Jul 27, 2010

Back to the sketch book

I've been spending a lot of time using my computer to do work Lately, so it feels good to get back to basics and spend some time making random sketches. Pages like these, often help me discover new ideas and compositions. Good old, pen and paper!

Jul 17, 2010

2 wheels, 1 stick of chalk, 1 bf, and a bunch of trail mix

As most people know, I'm really into bikes. I own a few and enjoy riding them as much as possible. Bicycle touring is one of my favorite types of biking because it combines aspects of camping with cycling. Touring allows you to see an area in a very intimate way. It is so different then travelling by car. You earn every km and it is super rewarding.

A couple days ago, one of my best friends and I loaded up the bikes and headed north west to Conestoga. When touring, churches and cemeteries offer a nice place to rest and often a place to fill up water bottles.
I brought along some chalk and tried to draw something every time we stopped.
I used to bring a sketch book with me on a tour but I find it much more exciting to search for cool surfaces to muck around with. Plus sketch books are a lot heavier.

I love stumps!
This guy is one of my favorites!

These trail head markers were awesome pieces to work on.

We road through lots of Amish communities which may have inspired this guy.
Another beautiful place to rest.

Big open roads and a simple way to move along them. touring is awesome.

Jul 13, 2010

Hap-Hazard, high park

Here is a photo of the final installation. You can find this little guy tucked away in a cozy corner of high park.
We had lots of fun making the structure and got rid of a lot of clutter at the same time. A big thanks to our friend Ty, Who helped lend a hand for this project.
Hopefully we'll have a few more shots of the ti pi in the future.
It started to rain just as we were finishing, so we didn't stick around to document it as well as we wanted.

After we painted up the wood, we made these cool bundles that looked rad, all together.

We moved all the wood of the patio and filled up the living room, instead! Sometimes things have to get a little bit worse before they can get better.

Jimmy and I have been collecting scraps of wood, and storing them for some kind of unknown project. Our tiny patio was packed so full that it was hindering our bar b q set up and causing a potential fire hazard. We decided to paint up the scraps and make some kind of installation.