Saturday, December 31, 2011

Childhood & Nostalgia

Bricks for the Young Proletariat
Acrylic, Ink, and Found Plastic on Handmade Paper

This piece deals with my Art Studio Concentration of Childhood and Nostalgia; two motifs I am excited to work with.  It is also painted on a thick slice of handmade paper that I made from used scraps, leaves, and old newspaper.  (Shred the material, submerge into a tray of water; blend; pour, and let dry).  (The results are quite interesting).
I also incorporated physical lego bricks as a sculptural moment in the lower right corner.  Keeping the dream alive - I worked primarily in lego for many years. 

Friday, December 30, 2011


Acrylic, Plaster, and Enamel on Paper

...From my cache of summertime artwork

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Writing really flows on this Smith-Corona typewriter.
"What happens if you make a mistake?"
"There r know mistakes."

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Portrait of Griswold, Acrylic, Plaster, and Collage on Paper

This is a portrait of one of four dinosaurs I purchased at stArt on the Street this September.  Whatever you do, don't press the red button! (Located on the lower stomach, posterior to the battery compartment.  Know your anatomy.)

Monday, October 3, 2011


The Wingtip Oxfords; well polished leather will never die

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Poison Fruit

Poison Fruit,
Acrylic, Graphite, and Plaster on Paper

I'm a bit swamped these days, but there are some exciting developmentson the horizon. 
I have visited Massart and RISD these past couple weekends, and I will be finishing high school this spring. 
I plan on keeping this blog alive/beating as well as I can.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Skate of the Art III

The finished shoes - opening tonight at the Dark World Gallery

Monday, July 25, 2011

Folding Camera

$22 at Brimfield, came back to life with a little bit of leather conditioner and a kiss of tacky-glue.  Overall, a nice excuse to learn darkroom photography.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Shoes Process

Debauchery in the making

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Works on Paper

"Lustful Lesbian", Acrylic and Collage on Paper - 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Old Heap

I don't want to know how many miles this heap has seen - it had its moments.  I opened the garage the other day and found the rear tire flat and I have no intention of fixing it.  I love biking, but do not love this bicycle.  Its weight lended itself nicely to downhill quests, though was horrendous in almost any other situation.
The matte black spray paint and milk-crate mod will be missed. 
R.I.P Fake Mountain Bike

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Paste City

Detail of a composition from earlier this year - a collage of cityscape drawings and doodles.

Thursday, June 2, 2011


I always liked the beginning of an art piece more than any other stage - the early construction and execution.  I'll show you the production of the Plastic Monsters from this winter.

I've wanted to release my own resin/designer toy for a while now, the challenge of the project was prototyping for me.  The silicone mold-making and subsequent plastic-casting went smoothly.  My original was a combination of sculpted/carved air-dry and polymer clay, finished in urethane.

I'll be developing the next run of toys soon, and perhaps then I'll detail a How-To post, consisting of both imperative commands and suggestions/tips on how to bring your toy-world dreams into reality.

Until then, here is a smattering of process shots:

I still have a number of toys left over - these are the first ones, mind you!  $20 - Cast resin, hand painted and finished.                                                         

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Debauchery - the ubiquitous and broad theme for a pair of blank canvas shoes, soon to be defiled.  I'm thinking about the concept now, slated to be displayed in Dark World Gallery's next Skate of the Art Show.
The collective work is auctioned for a local charity, and has featured artistic spawn on skateboard decks in the past years.
In the meantime - there is much work to do!  The studio is a mess...


Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Art All-State

Breaking artistic bounds in project rooms, filled with young artistic think-tanks. The reults were admirable. More pictures soon.:

The 24th annual Art All State went down last weekend, a gathering/smattering of high school juniors in a communal exploration of installation art. Trippy. The event was well-organized, a symphony of left and right-brained balance. We were well fed, slept in some pretty spartan college dorms, and filled entire studios of the Worcester Art Museum with visceral and challenging artwork. Each team worked with three materials, one of which is a surprise.

We had soda cans, sheets/blankets, and our surprise material were these plastic baby pouches...for lack of a better description. We quickly disected the baby pouches, yielding clear plastic, and strong nylon cords. This array of materials enabled us to take on an engaging concept; that is the Childhood Tent. A fortress of youthful innocence, fabricated entriely out of your mothers fabric. Despite the safety of the fortress - a tentacled monster lurks beyond the plastic windows! Ahhhhh!