Friday, May 18, 2012

While I'm up at this obscene hour...

...I'll post these smaller pieces. My first attempt at "breaking away from the rectangle." That's art school talk, dig..?

WTF am I doing blogging at 5:45 AM?

This my work for the Riddle of Steel Print Exchange, a portfolio exchange between the graduate printmaking students here at Texas Tech and printmaking students at the University of Colorado. The piece shown here is my print entitled "Tulane Steel". It's inspired by the true life discovery of a stray razor blade beneath an object of a drawing class' still life I was asked to take down. I wasn't too big on taking down another classroom's still life, especially since we were guests of the university. Heck, I wasn't even officially part of the presentation, I was just tagging along with a couple of my fellow print grads and a couple of my professors who were part of the presentation. I was on vacation! Or so I thought. Anyway, for your enjoyment, here is "Tulane Steel"...

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Spring 2012 was a good semester...

"Evening Stroll" Diazo Watercolor Monotype 22" x 30" 2012
"Geese" Diazo Watercolor Monotype 30" x 22" 2012
"Meanwhile, at the Park" Diazo Watercolor Monotype 30" x 22" 2012
"Ghost Story" Diazo Watercolor Monotype 55" x 36" 2012
"James Will Cut Ya'" Diazo Watercolor Monotype 34" x 50" 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

New Stuff...

Some new diazo monotype work featuring inspiration from my trip to New Orleans. The top one is entitled "Check, Please". The bottom piece is "27th Floor". They're my largest works to date using this process, measuring 36" x 55" each.

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Orleans and SGC (sort of)

So new Orleans is pretty frickin' awesome. I piggy backed down with the other printmaking grads who were going down to the Southern Graphics Council meet. I didn't register or anything, as I wanted to treat the trip more like a vacation. My first and last Spring Break as a student ever. And it was, too. I got the best of both worlds in the trip. I still got to check out some fantastic art while getting a good dose of what New Orleans is. I plan on going back someday for no other reason other than to soak in some more of the city and its flavors. I took a lot of black and white shots for some monotype work or screen print as well. So looking back it was an awesome working vacation. Here's some of the black & white stuff for fun. More potential for portrait work now that I look over it. Could be interesting...

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

From Melanie Yazzie's Monotype Workshop

These are a couple of pieces from the monotype workshop Melanie Yazzie put on this past weekend here at Texas Tech. The lighter piece went back to University of Colorado with Melanie for a show featuring the work produced at her workshops. She's an awesome person and artist, and I hope to work with her again one day.


Diazo Monotype
15" x 22"

This piece left with Melanie Yazzie back to the University of Colorado. My gift to her for being a fantastic visiting artist.


Diazo Monotype
Diptych, 22"x 30"

This is supposed to be a diptych. Blogger doesn't like diptychs.


Diazo Monotype
22" x 30"

Friday, February 3, 2012

By popular demand, I present...


That's right, they finally have a permanent home. Enjoy...

Laundromat Chronicles Special Edition

So I find myself at the laundromat again this week following the loss of my last good pair of pants. A tragic lab tech accident involving black acrylic ink took out the only good pants I had left. So I'm at the laundromat washing new pants. It's tranquil, and I feel totally safe knowing the laundromat is being well protected. Our champion has appeared to guard us! There's a guy here that looks to be in his late 30's. His sweatpants are a couple of sizes too small, and he's proudly displaying his trade paperback collection of Iron Man comic books. His Dungeons & Dragons t-shirt proudly displays a sword and shield, the mark of a man who surely must play the role of the Paladin! I'm secure in this belief as his mighty t-shirt has the appearance of a tunic thanks to the battle-worn, studded leather belt that's buckled around his waist over the t-shirt. I'm quite confident that should should a Red Dragon appear, our laundromat stronghold will be safe!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

R.I.P. (Links)

Dorothea Tanning

Mike Kelley

Laundromat Chronicles: Blogspot Edition

I don't often do laundry at night. Tonight is the exception, though, as it simply isn't going to get done this weekend. Nor can it wait any longer. And so it is that I get the pleasure of watching the two Bros who have arrived to do the what appears to be family laundry. I don't think they've done this before. One of them has the snazziest white cowboy boots that have ever been constructed. I'm sure I'm envious of his bitchin' kicks in another dimension. Add to that his terrible orange toned, bleached bowl cut, and I quite likely want to be him in another dimension. May my existence be short-lived in that dimension.

I also get the luxury of enduring Brielle and Serenity, the demonic children who arrived with their grandmother, who happens to be laundromat's manager this evening. They've struck a bargain with loquacious demon child who was already here, agreeing to play a game of tag (much to the grandmother's dismay).

Never again will I do laundry at night. Ugh...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Diazo Montype, 22"x30"

Day Two of this Blogging Thing

So I had a less than graceful presentation today in the drawing class, but I think I was being rushed through it due to time slipping away. So I'm just going to have wait until the next class session. Time to let the work shine.

Also, I can't tell where my footing is this semester. Things don't quite feel right. There's clearly a disturbance in the Force...

Monday, January 23, 2012


2011, Diazo Monotype, 22"x 30"

Along time ago on a blog far, far away...

Welcome to my all new and amazing way to put in even more Internet time! Well it's all new and amazing to me, anyway. Actually, this blog is being set up as part of a college art course I'm taking. While it should primarily be something dedicated to art (my art), this is the Internet. That means anything goes. Feel free to post questions and comments about my work, your work, politics, science fiction, literature, music-- ANYTHING AT ALL.

And with that, I bid you all happy blogging! Or is that what I'm supposed to be doing? You guys comment, I blog right? Sigh...