Monday, May 24, 2010

Signables at Jordan Hall Arts Center Gallery Part ll

Signables at Jordan Hall Arts Center Gallery Part ll

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Signables: My Signables have taken many forms and there are still many variations of this concept I'd like to explore. The concept is easy. Create art and then let people write on it. The writing then becomes part of the art.

At Jordan Hall Arts Center, I created pieces that resembled coloring book pages. Again, I hung markers. Here are the results after a month of writing.












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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Rejected! :)




Realty World on Salem Street is hosting a charity event for The Healing Place of Wake County on Wed, May 26th at Peak City Bar & Grill in Downtown Apex.

I was asked if I would donate artwork to be raffled off. I created six pieces from my Critters in Heaven series. here are the rejected..






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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Books & Bass

I know it's a little Early since the show isn't until the Fall but...

Some of the items I'm getting ready for the Interactive room exhibit. The Interactive Room will present all the things you would find in a room and allow the visitors to add, take away or change anything. By the end of the show, the Room will be a portrait of everyone that has visited.

Currently, I'm working on painting books and my bass...









Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Interactive Room

Even though the show isn't till next Fall, I'm getting ready for the Halle. So what will be the theme? Glad you asked. It is going to be called the Interactive Room.

There is so much you can find out about a person just by going into their house. You can look at the food the eat, the books they read, the music they listen too and you will know so much more about a person than you can learn on Wikipedia.

The Interactive Room will present all the things you would find in a room and allow the visitors to add, take away or change anything. By the end of the show, the Room will be a portrait of everyone that has visited.

So how do we start? By erasing the initial "face" and replacing it with white paint.

The Book Case:



I'm painting the covers white so you can write on them. Make them your books.



Do it Yourself Bass Lessons



Pick up the bass. Pluck.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The School of Visual Arts Article

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The News Department at the School of Visual Arts ran a story about the billboard and Zonkey Street... Yay!

Read it here.

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

Tear Off Signs

A stick can be the right equipment

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In thinking about how people interact, I started looking at what people post on bulletin boards. Today I saw a common type of sign that I thought was pretty simple, yet interactive. Tear Off Signs.

You know, those signs where someone is selling something so they make up a "for sale" sign and then write their contact info several times across the bottom in hopes that someone else will tear off their number and give them a ring.

I thought it might be fun to make a few tear off signs of my own. Here's the first round...

for sale stick street art sign

for sale rhino street art sign

Now to print and post!

for more interactive projects, check out Zonkey Street!

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Friday, May 07, 2010

The Making of UFO

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The project: Using balloons and glow sticks, create a UFO that floats over town.

This is our second attempt. Yesterday, we only had one balloon and unfortunately, it popped during preparation.

Today, we had three balloons which was good because we popped one. Unfortunately, one of our glow sticks didn't work leaving us one glow stick short.

This is the only photo we were able to capture.



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Thursday, May 06, 2010

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Shellless on Amazon!



The Review:

"In short, I loved it!"
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Shellless
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Anuzzer Skateboard
You've got to be fearless to ride this bad boy!

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Click Here for More Stuff!!

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Sunday, May 02, 2010

The Daily Critter



We built the Daily Critter Box and set it outside the Halle cultural Arts Center just like any other newspaper dispenser you'd see on the streets of Downtown Apex..

The box reads:

The Daily Critter
Insert coin
25 cents Daily
$1.00 Sundays

We sold out in one day!

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See more projects like this on Zonkey Street!

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Saturday, May 01, 2010

The Balloon Garden:




The Balloon Garden is an interactive project created for the Apex Reunion Exhibit at the Halle Cultural Arts Center in Apex, NC.
The garden was made up of about ten helium filled balloons. Inside each balloon was a dollar bill.

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Beside the garden was a pair of scissors, tacks and a sign that read:

The Balloon Garden
Each balloon contains a dollar. You may:
Pop a balloon and take a dollar
Cut the string and set a balloon free
Or walk away.


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See more interactive projects at Zonkey Street



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