Even in the most mild of winters there comes a feeling of weight from short overcast days, bleak landscapes and a lack of smells. The winter wind is a kind of nondescript-blah, sometimes cutting, but also lacking. I appreciate the endurance and will-power the winter encourages, but when the sun shines brightly and we break 50 degrees for the first time in months I get a sense of relief. I think: this is the moment for change! I dig out London Calling, hop in the car, roll the windows down and drive.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Most of the things I enjoy doing take time. Time away from technology. Time alone. Time in a chronological way too. You might argue that I'm not equipped for this time. Look, all I can say is I was born in the last century.
Speaking of time, it's January and I've made a quiet resolution to draw more this year. There must have been something to that internally uttered intention because several projects have come my way and I'm drawing on the regular (so far).
The first big project of the year is available for public consumption today and that's pretty exciting. Below you'll see process pictures leading up to the final piece for Steppenwolf's upcoming play, Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. The final image is a collaboration between photographer Saverio Truglia, CGI Artist Fred Muram of Paradigm Color and myself.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Thursday, October 27, 2016
As much enjoyment as I get out of paint and collage, there is something so very satisfying about ink on paper. This week I worked on a few portraits for upcoming Steppenwolf shows…
|Lucas Hnath, The Christians|
|Young Jean Lee, Straight White Men|
|Erika Sheffer, The Fundamentals|
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Friday, August 19, 2016
Maybe two or three times a year I stop in the antique shop around the corner looking for something kitschy and great. Typically I just grab a couple of old LIFE magazines. The owner says "you bought some of these last time" and I offered that I use them in collages. He wasn't too keen on that, "I don't like it when people cut them up…" and tentatively offered, "but at least they are getting a second life."
So I continue to erase history with this little ditty, the title of which is pulled from an ad I found very entertaining.
Monday, August 15, 2016
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016
Even when sleeping
one must consider
the full opposite—
in order to remain
Sometimes sketchbooks come and go like acquaintances and sometimes they stick around a while. I've had this one since December. Time to see what the next book brings.