Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Having some fun with Christmas lights!

My latest print "A Brush with Death" 22in by 30in,3 color screen print on stonehenge paper...

Speaking of Prints come see mine and my peers work at the Junior Print show in the Art+Design Building room 1019, March 1st- 7th.
The Reception is on March 3rd at 5:30, and there will be boat loads of free food, and even more boat loads of cool people, I hope to see you there!

Recently my musical diet has been made up almost strictly of the Ramones and Black Sabbath. Two of the most important Rock n Roll bands EVER. On March 20th there is going to be a cover band show and Wyldlife is going to be playing as the Ramones! I'm so stoked on the fact that I get to be one of my heroes, Dee Dee Ramone for a night! Its going to be a reallllllly great show. I let you know more info as it comes.

I've been working on a 4.5ft by 4.5ft woodcut, and I want it to look, like Black Sabbath sounds. I don't know if its even possible, but I like the challenge of trying to visually portray Tony Iommi's burning guitar, Geezer Butler's thundering bass lines, Bill Ward's fierce drumming, and Ozzy's biting vocals.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Where is my mind?

Two weekends ago I played a show at the Purchase Co-op. It was the Shack Attack Records CD release party, at the end all the bands got together and played a cover of the Pixies "Where is my mind?" The video really gives you a look at how intense and fun shows at purchase can be. You can see me playing bass in the back, rocking the Maiden shirt!

Got some new work on the way!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Just in time for Valentine's day heres my latest print titled "Sometimes I wish my heart wasn't so heavy." Its a 2 foot by 4 foot, 3 color reduction woodcut, printed on canvas, in an edition of 8.

In my art of the book class we've been making coptic bound books, heres mine^. Not bad for my first book!

A while ago my buddy Manuel Bova asked me to a drawing of deer head for a tattoo he wanted to get, and here it is^! I'm so stoked people like my art enough to have it on their bodies forever. Thanks Manuel, I'm honored.

Heres a video my brother made of me putting a stencil up on my friend's wall. The band playing in the background is Monotonix, who are one of the best live bands I've ever seen. I'm going to see them in Brooklyn this April, so stoked!

Hope you're having a great Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Fall, and some damn good music!

Last night I watched the movie the Fall with some friends. I gotta say its one of the most visually stunning movies I have ever seen. If you get the chance, I highly reccomend you check it out. Heres the trailer:

I recently downloaded the Secret Album, by my friend Aaron's band Sex God, and I can't stop listening to it. I'm so lucky to be surrounded by so many talented people here at Purchase, and to see and hear all the amazing work being made on a daily basis is so inspiring. I probably sound dumb rambling about my school all the time, but I love it here so much, I guess you'll have to deal with it haha.
Anyways, you can download the Secret Album for free here:

Hope your having a good week so far!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

I watch the sparrows dive...

I'm taking a class right now called art of the book. We basically learn how to make different book structures, and then get to mess around with them and make our own. This assignment was to take an already made book and alter it. I collect alot of strange books so I was really into this project. The book itself is a wedding scrapbook, that I found in my closet. My parents must have bought it a long time ago, or someone gave it to them, and they never put anything in it, so I thought it would make a nice setting for some collages. Here's a few of the pages.

My friends at Shack Attack Records asked me to design the album art for their next release which is the Drop Records, Not Bombs Compilation. Each one is hand printed in an edition of 98. The compilation features alot of really talented Purchase musicians, and even has an unreleased track from my band Wyldlife! You can buy one soon at this website:
or you can download this disc for free here:
Keep in mind if you buy an actual copy, all proceeds will go to Wide Horizons For Children which is a charity that helps impoverished communities all around the world, so you get some good music (and art), while helping a great cause!
There will be an album release party this Friday, February 12th at 7:45pm in the SUNY Purchase Co-Op, alot of really great bands will be playing, including my own, so come check it out!

Another art of the book was to make these weird accordion style books. I cut up some Chinese menus I've been collecting and drew on them with a pen. Here's a few pages:

I've been working on this pretty big (4ft by 2ft) reduction woodcut. I've got one more color to go and it will be done, so check back soon for some more pics!