Saturday, March 20, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
This is part of a short-lived sticker campaign I started late last March, which I'm rekindling with a large art piece.
One of the issues I initially encountered was WEAK ADHESIVE. The stickers would disapear from the hands of a passerby or even a slight breeze. (It is March after all.)
The process involves hand stenciling mixed, bright colors onto sticker paper. (Spray paint works well.) After mass-producing the skull shapes, I silkscreen the skull in black as a second layer. They're then cut and distributed.
Skulls are a good motif, they represent rebirth in Mexico and death every where else.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
W.H. Johnson, or "Zip the What Is It?", lived a long life as a P.T. Barnum sideshow freak. "The American people love to be humbugged..."
He wore a furry suit and spent a lot of time playing the violin in a cage, it's apparent that times have changed. The conception of this piece has been moving quickly, I stretched a piece of thick canvas over a 12"x14" board. It's since been covered in oil, spray paint, collage and transfer (Whatever it takes).