Saturday, July 19, 2008

current project

This is my current painting project.

This friday, Shelby Sifers will be performing at my house in grinnell. Drop me an email if you want to go and need directions!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

new paintings


I have two paintings in the works right now. The first is about three quarters done and is a war image. I'm making it for the show I have coming up in August in Illinois, and it's mainly just a fill in the blanks picture. The idea is to make something that is both saleable and in the same language as my war paintings from the fall. Consequently Im not all that invested. The second painting is of the photo I posted last time... an octopus attacking a crab! I'm excited by the prospect of trying something new, I suppose.

Also... One of the other war painting is going to be on exhibition at the Rockford Art Museum in their midwestern biennial, and the opening is this friday, if anyone else is in the neighborhood!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

New Summer Things...

Hey! I've been busy teaching kids, and painting something else for a show of some of the war paintings from last fall that's going to be in Rockford, IL in August. But in the meantime, I'm still really into deep sea creatures, and I've been watching a whole bunch of nature show type documentaries. The other night, I took the photo above of the tv! It's an octopus fighting with a crab, and I think it is very beautiful. It reminds me of a salad, or a delicately violent little flemish still life, like the one above by Nicolaes van Veerendael (17th Century).

That's what I'm into right now. Also, I have an apartment in Minneapolis! Garfield and 24tth, right in the middle of everything. So great.