Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Young Prince


The title is a joke. The image could stand by itself without it.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Abstract Espressonism


Museum Of Coffee History Art (M.O.C.H.A.)

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The French photo magazine Phototech is obviously very sharp, because they've put Bent Objects on the cover of their November/December issue, with several spreads on the inside also. Thank you Phototech





And- For those who have asked, I'm not selling anymore autographed books for now, because I'm trying to stay away from the post office!  I'll probably have them for sale again in 2012. 

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Children of the Candy Corn

(go ahead and click on it if you want to)

Don't have candy corn in your part of the world? That sucks.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Caramel Helps to Hide the Bruises

 
Click on it for a better look, why don't you?

 Happy Halloween.

Also- I just received a new shipment of books if you would like to order an autographed copy. :)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Chewbacco.

Chew ing 
to bacco, that is.  Chawbacco has also been suggested. I like that too.

By the way- Chewbacco is now up for auction here.


Ingredients- Plastic snuf container, wire armature, dried chewing tobacco and glue. "Belt"- electrical and duct tape.



Okay, snuf about that. On to the next.

Edit. 10.20.2011
Chewbacco has certainly made the internet rounds!
Just a few of the places he has appeared-
The official Star Wars blog.
Craftzine
Laughing Squid
Neatorama
Technabob

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

We are the 1%!

Billionaires are welcome to download this to use on placards
for any and all protests that you have planned.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Autumn is here again, and so is this photograph.

"Leaves and Leaving" from October of 2009. 
 This also happens to be one of the 60 or so images in the new book. It's a bit on the small size to be a real "coffee table book", but still big enough to act as a decent coaster for 3 or 4 drinks.


People are always asking me for prints, which I don't make a lot of,
so here's an idea- 
buy an extra copy to cut up and frame the pages. I'm not even kidding.
That's on top of the other copies that you're buying as gifts, of course. It's really rather reasonable, and I'm sure you have one or two friends worth spending a few dollars on.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Yet Another Book Trailer!


Music by the fabulous Hoosier Hot Shots. Some great free files HERE, from the Internet Archives. Takes a second for each song to play using the player there, but downloading is quick.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

A Bent Objects kind of animation.

My first good sized animation. I hope you enjoy it. I'll post later about how I went about doing it. Nothing too fancy, I assure you.


Feel free to share this with friends. Or enemies. Maybe it will soften their hearts.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Cautious Carrot


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Also-
Bent Objects; The Twists and Turns of Love is now available for pre-order! Here!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Glamorous


How many will understand what I'm doing here? Of course, I always wonder that and it's worked out so far.
edit- I put some vaseline on a piece of glass and put it in front of the lens. It was a bit challenging to work with. 

With a very respectful tip of the hat to Mr. George Hurrell, the king of  golden age, glam Hollywood photography. Some gorgeous examples can be seen Here.

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Chinese magazine art directors know what they're doing.

Just received my copy of a Chinese magazine called "Zest".

A twelve page spread? Not too shabby!  (I neglected to scan 2 full-page images). 


Nothing better to do? Click image below (and then once more) to read the first part of an interview.

Click below for part 2.




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Sorry for the dust and smudges. I should have cleaned the scanner.




Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Having a long neck is the key to being a good giraffe.


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Live in Arizona? Friday, I'll be here, if I haven't evaporated already.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy SOSAD Everyone

Long time Twitter friend and blog visitor Ryan Wolf sent me this picture of tiny people making ready for today's events! 


Saturday, June 18, 2011

Tuesday is S.O.S.A.D.



Okay, I'll admit it. I forgot about S.O.S.A.D. this year until some people on Facebook reminded me.

I made it up on a lark about 4 years ago, and every June 21st since, I've made a special effort to partake of as many orange snacks and beverages as I could handle. If the people of Facebook hadn't reminded me, I would be eating normal food all day like everyone else. But now I'll be eating nothing but stuff colored orange all day long. Thanks for the reminder, friends!! <--somewhat sarcastic


Why did I make up this holiday? I can't really remember, but it's been interesting.

If you'd like to join in, I may have a few prizes for the best photos I get from your S.O.S.A.D. celebration. Send them to me here.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Bent Objects exhibition in Phoenix, Arizona

Opening reception is tonight, 6-9 p.m. I won't be there (although I may fly out sometime before the show is over), but I hope all of you in the Phoenix area stop by and check it out. The images will be up from now through most of July.

After Hours Gallery

116 W. McDowell Rd. Ste. 120Phoenix AZ




Also, I have a skull sculpture piece in the Skull Appreciation Exhibition, which opens this evening in Richmond, Virginia

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

At a Crossroads


Long story short- my publisher, Running Press, asked me to create an image for a poster for them to hand out at this year's book expo in NYC. The theme they requested was "books & E-books". I made two images, and this was the one they didn't choose, and of course it was my favorite. Ha! That's okay though, because now I can share it with you.

