Archive for January, 2008

Acrylic • The Room Down the Hall

Inspired by an old issue of ReadyMade Magazine, I recently muralized my baby-to-be’s room-to-be. Now that the kid has a place to hang his (or her) bonnet, we’re simply waiting with baited breath and swollen torsos.

I’m fairly certain that Scooby Doo and Shaggy have a complete lack of inductive reasoning. How many old men do a hippy and his Great Dane have to unmask until they’re not afraid of monsters anymore?

Computer Generated

A newly designed album cover for a newly recorded EP by my old pals, MATTOWAX. 4 extra credit points on the next Bio exam to the first person who can explain the evolutionary reference.

I have an utter distaste for the word, evil. In addition to the concept being simplistic and completely subjective, it’s an intellectual dead end.

Stephen Hawking once typed, “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge”. The moment we define an act or perpetrator as evil, we cease our examination. But evil is not a motivation, it is an interpretation. If we don’t work to understand the true motivation of the offender, we can never hope to change the behavior.

Now I’ll climb off of my soapbox and get back to doodling.

Acrylic on Chalkboard • Main Line Art Center

Main Line Art Center recently hosted an event titled, “One Night Stand”. Young artists (defined as 21-35 years old) were invited to contribute up to three original works priced under $500 each.

I decided to price my contributions using a declining silent auction. Each piece began the evening with boundary pushing $500 price tags. Every half hour, the prices were slashed in half. The early evening cherry-picking turned into an art-buying melee as the prices dipped below triple digits.