Wednesday, April 23, 2008

wood cutouts

Found here is a little wood cutout that I put up a little while ago. Its location would be found in Guelph, ON. I dare you to go find it, remember there are more of them so keep your eyes peeled.

Monday, April 21, 2008

hydro pole

This image is from a block print that I had done. I scanned one of my prints and re-drew the print using Illustrator. Not sure what I am going to do with this, but I am sure it will be put to some good use. Any ideas...

some new some old

These pieces were shown at the Gladstone Hotel last year.

I once found $1000...

My eyes are always on the look out for interesting objects and papers that I can use in my work. One day as I was walking to work I had found $1000, I quickly picked it up and stuffed it into my pocket to use later. You can see that I used it wisely with this piece that I finished just a little while ago.  

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


This piece is approximately 4ftx8ft and I've only just started. So far I have used a found stretcher frame, hundreds of used envelopes that a very nice lady had collected for me to use, and I had to purchase the canvas. I can't wait to see how it progresses, and hopefully you will keep checking out my blog so that you can follow my progress with this one. 

Man at Cafe Reads

I've started a few new pieces, one is called "Man at Cafe Reads". Some of the best places to sketch people are at coffee shops (cafes), most of the time the people that I have sketched have no idea that I am drawing them. Only a couple of times have I been spotted, as I quickly turn the other way trying to not look up, and I am sure I've looked like a complete psycho.

The other project that I have continued are my wood cutouts of squirrels. I use found wood panels for the cutouts, then I painted them up and head out on the town. I've put up a few of the cutouts and to my surprise no one has taken them down. They are only small mind you, but seeing how some street art can be called vandalism I had thought the little cutouts would be taken down within the week.  

Friday, April 11, 2008

our everyday world (for some)

our everyday world, what is it??? rushing from place to place or looking at your surroundings while you walk or ride your bike to work. Give yourself a chance to know the trees, streets, gardens in your neighbour hood. Notice the change, how much more traffic there is now, damn I have to change my route to work. A route with less traffic. The poles line my street, my neighbours street, my friends street and my favourite cafe's street. They used to be living as strong as can be in a forest, but now we need their strength, amazement, wonder and sadness. Traveling as far as where this forest first started is something so vital to our everyday lives. Power to see, power to dance, power to charge our computers and power to just live a simple life. When will it be everyday life when we can see a wind mill on our street or a solar panel collecting the shinny rays from the sun. When will the trees that come from our beautiful forests carry a different type of energy or when can they spare their lives to stand in a natural environment instead of an urban sprawl. How many more times do I have to put myself on the front line, and who will start to join me. 
Just give yourself some time to think each day on how fortunate we are and how much we have taken from this earth. It is now time to give back. Start with a purchase  towards local art... and enjoy your sunny days.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Using Found Papers

When out for a walk or riding my bike around town I notice a lot of waste, litter and  things that I can use and most often use in my art work. Using found papers, wood panel, and other interesting pieces that I pick up, is what I base my work on. I am not trying to convey any type of message using pieces of stuff that I find around town, I just find it more interesting, fun and that I am creating art to just to create art. These two pieces of work is an example of my mixed media work and completely done using found paper, plastic, thread, photo negatives and masonite.