Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Saturday, March 13, 2010

OscarMonster

My son loves monsters. Everytime he sees a picture of one, or any of my sculptures, he growls at them. So I made this one for him.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This in not an original idea, but how many of those are left.














Something that I started and will later finish with colored pencil.



Work In Progress, Spring 2010

I have started other pieces as well but these are closer to being done than the others. So when the other four pieces are finished or close to it I will post them. Most of my work is about the grotesque, pushing the borders of what is and what is not; to challenge established boundaries and to construct new ones. The grotesque has a range of expression that runs from the wondrous to the monstrous to the ridiculous. I want to wander from the ideal beauty which has only one standard, whereas the variations and combinations for the grotesque have limitless possibilities. The grotesque exists on a broad spectrum and is only defined by what it does to boundaries, transgressing, merging, overflowing, destabilizing them. ...the grotesque is a boundary creature and does not exist except in relation to a boundary, convention, or expectation. So you could say that something as beautiful as a unicorn or a Pegasus as fairytale creatures are grotesque but not necessarily monstrous but wondrous; both of them pushing the boundary of what is horse and something else. The grotesque is a constant struggle with the boundaries of the unknown...

Information. Modern Art and the Grotesque edited by Frances S. Connelly.








Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sketching

There is something that is so free about sketching; it may have to do with how quickly an idea can be sketched out. I was trying to figure out something that I could post more frequently, So I will try to post one or more of my sketches.