Friday, May 28, 2010

Isn't It a Pity

Here's my final painting for the "A Day in The Life" show. A 12"x12" torn paper paining on wood of George Harrison. While I never really intend to have the skeletal images I often employ in my work to be morbid, I cannot deny the correlation of his smoking in the image, the shadowed skull and his death from lung cancer. Because of this I have chosen to entitle the painting "Isn't It a Pity", one of his most popluar songs from his 1970 solo album All Things Must Pass.

The "A Day in The Life" show will run from June 24th thru July 24th and will have an opening reception on July 10th from 6-9 at the (art)ificial Gallery in Lakewood, OH.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Cinematic Redux Show

When asked to take part in a show where all the works had to be re-vamped versions of classic film posters, My first thought was "What movie would be better with zombies?", the answer: "All of them". But after thinking about it a for a bit I decided to turn my sights on a true classics who's original poster is almost a horror film anyway.
With the main characters in a near feeding pose and Atlanta burning it only need a few minor tweaks to zombify this vintage artwork. Here's a sketch of what I've got so far:

"A Hard Days Night" Project

The first is for the upcoming "A Day in The Life" show, showcasing art dedicated to the Beatles. in addition to the standard work of the show, the show organizer Billy Naniger, has gathered multiple artists to create their own renditions of the one of the portraits on the original cover of "A Hard Days Night":
I chose the image of George Harrison on the far right (smoking) and decided to do what I always do. I put a skull on it. Here's a sketch:

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Art Fur Animals Benefit

This year I am fortunate to participate in the annual "Art Fur Animals" event.

Homeless and neglected animals need all the help they can get. So help ‘em out and attend Art Fur Animals Benefit & Auction to raise funds for local org Friends of the City of Cleveland Kennel. Bid on custom-designed ceramic cats and dogs created by dozens of cool Cleveland artists. Click here for more details.