Sunday, February 12, 2006

Work in progress

The first new hexagon-based piece is built, based on a drawing I did on an isometric graph pad I found. Here are two shots of the MDF sheet from last week, with the drawing gridded up and ready to be cut out. Tomorrow I start mixing paint to see what might work for colors; the two interlocking pieces have an interesting relationship, and the colors should enhance it.

I was talking to a friend in the studio yesterday, and explaing how even though computers can do so much so quickly, there's a real value to me in doing it all by hand. It keeps the forms from becoming too complex for me to execute with the tools in the basement, and also allows me to understand on a basic level how the forms are generated, which allows the work to evolve. The act of making and figuring out patterns and shapes allows one to see the ways in which they can be changed next time. There's also the real pleasure of working with one's hands as opposed to simply clicking a mouse.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

CV update

I have updated both the website and PDF versions of my CV for those of you who asked for it, and any newcomers who might find it useful. It should stay current from now on, as I've finally figured out how to do it easily.

Lately I've been playing with hexagonal grids again, and soon I hope to post some of the new drawings (the first ones are already on the drawings page) which will lead to the next large piece or pieces. It's a cool thing, the three-sided grid, because it lacks the sort of symmetry we normally find comfortable, and for that reason has an unsettling alien quality to it even as it evokes many things we find beautiful.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Miami New Times Review

A funny capsule review from Miami New Times.

The show has been extended for a week, through February 25. I hope this gives more of you a chance to see it. Contact the gallery for more information.

Friday, February 03, 2006


Dwayne Butcher wrote a nice entry on his blog about my site/show. He also included a picture of "Sigil" from the show invitation which isn't up on my site yet, so herewith the image:

"Sigil" 2005
Oil on MDF, 36" x 36"

It's gratifying to get attention and compliments from far-flung people, many of whom haven't seen any work in person. I'm going to start returning the favor as I find good work in various media and venues.