Hello all. its been a day or to since i wrote and i figured id update you all. I've been spending some time with my Aunt Terri as she passes from her brain cancer. She is and has always been a great artist (check out her work at www.designerhill.com ) and really the woman who got me hooked on creating work of my own. This time I've been spending with her has really got me thinking and creating new ideas in my mind. I think Id stated before that I plan to make a series of boxing gloves which I hope to engrave with her name and the names of others who have passed while fighting a life-threatening disease.
In other news Ive been looking into my own Indonesian culture, and creating a "sleeve" tattoo design for myself. Im only done with less than 1/4 of it and will be continuing my work on it, but it is at 1 to 1 scale, and hopefully it will be an exact fit on my skinny arm. so here is a pic or two and enjoy until I write again
Well here we are day two. so lets get some new info for you all. set up the space for my show tomorrow and while the lighting isn't ideal i think the space looks pretty good with all the work installed. There are a few artists there whose work is really impressive too me. Overall i think this show will be a success. Other than that my aunt who is loosing her ongoing battle against cancer has inspired me to think about a new piece or series of pieces. I've been thinking about casting boxing gloves and maybe dipping them in crushed glass for a unique crystalish/shimmery shine. I was then thinking of engraving her name as well as maybe others such as my grandmother and mothers name on these gloves. the idea being that life while fighting a life threatening disease is a constant fight. and i want to pay tribute to those who have fought and continued this fight. so we will see where that goes to.
On another note i'm working on my car today. something that i enjoy, and hopefully it will be back on the road again soon. i really enjoy working and driving my car (:
Well hello, I guess now is as good a time as any to start a blog on here. Basically just figured since it takes a bit for me to get a new piece up here for viewing, i may as well let you all see what i'm working on as i do it. well where to start. this week has been a bust week. I got "volunteered" to put in a new shower at my grandpas house. this consisted of tearing out the walls, doing the plumbing (which i didn't mind i got to braze and i like fire) putting in cement board and tiling up the shower. This job was a pain with the exception of playing with fire. That job on top of the fact that I have a show this Friday. ("Kaled-o-scope") that's this Saturday the 22nd at 5-9 pm at 2905 S. King rd. San Jose CA 95148. And yeah that's some shameless self promoting going on there. So i'm trying to get ready for that as well. My car is also having a few issues. I'm a huge car fan and my cars having a few issues that i need to fix at the moment. ): Also my aunt, the one who got me into art from the beginning and my biggest art role model is not doing well at all so i'm trying my best to see her as often as i can.
But back to art work. so ive been continuing this violent consumer series with a new piece i call "Home Invasion" this project started as a floral foam block. This block i then cut with a hacksaw blade into the familiar shape of an AR15 .
And here is alittle later, it was actually more of a challange to lay these flowers out than i originaly thought. i figured i could just arrange the whole flower bunches onto the rifle and make it look like a more natural bouquet, however i soon found that this cause a problem as the objects shape became lost under layers of flowers.