No updates lately because I’ve been busy traveling up and down North America, getting ready for my move to Austin, TX to work at Thirteen23, and designing the identity for an awesome organization: The Boston Tree Party. The site launched yesterday, so go check it out!
About the project: “The Boston Tree Party is a collaborative campaign to plant 100 pairs of heirloom apple trees in civic spaces across Greater Boston. As an urban agriculture project, the campaign creates vital gathering places, builds community connections, and improves community health. As a conceptual art project, the Boston Tree Party engages with metaphor and symbolism, and playfully reimagines patriotic and political language, imagery, and forms of association. And as a symbolic political act, the project takes a stand for universal access to fresh, healthy food; for greening our cities; cleaning our air and waterways; reducing our city’s carbon footprint; creating habitat for urban wildlife; and for protecting the biodiversity and heritage of our food.”
Keep your eyes open for more cool things from the Boston Tree Party, coming soon!
Link to The Boston Tree Party in my portfolio.
February 4, 2011 ⁞⁞⁞ NO COMMENTS »
two color linoleum block print
Had a great time block printing my holiday cards this year and loved playing with different inking techniques.
Thought this texture created by reusing the ink from an already used block was pretty cool.
Sorry if I wasn’t able to mail you one. The project was subsidized by my mother with the agreement that the majority of them go to family.
December 22, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ NO COMMENTS »
sharpie on tracing paper, colored in photoshop
Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday of the year for the sheer fact that it forces us to do nothing but eat, drink, and hang out with family, but it’s also a reminder that there are two sides to every story, and the one we’re all accustomed to may not be the most realistic version. Check out this article deconstructing the myths behind the holiday and a suppressed speech from Wamsutta James to get you thinking.
But then get off the computer and go be grateful!
November 25, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ NO COMMENTS »
Totally hopping on the “Things Neatly Organized” train. These are some things I’ve found during the past few months.
snail shells from Mashpee-Wakeby Pond
all from various beaches on Cape Cod, Long Island, and Brittany (France): bird skull, shells, fossilized shark tooth
rosary & heart charm from parents' attic / feathers, key, and playing card from woods / piece of door from friends' house in DC
November 23, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ 1 COMMENT »
Artist Jon Rafman has one of the best collections of images found in Google Street view, and they’re definitely worth checking out. The photos range from artistic and beautiful to bizarre and sad, but all are captivating and left me happy to live in such a strange world. Read Rafman’s essay on the project here.
November 16, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ NO COMMENTS »
detail, pencil on paper, colored & collaged in photoshop
title from Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
November 15, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ 1 COMMENT »
Ryan Mosley, "George and the Dragon", 2007
I had the opportunity to quickly visit London last week and was able to stop at the Saatchi Gallery to check out the “Newspeak: British Art Now” Show. There were a lot of great artists represented, but my favorite by far was the painter Ryan Mosley. His work is playful yet sinister, erotic yet childlike. The stories that are depicted evoke fairytale and folklore, but leave you wondering what’s actually going on (i.e. Tag Team). Check out more of his paintings at Saatchi here, although, if you get a chance, check them out in person. These photos don’t represent the obvious effort of painting, erasing, scraping, and more that goes into the works, nor Mosely’s subtle color choices.
October 7, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ NO COMMENTS »
photos of Mashpee-Wakeby Lake in Mashpee
“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” —Henry David Thoreau
September 12, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ NO COMMENTS »
September 3, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ NO COMMENTS »
I’ve been trolling the internet too much lately and keeping track of the fun things I find via tumblr here. Been loving ruraldelia’s blog.
September 2, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ NO COMMENTS »
Love the work of Hollis Brown Thorton. I’m a huge fan of 70s wallpaper, permanent markers, and vintage photos, so it’s right up my alley. The work is whimsical, nostalgic, and just plain strange sometimes. Be sure to check out his flickr and if you’re really interested, he explains his pigment transfer process here.
August 18, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ NO COMMENTS »
from "My Flamboyant Grandson" by George Saunders
August 9, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ NO COMMENTS »
July 23, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ 2 COMMENTS »
The Cotuit Center for the Arts has a nautical-themed Americana Folk Art show up until July 25. There’s a lot of great stuff, but I’m loving the Sailor’s Valentines by local Cape artist, Gregg Roberts. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but these octagonal pieces are made entirely of tiny seashells and twine. Learn more about the craft, which dates back to the 1800s, or check out more of Roberts’ work here.
July 21, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ NO COMMENTS »
Dr. Lakra "Sin título / Untitled (Pedro Infante)," 2007.
At the ICA Boston right now: Dr. Lakra is a Mexican tattoo artist who draws over found images and objects. A lot of his work uses vintage pin-ups, but I love the ones that manipulate the pictures of politicians.
Definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area. The Charles LeDray show is equally impressive.
July 19, 2010 ⁞⁞⁞ NO COMMENTS »