Thursday, June 23, 2011

Electrical Box Robots :: Santa Cruz :: Margo

Santa Cruz officially has their first Margo! I painted a total of 26 hours in four days. Two three hour days and two ten hour days. I received two sandwiches and one soda from the community. I heard countless "Thank You's, Awesome's, and Way To Go's" from people in cars, on foot, and riding their bicycles on Soquel and Morrissey. All I can say is Thank You Santa Cruz! 

The most asked question I believe was "Did you design that?" "Yes, I did". The second was "How do you get a job like that?" "Well, you apply." I applied, just like the other 150 artists did. This project is through the City of Santa Cruz. The four other artists that were selected this time are: Doug Ross (Ocean and Morrissey) Bruce Harman (Ocean and Water) Anna Oneglia (Riverside and 3rd) Demian Bartholomew-Keller (Front and Soquel).

Here are some photographs of the process. I will be working on putting together a video documenting the whole process. I will post it on my website.

The busy bees of Soquel and Morrissey.

If you are ever in Santa Cruz, walk, bike, or skip to Soquel and Morrissey and take your photograph with the robots and get yourself some robot!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Prepping for Santa Cruz Robot Box

The second to last post was about the Santa Cruz "Outside the Box" public art project. Below are some images. I will be out painting on my box this week.

The side view of my box.

I have been prepping for the Santa Cruz's "Outside the Box" Graphic Traffic public art. I created two studies so that I have an understanding of what needs to happen on a painterly level as well as creating the pre-mixed color palette. Having the color palette ready for the on-site work is crucial for keeping this outside work on schedule.

I feel so much gratitude working on this project. The robots were born here in Santa Cruz and I feel so happy that the first public art piece with the robots is going to be here, in Santa Cruz. I am so excited.

So stayed tuned, the robots are coming.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Art From the Start is the go to website to keep up on everything going on in Sacramento, California, the state capitol.  I am the featured June Artist and here is the link to check out the article 

 Self Portrait, ink on paper, 2010

Can you see me? I am on the top on the fifth flight of scaffolding. Working late in Grass Valley, CA on the Del Oro Theater, 2010.

My first encaustic skate deck showing at the Monterey Museum of Art.

Boony Doon Series, encaustic and found objects on wood panel, 2010

Point Arena Series, encaustic and found sea glass on wood panel 2010.

My first showing in Atlanta, GA at the Jack Art Gallery.

Kelp Forest, encaustic and acrylic on wood panel. Currently showing at Stream Life in Monterey, CA.

Friends, 2010, acrylic on canvas.

Self Portrait, 2011, acrylic on canvas.

That is a bit of an overview. I am very excited for the future and I look forward to what ever comes my way.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Santa Cruz Awaits Their First Margo

Yes, it is true! I have received my first solo public art project for the city of Santa Cruz. I am very excited and I know you are too. The project will be at Soquel and Morissey. Below is the concept and painted sketch. 150 artists applied, five artists were chosen.

The robots are coming. I will be painting this project during the month of June!