Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Drawing in the New Year

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. 

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Ink Playwrights

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

How to Blind Date with Open Eyes

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.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Full Opposite…

Even when sleeping
one must consider 
the full opposite—
heightened alertness—
in order to remain
consistently anxious.

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.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Hell on Back

The day brought hell to my back—
still the silly-ass greaser cat tattoo
laughed it's way through the whole ordeal
flaming pompador and all
—now bring me the moon.