Dec 28, 2009

Making an installation!

As you may or may not know, I have been asked to participate in the Toronto Lowbrow show that is happening January 7th @ 52 mcCaul. I Love any opportunity to make 3-D installations so I harvested a massive supply of cardboard and lugged it across the city to my studio/living room to make something specifically for this show.
Cardboard is an amazing material and best of all it's free! I based this installation on imagery from a piece that I made specifically for this show. After a rough drawing and proportion of what I wanted to do, I cut the cardboard into panels. using masking tape, I attached the panels together. At this point you can start to see your drawing come alive, which is motivating cause there is still a lot to do.
Cardboard absorbs paint like crazy so I like to prime it. That way I don't waste my pigment paint. Thanks Jak, for your priming skills!
I also made some spooky clouds to go along with the rest of the installation. They were painted black after they were primed!

After everything got primed I painted the shapes with acrylic paint and at this point they are pretty much ready to go. Here are some nice and tall booted legs for the lowbrow show. If you are curious to see how these legs make their way into the show you'll have to wait until January 7th to see them in person! or just stay tuned until I post some pics in the near future!

Dec 18, 2009

Toronto LowBrow Show!

I'm super excited to be part of this show! the venue is rad and the people involved are very talented. This should be a sick!

Dec 14, 2009

card crazy

Here are a few quick drawings that I did recently for birthday cards. The castle was for a family member and the sleeping giant character was for my good friend and roommate, Jim. Happy Birthday guys!

Dec 4, 2009

fun with shapes

just procrastinating from school work!

Dec 3, 2009


I was going through the old hard drive, and found some work that I did For the student gallery show back in Sept. I cleaned up the scans and thought I would post a few before I added them to my web site. Canadiana and fake Canadian folklore were the themes behind these pieces. At the moment things are hectic at school but I have a few projects on the go that I'll post in the near future. enjoy!