I'm happy to be back in the Bay after spending the last 80 days at sea on this container ship. This ship was on a similar run as in the short documentary I made a couple years back, running from New York City all the way to Thailand and stopping in many ports in between. The voyage had some chaotic moments including running aground in Egypt and a brief run in with some potential pirates, but we all made it home safe. If you would like to see some photos of the trip check out the photo feed section of this site here and check back for 35mm shots to be developed and added to my main photo section of the site here With the help of some great family and friends I was able to be part of three shows while I was across the globe. The first show was set up through the amazing Betty Bigas with the Roll Up Gallery, who hosted an art show at The California Academy of Sciences My wave tank was set up, along with several paintings, in the Tusher African Hall. I wish I could have been there myself, the works seemed at home in front of the traditional dioramas and live penguin exhibit. The next show was up the coast in Astoria Oregon at Imogen Gallery. The show titled "The Sea Provides" was a two person show with the talented photographer Corey Arnold and coincided with the "Fisher Poets Gathering", a yearly event where commercial fisherman from all over the Pacific Northwest congregate to drink, wax poetic about the life we love, and drink some more. I heard good times were had by all, and I was very excited to be showing artwork for the first time with my Graveyard Point neighbor Corey. The most recent show was titled "Salt The Skies" at FFDG the physical gallery for the art portal that is fecalface.com. I was very excited to be included with the talented lineup for this group show. Works by Brett Amory, John Felix Arnold, Mario Ayala, Jud Bergeron, Curiot (Favio Martinez), Christopher Burch, Lola Dupre, Michelle Fleck, Matt Gonzalez, Hiro Kurata, Marty Machado, Mark Mulroney, and Nicomi Nix Turner The show will be up through April 19th, please stop by and have a look if you're in San Francisco. FFDG is located at 2277 Mission St. SF, CA. 94110
Recently John from FecalFace.com came by for a studio visit. He wrote up a nice little article on the site, check it out here. I'm excited to be a part of their group show at FFDG on March 21st!
Just in time for the holidaze, I am releasing a limited edition of hand pulled silkscreened prints of my ink painting "Exporting The Gnar". Each print is on Arches Hot Pressed paper (14o lb, 100%cotton) and is sized at 18x24". I am hand tinting the prints with water color, so in a way each print is actually an original painting. If you prefer the black and white image without the color tint, that is available as well. Prints are $60 each (plus shipping). Please place orders through my "contact" page and leave your shipping address and if you have a preference for the color of the shipping container. I will respond with an email for payment options (preference is paypal). Get in your gift orders ASAP to ensure delivery for gift giving time!
Well I'm quite excited to have a piece in this years Southern Exposure juried show titled "This Will Never Work." There is a great line up of artists, 48 in total, so come on out friday and say hello!
I recently posted a photo essay of a great adventure that I was lucky enough to take part in. "The Clipperton Project" was a team of artists, scientists, and watermen/women from many different countries. We set sail from La Paz Mexico to sail over 1,000 miles south to the remote island called Clipperton Atoll. Read here for details on the voyage on the website fecalface.com
I'm happy to be a part of another Pangea Seed art show happening in Hawaii. I made a custom frame for the painting I was asked to create for them, showing a selection of endangered sharks. The folks with Pangea Seed are planning on releasing a print of this work this fall, but the original is still available for sale, with much of the profit going to shark conservation. Below is the work, please contact Pangea Seed if interested in purchasing or stop by the show if you are on Oahu.
For years I have had this crazy side-project to create a small wood and glass tank in which a person could create a tiny A-frame wave. It may not be perfect, but its still pretty fun to mess around with. The slope of the tank was built up by clamping dozens of cut pieces of ply wood, piece by piece until the length was made. Then I sanded for months until the angle and bottom contours I hoped for was finally accomplished. Testing, pre-legs Along the backside of the tank is this wooden inlay that I made to simulate a cut-away of a volcanic island.