June 1st, 2011

Paper Mache Face

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Paper mache faces. This was supposed to be a site specific installation, so what’s better than tree faces? The three bigger versions of these faces attached to the trees a little better except for in the wind… when they blew off. I used mesh and paper mache to make the form, then fake leaves and paint to finish it.

May 22nd, 2011

Communication – Staking a Place in the World.

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A delightful experiment in collage. Tagging, mapping, borders, symbols, peeing on things. All ways to claim property. Some might be a little more graceful or thoughtful but it all boils down to the communication of ‘mine’.

May 20th, 2011



Wolf mask abstraction. Ba-rooooooooooooooooooo!

May 19th, 2011


Criteria: Fix something broken.
Mindset: I can’t figure out what to do. *Lightbulb* Focus is broken. Focus and direction are a constant balancing act.
Result: You’re welcome, world.

balance foot

May 2nd, 2011

Disapproving Blob.

disapproving blob
Disapproving blob is disapproving.

April 27th, 2011

Husband Number 7

husband number 7

What he lacks in looks he more than makes up for in staring contest skills and is quite the cook.

April 21st, 2011

Uncle Mo has a GI Infection.

uncle mo

How or why do I know that? Because I just completed 14 drawings in 14 days of 14 newspaper articles. This one was probably the weirdest yet most endearing one I did. Don’t worry, though. As of whenever I read it, he was still derby bound.

March 3rd, 2011

More School-Related Bidness

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First: In Illustration we are designing a magazine cover with Volume One in mind as our client.  The magazine covers a pretty broad range of activities and events in the Eau Claire area.

Second: This is what happened. When I’m not busy pretending to be cynical and brooding, bright colors really appeal to me so, “bright shall it be!” said I. Also, deer are rampant in Wisconsin so that was the obvious first choice. Second was music in the area, so I combined the crazy rock walls with a rock band and the rock rock band was born. Original, I know, but fun. Just trying to make a less boring composition. Now I will stare at this for a few hours to see if magic happened or if it’s just same shite different day.

February 23rd, 2011

Murp Goes the Kitten


An experiment in ink. They all had their own unique little vignette going on so I tried to capitalize on that. Enjoy the randomness!

February 9th, 2011

The uncertainty of the incomplete plagues me.

The Producers BrightThe Producers Dark

Indecision. Eventually I’ll start being more positive, but right now I’m caught in a circle of distraction. The idea is to create a poster for the musical, The Producers, but I can’t decide what are the most important aspects of the play. Not-so-ideally, I boiled it down to a fancy lady, a ‘Springtime for Hitler’ performer, and the businessmen. Check. Then comes the composition/color portion of the evening. While the first image has better detail close-up, the second one is blessed with a more interesting perspective. Lastly, I still need to figure out the perfect blend of typography. Typography is a fickle beast because it really needs to read well from close up and far away.


Finalized version. In hindsight, this was probably the weaker of the projects. The font choice and composition didn’t get quite the finesse they deserved. My favorite part is the subtle texture in the sky and grass. It’s probably one of the few places I took a chance.

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