Thursday, November 15, 2012

Confusion for PLANSPONSOR

This was an painting I did for the most recent issue of PLANSPONSOR.  The article was pretty specific...The jist of it is that a benefit plan changed hands a lot of times and lead to legal problems.  I feel like there is a whole genre of images/imagemaking devoted to "weird heads/faces".  Now I'm there too.

Thanks as always to SooJin Buzelli!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Noah Frase

Noah Frase makes pictures that operate in a world somewhere between D&D, Herge, and Andrew Wyeth.  There's something more to what he makes than the pleasing undulation of shapes and lines- his landscapes capture the eeriness of walking through a quiet New England woods-- the creepy woods of childhood/adolescence, filled with the lurking and the unknown, not the benevolent camping/hiking forests of adulthood.

Recently he started a flickr where he posts sketches and odds and ends.  His drawings have taken a turn for autobiography and simplicity, leaning more towards his own brand of observation.  I'm always psyched to check in on what he's been up to.   I really could go on.  He's secretly an excellent painter.  He can draw anything.  Design hides in the webs of spaghetti.  He's the real deal!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Squidface & The Meddler Interview!

I had the opportunity to do an interview with the very beautiful Squidface & the Meddler blog.  It goes deep!

Thanks to Mike and Jess for the interview!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Website Update!

Well, for anyone who keeps up with this blog from time to time, you may have seen most of this work before, but, I've updated my website!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

'Explosive Growth' For Plansponsor!

For this month's PLANSPONSOR I got to work on a satisfyingly abstract picture on the idea of "Explosive Growth":
I'm pretty psyched on this one, open/abstract solutions like this one dont always work, so when they do I'm usually excited with the results. 
Also, in collaborating with AD SooJin Buzelli we discussed something a little more saturated and bright.   The sketch still felt fresh and mysterious(?), so after working on the one above some more, I thought I could give another go painting it out. 
The original one was chosen regardless, but I'm still into both of these.  Thanks again to SooJin Buzelli for the challenge!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Nick D'Orazio

Various- Nick D’Orazio, c. 2005
Thought I would post a few (out of hundreds) of my older brother’s MSPaint pictures.  Actual “outsider art” for 2012.  “Pop Surrealism” in a college netherworld.  Secretly articulate and specific.  Vibes, not references, to The Simpsons, S. Clay Wilson, Peter Saul, South Park, etc.

Gonna try and make it a habit of talking about/showing other people whose pictures excite me!