 9th, 2011
There will soon be a symbol chart at so that Xin Worm members can reference the identity shirts.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Tonight! Xin Worm T-shirts customized at Tempus Projects

Tonight 12/9/2011 Xin Worm identity T-shirts will be customized for anyone who purchases one from Tempus Projects from 7pm -10pm. This event is rare and has only happened annually up to this point. T-shirts bear the Xin Worm Identity Logo and are customized with a group of Xin Worm symbols based on the individual's orientation in relation to the "art world". Xin Worm is a superimposed cultural construct ( like a cult ) which focuses on the social activities surrounding visual art events. Xin Worm also places the Xin Worm individual in a meditative position which requires the individual to understand themselves as a parasitic presence in a larger body. Xin has been described by one cultural luminary as "Like Zen only stupider".

Contemplating Satan's Power

Tonight the Mixed Tape Show opens at Tempus Projects in Tampa, Florida.
I have contributed a tape that is a meditation on the nature of evil.
Every dub sold will have an original drawing based on the composition that appears on the displayed tape and the mixed dub with 17 tracks of music and mayhem.

Contemplating Satan's Power- acrylic ink drawing, audio cassette and audio cassette case covered in sulfur.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Found! Toilet sketch from 15 years ago.

This sketch was shoved into a book in my library as a marker. I have decided to post a sketch every so often from a book, found scrap of paper or whatever- just because this one made me smile.