Here’s my most recent and fourth painting which I made for the gallery showing a few weeks back at Stolen and Escaped.
If you haven’t been to that gallery yet, you need to. It’s really fun and there are some great artists being shown. In fact, I purchased my first piece from the gallery last week.
At any rate, the new painting is called “the sailfish decided that Phileas Fogg had gone far enough”. As mentioned in recent art publications in Salt Lake, it is fairly “irreverent”.
My 4 paintings will be displayed in a Gallery Stroll here in Salt Lake on Friday July 16th from 6pm to 9pm. The exhibit will be there until Aug 9th, but you should come on Friday and say hello.
The gallery is :
Stolen & Escaped
177 E 300 S
(below Frosty Darling)
It’s a great gallery and I can’t wait to show my 4 paintings (I will be unveiling a new piece which I have yet to show on the electric Internet).
Come see some art!!!
So I had my first commissioned painting. And when I say commissioned let me make it clear that I received no payment for this painting other than a high five. Daryll is the hilarious daughter of my good friend Jenny and when Daryll saw my other paintings of animals attacking humans, she came back to me with her idea.
I can’t remember it verbatim, but she told me this with a straight face :
A zebra… Standing on its hind legs on top of the water… Holding a pirate ship in its front legs… It’s biting the front of the ship and it’s shaking out all of the pirates…
So I took that and totally painted it. Here’s the result :
I showed this to Daryll and she smiled and said it was exactly what she had imagined. BOOM!!! MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!!!
I did receive feedback that there should be more pirates tumbling out. Perhaps one or two holding to the edge of the boat for dear life.
I can add those. I have a sharpie for drawing stick figures after all…
I created my second painting a couple of weeks ago. Although I don’t want to be categorized by a certain theme, I continued with that of sea creatures attacking humanity.
This one is called (for now) : “The squid’s technique was stealth”.
A few of the paints were very on sale at the supply store and I don’t think I will be using them again. The squid’s eyes and some of the oil tanker SPLOSION were using these paints which were a bit runny and their colors didn’t seem to fit what I had in mind.
Still, I think I’m nearly ready to become a full-time artist. Any day now…
You may have a few questions about my work.
Q : Why are sea creatures attacking humanity?
Q : Will the human featured prominently in the center survive the attack?
Q : How can a squid remain on top of a cloud?
I don’t have answers to any of these, so I will leave them as exercises for the viewer. If you figure any of these out, please let me know.
I have been looking forward to a moment like this for quite some time. A project I worked on is being shown at my favorite art gallery here in Salt Lake.
I have worked on a 2+ year large scale multimedia art project with some friends which is a giant moving piece of steel from the future. It calls itself the “Jellyfish from the year 12,000″. This beast is a work of steel which is covered in shimmering materials and thousands of LED lights. These LEDs are programmed so that they can be controlled by a person on a touchscreen, or from audio or from computer generated animations.
I personally contributed in some of the software which controls this lighting system and it’s a project that I am very proud of. There were a lot of people with a huge amount of talent and expertise who worked on this and since it’s always hard for me to describe what this project really IS, please click here to watch a video and see for yourself :
Here are the details on the gallery showing this weekend :
Poor Yorick’s Studio
126 West Crystal Ave (2590 South)
Friday Sept 25 from 6-10 pm
Saturday Sept 26 from 1-5 pm
There are a lot of people I have tried to explain this project to, so I hope to see all of you at this event.
Also, check out more about the Jellyfish12000 at this properly named website on the Electric Internet :
For more information about Poor Yorick’s Studios, go here :
P.S. I finished another painting. I’ll post it next week…