Friday, March 28, 2008

bang bang sketch "Gunman"

Last year I was a witness to 2 gun fights, one in which a person was killed. That happened in my neighborhood, right on my doorstep. The fighting was over drugs and territory. I sketched the idea for an ink piece, but really it was to get that shit out of my head- and on to paper.
P.S. I'm going on a 2 week excursion to Japan, so I won't be posting anything for awhile.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Two watercolor pics

I've been experimenting with watercolor pencils. Lately, I have this desire for immediacy in my work. There's also the issue of color ; it may be making a come back - who knows.

5 films I recommend:

1. Films of Kenneth Anger II

2. Fur- imaginary portrait of Dian Arbus

3.The Astronaut's wife



Sunday, March 2, 2008

Sketch for Argus

This is the latest of my sketches on Argus. The idea of a man covered in eyes appealed to me very much since for the past year I've been a bit of a schizo. (World getting to me and all and having had too much of everything.) Also, the symbol on the building in the background has a double meaning for me. On one hand it represents Neptune, the person, which stands for the state of comatose or schizophrenia- a state of total confusion; or the planet that represents the subconscious or depression and neurosis. Basically bringing on mental illness. Secondly, it's a tip of the hat to a comic series that I grew up on in Europe called Thorgal written by Rosinski and VanHamme. Specifically the series, The City of the Lost god. In the comic the lost god- Ogotai- takes on a Mayan-like tribe and creates a civilization based on the horror of sacrifices and the idea of eventually taking over the world. Ogotai, himself, is a survivor of an alien mission to Earth that went horribly wrong. These beings were actually humans that had left Earth much earlier. I think the concept of the comics were based on the writings of Erich von Daniken.
The other Thorgal issues that deal with Ogotai (translated from Polish-edition)
-Land of Qa
-The Eyes of Tanatloc
-The City of the Lost god