Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Dahmer's Altar

This is the second print that I did for A Nation of Evil Men: Dahmer's Altar. When Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested, the police found a lot of disturbing things in his home. Things like parts of dead bodies rotting in vats, a human heart in the freezer, and a collection of skulls in his closet that was painted in a craft paint finish to look like stone. This collection of skulls was interesting to me since it was like a small shrine that he built to remember the people that he murdered.

The closing reception is on February 26, 2011. Masthead Print Studio is at 340 Brown Street, Philadelphia.


Monday, February 21, 2011

Pterosaurs in the Sky!

These critter are pterosaurs swarming over a swirling ocean! The screenprint is for "Age of Reptiles", opening at Paradigm Gallery next Friday, February 25 at 2020 South Street, Philadelphia. I had a hard time coming up with the idea, since we don't really know what dinosaurs looked like. Pterosaurs are one of the most diverse dinosaurs, ranging in small to gigantic sizes, fur, beaks, and pretty much everything since they migrated far and wide. Deciding to go with a more graphic approach, I used the pterosaurs silhouette to create a pattern design.

Experimenting with colors was a crucial part of the process:


Sunday, February 20, 2011


Two yards of 36" silk, folded into four sections, ruffled by machine, and painted with brilliant red dye paint and then soaked in a black dye bath to produce a gray-ish cast on the once pure white silk. This is for a collaboration project with Mitchell Noah in Louisville, KY at the O.Z. Gallery, which opens on February 25, 2011.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Shout out from Philebrity.com

WHOA! I've been honorably mentioned on the superblog, Philebrity.com about the Nation of Evil Men show. Among the favorite pieces chosen, my Dahmer piece was one!

My piece is on the bottom right on the green paper.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Drape Drape: Sewing Japanese

Surprisingly, I've had more free time the past month than I had anticipated. 

I'm even doing TWO different prints for the ANOEM show, which opens this Saturday, February 5 at Masthead Print Studio, 340 Brown Street. My last minute print was an idea to do a piece on Jeffrey Dahmer. A Nation of Evil Men, indeed.

The upcoming Age of Reptiles show will open on February 25 at Paradigm Gallery, 2020 South Street. I plan on starting on this project ASAP. Weather prediction: screen print with a chance of repeats.

Most importantly, I've been chipping away at more of my Japanese pattern books lately. Although, I have not committed myself to making all of the garments in this book, Drape Drape, it looks as though I will complete a good amount of them by the time we reach the Spring/Summer seasons! Hooray!

This book is completely in Japanese, but this guide by label-free comes in handy when determining measurements.

A peek at the Drape Drape book, photos from lulalouise: