Thursday, November 29, 2007

Catching up with photos, and PAGEANT Design

Thanksgiving went pretty much without a hitch. I have been gearing up for the next surge of projects, so I took part of this week to photograph some stuff I haven't had time to (or forgot to) for the olde portfolio
First, a stencil print I did for Hukilau 2007. Its a print version of "the projectionist" (still about 6 left in the Edition)The other big stencil print from Hukilau, "Seeing Things". The first one in this edition is in the collection of Suburban Hipster...This is a foray into the world of oil paint. I set up an easel on my porch and painted "al fresco"...its really just a start, but I haven't the heart to set this up indoors now that the weather has turned cold.
This is the freshest of the artwork shown here. It called "a woman scorned", its 5"x7". It represents a new technique I am working on that gives me a hard edge as well as thick paint...hopefully it will lead to some exciting new directions for my work.

Lastly, I want to share with you the design for "A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant", fresh off of the drafting table today. I'll get to work soon on it, so you'll get production photos of the show before the year is out!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

A week of recovery

Turns out that this week has been very quiet. I don't think I have fired a single shot in anger (artistically and metaphorically speaking) all week. I will run down the high points...Attended the first Yuri's Night involvement in the larger party is still in question (meaning I may do my own party...more boobies, less science!)...Friday I was the "Red King" and nearly was assaulted by a drunken Chinaman...drank too many beers and ate too many hot dogs and watched too much "word girl" at Kirstras...found out that Amy helps manage "word girl"...was Slobbolicious...and had the first production meeting for A Very Merry Unauthorized Scientology Pageant. That has been pretty much I will leave you with a tease from the research I started for Pageant as the photo this week:

Friday, November 09, 2007

Hexagon 08, Yuri's Night and Pageant...beginings

This will be a short post (text wise) again because I am rushed for time. I have to get ready for an encore performance of "the Red King" with Gilded Lilly at the Palace of Wonders tonight. Come on out and see one of the last "guys in a big red suit" onstage tonight...

This week was perhaps the last time I will have the privilege to dance and drink at Blobs park. If you don't know what I am talking about, you have probably missed it...I will forever shed a tiny tear for Blobs Park, whenever I hear an Oom-Pa band...

Whilst still cleaning up from the Halloween party (its still not 100% finished) I have stumbled into three new projects. First I got a call from Landless Theater asking if I wanted to design the set for "A Very Merry Unauthorized Scientology Pageant"...of course I said yes. I have a production meeting on Sunday...sketches forthcoming.

The Second project was Hexagon. Malcolm had asked me to help out, and I explained that I was taking a year off. However, he somehow roped me into being the "Set Design Consultant"...which means that I designed a set for them, and they can take it or leave it.
As you can see, I came up with the concept of using a rolling platform for each branch of govt. And the newsbreak desks could be the fourth estate (not pictured)

Of course, no good deed goes unpunished, the builders and some of the other production staff have been poking holes in the seems they want such silly things as "dimensions"...

And lastly Yuri's Night made a quantum leap forward yesterday, with the first meeting of the minds about the shape and scope of the party this year at the Goddard Space Fight Visitors Center...Much more about this next time!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

October photo wrapup

I really fell down on the blogging these past few weeks. I hope to make up for it with a bunch of pictures of what transpired since the last post...with some commentary...
Here is my collection of work at Oferenda (remember that far back?)
The next weekend I had an opportunity to bring our "the Red King" to host Gilded Lilly's burlesque night at the Palace of Wonders
Same night...trying to tell jokes and look sexy...

Lobsterboy's last show (Le Grand Mort) Backdrop in progress STAGE RIGHT
Backdrop progress CENTER

Lobs Backdrop progress STAGE LEFT
Stitched together photo of the final dropPic of the drop setup for the first time (with Lobsterboy's Evil Twin Lucas)
Detail of the "corner" of the drop...More photos of the last lobsterboy show will be forthcoming, I don't have any of the actual show, since I was busy tending to THE OCHO on the same night. So hopefully people who took photos will post them to fickr soon!

THE OCHO heart for the dining room...I figure that wherever the cocktail weenies were kept was going to be the "heart" of the party!This shot captures the mood of the evening quite nicely...
"El JEFE" with glowing eye border
Screenprint on black paper, with white, red, gold and glow-in-the-dark ink.
"El DIABLITO" with glowing spooky trees border
Screenprint on black paper, with white, red, gold and glow-in-the-dark ink.

"CORTEZ" with Gold Floral border
Screenprint on black paper, with white, red, gold and glow-in-the-dark ink.

"El CORAZON" with gold floral border
Screenprint on black paper, with white, red, gold and glow-in-the-dark ink.
View from upper back porch looking down onto Aztec temple, and Chupacabra beanbag toss.

Senor y Senora Calavera, the Skipper, Gilligan, La Ultima Guerrera, and (yours truly) Pantera

More photos next week (as they develop!)