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Pale • 8" x 8"

Pale

This was a quick piece done for an exhibit at Works/San José show, Unity In Diversity. This theme relates to a graphic design project by San Jose State BFA student Javier Yep in 2017 that included a “unity in diversity” flag.

Bronze Warriors I & II • 7 7/8” x 9 7/8” framed

Bronze Warriors I & II

These two are random sketches based on a couple of interesting frames I found. I started with the owlish mask of what became the first weary warrior woman.

Flaming Carrot • 5.75" x 5.75" framed

Flaming Carrot

It’s been a little while since I’ve drawn in a comic style, so I decided to go for one of my standbys: Flaming Carrot.

Breakfast Triptych • 4" x 12" each

Breakfast Triptych

When I get stuck, I’ll paint or draw food. It’s an easy way to get past my indecision and get right to the craft of it, and often gives me an opportunity to try out new techniques, patterns, or textures.

Harvest: Papayas

Harvest: Papayas

Last one in the Harvest series skews tropical with papayas. This ended up being both the biggest fruits (only four on here) with the smallest details (little black seeds).

Harvest: Avocados

Harvest: Avocados

3rd of 4 in the Harvest series – avocados, cut open to show off the green insides and shiny pits.

Harvest: Blueberries

Harvest: Blueberries

Another fruit in the Harvest series – this time, a little pile of blueberries. This one’s more of an experiment in subtle patterns within a dense texture.

Harvest: Persimmons

Harvest: Persimmons

Here’s a bright little drawing of persimmons from memory. I drew this with Prismacolor pencils to experiment with blending techniques to replicate the muted sheen on the fruit.

(re)Birth of a Nation • 16.5" x 13.5"

(re)Birth of a Nation

I used the visual language of the intertitles from a silent movie, The Birth of a Nation, for two reasons: because of its melodramatic emoting, and because of its role as white supremacist propaganda.

All four Peace, Love, and Understanding illustrations

Peace, Love, and Understanding series

Not too much story on these; I mostly picked it as an excuse to draw different people and to think through the meaning of tattoos.

What you see when you walk into Bel Bacio this month

Bel Bacio Featured Artist for February

I just finished hanging a dozen pieces of art at Bel Bacio coffee shop in San Jose’s Little Italy.

Trilogy of Shadow Puppets

These frames reminded me of the soot around a fireplace so I created these three illustrations of shadow puppets.

Technology: Mixing

Prior Art: Mixing

Mixing is the last of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Reel-to-Reel

Prior Art: Reel-to-Reel

Reel-to-Reel is the sixth of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Transfers

Prior Art: Transfers

Transfers are the fifth of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Darkroom

Prior Art: Darkroom

Darkrooms are the fourth of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Zoëtrope

Prior Art: Zoëtropes

Zoëtropes are the third of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Stereoscopes

Prior Art: Stereoscopes

Stereoscopes are the second of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Technology: Typesetting

Prior Art: Typesetting

Typesetting is the first of seven technologies I’ve explored in Prior Art: analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.

Prior Art reception (photo by Jillian Cocklin)

“Prior Art” show at Kaleid Gallery

My first solo show, Prior Art, is now up at Kaleid Gallery in downtown San José from now ’til November 25th. The theme of the show is “analog media manipulation and vintage virtual reality.”