Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays from the Shock's!

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 thank you and here's to an even better 2014!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Keller posters now available!

The Keller Williams & His Compadres posters are now available here. The regular edition is $20 and the (very limited) green variant is $30.

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

Keller Williams & His Compadres poster

I had the pleasure of designing this official poster for Keller Williams & His Compadres. It's a two night event and tonight Keller is joined by Michael Kane and Michael Travis of String Cheese and tomorrow he'll be joined by Vince Herman and Drew Emmitt of Leftover Salmon.

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

And the poster contest winners are...

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

Free poster only!!!

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

Truffle Shuffle!!!

Truffle Shuffle
36" x 4" x 20"
mixed media
There are very few scenes in the history of cinema as classic (and reminiscent of my childhood) as the "truffle shuffle". Like any other kid in the 80s I was obsessed with The Goonies. The idea that an ancient treasure themed adventure could be initiated with Dad's crap in the attic was fascinating. Aside from the journey, every character was unique and relatable. From Mikey to Chunk to Data to Mouth...I was a little bit of all of them. The film has so many memorable quotes and moments but none come close to Chunk earning his way into the house via truffle shuffle. Forcing the fat kid to humiliate himself for acceptance is funny enough but isn't entirely the point. The shuffle itself is monumental. It's hysterical. It's also simultaneously mean spirited and innocent...which is a rare and lovely contradiction.

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

It's a Petey Party!!

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.