Friday, January 18

one million toads, ballerinas, and frosties

Six weeks ago I made two new "Kitsch Paintings" while in Richmond but never took photos of them before taking-off for the holidays in Utah. Then last week I made one in Utah also. Here are the snapshots of the three together then:

"Toad Trap"

I found these garden toads in Vermont and couldn't pass them up. Since I was focused on other work I boxed them up and mailed them to myself in Richmond so that they could be permanently organized into this tar black rubbery trapezoid they were begging for.

"It All Comes to a Head"

While working with the toads I was also making the soap installation (a few posts down) and came across a huge box of these ballerinas I bought with Casey Smith when we were shopping in a dollarstore in Alameda. I went with the triangle form on this one - I love how the jagged bottom gives a stealth fighter reference against the feel of the pink color field.

I was pleasantly unprepared for the field of Larry Poons-esque gold ovals dotting the surface: 'made in china' stickers .

I got seasonal with my thrifting in Utah and gathered all the snowmen in for this one.

Monday, January 14

one million tiny fake art 21s for Brian boxing a wolf

I had forgotten about this until an email today. A guy with a camera called NewArtTV came to the Art Omi Open Studios the last day of July and filmed me and some other artists, namely, David Ford, Seeman Ho, Brian Zanisnik and John Nicholson. Mine is the most boring and I don't recommend it, but they are all linked in the title if you dare.

Thursday, January 10

one million mystery berlin residencies

As some of you know, I will be boarding a plane in a week for Berlin for a residency I know almost nothing about. Now I know a little more due to this new "webbsajt for Kompact Living Space":

After Berlin I'd like to invite anyone who can to join me for Casey Jex Smith's show at the Drawing Center in SoHo on February 22nd (worth crossing the country). Soooo excited!

And then, as predicted and as depicted above, I'm launching from New York into Mexico City!

Tuesday, January 8

one million christmas lists

List Drawings I've made in December here in Utah

Friday, January 4

one million colors of paper, tape, and yarn

Vermont Studio Center (October)
Blame it on my stolen computer, the holiday laziness slump, or the rain; but two months later here is the second part of my Vermont work I've been meaning to post.
If you look closely you can see the housefly hanging out on this one.

Some bigger versions of the drawings i've been up to. These start as giclee prints of enlarged to-do lists, paired with a newer idea: construction paper/electrical tape 'drawings'.