Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Spade-Skull Skate Deck

Spade-Skull Skate Deck
I finished up this skate deck over the weekend for the "All-A-Board" show over at Monkeyhouse Toys on Saturday, August 23rd. It was really a last minute decision. I've really wanted to paint a deck like this for a long time, so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity. Anyway, if you're in the Silverlake area on Sat, I highly recommend swinging by Monkeyhouse and checking out the show.

Friday, August 8, 2008

8x8 Show

8x8 Show at Pinkghost
I was invited to participate in the 8x8 Show at Pinkghost, curated by Janice and Nathan Lumm. The show gets it's name based on the the premise that all the art was to be created on 8x8 canvases. I kept with the totem theme and painted two canvases for the show- a Totem Dog and Totem Cat (seen below). I think the neatest part about the paintings are the backgrounds- I tried to simulate a really varied wood pattern with a lot of contrast. It's hard to see in the photos, but there's a lot of metallic gold in the wood texture that definitely ads to the paintings. There's a pretty nice write up over on Vinyl Pulse about the show and a few samples of some of the other paintings. And a bonus- there will also be free pie! Yes I said free pie- the Purple Pie Company will be providing delicious samples for the show. So if you're in the Ft. Lauderdale area on August 16th, make sure you stop by to check out the cool art and eat some yummy pie!
Totem Dog
Totem Cat

Sunday, August 3, 2008

ToyQube 4th Anniversary Show

ToyQube 4th Anniversary Party/Sharky ShowToyQube is celebrating their 4th anniversary with a party and custom Sharky show at the Sullivan Room in NY on August 18th. I was invited to customize a Sharky for the event, which can be seen below. There is an incredible lineup of artists for this event, so it's a must see if you're in the area.Totem SharkyTotem Sharky