I'll be leaving New Haven in a couple of days for Europe, where I'll be traveling through N Italy, S France, and Barcelona. Expect several more watercolors like this one on the left: this is the HRAF building where I've been working as a research assistant for the past year. I'll miss a lot of things about New Haven, but looking forward to seeing and sketching and painting a part of the world I've never been to!
Apatosaurus from the Peabody's Hall of Reptiles! High res version of this one coming to the main site soon.
Yale's Peabody Museum of Natural History is an amazing place to camp out for a few hours and sketch. Here's a couple from today:
My time in New Haven is coming to a close! I've been working on a few projects I'll be sharing later; these are some freelance designs I've done in the meantime.
Graphic for local climate change advocacy group
Returning to Seattle allowed me to work on a few personal projects that I've been neglecting. One of these was a calendar I made for my Dad using cut paper. See below!
I finished Nephilim on the day I left Seattle. I'll be living in New Haven, CT for a year, doing research with Yale's Human Relations Area FIles (HRAF). I already miss the northwest, but I'm also very excited to be working with a team of anthropologists whose work I've often found indispensable in my own studies. I expect to continue producing art while here though, including more hominid portraits like Nephilim, so please check back here or get in touch with me if you're interested in what I'm working on!
Take a peep! You're looking at the (mostly) finished version of my CERA installation. Initially deformed by strong prairie winds, this little hut now stands strong in the marshes of Perry Pond! Pretty thrilled with how this one turned out, a good mix of initial planning, some midproject panic, and eventual adaptation. Look for some pictures from the public opening here next week!
A bit of a late post here. Grinnell's Bachelor of Arts Exhibition (BAX), a combination student/faculty show, opened April 8 in the Faulconer Gallery. I showed Pueblo Hermoso for the 2nd time and Hominid for the first. I was deeply honored to receive a Juror's Prize for Hominid from visiting artist Jane Gilmore, whose work I have admired for a long time.
Various installation shots. That's all for now!
The site: structures will probably rise out of the marsh to the right, the far west end of Perry Pond.
Some rough concepts of the structures to be built. Kind of a cross between termite mounds, flamingo mounds, and neolithic huts!
Movin big ol' rocks!
Making tiny bricks!
Finally, a quick installation of the Hominids at the new Make//Shift space in town. Thanks for the install help Cal Froikin. More updates to come on a more regular schedule, see you Monday!
Finished hominid portraits 1 and 2!
Got to take some better documentation of the pueblo project this week. Here are a few extra angles.
Here are a few pics showing progress on the nearly-completed hominid portraits. Look for finished versions to accompany a large site update next week!
Very research/concept heavy week! Working on poses for a planned series of portraits of the recently-discovered Homo naledi species.
A bit of a side project here. I dreamed up this image a couple of nights ago, and found it strangely compelling. I plan on creating a woodcut from this rough sketch; stay tuned!
A few images of the completed Pueblo Bonito project. Stay tuned for some more detailed shots of these!
Big week! Uchronia's opening reception on the 9th saw art and snacks being consumed with equal enthusiasm. Publicity here
The art installation mentioned last week has also gone up. Check out the video: a motion-triggered animation depicting the construction of the Pueblo model projected onto the wall of Burling library.
More to come!
Preparation for a solo exhibition, Uchronia at Grinnell's Smith Gallery!
Another print in progress. Hoping to have these done in time for the show opening on February 8th.
Sneak peek of some concepts for an upcoming project involving projection onto Grinnell's Burling Library. More to come on this!