Well again I haven't been as timely in writing as i could be, however here I am again. So it has truly been a busy few days, family has been out from both sides of my family, and i haven't gotten to do much of my own work with everyone being over. That is ok tho, as i will have plenty of time over this summer to do my work. My Aunt Terri whom struggled for years with her brain cancer passed this lat week. She was and is still one of my greatest inspirations as an artist. My family had been visiting her up until the end, and as sad as I am to see her go, It is somewhat of a relief to know that she is now in a better place and no longer suffering.
I have done some sketching again, and it is kind of a nice way to make some quick art and take my mind off things now and then. Today I took some family to visit the Cantor Art Center at Stanford, and i found myself inspired by many of the tribal and African art pieces they had on display.On a side note I also somehow acquired a spoon in my daily travels and made it into a ring for my girlfriend.
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.