Monday, January 26, 2009

Sketchbook Project

I'm working on a sketchbook for the sketchbook project.
Here are some samples.

I'll also be showing work in the 4th annual loveshow.

Opening Party

February 2009


Olympic Mills Commerce Center

107 SE Washington St. (map)

Please bring a canned food item to donate to your fellow Portlanders in need!

Partial proceeds of the Love show 2009 will benefit

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Oh elusive line. I've been searching you out in the most unusual of forms. Sewing you into paper, drawing you with ever finer detail and sharper pencil and now transcribing you with metal. Yes metal - silverpoint to be exact. An old, old drawing method favored by Renaissance artists like Leonardo da Vinci. I like you. You're metallic glean, the smoothness of the golden drawing ground you requested, the way you don't let me erase you, but are at the same time somehow forgiving of my missteps. These are poor quality "work in progress" pictures, of a new kind of drawing I've been making. It relates to individuality and collective, and the idea of repeating forms in nature, and the various ways we determine knowledge, and probably some more things i'm too tired to talk coherently about just yet. Something is brewing though, I can feel it simmering under the surface and I'm excited to see where it takes me.

I'll post better pictures when I'm farther along.

Monday, January 5, 2009

pictures - october through december 2008

Butterfly Wing - Hand Sewn Thread on Paper, 2008

Group 1: Hand Sewn Thread on Paper, 2008

Group Two: Hand Sewn Thread on Paper, 2008

Untitled Drawing (detail): Graphite and Thread on Paper, 2008

Untitled Drawing: Graphite and Thread on Paper, 2008

Friday, January 2, 2009


The sky is gorgeous and stormy - full of that light that only comes in the afternoon full of pacific northwest rain and sun reflecting of of industrial buildings looming with their non-descriptive boxiness. Its January 2. I've been thinking for a few days about the possibility in a new year and what my intentions should be. Last years were modest, but I accomplished them - this makes me want to think bigger. I feel the world fresh with possibility. I am unfocused at work - more so than usual - and am spending the afternoon listening to a long last band and thinking about art projects and realizing that its been much, much too long since i last updated this blog. I have a new digital camera now (thank you Erik's step parents) and really no excuses. Perhaps that should be my first intention - update the daily art blog - maybe not everyday, but certainly more than 24 times a year. once a week seems like a worthy goal.
and to post pictures. tonight or tomorrow.