Tuesday
Dec172013

Die Choking

 

 

Back in the 1970's, my dad took a photograph of a cemetery with a nuclear power plant lurking in the background. In 2013, I took two of those original photographs and mashed them up. Later, that image was used for the Die Choking album art and was edited by Jeffery V. Daniels. If you're into fast grind, check out their debut album here.

 

 

These three pieces are still available through Arch Enemy ArtsCollectively, they are "The Story of the Hunter - parts I-III" and are named from left to right in this order:

"Clarity: The Story of the Hunter - part I" ($75)

"Serenity: The Story of the Hunter - part III" ($125)

"Catharsis: The Story of the Hunter - part II" ($75)

They collectively tell the story of an alcoholic hunter who uses hunting as a means of "escape" while brutally hurting animals and deserting his family. As he lines up a deer in the sights of his bow, he has a moment of clarity and recognizes the harm he has done to the people around him and the animals he's killed. As he watches the deer walk away, he turns his bow on himself and dies alone in the forest.

More information is available here.

Saturday
Dec072013

"Small Wonders" at Arch Enemy Arts

It was great seeing some of you at Arch Enemy Arts last evening for the opening of "Small Wonders"!  If you find yourself in Philadelphia, be sure to check out the new layout and boutique at Arch Enemy Arts!  It looks fantastic.

Collectively, these three pieces are "The Story of the Hunter - parts I-III" and are named from left to right in this order:

"Clarity: The Story of the Hunter - part I"

"Serenity: The Story of the Hunter - part III"

"Catharsis: The Story of the Hunter - part II"

They collectively tell the story of an alcoholic hunter who uses hunting as a means of "escape" while brutally hurting animals and deserting his family. As he lines up a deer in the sights of his bow, he has a moment of clarity and recognizes the harm he has done to the people around him and the animals he's killed. As he watches the deer walk away, he turns his bow on himself and dies alone in the forest.


For more information, contact Arch Enemy Arts at archenemyarts@gmail.com

Sunday
Dec012013

Get to the Chopper Shirts!

 

I don't partake in such activities, but I love a good joke about marijuana. This design was for Get to the Chopper and was printed by Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations.  Pick up one of these wild shirts here!

 

 

Check out the following links and support small businesses!

Lehigh Valley Apparel Creations - http://xlvacx.com/
Square of Opposition Records - http://www.squareofopposition.com/

Saturday
Nov302013

Social Media

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Tuesday
Nov192013

Earth First! Journal Auction

As you may or may not know, I am a strong supporter of direct action in defense of animals and the Earth.  That being said, I am proud to be a part of the first annual Earth First! Journal Art Auction.  Two of my screenprints, "Seven Truths" and "The Mother", will be available to bid on from Monday, November 25th to Friday, December 6th.  For a preview of all of the work, visit here.

 

 

"Seven Truths"

Screenprint on Black Cotton Rag Paper with light grey ink containing the ashes of a burnt church

Signed and numbered edition of 20

11x14"

 

Because of the prevalence of the number seven relating to nature (days of the week, continents, notes in the musical scale, colors of the rainbow, etc.) many regard the number as perfect. In my work and studies, I have come to associate the number, as a visual metaphor, with the perfection of nature. "Seven Truths" exhibits the inferiority of our species under the larger happenings of the natural world.

For more information about "Seven Truths", visit here.

 

 

"The Mother"

Screenprint on Black Cotton Rag Paper with Light Grey Ink

Signed and numbered edition of 14

16" x 20"

 

I always stress the significance of direct action. "The Mother" was inspired by stories of hunt saboteurs that are directly getting between hunters and the animals the hunters are attempting to murder. The mother whale being able to swim with her calf is a happy ending to what could have been a tragedy.

For more information about "The Mother", visit here.

 

 

 

 

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