I made this little dude for my dear friend Cora Dean. (I need to show y’all the gorgeous magical girl plague doctor she sculpted me sometime.) But anyway, she loves the Mothman and so do I.
And here’s progress shots of me making him, at my cheerfully Christmas Penguin themed kitchen table. Yes, my kitchen table is and shall forever be my art studio.
This was my entry for BANG! Artists Create the Universe, a truly amazing group show at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. I was assigned the planet Neptune. Continue reading
Here are some of the patterns I have made for Whimsies Clothing over the past year and into this one! I’m still designing things as we speak and will continue to do so, but this is a good showing of what I’ve made for them so far. Continue reading
I am both proud and humbled (if that’s possible?) to announce that I just did my first podcast, over at MuseHub, with my longtime friend and colleague Lauren Tharp of LittleZotz Writing! Continue reading
I am incredibly proud to have “SEEK” in this show. As you can see from these previews, the art is top-notch. Continue reading
I have a solo art show of 39 pieces ranging from $20-$90 up at PG Cafe & Gallery, 1418 W. Franklin Street, Evansville IN. Show runs until October 12. Continue reading
The Pretty Sun is from a nightmare I had back in June 2010 about the world ending as I’m riding alone on a bus.
I initially made a comic short about the dream, you can find it here on/after November 6th 2017.
100 Keys is taken directly from the description a friend gave me of her recurring nightmare, some years ago. When she first saw it, she said I had “taken her breath away.”
100 Keys will later be completed as a short comic.
I’m honored to be back for the fourth round of this amazing annual group show at PG Cafe and Gallery! The show runs for the rest of this week and then I think they’re taking it down this Thursday, April 14. So if you haven’t seen it yet, run on down to PG at 1418 W. Franklin and see this amazing show!!
Here’s some (but not all) of the fantastic art in this show, with the last 2 pieces being my contributions. If you wanna see the rest, you’ll have to go!
Just for fun, here’s the show opening flyer and a couple of shots of the PG chalkboard the day I went and snapped these pictures.
This is based on an old fairy story from the north, one I always liked because the girl set out to save her lover from a curse and not the other way around.
In fact, that polar bear you see is her lover, an enchanted king who must go to a golden castle East o the Sun and West o the Moon (pictured above) to marry the one who cursed him…unless the woman who loves him can break the spell in time.
As usual, this is available as journals, shirts and other items at Redbubble and Society6!
Here’s a second version I did for a Christmas ornament!
Also on Society6 and Redbubble.
For me, there exist only two kinds of art. Medium has nothing to do with it, nor does whether the piece is one-of-a-kind or reproduced, technically perfect or relatively unskilled, famous or obscure.
No, for me the only two kinds of art are Art you make for yourself and Art you make for others.
There is a lot of discussion and judgement on both sides from artists who believe that commercial art is not “true art,” or successful artists criticizing their peers for not considering the “business aspect” of art. All of them have valid ideas to consider. As for me, I only have one big assertion to make about the two kinds of art as I have defined them:
It doesn’t matter which kind you do. Continue reading
The title for this baby is technically Taylor’s World (I did it for a special guy of that name) but I will forever think of it as “Joseph” because that was the name I knew him by when I conceived the idea.
I made it for the Space Madness 3: Planet Doom show back in August, where it premiered.
Undine premiered November 14, 2015 at the “WONDER” art exhibit held by OneLife East in Evansville, IN as a 16×20 canvas and will be on display there until January.
I’ve got her up on Society6 and Redbubble now as a print, all-over shirt, and other stuff.
Hope you enjoy her as much as I enjoyed making her!
I’m scheduled be on News44 this Friday, 6am with my #nature #art to promote Saturday’s #ArtintheWild show at Wesselman Nature Society. Hooray! Just a local news channel naturally, but I’m still pretty thrilled to have an opportunity to show off my art. I’ve made some new pieces recently that I can’t wait to show.
ART IN THE WILD THIS SATURDAY 12-4pm:https://www.facebook.com/events/1655411888036570/
Shots from my August 2015 solo installation centered on the poem “Darkness” by Lord Byron. I talk in more detail about creating the show here.
“Mutual Hideousness” detail, this diptych is made from “Dream Three” and “Humankind”
“Hour by Hour” (center) was created using imagery from “Endless Forest” and “War Angels.”
“Burning Cities” (bottom) contains imagery from “Tales from the Clarkside” and “ABOVE” as well as “Down Your Street” sketchbook, “The killing of Dreams” comic, and other work.
“War did glut himself again” includes imagery from my comic The Ocean as well as parts of “The Sleep of Reason”
“Unearthly Aspect,” detail. I decoupaged layers of colored tissue paper onto the painting, then did thin washes of black paint.
“Wild Birds,” detail
Covering “Agnes/Adam” in an old proof of my “Wild Birds” lino plate
“Wild Birds,” detail
Works from my August 2015 solo show “Atomic Shuffle” at the IUPUI Gallery.
Piece I made for a good friend earlier in the year based off the AWESOME Warren Zevon’s song of the same name!! (I freaking love Warren Zevon)
This is the big one! I’ve been working on this show for 15 years. The entire show is an illustration of Lord Byron’s chilling masterpiece “Darkness,” a short poem about the end of life on Earth.
Here’s the event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1596604873937978/
And here’s my own page detailing the destructive process (as opposed to creative process) that went into the creation of each piece for the show: https://sandpaperdaisy.com/darkness
Enjoy, and I hope to see you at the opening!!