Friday, October 3, 2008

don't be shy (2nd yr mfa show)

this is my piece. i told you i was going more abstract. it's a portrait of my friend jacob-titled "sandwich" it's 51" x 42" with watercolor and acrylic on yupo. the nice looking pink sculpture, the one that looks like a yo gabba gabba doll, is a piece by ryan schwartzkopf, the dude i'll be showing with come february. it should be a good mix.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

hold on to your butts

my thesis show, drawn by lottery, is scheduled for february 16-20. the reception will most likely be the 17th. consider me officially insane until president's day. my apologies.

Friday, June 27, 2008

monthly blogger

i lied. i'm crap at blogging. but here is the beginnings of a project i've started. a bunch of my friends at cgu are going to make masks, which they will wear when i paint their portraits. this painting is not finished but i want to do more. the next versions will get less literal and hopefully more colorful. it's a halfie- part acrylic and part watercolor. i'm not sure about it, but what else is new.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


i'm guilty of so many detours this semester. supposedly that's what the first year is for- hairbrain ideas that may or (most likely) may not work. i got straight up bored with collaging different elements (representational/ abstract, symbolic/ arbitrary, personal/ universal, funny/ pretty/ ugly) in my hodgepodgey watercolors that i wanted to try to make one iconic image that qualified for all of those things. and i was done done done with heads during this period. so i made these fluid acrylic paintings on 5ft yupo; they're solitary fleshy pods, knubs, grafts, etc. the response i got was mixed. one dude said the claims of my work being whimsical and illustrative must have gotten under my skin because i went from fantasy to cold hard boring facts. like him, most people just yearned for the days of my watercolors, but there were few supporters. now i'm hoping to reconcile my tangents because it's high time i get down to bizness.

school's out for summa

it has come to my attention that i am the world's laziest blogger. not no more. i am going to record all the gorey details of my summer in the studio. most of you have no idea what the heck i've been making this last semester to which i say i'm sorry. i'll try to make it up to you.

Friday, April 18, 2008

this weekend!

if you're in the area, come check it out.

Monday, March 10, 2008


i was going to add some photos of last semester's work, but alas, i hate most of them. so here is a little something i've been cooking up. not nearly done, but it's something. i took a break from faces and painted this with acrylic on a 5ft roll of yupo.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

the latest

my second semester at cgu has started. i'm really hopeful that this semester will be better/ more challenging and yet more rewarding and i'm confident it will be twice as busy. i decided to double-up with classes now so my last semester can be completely dedicated to finishing my show. i also decided to take on a second job; i'm a teaching assistant for sandeep mukherjee's undergrad intro to painting class down at pomona. we had our first official painting day yesterday. i loved it. it's really odd to be instructing others about technique and the elements of art. first, because they listen to me (mind blowing). and second, i myself still have insecurities and questions- that never goes away. the questions and dilemmas just get more complicated and tricky.

with that being said, i'm trying to work some stuff out. hence, no postings of pictures. i've made stuff. but you don't need to see. i will post some new work probably within the week. hold your horses.