The two characters..well, my publisher didn't want one winning over the other, or fighting, etc. Supposedly, E-books have actually brought on more sales, which in turn have brought a bit of an uptick in real books. (That's what I've been told anyway. I'm sure I'll hear otherwise in the comment section). If you are a regular visitor here, you'll know that is my usual modus operandi- fighting, some sort of embarrassment, tragedy, and so on, so this took a while to come up with. In the end though, I was happy with it. It has a jet-pack for Pete's sake, how could I not be happy?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Skull Exhibition Project

Thought I'd show something I worked on recently. Noah Scalin of Skulladay fame is helping to curate an exhibition in Richmond, Virginia celebrating "Skull Appreciation Day". 100 artists were sent brown paper mache "skulls" as a base for whatever you wanted to do with them. There were a few restrictions, like not making it too large, but besides that we could do whatever we wished.

I then had some more fun and made a video of mine. 



The exhibition runs from June 3 through July 8 at Gallery 5, in Richmond, Virginia. Half of the proceeds will go to the Richmond Peace Education Center, and pieces will be priced fairly reasonably.


Because of where I put the "teeth", the skull really doesn't look human anymore, in my opinion. I gave the nut some protective coating like the rest of the skull, and it's given him a shiny look.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Leaving things in Atlanta ( part deux )


"No Insurance"-  Left in a mall today in the Buckhead section of Atlanta, GA. 12:15 a.m. April 3rd.




"Atlanta Peach"- Left standing near Peachtree Street, near the Fox Theater. 11 p.m. April 3rd. 

Friday, April 01, 2011

Leaving Bent Objects behind


Regular visitors to Bent Objects know that I sometimes leave things behind when I travel. Look through the blog and you'll see things left around different U.S. states and in Europe. What happens to them, the mystery of it, is why I do it, I guess. Most probably end up in the trash for all I know. These two artists were left at Atlanta's High Museum of Art.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Will have a new image here soon!

I'm coming out of my doldrums.  

I'll be posting some images from the streets of Atlanta very soon!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Visiting Red Nose Studio

Chris Sickels is the man behind the curtain, which is Red Nose Studio. He was looking to do a run-though of a workshop he was giving in the near future, so I headed over to his studio Saturday to be part of the guinea pig audience.

The workshop was interesting, and will be helpful in a project I'm getting ready to work on, but the highlight of the day was seeing so many of his characters that he's made over the years.
I took some video of them, and when I got back home, I figured I'd share it with you guys. Thanks to Chris for being okay with it. After you get done being awestruck by his images that I included in the video, be sure to check out his blog. As well as being a heck of an artist, he's one of the nicest guys around.




also- Attention Atlantians! (people of Atlanta, Georgia, that is) I'll be there sometime soon, and I'll be leaving Bent Objects here and there. If you think it'll be around the tourist areas, you're absolutely right!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hello.


I've recently finished my second book which will be out this coming September, and my brain was in need of a rest. I'm starting to come out of my funk though, so I hope to have something new very soon here. It's not exactly that I don't have any ideas, just nothing I'm excited about, and if I can't get excited about something, then I can't expect anyone else to be excited about it either.

Thanks for stopping by, and drop in again soon.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

A reshoot of one from a few years ago. The question of where things come from is never far from my mind.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

and the next day, I was the string and you were the kite.


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My Bent Objects exhibition is still up until February 11, at the University of Indianapolis. It got a good review here.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Untitled



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Saturday I found the artwork of Sandrine Estrade Boulet on the web. I'm a big fan already.
Here is her site. Have a good look around. She has a blog also, if you care to follow it. Her
work is about amusing herself and hopefully you too. We have something in common like that.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Pair of Lovers


(as I look at this again, it looks like it could be photoshopped, but as usual- not!)
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I have an exhibition of Bent Objects images now at the University of Indianapolis. Jan. 17 - Feb. 11.
For more info look here .
The artist's reception thingy (no invitation needed) will be this Friday, January 21st, from 4 until 6 (but I'll probably be around there until a bit later). I think the timing of the reception is mainly for the students, but I hope my friends and blog followers stop in if they're nearby. As an added attraction, I've forgone the usual wine and cheese table for something more enjoyable on the sugar scale. I already get enough wine and cheese, I can assure you.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Eye of the Spider


My daughter is especially creeped out by spiders lately. She finds their numerous eyes especially spooky. Since this spider only has one, maybe she will like it better.
Wire and Fimo (sculpey clay), appox. 4.5 inches tall.