In the spirit of making the dumbest holiday card that my special lady friend will allow, I'd like to wish everyone Happy Holidays! It's been a great year and Im so thankful that I get to do what I do for a living. None of it is possible without your support...so thank you and here's to an even better 2014!
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
If purchased as a Christmas gift, these will not arrive in time (unless you live two doors down). However, I would be happy to send an email to the recipient on Christmas Day, notifying them of their gift-to-be. Just send those details as "special instructions" while checking out with Paypal.
Friday, December 20, 2013
The poster is a 24 x 18" screen print that will be available on Monday at 12pm here. The regular edition will be $20 and I have a very limited number of green variants available for $30.
Obviously these would not arrive in time for Christmas so if purchased as a gift, I'd be happy to send a special email to the recipient on Christmas Day. Just send me a note at checkout.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
The winner of the Sexual Chocolate poster is Ray Wilkes! Congratulations Ray! Be sure to send your address to Gary at Inside the Rock Poster Frame.
And the winner of the Tatooinian Gothic poster is Blake Sumner! Congratulations to you as well sir! Be sure to send me a PM on Facebook with your shipping info.
Thanks to everyone who played along! If you're looking for any last minute gift ideas I'll continue the giving and ship all orders with Priority mail at no extra cost if ordered this week and in the US. Check out our items here.
Monday, December 16, 2013
In the spirit of the season I'll be giving away not 1 but 2 posters today! At Inside The Rock Poster Frame you can win a Sexual Chocolate poster by reading the rules and commenting on the contest post here. You can also win a Tatooinian Gothic poster by "liking" my studio Facebook page AND commenting on the contest post here. Both contests run until 11:59 pm PST tonight (Dec. 16)...US residents only. A random drawing will be held in both cases with the winners announced tomorrow.
I also have several great last minute gift items in the store and will ship everything Priority (at no extra cost) if ordered this week. That'll make sure your item arrives in 2-3 days (again US residents only).
Thanks and good luck!!
Thursday, December 12, 2013
36" x 4" x 20"
I don't know what else to say other than this is a film that will always stick with me. It's sort of my generation's Wizard of Oz. The truffle shuffle is the pinnacle and most memorable moment of the film for me. I've had this particular sculpture in mind for a few years now and I finally had the time to execute it.
Truffle Shuffle is 36" x 4" x 20"and made of foam, wood and acrylics. It is currently available at Gallery 1988.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Since moving to the greater Cincinnati area 6 years ago I have mixed emotions about the Cincinnati Reds...mainly because they seem to dominate my team every time they come to town! That said I'm a HUUUGE baseball fan and I cherish the history of the game like nothing else. I watch the Ken Burns 12 disc documentary at least twice a year. Regardless of team loyalty I think any fan would admit that Pete Rose (the player) embodied everything that is so great about the game. I wish every player on my team had 1/10th of his effort, determination and intestinal fortitude. He was minimally talented and became one of the all time greatest. Hell I could even care less that he bet on baseball and it's a travesty that he's STILL not in the Hall.
Anyway, being influenced by my region I figured Pete was the perfect subject of a few creations. The first is a mixed media statue that's 17" tall and is available here.
The second is also mixed media but is just the head and is overall 9". It's available here.
Friday, November 29, 2013
What if I told you that you could avoid the Holiday crowds, traffic, the possibility to hear that horrible Paul McCartney Christmas song, AND you can save money buying that special someone something genuine that they're sure to love? From now until December 10th you can save $5 per poster on our online store! While checking out with Paypal, simply click on "ADD SPECIAL INSTRUCTION TO THE SELLER" and enter "HOLIDAY SPECIAL" to receive this offer. The savings will consequently be refunded back to you AFTER placing your order. Click here for the store.
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
After receiving several inquiries and requests for another run of Mr. Show posters I finally decided to oblige. Originally designed for G1988's Is This Thing On 2, all 75 posters sold out rather quickly. My affinity for the show as well as the design inspired me to put more out into the universe. It's an 18x24", 5 color screen print that's an edition of 75. All posters are signed, numbered and appropriately labeled "second edition." They're available for $40 here.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
6 color screen print
edition of 220
This poster is a limited edition of 220,
And some detail pics...
Monday, September 16, 2013
I wanted to try something new and produce (sort of) my own line of toys/statues. I have several characters in mind and a few already in production. The first one I've had time to finish is Dexter. It's a one of a kind, hand crafted, 16" tall and 5" wide mixed media statue.
Dexter seemed like an appropriate first release considering we're down to the final week of his existence. I fell in love with this show the moment I discovered it. It was after season 4 aired so (thanks to Netflix) I had the chance to rock the first 4 seasons in immediate fashion. I've had Showtime ever since. Ive said it before but I LOVE when a show, book or film makes you root for a heavily flawed character! There's something positively novel about that. Tony Soprano, Hannibal Lecter, & Tony Montana are a few other examples that immediately come to mind. Regardless, the show is brilliant, the writing is brilliant, and I'm sad to see Dexter go. Hopefully they'll wrap it up in a deserving anti-Soprano fashion. Man, that ending scarred me!
So in the spirit of the series finale I present to you...Dexter...available here.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
|Shaun of the Dead|
15" x11" x38"
It is available here.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I recently had the honor of designing the logo for the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, which takes place tomorrow through Sunday in Lyons, Colorado. John Prine, Loreena McKennitt, and the John Butler Trio are just a few of the artists performing. The venue is absolutely gorgeous and I imagine this unique festival is going to be a lot of fun.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Over time I've come to appreciate some of the early stuff but as far as I'm concerned, they didn't become The Beatles until Rubber Soul. Among other things, John, Paul, George, and what's his name are shining examples of how to artistically develop. They started with the "please buy this record, girl" approach and established success, credentials, and therefore money and power. They didn't take their success and regurgitate the blue print which Im sure they were pressured to do. Instead they did it THEIR WAY. For some reason this is still extremely rare. They sold out at first and then musically progressed. They're the anti-Metallica if you will. Ok Im ranting...the point is their work drastically changed direction with this album in 1965. The sophistication in song writing as well as musical advancements and harmonic brilliance started a run of albums that shall never be paralleled in musical genius.
I was asked to contribute to Bottleneck Gallery's Where's My Mind ? exhibit: a study in all things mind blowing. The beauty of a Bottleneck show is the room for interpretation. Some interpreted that as anything psychedelic or M. Night Shyamalan-y. Though this album is not that, it was a bold move and the result was it changed music forever. Considering the music being produced at the time, Rubber Soul was (and still is) mind blowing!
This is a 19x19" mixed media sculpture that will officially become available on Thursday, July 11th. Bottleneck will have an online preview Thursday (8-9pm EST), the show opens in Brooklyn on Friday, and if it's still around it'll be available online Saturday at noon (EST).
Monday, July 8, 2013
It is with great pleasure that I present my first poster design for Widespread Panic. It's for their 3 night, 4th of July weekend run in Wyoming. The poster is an 18x24", 4 color screen print and is a limited edition of 250.
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This poster sold out and is no longer available.