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Friday
Jul032015

On a Roll

I have participated in a number of group shows at Blizzmax Gallery. It's a unique and charming venue, an old dairy barn in the far reaches of rural Prince Edward County.

The theme of the show is 'On a Roll'. Owners Peter and Alice Mennacher wrapped the walls in paper, leaving 7 artists to cover the walls in art.

As a kid I always loved the idea of drawing BIG. This is a largely spontaneous drawing created on site with no sketches or planning. I keep things simple and bold, using a handful of Sharpie Magnums.

 

The project is about halfway there. I will post further shots as the piece gets completed.

Show opening is July 11, 7pm.

Here is the final art:

Saturday
Apr202013

The Dead Words Project

I spotted this collection online last month and jumped right in. Karen To has gathered a list of antiquated words and combined them with designers who give their own spin on the topic. I like to dig around old manuscripts and encyclopedias to discover obscure references and outdated research, so I found this project appealling on so many levels.

Here's my contribution:

Mecography (mi-kop-gruh-fee) n.1603-1890,measurement of the dimensions and weight of body part.

Ex.The condom company used mecography to obtain necessary data about its clientele.
 
It's an excellent word, isn't it? How could we let it fall through the cracks? Couldn't you imagine an urgent call going out the the mecographer in one of those gruesome forensic prime time shows? Or perhaps in a sporting environment, consulting with bodybuilders or fitness gurus? " My mecographer recommends...."
 
If you love words, and great design, head over to The Dead Words Project for more.