Thursday, December 20, 2007

Sketch Book 2

Here are some more drawings from my sketch books:

Monday, December 10, 2007

New feature!

Here are some random pages from my sketch books. I think I'll do this periodically.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Blog Problem...

Just letting you know that I'm aware that the images I've posted since "Four Ghosts" want to download to your computer when you click them. They should be opening the larger version in your browser window (like the Mittenfists pics). This is a problem with Blogger, so we'll have to wait until it's fixed. It's not a big deal - you can still click them if you want to see them bigger, they'll just open up in the default picture viewer program on your computer.

The Studio

For the past 3 years I've rented a studio in the Darling Building, at Spadina and Adelaide. It's a shared space with a bunch of other guys. I share my area with my friend, Adam. Adam builds crazy machines, so our studio kind of looks like a mad scientist's laboratory. Over the summer I was working so hard on the work for Mittenfists and assisting my friend, Nick (DiGenova) with his show that I ended up sleeping/living in the studio for most of the summer. Since Nick's studio was just across the hall from mine I spent a LOT of time on the 8th floor of the Darling Building. Towards the end of the summer, when deadlines were fast approaching for both shows, my schedule turned into this:

- wake up around 11am and work for Nick until 6pm
- go across the hall to my studio and work on my show until about 6am
- try to sleep for a bit.

After Mittenfists, I promised Nick that I'd basically work around the clock, painting for him. (It is a paying job, after all). At this point our schedule looked more like this:

- wake up around 12pm
- work until 7 or 8am
- try to sleep for a bit.

Art can be a lot of fun, and it can also make you want to die. Thankfully the first outweighs the later.

Anyway, the point of this was to say that the studio has been my second, and sometimes first, home for a while now. I've seen many sunrises and sunsets through its windows and from its fire escape balcony. Soon everyone in the entire building has to leave. Some developer bought it and is turning into a condo. Nick and I are lucky to have already found a new studio, at Niagra and Tecumseth, He's already moved in, and I will be soon. (Pictures to come).

Here's a bunch of pictures from around the studio from the summer:

Our door:


One day a falcon was perched on the fire escape for a while:


Sometimes my friend, Simone would come hang out and keep me company:

My desk:


Thursday, November 29, 2007


I just made it so that you can leave an "anonymous" comment if you like. You can call me an asshole and I won't know it's you! Try it - it's fun!

Four Ghosts

Here are four drawings I did about a month ago:

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Okay, I re-did this post so there are more images and they actually expand if you click on them.

Here we go (again):

I guess the best place to start is Mittenfists. Mittenfists is the show that I was in this past summer with Jacob Whibley and Melinda Josie. The opening was really packed and really hot. Here are some pictures of the set-up, my work for the show, and the sweaty people who came:

Unfortunately, I don't have any shots of the final installation.

Because I use epoxy resin to layer my work it makes it difficult to accurately document it in photos. I'm working on fixing this, however.
(There's more images of the rest of my work, but I just have to get them from Jacob. I'll post them when I get them.)

Me and my grandmother, Hilda:

Me and my lady, Lily:


That's it for now. Like I said, I will put up more of my work from the show as soon as I can. If you want to go see more photos from the opening, go here: