Thursday, September 18, 2014

Illustration Round Up!

This is a round up of my side illustration work from the last few months, if you don't keep up with my illustration Blog or on Instagram. I post weekly drawings based on singular words from Illustration Friday. Thanks for stopping by!
new sketchbook
fragile detail
contraption inverted
wycinanki (cut paper)

Friday, July 25, 2014

Autohomography 12: Pasadena reverse self-portrait

Autohomography 12: Pasadena reverse self-portrait
Autohomography 12: Pasadena reverse self-portrait
22"hx38"w diptic
mixed media
(ink, collage, conte, acrylic on black paper
mounted on reclaimed screen printing frames)

Continuation and new iteration of my autobiography through homes I have lived in.
My Autohomography.

This offers a memory based aerial view from the behind my
current home toward the foothills that nestle the city of Pasadena.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Education History= Utility

Utility is defined as the state or quality of being useful.

My second utility box design was installed! It sits at the corner of Los Robles and Walnut at the edge of the Playhouse District in Pasadena. It honors investment in education, reflecting and remembering the history of what once stood on the corner opposite its position, in sketchy line, stitched at the seams.

Big thanks to the wonderful Playhouse District Association  for sponsoring the project and so much beautiful public art in the district. 

Monday, July 14, 2014

Studies for upcoming REDCAT live drawing under direction of Carole Kim.

Continuing in my new small sketchbook with studies for upcoming live drawing session for Carole Kim's "Singing Head" installation at REDDCAT as part of the second session of the NOW
(New Original Works) series in a few weeks. The drawings will be included via live feed camera inverted projection, hence the digital inversion test pictured here.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

working through wave ideas: for upcoming collaboration at REDCAT

Commissioned Utility Box Postcards: want one?

The installation of the second utility box commission may not be finished yet, but the postcards are ready! 

They are out and about in various Pasadena Playhouse District locations to pick up. I also have a limited number of them. If you are not in the Pasadena area, are interested in my work, and want one -  I recently launched myself on instagram, sharing my work, if you follow me@, go find these posts, and email me your info @ I will send you one. You choose, Education History= Utility or the Imagination=Utility box card. Let's start with first 50 folks, and see how it goes. Thanks @Playhousedistrict for the beautiful cards! #art #traditionalmeetsdigital #utility #vinylart #pasadena #education #imagination #postcards #drawing #prismacolors #publicart

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

"Local Hero" Canvas Tote Bag

This tote bag was a commissioned version of my Local Hero painting of the Colorado Bridge here in Pasadena. The wonderful Organization licensed this vector version of my painting to be screen printed on tote bags and given out to administrators at their national meeting this summer. They also produced a t-shirt, which I have yet to photograph.

Thank you IELTS!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Postcards: "Local Hero"

I was recently commissioned to turn my painting "Local Hero" (colorado bridge) into single color vector illustration for screen printing on gift tote bags and t-shirts. I will post pics of the final products later, these are postcards that will accompany the gifts when they are delivered to national meeting attendees.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Imagination = Utility

the installation
The first of the two Utility Boxes I was commissioned to create was installed just a few weeks ago, next week the final goes in.  This one lives at the corner of Oak Knoll and Union in the Playhouse District of Pasadena, California. (Thank you Playhouse District Association for the above photos:)

The flat plan.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Contiguous: Opening ArtNight, March 14th-6:30-8:30 PM

Art in the Stairwell @ Vroman's 
695 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA (map)

Opening Reception ARTNIGHT
March 14, 2014 • 6:30-8:30pm
light refreshments will be served
additional original works will be on display
opening night only please join us

exhibition runs March 14th through May 6th, 2014