I ended 2014 by putting my Groot & Rocket screenprint up for sale. The outpouring of love and support that was shared throughout the project was more than I had ever anticipated, especially considering it started out as nothing more than a semi-intoxicated excuse to procrastinate on studying. I am grateful to those who purchased one of the limited edition prints and apologize to those who didn't get the chance to. Variants may very well be printed one of these days, but for now these Guardians of the Galaxy will be incognito and limited to just 30 copies, 2 AP's, and one original that is hanging in the home of the very special person it was gifted to.
|"Groot & Rocket", 14"x17"|
Ink on bristol
This year my first completed project was a commission for a (very patient) friend across the pond. He suggested a Jurassic Park-themed piece and I jumped on the idea. Jurassic Park is one of my all-time favorite films for so many reasons. It encapsulates so many of the themes that I study academically and then attempt to communicate in my own work. Notably, the extraordinary possibilities that science, reason, and critical thinking can bring to society, the destruction humans are so good at wreaking on nature, and how in the face of massive adversity, "life," in all of its resilience, "finds a way". From a scientific standpoint the story answers virtually no questions but instead raises a vast amount of new ones which, in science, is exactly what we want. How would we progress if there were no questions to research? How do you learn without questioning why things are a certain way? Give the film another watch and consider the questions it poses to us as a species.
"Living Fossils" measures 14" by 17" and was rendered with a single .08 micron pen on bristol paper. Information about prints will be available soon.
|"Living Fossils", 9"x15"|
Ink on bristol
I loved every second I spent with both of these illustrations but for now, as they say, it's back to the drawing board. There is one exciting project in particular that is "evolving" on my desk at the moment...and another in the works that will soon enslave humanity. Is that mysterious or what?
Take care of yourselves, and don't forget to go make something.