Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Society's Saviors

Our end of the year group show @ Hyaena Gallery was definitely one to remember. The artwork was amazing and there was a huge turnout. My piece sold before the show was even hung up, and sold to someone very dear to me; a fellow artist named Skip Crank.

"Society's Saviors"
11x14 Acrylic and Blood on wood

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Dienzo @ Hyaena Gallery

Dienzo had a Solo Exhibit at Hyaena Gallery this week called "Vampyrically Speaking". The work was stunning and almost every piece sold on the night of the reception.

Many of his pieces were based on famous underground models. This particular piece is based on Wednesday Mourning, who is often the subject of Chris Anthony's photography.

This piece, titled Anneke, was one of my favorites in the show. And surprisingly, it's still available!

Dienzo (in the middle) is also just an amazing person, and put up with all my drunken babble.

Check out the rest of his Exhibit!

Friday, March 13, 2009

If you ever come across 700 extra bucks

You have to buy me this piece...

Ted Von Heiland's work amazes me to a point of speechlessness. I first came across his work in 2007 at Hanger 1018, a gallery we both showed at that year. He had a piece of work shown there that just blew me away. Not only is his work beautiful, but for me, it really crossed the boundaries of what people had already done with mixed media artwork.

Each piece seems so unique, but still maintains a cohesive style. Cohesiveness is something I struggle with very much in my own work, so it's amazing to see how Ted pulls this off so well, without his work getting stale or redundant.

And being the big anime nerd that I am, I immediately recognized the use of Gundam pieces in some pieces of the work. It's like he's creating his own world of fantastical cyborg creatures. Ted is amazingly inventive, and also just a very down-to-earth, good person that I feel everyone should get a chance to meet.

You can view and purchase more of his work here:

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bill Shafer loves Neckface

This one's quite amazing, if I do say so.

And on a somewhat unrelated side note, I love Porky Pig. Back when the Porky cartoons were in black and white, and a little racier, they used to scare the life out of me. The scariest of them being "Wholly Smoke" where Porky falls into some dream state where he encounters a world that resembles a young smoker's nightmare. Unfortunately whoever now owns the rights to that episode won't allow the video to be posted online.

Monday, March 2, 2009


I'll have one (magnificent!) piece in Fangoria's first art exhibition. Be sure to check it out April 17-19. I'll be there, and so will sir Robtopus. More info: http://www.creationent.com/cal/fangocon/fangola.asp#artghoullery

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Gollywood Forever

The Hyaena Gallery reception on the 21st was a blast. It was a memorial art show of Gidget Gein's work.
I got this sweet guitar pick. I chose the pink one, because pink is the most awesome of course! Actually, I think I chose it because I don't own anything pink.... I'm tempted to use it to learn guitar (which I have in the works) but it's probably not the kind of pick you should play with. Collectable only

This was one of my favorite pieces in the show. This particular piece is sold but there are plenty still available. http://hyaenagallery.com/gwf.html

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Forgotten Saints

The art show at The Congregation of Forgotten Saints was amazing!

I based my piece on "Aberration ~ The Patron Saint of Heartache", a saint I made up. It's the biggest piece I've ever produced, and the last of giant work that I will tackle. I was happy with the end result, and others seemed to be happy with it too.

There was live painting done by Krys Sapp and Cam Rackam

From left to right; Krys Sapp, Cam Rackam, Jeremy Cross and I

Even Bill Shafer left his station at Hyaena Gallery to come out for the night!

Tom and Jeremy brought in a custom confessional booth for everyone to post their sins

And a few of us went to Pink's hot dogs after the show, even though it was raining...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Rob, Detra and I had the pleasure of seeing Coraline at the hollywood grove. We also had some meats and wine before the showing. I love the venue.. It was a full moon too.There's an old timey small gas pump station still standing outside of the farmer's market connected to the plaza. Nifty! I'll have to get more information on it when I have more time. And Detra likes the clock...

Sunday, February 8, 2009

I love working with clay. I find myself picking up chunks of clay more often than pencils, as of late. The versatility makes for fun experiments. You can keep polymer hard by keeping it cold, or make it soft by warming it up with your hands. Sand it when its finished, and paint it however you desire. Magic Sculp is a lot easier to work with for standing pieces though. I've had many polymer sculptures melt to destruction in an oven...

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Tonight the artists of Hyaena Gallery will be showing their Bettie Page tribute art. Reception starts at 8pm. I will be there helping out, seeing as I'm now the new intern thingy. And I also have a piece in the show ;)