How long have I been in Giant Robot’s Annual Post-It Art Show? I don’t know. I really should take time and look back and count the many years. Nevertheless, come every November, it’s that time to make more tiny, post-it artworks again. As you can see below, I’m starting that work. My goal is to get 9 little drawings done before I must package them up and send to Los Angeles for the art show which starts in December. I’ll post more of the work in progress in the days to come.
It was a fun night at the Jill McVarish Gallery in Astoria, Oregon. We saw a woman in a very smart red suit, a pretty, little girl who talked about going to Paris and drawing, and we learned about water soluable oil paints (with which Jill McVarish paints). Oh, and of course, we saw my whimsical sculptures, The Plantimals. Below are a few photos of the lovely evening.
My whimsical sculptures always start out so humble. The armatures (under skeleton) don’t look like much…after all, they’re made of plastic bottles, tape and the junk from my recycle bin. But give it some time and some homemade paper clay. Give it some sanding and drilling. Give it some paint and eventually, they transform into something fantastical and strange. These ones are called, Bunny Plantimals (plant + animals=plantimal). Now, they are for sale at the Jill McVarish Gallery in Astoria, OR. (I hope you enjoyed seeing the work in progress.)
This will be my 3rd year to participate in this Portland Art Museum fundraiser. Why do I keep doing the Monster Drawing Rally? Is it because it raises money for the children's art programs? Is it because it makes me feel a part of something bigger than myself? Or is it because I just have so much damn fun? Well, all of the above! But really, I just have never gone and had a bad time...and I cannot say that about many things.
And honestly....there's something magical about that evening for me.
I'll be drawing LIVE in the first hour from 6-7PM. You know I'll be excitedly anxious...or is that anxiously excited?. Afterward, I'll hope to mingle with my friends and family who came to watch me and to...of course....watch all the other great artists make live art in the next couple of hours. Let me know if you come by. I'd love to say hello to you.
- WHERE: Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon
- WHEN: Friday, July 13, 2018 6-9:30PM
- WHAT: Watch over 100 artists make art LIVE and sell it for only $35/piece
- WHY: Raise funds for children's art programs and to have a hell of a lot of fun!!!
I offer you only a couple blurry, badly photo'd images of the work in progress. Why? Because it's still top secret. Because I want to show you a sneak peek, but not give too much away. Because, yes, this is a bit of a tease. More sneak peeks to come of my secret solo show.