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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Double Dutch







Double Dutch
oil and pencil on wood form, cast bronze figures, steel supports
13"x 45"x 13"

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I made a whirlygig of a jump roper and this piece grew out of that. In my original whirlygig the jumper is connected to the frame of the piece at her hands as jumps. In the new piece I wanted to figure a way to magically suspend the jumper in between two ropes known as a Double Dutch. Which is something I was always fascinated with when I was a kid. I couldn't wrap my head around when to jump in. I could barely jump with a single rope. So this is my solution to my made up problem. The background is pencil on wood and  projects out in the middle creating a knife edge that inserts itself between the ropes. The girl jumper is painted in oil in a forced perspective that hopefully helps lure you around the piece to engage you and interact with it. The jumpers are frozen in time but the viewer has to walk around it and move back and forth to find just the right sweet spot where everything lines up. I'm essentially trying to get people to "play" alongside the jumpers who are pausing just for you.
Here is a short video to help you understand the action and dimension of the piece.


This is the original jump rope piece.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

JC HudsEars


The Executive: Pride And Joy Briefcase

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JC HudsEars

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ollie

Andrew Krieger

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Andrew Krieger

Ollie

Oil on wood form, 2012, 40" x 40" x 8"

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This is a portrait of a friend, Todd McNulty, at a new skatepark that was recently built in Detroit.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sunday Sky


Sunday Sky

Oil on wood form
16"x 60"x 10"

This panoramic painting is on a curved surface. I paint from reference photographs, and I shot this picture on a beautiful Sunday a couple of summers ago. The background happened as a result of shooting the reference shot when it was on my computer screen with my camera phone and a strange resonance effect occurred. It was a result of looking for something else and some experimentation in the reference that I got this effect, a kind of happy accident but one I was looking for. Translating it to paint turned out to be harder than I thought. But the way light effects a subject wether natural or manufactured is something I am interested in.



Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Night


Night


Oil on Birch panel, 2012, 40"x 40"

This is a new painting, still wet and will be on display at the Detroit Artists Market for an opening on June, 8th.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Jake And Steve



Jake And Steve

Oil on wood form, 2011 15"x 15"x 7.5"


Here I am playing with perspective in a painting of my friends Jake Culkowski and Steve Nawara
at their home on Trumbull, in Detroits historic Woodbridge neighborhood. The doorway and the woodpaneled wall are close to you visually but recede away from you physically when standing in front of this piece. Its a bit disconcerting, let alone my friends who seem to be impatiently waiting for you through the doorway.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Billy



Billy

Oil on wood form, 2011, 9.5"x 15"x 8"

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This is a painting of a friend, Billy West. This is actually the moment when I met him, I asked him to pose for me. A mutual friend who has known each of us for maybe 20 years or so, probably a little less, was blown away that we had never met. Billy has a cool bike.