Cowboy Suitehas grown to 8 pieces and it looks to be a continuing series. I kid you not, I finished pieces 6-8 last night after hours of battling with them. I refused to give up this gun fight and walk away a loser.
I got frustrated and put on Maroon 5′s “Mooves Like Jagger” on repeat followed by Breathe Carolina’s “Blackout.” In no time the tables had turned… I was the victor.
The dust cloud cleared and the only one standing before me was the framing. Done and done…I walked away without any injuries.
To the Gallery 5 and 8 went (Prairie Center of the Arts) while 6 and 7 were dressed in small desk frames awaiting their gifting to my boss’s bosses. Once again, I am victorious in the art framing/hanging world!
I’ve been told by several people throughout my life that they wish they had hair like mine. They wanted thick, wavy and sturdy dark locks like mine. I told them they weren’t looking at me correctly as I found my hair to be a knotted thick brush of a mess that was unmanageable and very stubborn….until now.
I finally see what everyone has been talking about!
Creative Photoshopping by my buddy, Alex Griendling.
"In Flight" mixed media, 2012
Dream State is currently on exhibition in The Wakeley Gallery, on the campus of Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois. The work looks absolutely beautiful in the space. I could not have been an happier with how the work looks on those walls.
More exciting news pertaining to this body of work. Dream State has been picked up to be showcased at One World Cafe in Peoria, Illinois. A selection of the pieces will go up on February 6, 2012 and will remain on display until March 26, 2012.
Exciting for those of you who live in the area and did not get a chance to venture to IWU and see the work in person! I’m extremely happy this additional exhibition presented itself to me. VERY EXCITED!
So if you looking for a place to sit down and have some food and a beverage AND look at some good art (hopefully that’s the case)…head over to One World during the months of February and March. You’ll walk away from the experience with at least a stomach full of food.
image source - designswan.com
I ran across a blog that I have fallen in love with. This is Colossal is an Art and Design based blog run by Christopher Jobson, based out of Chicago, Illinois.
Updated regularly, Chris finds the most innovative, visually aesthetically pleasing pieces of art and design being produced around the world. I have spent hours upon hours at home in the evening going through archives of his posts.
I’ve spammed my friends facebook walls with links to specific posts I think are something they would like or feel would help their unique work.
I found this blog through a link a friend had posted in which a friend wrote: “I was about to call PETA but then I watched the video at the bottom of the page.”
The photos I saw depicted goldfish in wooden boxes, bowls and other containers and they appeared to have been cased in resin. No wonder my friend felt the need to call PETA.
Japanese Artist, Riusuke Fukahori, created these frozen scenes of schools of gold fish by painting them. Yes, PAINTING them. watch the video…it’s quite amazing. I highly recommend watching and repeating the 1:00 to 1:15 mark. Truly amazing.
To watch the video go here: Riusuke Fukahori Video
To browse This is Colossal go here: This is Colossal - Art and Design Blog
I started 12 new pieces, and only really finished up one of them. So here it is, Cowboy Suite 5.
The Cowboy Suite have proven with every addition to the series they usually complete themselves in one night’s work. I’m hoping as the series grows, it’ll continue to do so.