Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Dirty Dirty and "Off the Hook! : The Telephone Project"!

Through this project, modeled after the game "telephone," each artist responded to another artist's work by creating a new work that was then passed on to another artist who responded to the previous piece by creating a new work that was then passed on to another artist, and so on, and so on...

The resulting lineage of completed works presents a variety of writings, drawings, paintings, sculptures, collages, mobiles, and photographs that more or less draw from the same inspiration, but the process of translating from one work to another creates an ever-evolving statement.

Artists (in order of appearance)

Urayoan Noel
Michelle Provezano
Jessie Henson
Dan Bina
Julie Candoli
Billie Lee
Sarah Granett
Eric Clausen
Morgan Page
Brent Ridge
Anne Percoco
Katie Overgaard
Ezra Tessler
Jamie Gaul
Ilse Murdock

Saturday, July 30th 5-8pm
The Dirty Dirty
672 Westminster Road
Brooklyn, NY 11230

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Comedian Billy Connolly's famous banana boots, now on display in the People's Palace

Billy Connolly was born in Anderston in 1942, but moved to Partick at the age of five to live with two of his aunts.  He performed on stage with his banjo and ad-libbed Glasgow patter as an amateur and then was a founder member of the folk group the Humblebums.

In 1975 Connolly had a hit with the comedy single D.I.V.O.R.C.E.. That same year the documentary Big Banana Feet was filmed, taking its title from the outrageous banana boots in which he often performed, and he became famous throughout the UK.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Telephone Project

Looking back, Looking Forward

Here I am, starting my studies at GSA last September and at that point, my studio is fresh and almost bare.  It's an honest, but slightly redundant sentiment I expressed in clay before me.  The night's skyline is seen through the window with the reflection of my painting I dragged with me from Brooklyn visible all at the same time.  It feels strange to look at this image now, knowing what I felt then and what I feel now, a struggle that ensued over the past year to understand my art, and a new definition of what it means to be me.

Monday, July 25, 2011

A World of Changing Light, Briefly

This picture was taken last spring, before the leaves came out.  We encountered this bubble creature on our path through the park.  It makes a distortion of the trees, a micro world of light and a membrane of soap, and it stops you, moving you to observe its completeness, if only briefly.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Building With Myth

At this point, this blog will be both retrospective and current, mixing my experiences of the past year with what I've been doing this summer.  These are rock formations found at the summit of Beallach na Ba (The Pass of the Cattle) located in the Applecross peninsula of the Scottish Highlands.  It is reached by taking a narrow one lane road from Loch Kishorn rising from sea level to a summit of 2100.  I am still unsure of distinct reasons behind the stacking the rocks.  I think we can all feel the spiritual desire that results in such a totem.  I am intrigued by the mystery that lies behind their individual stories, and somehow they just feel right in a place so far from your typical walk in life.  You can see as far as the Isle of Skye from this place, and that is about as mythic as it gets in being inspired by landscape.

A New Start

I am posting for the first time, and imprinting a picture of the doors to my school.  It certainly represents the starting point of my experience living and breathing Europe from the vantage point of Glasgow.

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Boston, MA, United States
I'm an artist originally from Flint, MI now residing in Boston, MA. In-between I practiced my art in NYC and overseas in Scotland. I've been using this blog to situate Boston art and artists amongst the International scene of contemporary art. You can find my art on