CANVASES AT TOAST!

rose dark spiral abstract tendrils. sandpaperdaisy has three new consignment pieces at toast in evansville.

Hey guys, I’ve had the majestic Ergo Sum hanging at Toast for sometime now, but recently I added three new canvases. See if you spot them on your next visit! Trash Rose, A Message, and Endless Forest are all archivally printed, stretched and sealed by myself, with additional hand-drawn accents in white paint pen. They’re all 16×20 and only $85 each! Just ask your server or management if you want to take one home.

 

Here’s Toast’s website: http://www.toastevv.com/

They’re located at 1550 Mesker Park Dr, Evansville, IN 47720, inside the Helfrich Hills Golf Course.

Horde of DUCT TAPE ROSES

bright and delicate duct tape roses in different colors

I have more roses I made since these, but for now here’s a garden of some of my early duct tape roses. I always bring these babies with me to every show I do, so yes these will be at the Earth Day Art Crawl this Saturday April 19th as well!

When I find my new roses I’ll make an even more gargantuan gallery! And then I’ll keep making more…and more…haha! (Seriously they’re fun to make, I want to decorate my house with them)

Check out all the cool things I saw at Art in the Wild!

From the adorable “pot o rocks” and cute sock critters to block prints and leather masks, Art in the Wild featured a whole gamut of creative beauty. Many of these artists and crafters will be at the Earth Day Art Crawl and I’m doing my best to get even more there! In the meantime, feel free to drool over these beautiful examples of local art:

Individual shots of the mandala, necklaces and flower print are the pieces I went home with. Sorry, you can’t have ’em! =D (Incidentally the cute white, pink and blue crocheted surface these items are resting on was created by my friend Jenny of Jenny’s Unique Crochet! It’s actually my favorite hat.)

Painted rocks: Erin Bowen
Leather masks and feathers: Courtney Hostetler/Nondecaffinated Art
Block prints: Stephanie Osborne/Little Lemon Press
Mandalas: Anitra Larae/MahjaMandalas
Upcycled jewelry: Jamie Gish-Bates/Silent Salvation
Sock critters: Jan Steinmark
Ceramics and Pottery: Cheyenne Knox
Glassblowing and metal jewelry: Andy Roques

The shot of my booth features Sandpaperdaisy Art’s plushie stars (a joint effort between myself and my wonderful friends Kim and Jay Williams) and my original prints and pinback buttons, as well as jewelry made by Kristy Spindler and Rebecca Trapp.

Art in the Wild Lineup Part 2: Buttons

1 inch pinback buttons for art in the wild featuring adorable animals like owls raccoons foxes and rabbits

You’ve seen the designs, now here are the completed nature-themed buttons for Art in the Wild and Earth Day Art Crawl including my cute fox and origami-paper flower buttons!

I sadly do not have a picture of the origami-paper buttons because they’re already packed up, but basically they’re the same size as these and are made from cutting circles out of floral origami paper and making them into buttons. They’re very pretty!

Art in the Wild lineup Part 1: Prints

I figured I’d use the next couple of days to show off the nature-themed art that I’ll be taking to Art in the Wild on April 5th and then to the Earth Day Art Crawl outdoor sale on April 19th! First up are the prints, both digital and traditional, that I’ll be bringing. I have 4×6’s and 5×7’s for $3 each, 8×10’s for $5-$10 each depending on medium, and 11×17’s for $7 each.

And no those prices are not an April Fool’s joke, they are REALLY that low!

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You might notice two bird skulls cut out of paper mounted on lids on the far right. These are from an earlier show, there will be new animal skeleton art later this week!

Ode to Homura

clocks and higanbana abound in this homage to Akemi Homura of Puella Magi Madoka Magika.

I made this gearing up for Evillecon. Since Evillecon is an anime [Japanese animation/cartoons] convention, the subject is anime related! These gears, clocks and spider-lilies (higanbana) are all symbols associated with one of my favorite anime characters, Akemi Homura. If you’ve ever seen a show called Puella Magi Madoka Magica (or just “Madoka Magica” in the U.S.) you know who I mean! If not and you’re a geek like me, I highly recommend it. It’s definitely not your typical cutesy magical girl anime.

Naturally, I think this baby looks particularly good as a clock.

wall clock inspired by Akemi Homura of Puella Magi Madoka Magika

More at my Society6!

A Message

A colorful blimp depicting a field of flowers hovers above a dirty, impersonal colorless city. Environmental statement.

You may recognize this art from my Franklin Street Outdoor Art Sale post! This is the full piece here, entitled “A Message” and conceived by me as an environmental statement after I watched the old Charlton Heston classic “Soylent Green” for the first time.

After seeing that callous and weary depiction of a dystopian and colorless future, I envisioned a bleak city where the only suggestion of beauty and nature was found on the advertising blimp hovering above the smog. While I originally feared this blimp may be advertising a beauty that no longer exists, others have told me the blimp represents the hope we cling to by a green thread (environmentalism). I prefer their interpretation, don’t you?

A Message is available on Society6||Redbubble.

My Name is Shingo

A monstrous floating flower connecting with a huge monolithic machine

This is a recent 2013 work from my last solo show! I named it after Kazuo Umezu’s amazing comic because his story dealt with a machine becoming sentient. For some reason my monstrous floating daisy achieving a sympathetic connection with a huge machine reminded me of reading this comic.

Now available on Society6||Redbubble. Below is a slightly larger version for you.

A monstrous floating flower connecting with a huge monolithic machine