Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Museum of the Weird

The "Museum of the Weird" show which pays tribute to legendary Walt Disney Imagineer, Rolly Crump, opened last night at Creature Features in Burbank, California. Rolly Crump is a big inspiration of mine, so I was honored to be part of this show and create artwork based on one of his unrealized projects for the Haunted Mansion (my absolute favorite theme park attraction). 

I created three pieces for the show. The first two were my own extrapolations based on Rolly's sensibilities of exhibits that could have been found in the Museum of the Weird had it come to fruition. These were a collection of non-existent simulacrum beetles. 

Above is "African Tribal Mask Beetles" collected by the Crump Expedition, 1934. 3-D cut apaper collage. 

Below: "The Mephistopheles Beetle" Also 3-D cut paper. 

My third piece was based directly off of one of Rolly Crump's sketches for the Museum of the Weird, "Aquarium with Ghost Fish" 3-D cut paper collage.

I really enjoyed making all of these and plan to continue with the simulacrum beetles in the future.

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Art for the Popeye Show Now Online

All of the artwork created for the Popeye 85th Anniversary show, "Strong to the Finnich" at Hero Complex is now online for viewing and/or purchase. You can view it here.

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Art For the Joss Whedon Show Now Online

The artwork created for the Joss Whedon show at Gallery 1988 (West) is now available to look at and purchase online. You'll find it here.

Friday, September 05, 2014

Joss Whedon

The Joss Whedon show opens tonight at Gallery 1988. The opening reception is from 7-10PM, arrive early as there will no doubt be a long line. Joss Whedon will also be in attendance.

Here are the two cut paper pieces I created for the show.

"The Sugarplum Fairy"

"I Dare You To Make Out With That Moose Over There"

Both pieces were based on Cabin in the Woods (2012)

Opening Tonight

I have work in two different shows which open tonight in Los Angeles. 

First up is "Strong to the Finich" celebrating 85 years of Popeye. This show is taking place at the Hero Complex Gallery  located at 2020 South Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90034. The opening is being held tonight from 7-10 PM. You can see some of the gorgeous artwork here. You can view my piece by scrolling down to the previous post. 

Also opening tonight is the Joss Whedon show at Gallery 1988 (West), located at 7308 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046. The opening reception is tonight from 7-10 PM. Joss Whedon will be in attendance, so be sure to get on line early and call the Gallery for further information. This show runs through September 27, 2014. I'll be posting images of the two pieces I made for this show later today.

Thursday, September 04, 2014


Here's the piece I did for the Popeye 85th Anniversary show which opens at Hero Complex tomorrow night. This is a 3-D cut paper piece.

Monday, September 01, 2014

Ask Me Anything #43

As always, the first Monday of the month means it's time for "Ask Me Anything."

You can ask me any questions you'd like, whether it's about my work, opinions, influences, favorites, least favorites, or anything else you think I might have an answer for. Questions can be posted in the comments section below, and I'll either answer them there, or in a separate post sometime later in the month.

Please take the time to view the previous questions so that we don't wind up with a lot of repetition. I've been asked a lot of good, thought provoking questions in the past as well as some really banal ones, all of which I tried to answer. You can see the previous questions by visiting Ask Me Anything  #1#2 ,  #3#4#5#6 , #7 , #8#9,  #10,  #11,  #12 , #13#14,  #15 , #16#17 , #18 , #19,  #20,  #21#22,  #23#24#25#26#27#28#29#30#31#32#33#34#35#36#37#38#39#40#41, and #42.  Answers not found following the questions can be found in the archives section for each associated month under Ask Me Anything.

Now ask away.