Sunday, December 27, 2009


It's been a while since I've posted the photos I've taken of our awesome crew..
So.. Here are a few ^_~

Thursday, December 24, 2009

New quadtych leather mosaic abstract photos.

Howdy everybody, Merry Christmas!

Here's the pix of that greyscale quadtych I was talking about doing at Lisa's.

Once framed, I'm not sure if they'll be displayed linearly or on a square as pictured.

Any suggestions?

Happy Holidays!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Epoxy Crisis!

I don't know if anybody goes on this blog anymore, but I thought I would give it a shot and see if I get any bites.

Ok, it’s not a crisis, but I could use any help or advice about epoxy.

I have 307 pills and capsules I made out of clay and wood and I recently coated them in enamel paint. I will attach them to a canvas painted with enamel paint as well. Enamel creates a plastic-like effect once dry. The pills and capsules fit easily in the palm of one’s hand.

I know that I will need to use epoxy to attach the pills to the canvas, but when I went to the store, I didn’t know what epoxy to purchase. There are three types: instant drying epoxy, epoxy plastic, and epoxy gel (there may have been an all-purpose one too, but I can't remember since there were so many brands available). What is the difference? I want to use whatever will keep the pills on the best and not something that will snap off too easily. Any advice would really help.

Some pictures of the pills:

(I just added color to the pills today. I will remove the blue tape once they're dry.)



Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Phil's Super Sweet 16, I mean 40th Birthday Bash!

I'd love to see some faces from class but I only have Kathleen's email because of the interview assignment.
If you'd like to get in, shoot me an email to and we'll add you to the E-vite list.
The party is Saturday, January 16th 2010 from 8PM to Midnite.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's normal to suck for awhile

This is the part of that video Lisa was telling us about today to check out. Ira Glass. The part where he plays back his early work is funny.

Monday, December 7, 2009

cover it with diamonds & get mucho dinero

Hey Guys,

I was doing some homework and I saw a headline for this. I thought it was a giant fly head when I first saw a picture of it. Damien Hirst inspired?

I don't know, guys. If this is the way to get by in college, I might have to break into a couple of pawn shops to get some diamonds... anybody want in?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Free Art Fridays

Hey Everyone,
So everyone got together again for another free art table event at the Oakland Art Murmur this last Friday. I saw a car that looked like a giant snail- snail-mobile. The Hatch gallery had a great show and johansson projects had some cool machines. Thanks for everyone who showed up, I hope we can make this a routine, and if everyone is invited to make some free art. During the end of the night, Kenneth and Kris found a giant piece of cardboard to draw on so all of a sudden it turned into a live drawing event! Here are some photos.

Hatch Gallery

So during the free art event at the Oakland Art Murmur on Friday, I went around to some of the galleries. The best show of the night was at the Hatch Gallery.

Ross Cambell and Jeremiah Jenkins

I thought everything in the show was very very clever, everything was humorous yet serious at the same time. There wasn't a statement of any kind for the show but my impression was- the impact of western ideals, for example- the samurai helmet made out of american tools- the baseball- grenades. There was also a credit card- mouse trap. Everything was a mix of two different objects- that make one object, maybe the artists are trying to say the two are not so different?

For more information on the show or to contact the Hatch Gallery-

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Another Free art Friday?

So what's up with tomorrow night? Even without free art I'm down.
I'll be there toward the end as I work til 9PM but I'm hoping to see some familiar faces.
Let me know if there's an endup spot after the galleries shut the doors.

Righton, Phil