Thursday, May 28, 2009

Art Show announcement

8 preliminary drawings for "The Twelve Caesars"

Julius Caesar







I started working on these in January, I'm obviously missing 4 more, they happen to be the later Caesars that are definitely not as iconic as the first bunch. Maybe it was just the time of the year, but I felt really bent out of shape (which lasted 3 mos). Listening to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and Joy Division on vinyl didn't help. "The Twelve Caesars" by Suetonius is a really great book on ancient Rome, full of a lot of dark crazy shit. It was, also, in these preliminary drawings that I started drawing the human figure more as I do now. They were actually drawn, except for Augustus, in the order of the book. I think Caesar and Caligula being the first ones. Augustus was actually the last. I wanted them to in some way embody what I perceived, at the time, as human nature and it's relation to power, and maybe I still do. As I'm posting this I'm getting excited about the whole thing again. I'll probably try to finish up the other four drawings by the end of summer. After that I was planning to pick the top 3 and make them better.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

"She Lord" prints now available

It's a series of 8 digital prints on archival paper 18"x22" (almost original size)
done by Silacone Gallery.

They're going for $95 plus shipping.
If you like to purchase one, you can get it at

Thursday, May 14, 2009

new inks " Remus I & II "

In some ways, for me, the "Remus" pieces are trying to combine some of the drawings that I have done recently with my ink orthodoxy. I chose the name "Remus" for this series because Remus and Romulus in my mind represent Romulus being human and Remus being something else- a sort of alternative if you will. I'm kinda excited to see where this will go in the future. For now, these two are just baby steps.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"Man from Byss" prints available

I got to pick up four prints of one of my inks from Flip Switch Studios, in Connecticut. First off, I was really excited about the fact that Tru Shar wanted to take time from his busy schedule to make these four hand-made prints. They are definitely one of a kind, done in the old school method. Tru is an amazing artist so I was really honored by that. Anyway, so here they are people, for the pleasure of your ownership.