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Adding to this print. Etching is pretty flexible. And I like any picture a lot better once I've given the people cryptic rhymes to say.

My new folkpunk band


I finally posted up this piece - it's a collaboration between me and my friend Kate Guillen that we did for our GR2 show, Diplopia. Kate did the beautiful other-worldly scenery; I painted the people in a surreal week and a half visiting my folks in Tucson, only days before the show opened in LA. Taking Kate's artworks and free-handing on top of them felt insane. But now it's one of my favorite things I've ever worked on - getting to make art with Kate was so wonderful. The paintings are for sale here.

^An initial concept sketch drawn on cash register tape.

^A mid-process photo of Kate's landscapes.

Being silly with perspective: this is a giant (4.5'? 5'?) collaborative wall piece we did over the final sleepless night before the show. There is a strange corner in GR2 above the register where the wall juts out about three feet. We painted half of a giant head and put it on the back wall, and the other half a third smaller and put it on the near wall. If you stood in an exact spot right in front of them they'd line up perfectly. This would have been easy to make with a computer and printer, or even a overhead projector, but we free-handed it: it didn't deserve to come out as well as it did. I'm still not sure if this actually seemed as cool to other people as it did to us (maybe just to me?).


I Hate Printmaking Vol. 1

I love prints. But it turns out actual printmaking is a fucking nightmare of technical shit! Expect regular updates of poor-quality prints until I figure out what I'm doing.


More old images - these are small ones from the GR show me and my bff Kate did last Winter.


I was going through photos from a few years ago and found these of The Frog and the Grasshopper, a shadow-puppet play by The Creaky Theater Company - that's my friends David Mack, Michele Chidester, Jason Matherly, and me; plus a bunch of folks who played lovely music. We all made the puppets together (mine is the grasshopper), and built the shadow-screen from scratch. When it was all lit up and the characters were leaping around it looked incredible - like it was magic.