FUTURE HISTORY – Opening Tomorrow!!

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Hello hello! I know I haven’t posted here in a while, but I have indeed been a busy bee making art for FUTURE HISTORY that opens TOMORROW at The Art Dept. in Fishtown. I will be showing alongside the talented Stefanie Fuoco. For more info check out the flyer below. I hope to see you there!!

PS above is one of my mini cities –
Gouache and Pentel Brush Pen on Panel
$75

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Boom Town opens today!!

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Tonight is the opening reception of BOOM TOWN folks, and here is a sneak peek!! A total of 18 pieces, 40 gocco prints, and 120 pins were created for the show. I had a lot of fun experimenting with color – BRIGHT COLOR – and playing with the details.

I hope to see YOU tonight!
BOOM TOWN
Last Drop Coffee House // 1300 Pine Street, Philadelphia // 5PM-8PM

Elements

Hello folks! Lately I have been working on my very first artist ZINE! My close, and very talented friend Ephameron invited me to participate in Grafixx Zine Fest, a festival of lectures, exhibitions, and, of course, zines – celebrating small/independent press. I am truly humbled by the creative company that will surround me, thus I have been working hard on a lot of new pieces!! Below is a sneak peek of one of the elements of the zine – think of it as water…

I will post more info soon!!!! But to learn more:
Grafixx Zine Fest
December 1 and 2, 2012
De Studio, Antwerp, BE
www.destudio.com
www.huishaas.be

Victorian’s have a sense of humor too!

Recently, I was given the opportunity to design an event invitation for the Philadelphia on Stone book launch party on October 23 at The Library Company. As the party is an ode to the great lithography of the Victorian era, I played with styles and themes from the time period, namely Victorian photo-collage.

When putting together the invitation, I decided to take a straightforward approach. I created a digital collage using the photographic heads of prolific lithographers and pen and ink drawings of their bodies, the library setting, and the lithograph press. I can see why the practice was so popular because once I combined the first photograph with my drawing I could not help but smile and laugh. In an era where a photograph could not capture a smile due to the long exposures needed, the whimsy of Victorian photo-collage brought a cheerful element of play that was lacking into family albums.

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I spent hours pouring through images of 19th century fashion. The Victorian gentleman certainly liked to mix patterns. It was a lot of fun to draw and I think I learned some new styles. You might notice an touch of Edward Gorey, especially in the background drawing. You check out more on the LCP blog!

an adventure in Gocco

As part of The Drifting Parade, I decided to invest in a Gocco printer, which is a discontinued Japanese self-contained screen printing apparatus. It is super easy to use and fast! It is a shame they are no longer produced. Below is a peek at water I have been printing. The card catalog cards are courtesy of The Library Company. Show opens this Friday!!!