Monthly Archives: November 2009

Lazy Thanksgiving

This past weekend I did an illustration for Willamette Week for an article about places people can go on Thanksgiving if they don’t feel like cooking. The AD let me pretty much do whatever I wanted, as long as I got across the idea that the Thanksgiving meal was being eaten somewhere besides home. I thought it would be funny to transpose Norman Rockwell’s classic painting “Freedom From Want”, into a late night diner, complete with a pimply busser and sassy old waitress named “Dot”.
Thanks Ben!

Debbie Downer!

So for the past 2 months I have been working on the Barneys Christmas windows. The theme this year was “Saturday Night Live” celebrating it’s 35th anniversary. I was given the supremely fun task of painting 12 giant SNL character “ornaments”. I don’t have all the photos yet to post but I was online today and saw a photo from last night’s unveiling party that many of the current stars attended. I was very excited when I saw one of my favorite SNLers, Rachel Dratch, posing in front of the Debbie Downer ornament I painted!

Debbie Downer was built by my good friend Colleen!

First Thoughts for Real

I received an issue of the latest Buddhadharma in the mail this weekend. Here are my some quick scans of my First Thoughts illustrations in action!
Thanks Seth.

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Douglas Hofstader

An illustration I did last week for Portland Monthly, for an article on Douglas Hofstader. Hofstader is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author for a book on self-referencing and the nature of consciousness titled Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid. He believes that humans become so entwined emotionally with one another that parts of us are copied into our loved one’s brains after we have perished.
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Thanks Hector!

Germany

Last week, the former art director of The Walrus contacted me about participating in a group show in Germany called 100 € SHOW . The concept of the show is for each artist to submit 5 pieces of artwork that they have laying around, such as sketches and quick pieces, rather than making new work. These are the 5 works that I chose. Some are recent and some are from a while ago.
Thanks Antonio!
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