Monday, February 7, 2011

run up

The following are a string of pieces that I made before beginning installation of my second solo at Number 35, "of the triumph it hosted." I made all of these over the course of 1 month and some of the elements from these pop up in the installation for "of the triumph it hosted."

The gold shapes at the center were a mistake and would not be included in a later incarnation of this piece.

not entirely brought to completion.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Lost and Found

This is an installation that I completed over the summer. It is the last one that I did before training for the 1/2 marathon and starting up some new drawings (if you don't count the crappy one I just painted over.) I just never got around to finishing and posting these images. So, there it is. I'm currently working on some new drawings and 2 new installations. In the meantime, I've added a few new links on the right.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Hall Entrance

This is my latest piece. The only part that is painted on the wall is the brown shape at the bottom and the small rectangle in the center that is illuminated. Every thing else on the wall is created with light. The small light is the direct light from the lamp, the large dark rectangle is blocked out with paper, and the sides are diffused light. I also blocked out light from hitting the brown angular shape at the bottom.
This piece proved to be difficult to photograph. That's fine though; as I'm viewing this one as more of a sketch or experiment. The piece looks much better in person. I wasn't able to capture the perspective play very well in the images because the piece is too big. The first image is from outside my studio looking in and is not HDR. The others are HDR.
Things are going pretty smoothly in the studio. I'm not getting nearly as much studio time in as I was when I was ramping up for my show last year, but the time I do get in is very productive. I have been trying to work towards getting more done in shorter time. The only drawings I'm doing right now are of the building behind ours. They aren't finished or thoughtful drawings, but rather just an attempt to record the building and spend some time really looking at it before they tear it down.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Paris Entrance

Right now I'm calling this piece Paris Entrance. It is based off of an entrance at the Paris Casino in Vegas. I'm pretty excited about the light on this one. I've been playing around a lot more with different ways to shape the light. I'm also using a spot light with a dimmer, so I can get a warmer light. Looking at the pictures above on my computer right now it seems that it is hard to see the painted elements. I hope that it is because of the sunlight in the room right now.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

This piece is based off the ceiling and chandelier in a picture of a theater that I found. The light apparatus is a little different than many of my other lights. I used paper and foil to shape the light. These are a mixture of HDR and regular images.

This piece is “Chandelier Space (Bellagio Casino, Golden Nugget Sign).” Again, a little different apparatus. Much larger with more presence.
I am in a nice groove in the installation studio. I've got endless ideas and am working and playing freely. Moving though the pieces much faster than ever. I think some will be really simple, quick things.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Here are the ball point pen drawings that I have been making of spaces. Most are from palaces, the last one is from a theater. I have been doing some drawings from themed casinos too. I am using these drawings to work from for the installations that I am currently working on. The above drawings will probably manifest themselves in the wall pieces in some way. I am also thinking of taking these out of the sketchbook and making some drawings like these larger scale and on nicer paper. Sorry for the poor quality images, you can click on them to enlarge and get a better look at the marks.