Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Resource Magazine backstory . . .

A photo of me in my studio is currently on page 102 and 103 of the spring issue of Resource magazine. Clearly by the hair cut and the unfinished works the photo was taken a few months back. (should I have kept my longer hair????? personally I'm torn. please let me know what you think)

I recall the night the photographer Young Kyu Park came over to my studio. I just returned from a long day of work and I totally forgot he was coming over. I was exhausted, starving, and in no mood to have my photo taken. Because of Kyu's playful attitude I cheered up, pulled out a toy gun, snakes, and a smile. The photo itself is shot beautifully but if you examine the materials around me closely it's a clear indication of the works I am currently making and of things to come. Also, some clearly stolen items are visible. (HUGE MISTAKE) I should have taken a moment to hide things better or "clean up". Lessons learned for the next time someone with a crazy expensive camera is over at my studio.

Below is the photo from the magazine and a digital copy the photographer emailed me. Personally I love the humor the image captures. It's very sci-fi-80's bad boy-Miami Vice-cheesy pic. I love it. I love strange picture of myself.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Post Birthday . . .

I celebrate yet another birthday, the past few days have been  more then eventful.  Each night a different set of friends took me out for drinks, dinners, and at some point I ended up The Plaza Hotel for a black tie event.  Naturally, while at The Plaza I ran into someone I haven't seen in about seven years.  Was it strange . . . yes.  Did I want to make small chit chat . . . no.  When people say New York is small, it's really fucken small.  I had to make a quick get away before the night was over.  Nonetheless, I do appriecate my friends and I wanted to share some of these moments with you:

what I wore on my feet

Me and friends at The Plaza

The Plaza at night

The event: Ballet Hispanico 2012 Sping Gala Honoring Jody Gottfried Arnold

Aside from my birthday I have been busy in the studio.  Making a mess and taking some random photos.  I have been working on the "Saint She'Ra" piece.  It got done early last week and I took some photos just for you.  I hope this gives you an idea of where my works is headed and what my show in the fall will look like.  Enjoy . . .

Saint She-Ra (detail)

Saint She-Ra (detail)

Saint She-Ra