Starting on my OVAC 12x12 entry for this week's #TimelapseTuesday The big crystal in the middle is Selenite. This one's gonna be nice and I can't wait to get it done here in a few days. Nothing motivates me more than an upcoming deadline.
This week, I started a collaboration with artist Jaiye Farrell on a small obelisk this Monday. It is a little over a foot in height. Jaiye and I have known each other the past few years from the local art worl, worked together in Factory Obscura and recently decided to come together to create.
There will be a second part to this video in a few weeks where I’ll fill in his distinctive pattern with jewels, then complete the blank base and tip. Stay tuned for that. Also check out Jaiye on his Instagram Page
The music in this video was done by a fellow Factory Obscura artist Dan Moyer. You can find his work on his Soundcloud page.
This weekend on the way back from Santa Fe, New Mexico I found these cool looking rocks called Carborundum for sale at a rest stop. All were dark and sparkly, some of them had an iridescence. I bought 5 of them with an amethyst geode chunk.
Aren’t they pretty?
I’ve made my plans on what I plan to do with at least one of them. I’ll file it down on one side so it becomes flat. I’ll then adhere it to the canvas in the very middle and surround it with crystal clear rhinestones so that there is plenty of contrast and the details are visible. I’ll then move to darker shades as it goes further from the center, making a monochromatic gradation from clear to black. Coming from the carborundum stone, I’ll draw tentacle trails.
I’ll know when I see these rhinestones in person, but I found a stone that’s similar in color to the oil slick iridescence of the Carborundum stone.
If you looked at the diagram and wondered what Hematite and Black Diamond look like, here they are….
In the Gazette today! Check us out this Friday for the opening reception from 6:00-9:00p at The Art Hall in Oklahoma City.
Everyone knows that I can't resist some interesting jewelry at a garage sale/estate sale/thrift store. This necklace will soon be dismantled, cleaned, embellished, then repurposed for a sculpture that I'm starting on next week!
Finished up this piece for Paseo Arts Association's Deck The Walls 4"x4" auction this December. (I like to get these things done early.) I sure hope to see you there December 13th, 6:00p-8:30p! Studio Six 3021 Paseo, OKC
One of my oldest friends came to town this weekend and was inspired by the fog machine, succulents, and my Emergence sculpture. This is an amazing shot!
Experienced local artists have been giving me one piece of advice that I never took seriously until last week. The advice was, "Work Bigger."
The time and money it would take to work larger always discouraged me until last week. I'm in a Texan juried art show this month. Lots of good work at the opening but I noticed one thing. I had the smallest piece in the show! I guess everything IS bigger in Texas. No matter how cool my piece looked, it was eclipsed by bigger work.
I decided to bite the bullet and get the materials I need for my biggest 2D piece yet at 24"x48". 4x the size of my largest work to date. This is exciting and I'm motivated to get started this week!
Dropping off work for my first show out of state! I'm so excited!!
My buddy and fellow artist Bryon Purdue helping me out with my photography for my 12x12 piece. I learned the hard way early on how much of a shame it is to sell work and not have any record or photos of it. Check out Bryan's work on his Instagram.
I tell ya. Nothing gets me more motivated to work than an upcoming deadline. I'm getting ready for Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's 12x12 fundraiser.
I don't have a ruler with me so I'm using a computer processor as a straight edge. 😋
I do okay with my little phone's camera but there's nothing like having your artwork captured by a professional photographer. Thanks Kelsey Karper!