Friday, August 29, 2008

Getting feets wet

Here are the two paintings I am working on now. Just trying to get my feet wet.


It's been a while, but I am officially a Minneapolis resident! I have my studio up and running, and so far everything has been going well. My mentor is Howard Oransky... and I am really excited by the conversation we have been having. Here are some photos of my space.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

finished paintings

I have a few pieces which I haven't taken finished photos of yet.... until now. Here they are, they are the best I could do with just my point and shoot.

Katie and John


I have a show opening tomorrow at JR Kortman Center for Design in Rockford. It's with my twin sister Katie, who is also something of an artist. I thought I would post some snaps of the installation here.

Monday, August 4, 2008


This is a new painting I did last week.

Friday, August 1, 2008


Octopus, Octopus

Last night I watched a Jaques Cousteau film called Octopus, Octopus. Such a weird thing, cause it's not scientific in the least-- most of it is just cousteau spouting off a bunch of his own semi-poetic bullshit to footage of divers bothering otherwise complacent octopi. Some important things I learned-- octopi don't have nests, or dens, but they have "homes". I don't necessarily trust that, but I like it. In fact, I couldn't help but like the whole film, because Cousteau seemed genuinely exhuberant and excited about how BIZAARE the octopi were, despite the fact that he generally didn't seem to know what he was talking about. But then, neither do I! I took photos, some of which are , I think, very beautiful.

"Octopus, Octopus...... your children are dying"