Selfie Sketch

"Self-Portrait." Graphite on Terraskin

"Self-Portrait." Graphite on Terraskin

My goal with this drawing was to exlore a variety of surface patterns and textures while still retaining a dynamic tonal range in the over all image. I think I succeeded for the most part. However, I am curious to see how things might develop if I turn this sketch into a series. I just need to find some willing subjects.

Permeate and Penetrate

This piece was featured at the Permeate and Penetrate- Reformulation Poetry book launch on Friday, June 30th at Little Bird Patisserie & Cafe. Signed 5x8 prints were included with every copy of the book sold at the event. 

It was a pleasure and an honour to collaborate with Terriann Walling and George Gerard. To see their current projects, go to purplefire publications

 "Madness Unmasked (Rhopafera Scorpionoidea Gemæded)" Pencil on Terraskin.

 "Madness Unmasked (Rhopafera Scorpionoidea Gemæded)" Pencil on Terraskin.

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Puppet Life

This post shows the process of making my most recent stop motion puppet. I encountered a bit of a learning curve: after receiving a number of reconstructive surgeries, the puppet's hip joints have lost much of their original mobility and his arms reach past his knees. Nevertheless, I've very much enjoyed creating him and I'm looking forward to the animation stage.

 

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University of Saskatchewan Stop Motion Camp

A test animation I made for a stop motion camp I ran through the Aspiring Young Artists Program at the University of Saskatchewan. The students, ranging in ages from 10 to 13, produced a diverse range of shorts using a variety of techniques: from quick 2-D paper cutout and chalkboard experiments to more sustained projects with storylines, sets, and puppets. To make their projects, the artists used free apps on their own smart phones and an array of recycled and found materials. See some of the students’ projects at http://bit.ly/2qcyXqx