Tuesday, August 25, 2009

SO a Funny thing Happened...

As promised here is a post explaining the process that went into the particular piece I put together for the Canvas + Chaos show.

I was sent the above image a week before the show. What you see is a very rough sketch of the garment, as well as the color that it would have been.
Because the sketch was so rough, I took it upon myself to clean it up. The reason for this was so I could have a better template to work from. I originally had a totally different concept in mind before this one.. but sadly it was not even worth posting. So day before the actual show I scrapped the original idea, and started over. When everything was all said and done, I was a lot happier with this final concept. Now here is where things become interesting....

I recieved an email at 4am from the producer of the show that morning. It stated that due to a conflict, both my model and color of my garment had be changed. No real worries though. Things still worked out really well. I just made some last minute color and design adjustments. Also...I had no clue my Model was going to have an afro before the show, but when I saw her I decided on the fly to make the female on my original design a loose likeness of her. It was amazing how things just seemed to fall into place.

I have to give a lot of credit to my model for hanging in there for an hour and a half. She was so good that during the painting session she would automatically adjust her pose to allow me better access to the area I was concentrating on.

Well that is it for this particular post. In a few weeks the painted garments will be going on auction. And when that happens...I will post the link and information on this blog. In addition to that I still have a few other projects in the works. So as alway Stay tuned...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

After the Paint has Dried...

So Rock the BLock 2009 has come and gone, and all n' all it was a great success!! Thanks goes out to Butch Diva, my friends, family, and supporters that came out. Also, much praise to the fellow artists of the Canvas and Chaos segment. And now with out any further distractions, here is a video and a few pictures of the event. Enjoy...

Lastly...because I did not want to make this post to long, I will be showing the process of how I came to my final design in the next post. It is actually a pretty interesting story how everything came together. So stay tuned.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Quick Update...

Just two things.

One- I just wanted to remind you all that Rock The Block is only 5 days away. And if you have not already bought your tickets, I suggest you follow this link and buy them. This show has the makings of something great. I will be part of the Canvas + Chaos segment produced by Butch Diva. So if you are free this weekend come by and check it out.

Dos- I recently picked up a new Moleskine this past weekend and had a opportunity to break it in. My Brother and I were relaxing watching the Dark Knight on Saturday night and I decided to capture the moment via a quick sketch. I hope you like.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


I recently was asked to participate in an event within another event. For all of you who may not be familiar with Rock the Block BK . It is an urban
arts and culture series developed to bring awareness to Brooklyn’s underground urban arts renaissance, serves as Brooklyn’s pre-eminent showcase of emerging artistic talent in Brooklyn and the five boroughs of New York City. For much more information please click on the following link.

I will be part of an art installation within Rock the Block BK called Canvas + Chaos. The idea for this particular show was way to interesting to turn down. Produced by Butch Diva, a few artists and myself will be part of a live paint event. We will be painting on garments produced by Butch Diva, made of canvas, denims, and double knits materials. The finished garments will then be featured in a fashion show later on that day. Sounds pretty cool huh?

All this will be going down on August 15th starting at 12 noon. So please come and take in the scene, and support your local emerging artists (especially me of course). Keep in mind that anyone under 21 will not be admitted, and you must purchase tickets in advance. If not.. the ticket prices go up the day of the show. If you are at all interested... please click on the following link to purchase tickets.

And as always .... there is more to come. So stay tuned.