Sunday, December 25, 2011

things to give to friends and family

i am sittin' at home, a new home.
eating cheez-its on my couch/bed. it's a good couch bed because it has cupholders, for beer. what?

it's christmas time.

for my talented friend, alex millaire:
thom yorke, pencil on paper.

(maybe if they're still making music after TKOL, they can open fer yer band)

and, a while back, my gramma asked me to make her a painting of a sunset, with lots of pink in it.
this is what happened.
los(t) saguaros
oil on canvas

love to all of my friends and family over this holiday season,
and thankyou, thankyou, for your support.

Friday, November 25, 2011

two-headed girl

ahhh whatever. see me and ask me a question.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

seems a bit right

egg tempera, canvas on board,
bored, bored.

i can feel my brain producing artificial melatonin, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Monday, August 29, 2011


folkfest is over and these prints are overdue exposures,
but hey, i finally took pictures of the pictures,
and all was right in the world...

i think they're quiet pictures. you can see my shadow in the first one.
they were taken in the fall of 2010 with a 4x5 linhof. i printed them on 11x14 papel, enjoy hombres.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


lakestock, 2009.

my body is telling me it's summer because the vices i stored so destructively over the winter have begun to thaw and ruin the soil i walk on. muddy feet aside i can't help but notice my mind is in a different place than my body.
SO tweed, ontario: i can now admit that only once i had closed the door myself, did i realize that you held my heart all along. keep it.
your shore lines constitute my body and being as well as the confines of my skin.
and now that is all past;

here's to a new beginning, i wonder if i will spoil the end.

Monday, June 20, 2011

ducharse, spring 2010
acrylic on canvas

ever wonder about all the dirt we collect on our body, only to wash it all off? clean slate in some understanding, down the drain.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

nothing has changed :-D

egyptian bread, acrylic gel transfer +conte and randomness*
(what is randomness seriously?)

twins(NJ), willow and conte
from an obsessively beautiful diane arbus photog.

dinnertime, 2010.
conte city
it's fun to discover yeer' dads old LIFE textbooks

there are some arts i made and loved appropriately.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

some portraits

various paintings lumped into a category determined by slightly shifting facial expressions:

self portrait, 2008
acrylic o/c, 3 1/2 x 4'?
if you look closely i forgot an eyebrow, which was actually just missing when i looked in the mirror that day. it's grown in now.

heavy, 2010
oil on linen, 1 x 1'
first oil painting i ever tried.

aftermath, 2010
acrylic o/c, 1 x 1'
painted from a photograph taken after the initial quake in haiti.

glass-eye, 2010
encaustic on canvas, 1 x 1'
i had dreams about the murdered man from the tell-tale heart for a while. there's nothing under my floorboards.

twins, 2011
chalk pastel and conte on black paper, pretty standard size (?)
one is afflicted with thought and the other nausea. twins.

Monday, May 9, 2011

old, new, same

drawing class 2010.

visual poem (français)

visual poem (english)

visual poem (español)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

ocular flare 1, 2, 3

i got tired of my old posts so i deleted them all and re-arranged everything.

a while back i had a commission to make three paintings using a palette knife. what came of this is:
they are all done on wood board. i can't quite recall the exact dimensions, but i imagine they'd be around 20x24" ea.
this is an experiment that i did for the series in the craft hut last spring (2010). it was a nice day, on the weekend and no one else was around. at first i played guitar at council fire, but there was a bee that scared me away. i ended up retreating to the craft hut to paint. anyway, this guy's real tiny, 9x12"?
oh and the three main paintings were all done in the fall of 2010.