Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Thanks bloggers

We were one of the very few groups without funding or representation that presented work at Aqua Wynwood. The amount of work, time and money that went into this production is an accomplishment that my collaborators and myself are very proud of. Getting down there to present work would be daunting enough and creating a retail/art space almost broke our backs.
Michael Bilsborough stopped by to say hello to The Nursery and took a few snaps of us and the space we created. 

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Aqua Art In Full Swing

The fair went really well. We met a lot of friendly people and some douchers as well. Here we are sort of posing for the Miami New Times. The name tags are unfortunate.

Here's Michael and Kathryn (my fellow conspritors) next to Annette of Annette &James.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Nursery: Day 1

Here is The Nursery completely set up and ready to go. All the people involved in The Nursery (Myself, Kathryn Miriam, Michael Sanzone) are so pleased with the outcome. It is exactly what we imagined.

The final touch at the last moment and away we go!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Nursery Begins

Kathryn, Michael and I got to Miami earlier than expected and had plenty of time to set up our show at Aqua Art. Nothing was broken because Mike and I drove like old women from New York to Miami stopping in Virginia to have Thanksgiving dinner with his family. 

Setting up was quite an ordeal for this setup. The Nursery is not a traditional setup so it wasn't like we rolled in and hung work. We had to paint walls, install shelving and place furniture throughout the space.  

These are large cutouts of our Hellos of the World children. Some of them have been placed in our space-others around town. 

The most important part of our show is still the artwork. Michael and I had a huge amount of art to hang and were still finished hanging this show an entire day before the fare is starting. 
Come see the blog tomorrow to look at images of The Nursery all set up.   

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Crowded: New York View

This is the finish for my third Crowded New York Series and I'm very pleased with it. There are several elements of this illustration that I like a lot and most of them have to do with the composition of the drawing and textures within the color. 

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Reworked Flat Colors for Crowded New York III

This a reworked version of the flat color layer after my class on Tuesday night. My instructor Matt Rota stepped in with suggestions on how to get more out of the available colors and gave me an extensive tutorial on the finer points of coloring. I was encouraged to keep the colored layers I usually add to pieces in the vein of painterly as opposed to organic elements which I totally agree with.

I would be very pleased if I could work like this consistently.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Flat Colors

After doing two of these (Crowded New York I and II) I'm finally starting to see how necessary is to find ways to unify everything. For some reason I had it my head that my traditional approach to coloring wasn't going to work inside a computer...Duh. 
I have to do something about the blacks in this one-they're very heavy. When it comes time to add some other elements, I'm going to incorporate a lot of New York funk on the walls to get away from the flatness. Plus, this is New York! If I wanted boring walls, I'd move to Minneapolis-Saint Paul.