I've fallen behind on my updates so here are my 2018 and 2017 entries into the BIGGER PICTURE SHOW presented by the Indy Film Fest and organized by Jason Roemer and the lovely people at Lodge Design. For almost a decade now, the BIGGER PICTURE SHOW has brought together designers and illustrators to reimagine a boatload of film posters. All posters are auctioned off at the end of the night with the proceeds going to benefit the Indy Film Fest and its mission to provide a shared experience around film for the city of Indianapolis. Year after year, it's nice working with proper villains to put together the best damn design show in Indy.
For the 88th Oscars Ceremony, I was commissioned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to create a few unique Shadow pieces. It was quite flattering that they reached out to me and it was an honor to work with such talented people. Definitely a fun project to be involved with. In particular, I was commissioned to create a piece for each nominee in the VIsual Effects category: The Martian, Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Revenant and Ex Machina. Pictured above are few of the outcomes. Fingers crossed, I get to do more work like this down the road.
After teasing work-in-progress updates the past few months, I'm happy to say that the latest installation/sequel to my Super Shadow series is now available! After the positive response I received from the first set, I knew if I were to make more, I'd want the series to be more inclusive, so more people could relate and connect with the artwork. It would be impossible for me to create something for absolutely everyone but I think this expansion in the series is a step in the right direction.
More importantly, I'm happy to say that for the first 48 hours of the release, 50% of all sale proceeds will benefit Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. I was honored when they contacted me in order to decorate their urgent care office with the first set of Super Shadows and I'm happy to give a little back.
Super Shadows II includes 17 new pieces, and will be exclusive to my friends at Curioos.com. Follow the link below to check 'em out.
Happy to announce the release of the first piece in my Limited Editions series. From time to time I'll be posting extremely limited runs of new works. For each one, there will only be a single release, never to be reprinted.
This first piece is an extension of my Super Shadow series published at the tail end of 2015. Printed on cotton, archival paper, the edition is limited to 150 hand-signed and numbered prints. Each piece will come embossed with my mark in the lower left hand corner and with a certificate of authenticity. If you're interested in collecting, you can purchase the print from the link below. The print measures 16 inches x 22 inches. Limit 5 per person/household.
I'd like to start by saying thank you for the overwhelming response to my Walking Shadow series. It really has been flattering to hear from so many who have identified with the artwork. Since its release, there has been a growing number of you who have written, inquiring if I had any intentions to continue the series with pieces similar to my "Hero" and "Heroine" entries. Today I'm happy announce the release of a full series of new pieces in the same vein.
Titled "Super Shadows" and including 10 new pieces, the series will be exclusive to my friends at Curioos.com and are available now. Follow the link below to check 'em out.
Indy Film Fest presented the sixth annual Bigger Picture Show in May of 2015. Started by Jason Roemer and the good people at Lodge Design in 2010, the Bigger Picture Show has grown into the biggest fundraiser for Indy Film Fest, and one of the city’s most popular design events each year. This year's theme was a celebration of film's greatest "characters," with 60 local Indianapolis designers each creating a portrait of one of their favorites. Everything from boats to little green Jedi to everlasting gobstoppers. The talent was heavy and the work was freakin' awesome. This was my second year participating and it's been flattering to have my work next to so many bad-ass designers. Every poster was up for sale in a silent auction, with all proceeds going to support the film festival. This year I chose Joel Barish (with a cameo from Clementine for good measure) from Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. If you've never seen this movie, watch it. It's amazing. Here are a few images of the show and my final piece. If you're interested in purchasing a print, follow the link below.
It's been far too long since I had a new series to introduce so I'm more than happy to share my new project, FLOAT. The series is born from a few ideas I've wanted to illustrate for quite some time and unlike those of my Walking Shadows series where the subjects were anchored to their mosaic shadows, FLOAT is a series of images untethered.
I was invited to participate in "ReDiscovery", a group art show inspired by the electronic music duo, Daft Punk and presented by Gauntlet Gallery in San Francisco. With over 1,500 people attending, The show exhibited works from over 40 different painters, sculptors and print artists. In June the show moved on to a one night pop-up show in Los Angeles
Absolutely flattered to be included with such talented artists. The show featured some killer art that made me quite envious.
If you're interested in purchasing a limited edition print or stretched canvas, they're currently available through Gauntlet Gallery and can be purchased from the link below. The prints are limited to editions of 50 and the canvases, 30 so I'm not sure how long they'll be available. Grab them while you can.
The Indy Film Fest and Lodge Design presented the fifth annual Bigger Picture Show this past spring. Presenting nearly 40 Indianapolis designers re-imagining their very favorite movie posters from every genre and generation. Every poster was up for sale, with all proceeds going to support the film festival. The film I was given to work with was 1931's Dracula. Check out the results. If you're interested in purchasing a print, t-shirt, phone case or a multitude of other products, follow the link below.
A few years ago I was in the middle of prepping for an art show of abstract paintings. They were large paintings, 4 foot x 4 foot and took a long time to paint. With the opening quickly approaching, I was running out of time and getting a little nervous that I wouldn't have enough pieces to fill the gallery space. To help fill up the walls, I decided to mix in some illustration work. I just had to create some. Hunting for inspiration, I started flipping through an old sketch book and I came across an unfinished illustration. It was a sketch of an old woman that I had drawn, except for her shadow. So you could say the Walking Shadow series was many years in the making. It just took getting in over my head with an art show to circle back around and follow through with an old concept.
Late last year I began a project with my dad. Helping him publish his first book. Since his retirement, he'd been writing stacks and stacks of poetry. As a former english major, he was making up for a long time away from the craft. He was interested in self publishing a book so how could I pass up an opportunity to work on a project with my dad? We set about compiling and organizing his poetry into a collections and I created an illustration for each one. Trying to capture imagery from each poem that I hoped would connect with reader.
The diligent writer that he is, he's already started putting together his next two which are on their way and a fourth is in the works. If you're interested in seeing and reading the results of our collective labor, follow the link below and grab a copy.