"Be Safe" (October 2013) 16" x 20" x 2" Collage, Acrylic, and Gouache on Textured Gallery Wrap Canvas
This was the first project for my Illustration IV class. The theme of the assignment was "Communication" and it had to fit in to our target market(s). Looking around Boston, I always notice the ads trying to take advantage of you and sell you a product or idea. Sometimes we get so overloaded with information that we will walk right by a more positive or human message.
"I Was Born A Wicked Man" (September 2013) 16" x 20" x 2" Transfers, Acrylic, and Gouache on Birch Panel.
Sometimes referred to as "the wickedest man in the world," Aleister Crowley was the founder of Thelema, a member of a number of occult societies, an acclaimed author, and it is rumored that he was a spy for British Intelligence. He was no friend of witches, but his role in the history of ceremonial magic earned him a place in my thesis project.
I just designed the poster for the movie screening at this year's Big Collage Halloween Meltdown. This year they are showing The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with a live original soundtrack by The Infra-Men. This event also falls on the fifth birthday of Big Collage. I'm proud to say that I have had the honor of showing work in every Big Collage Halloween show (plus a bunch of others). I will have a few pieces on display at this year's Dark Arts show on October 5th. This October is going to be pretty epic.
"The Mad Monk 2.0" (September 2013) 16" x 20" x 2" Mixed Media on Textured Wood Panel
This piece was revisited for my ongoing thesis project. The previous version was composed entirely with ink and photoshop, and lacked the presence of the other mixed media pieces in the same series. I ended up using Collage, Acrylic, and Transfers on a textured wood panel to achieve a similar effect to the larger pieces produced for my thesis project. I am very happy with the results, and am planning different ways to achieve a similar effect with much larger pieces
"Replacing Birds with Knives" (June 2013) 9" x 15" Ink, Collage, and Photoshop
This piece was produced for my "Jazz and Art" Midterm. We had the
option to produce a piece of art based on one of our readings as part of
our midterm, so I focused on Tomi Morrison's "Jazz." I think it
applies to the character of Violet, but I'm not going to get into why. I
wrote a paper on it yesterday, and I'm kind of done explaining it.
Either way, go check out the book. It's a great read.
"Children of the Night" (June 2013) 9" x 15" Ink, Acrylic, and Photoshop
A piece I made for the Monster Madness class I am taking this summer. We have to present a piece of art (either ours or someone else's) relating to what we are studying this semester. It was a hard choice between Dracula and Frankenstein, but Dracula won this time. The visual descriptions and sense of dread every time the wolves appear provided plenty of inspiration.
"Empty Vessel" (May 2013) 18" x 24" Collage, Transfers, and Acrylic on Maple
This was my final project for my Experimental Illustration class. The
assignment was to produce an illustration based on the topic of human
cloning. I decided to focus on the "empty vessel" idea of creating
something without a soul. Would this new being be an actual person, or
just a machine that mimics the others around it?
"Chief of Staff 2.0" (April 2013) 11" x 17" Ink and Photoshop
I updated the Chief of Staff design from The Red Masks. I will have 11" x 17" prints of this available at Boston Comiccon. I'm working up a new Red Masks design as well, but I have been updating the early Red Masks drawings I did to fit with the look of the comic that I am working on.
This was an assignment for my Experimental Illustration class. We had to produce a 3D Illustration based on a set theme. The theme I chose was Dementia. Focusing more on the confusion and loss of function associated with Dementia, I decided to personify it with a forgotten piece of machinery.
"That Old Evil Spirit" (April 2013) 16" x 20" 2 color screen print and gouache on Maple board.
This is the first finished piece for my thesis project. I have never worked with screenprinting and paint together on an illustration. It was a great learning experience, and is something that I will definitely keep moving forward with.
"Inner Ear" (February 2013)
11" x 14" 2 color screen print on textured Masonite.
The entire Junior Illustration class at Massart are all working on projects inspired by Beethoven's Symphony no. 7. This was my submission. The Boston Symphony Orchestra are performing the symphony in March, and the best submissions will be on display in Symphony Hall the nights of the performances. Everyone's work has been solid so far.
I worked this piece up for an Illustration III assignment (scroll down for original). It was suggested that I flip the canvas and see what it did for the pacing. It reads much better now, and I plan on having 3-color screen prints of this piece at Boston Comiccon in April.
"Man in Black" (February 2013) 11" x 14" Cut Paper, Collage, and Acrylic on Illustration Board
This was an assignment for my Experimental Illustration Class. The
assignment was to create a portrait of a historical figure/famous
person/whatever with collage techniques.
The materials used had to relate to the person themselves. I used
photocopies of my Johnny Cash records. This was my first time using cut
paper, and it was a lot different than I thought it would be. I might
throw a little paint over it, but I kind of like the cut paper look.
Boston based illustrator doing my part to pollute the internet.
Bands/labels/publications that I have worked with, or have featured my art:
- Big Collage
- The Infra-Men
- The Cape Cod Times
- Emulsion Apparel
- Seek Books
- Give Praise Records
- Dark Recesses Enterprises
- Paracinema Magazine
- Blame it on the Computer
- Steve Vs The Volcano!
- Death Rattle