We went fishing today, so I made some more pointless gifs. :)
May 20, 2013
May 19, 2013
I apologize to those of you who hate feet! I personally think feet are awesome. I love doing this with my pinky toe. Can you do anything cool with your feet?
May 17, 2013
May 16, 2013
May 11, 2013
I haven't posted an entry in a while! I was distracted and unmotivated, but I was also working on some gallery stuff. :) I got the opportunity - many thanks to Garry from The Bridge - to create some projects for an exhibit at PAMA called Art from the Inside Out. It's featuring artwork from inmates and ex-inmates in the area.
Above is an installation I created, with the help of many friends, for this exhibit. It represents inmates being viewed as being all the same, and labelled with a number. The bar code number I used may not have been random. You can view a progress photo here and here.
Here I made a giant photograph of hands - my hands actually - to go with the feel of the exhibit. You can see all the details in the skin, because I made this photo using my Skin Prints style. This was the first time I tried using whole hands by piecing together 4 strips of tape. Many people loved it! It was awesome.
Above I thought of making a "sign in" board for people to put their finger prints. I thought it tied really well with the whole theme, and many people enjoyed this one as well! I was surprised at how many people had already signed it when I arrived to the opening reception.
Here we had rounded up some great quotes from ex-inmates to display. I tried to make it look like they were printed on metal sheets of paper - but it was actually Bristol board! I fooled a few people.
On the bench I also created a book labelled "Add Your Story", where people can write down their own personal stories of times when they felt imprisoned - not necessarily physically.
Some of the ex-inmates attended, too. It was really fun to be a part of this, and it was quite a lot of work! I really appreciate all the help I received, and the great people I've met through this.
Thanks for reading!
Mar 28, 2013
A while ago, I had a dream that me and my friends were visiting an old man's house which was going to be torn down. He had a lot of treasures in his attic that he was giving away to anybody who wanted them before the house were to be destroyed. My friends and I started collecting things, and I noticed a bunch of dice all over the floor. For some reason those were the only thing that interested me, and I started stuffing my pockets with dice until I couldn't fit anymore. After we left the house, one of my friends turned to me and asked, "What are you going to do with all those dice?" and I replied "I'm going to make a giant die out of them."
That was the first time I've ever gotten some sort of art idea in a dream, so I decided to make it happen!
Mar 24, 2013
Today I'd like to feature one of my friend's work! His name is Stephen Aborde, and he's a 21-year-old artist from Mississauga who recently put his screen printed shirts online for sale. His illustrations are detailed and unique creatures and patterns, and the prints alone are also on sale.
Go have a looksie!
Feb 26, 2013
So my Family Portrait photograph is in this adorable zine called Quickest Flipest!
I love it. Go check out their facebook page!
Feb 18, 2013
One of my light bulbs blew out today, so I decided to break it and put finger prints in it and then it made a face! Yeah, weird right?