Friday, December 10, 2010

While scoping out the meter shot needed to create Mayor Daley's lapel pin, we ran across this guy selling cotton candy at 17 degrees fahrenheit.  Balls!  The rig will remain on the mind.
As for the meter, I just finished printing a crop of this onto a high-gloss paper and made a little tiny lapel pin for the Mayor.  This qualifies the title.  Will soon post finished piece to website.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Getting ready for the February elections.  Titled, "Meter Remains As A Courtesy To Cyclists."
Mayor Daley is the "love him/hate him" Mayor of the last decade and a half. What remains of his tenure are beautiful downtown streets, a comparatively well funded art scene, a half-assed recycling program, a gorgeous park where there used to be an airport, crappy schools, normal violence, and these meters randomly left behind for cyclists to lock their bikes to.  The meters being replaced by pay boxes on almost every street and no more free parking while one is visiting the park.  You got to admit that Daley has always been true to himself.  Few politicians remain as authentic as he has after serving for as many years.   

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Today I received the poured bronze sculpture I've been working on for months.  This is from the "Misery Is The River Of The World," painting and is as of yet untitled.  I like the working title of, "The Damned On The River Styx."  I have a beautiful piece of gnarled old drift wood acquired from the Old Town Aquarium on Wells to be varnished.  This will be worked into the underside of the boat as a stand, but it will look like the bottom of the river below.  The bronze was poured by Marshall Svendsen ( in three different pieces.  Somehow I will have to put a finish on the metal, I'm not sure exactly how I will do that yet.  Adventure begins again...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

This is Jackson Junge Gallery on Milwaukee Ave. at Wood St.  Currently "The Rat Race" is showcasing front and center.  Stop in if you're in the hood.  They have lots of great art and Chris Jackson is a superb framer with really good prices.
To begin with, it is not a matter of whether or not he left the seat up.  There's no birth-given right to being able to waltz into the pisser and just plop down and let it all run out.  Each of us, man and woman alike, are bound by physics and sensibility to each be sure to close the lid of the toilet seat before flushing.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Welcome to the running of ideas, the posting of inspirations, and the sharing of thoughts.  This is a place where I will post works in progress, keep you updated on things going on, and share with you the issues swarming around in my head.