So I thought I would post a few interim works for you all to check out. For some reason, I have never been able to take an kind of time off, I work myself to exhaustion before a show, and then sleep in the next day and start painting all over again. I think it is just an obsession, but I also really like working on paintings. This year has been no different so once I finished "Story Teller" I immediately got into a couple paintings that I had personally wanted to do before I even began work on INLE.
So first off I love dogs, all kinds of them, I used to work at a kennel washing dogs as part of my preveterinary medicine classes I began taking (but obviously didn't continue as a career in are just made more sense). It made perfect sense to have a go at paintng my favorite French Bulldog of all time, Tango!
It was a great experience getting to paint a dog that I knew for once and had a sense of his personality.
Next I was able to work on a painting for Comedy Centrals recent South Park Show entitled "Kenny Angel". It was an honor being invited to be part of Ron English's selected artists for the show. I've looked up to the man for years and he is a true legend.
Growing up and being in high school in the early 90's I spent many a day lisening to Pearl Jam and Temple of the Dog on my walkman, so getting asked to do an Eddie Vedder tour poster was a no brainer, and I am so stoked to be a part of the artist roster including Jeff Soto, Munk One, and Roland Tamayo on this run.
And of course there was this piece which for me sums up a boyhood dream of mine to create a Watership Down piece. You know, I have been hiding "Inle" and 280 (the page in my copy of the book which tells the story of the black rabbit of Inle´) for years, probably from my early teens. Being able to curate this show and see a bunch of my favorite artists take on it was surreal and a memory I will get to hold onto for a long time.
With all of those pieces done months ago, I embarked on an ambitious body of work that is keeping me busy as usual and challenging at the same time. I am stoked to be teaming up with my friend Lola for this new exhibition and you'll have to stay tuned for more info on that ;)
but here are a couple teasers....
Stay well and God Bless,