Monday, April 18, 2011

Medusa + Liszt = Skateboard (2002-2006)

This skateboard is the bomb. It started out as a blank slate but eventually morphed into something fun and retro. The only thing I never did (that I intended to do) was change the grip tape to yellow. I never ride it anymore, so there is little motivation to put more effort into it now.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Polar Bear Head (2006)

This sculpture was made with paper-mâché, Fimo clay, furry cloth, acrylic paint, hot glue, glass doll eyes, and a plastic armature. It mounts on the wall like a hunting trophy and the teeth glow in the dark.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Self Portrait (2002)

I tried to paint the sparks from the exploding skull similar to those in "The Witches Circle" by John William Waterhouse, which was my favorite painting at the time. If I could do it over again I would remove myself from the painting entirely and make the skulls the main event. Or, I would at least paint myself with more expression. This was the first oil painting of mine to have ever been shown in a gallery.