Scooter and Carl Do Cincinnati

 Last Spring semester I had the pleasure of doing an independent study with Ted McGrath, and he helped me to make these "action figures." They are more like sculptures, or mock-ups for vinyl toys that will likely never be.  They are based on a series of ten collage sketches I did earlier in the year... other characters like "Dr. Singh, Male Gynocologist" and "Ben the Lonely Spaceman" never made it to the third dimension. Scooter and Carl started like this:
The Original Scooter and Carl
And by the end of the semester, they became who they are today:
Scooter the Mooch and Carl the Occasional Communist
Carl the Occasional Communist
Carl the Occasional Communist
read the Carl's comic!
Carl's Freckles
Scooter the Mooch
Scooter the Mooch
read Scooter's comic!
Scooter's Stubble

The figures and accessories are clay over wire armatures, with hand-sewn little shirts and clothes. The boxes were constructed of mat board and painted with goache and ink.

Scooter and Carl are currently en route to Cincinnati to see my friends at Static Age! They will be in a show called "Pairs," so if you are in the area, go check it out! Scooter and Carl are just for looks, but I'll have things for sale there too.

I'll leave you with this GIF I made when I was sculpting Scooter's skinny nude body:
avatars myspace with Gickr


Gallery-quality giclée prints fom inPRNT!

I've decided to try to sell some things on inPRINT! Only one print up now, but more to come very soon!


The Perk got slimed.

I hung up some illustrations and other things at Patterson Perk earlier this week.  They should be up at least through the end of January.
My stuff up at Patterson Perk, Jan. 2011

I also just recently made this fun wall sculpture with a couple antlers I found at the flea market and some wooden beads.

Walleyed Diamond-headed Stupideer
Walleyed Diamond-headed Stupideer
Walleyed Diamond-headed Stupideer
Extinct now, obviously.

If you're in Baltimore, it's cold and awful outside.  So what the hell are you doing at Patterson Park? Come by Patterson Perk at 2501 Eastern Avenue and get a cup of coffee to warm up.


Flappy New Year!

One year closer to the Apocalypse. Can't wait!

So far I've had a pretty productive break. I finally started and finished the portrait of my grandparents that I'd been promising them I'd do for a while.

...I tried.  I shaved a couple years off 'em.

Then I decided I'd do a couple little pieces for fun. These are going to be hanging up in Patterson Perk on Eastern Avenue, along with some framed collages, the Wanderin' mind, some wacky wall sculpture I'm finishing now, and more!

Kit Gloves
Kit Gloves. Collage and acrylic on two 6" wood panels.

And for good measure, here's a peek at my thesis as of the end of fall semester.
Next semester I'll be making four more box constructions, and then documenting all of the pieces and putting them into a hand-bound book.

Thanks to Janna Morton for taking pictures, I was so sleep deprived on the last day of class that I forgot my camera!