Wednesday, January 28, 2009

They exist?!?!

Found this while perusing Even Cleveland. Its crazy to think that Narwhals exist because they seem so mythical. I mean, look at this photo!! It doesn't even look real. And it seriously blows my mind that that horn is just a wonky tooth.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Party Wrap-Up

I have been pretty M.I.A this past week on the blogging and it is due to being in L.A. and enjoying the warmth. Oh sweet, sweet sun! I am fully defrosted from the East Coast chill and ready to brave the cold once again when I return to my love, Brooklyn, tomorrow.

Here's a wrap of the New Image Anniversary Party that happened on Saturday. Its up til February, so check it out!

Clayton Brothers

Judith Supine
Suzannah Sinclair, Deanna Templeton, Rebecca Westcott

Cody Hudson, Thomas Campbell, Cheryl Dunn

Megan Whitmarsh

Seonna Hong, Saelee Oh, and the back of me.
Click here to see more pics.
(images via Guillotine)

Happy Ox Year!

It's the Lunar New Year!!!
Happy New Year to you, and you, and you!
Since I've been in L.A. for the last week visiting family (and for the New Image 15th Anniversary show), I am able to celebrate it properly. My mom made the traditional Korean Dumpling Soup for the New Year and it may not look appetizing but it was oh-so-good!

So peace and prosperity to you for the new year...

Friday, January 23, 2009

Mr. Trash Can

Garrett Morin is a Rad Mountaineer with pretty awesome work. He collaborated on this stop motion film with Good Magazine.

Monday, January 19, 2009


To the man that helped paved the way for what tomorrow will bring..

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The extraordinary in the ordinary

On Friday, in the 15 degree weather, I finally made it over to the Whitney to catch the William Eggleston and the Alexander Calder show. Thanks to "Pay what you can" Fridays!

Eggleston's photographs are truly beautiful. He found the beauty in the mundane and the ordinary.

And Alexander Calder's mobiles and Circus, I truly am a fan of Calder. Particularly his circus and wire sculptures. They have his film on permanent display but its always fun to see him bringing the circus to life, like a little boy.

The show comes down on the 25th, hurry on up there before the show comes down. It is well worth the trip.
William Eggleston: Democratic Camera
Photographs and Films

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Inventing the trippy, hippy

seriously, how many times can i blog about this guy... Actually this is going to be ALL about Karla Carnewal, the awesome stop-motion animator that made this film happen, . This little film made it to Sundance this year. Karla, you rock! and yes, Steve, I guess you're alright too.

A Two Part Invention of the Universe from Karla Carnewal on Vimeo.

Friday, January 16, 2009

On the Colbert Report?!?!

This is awesome.

Warm puppy

As a belated Christmas present, I got this Peanuts book. Who doesn't love some Snoopy-isms?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

i heart you... like, REALLY, heart you!

All my friends who know me really well, or maybe even those who don't know me that well know, I HEART Ryan Gosling. Like, REALLY REALLY heart Ryan Gosling. This has nothing at all to do with art, inspiration, but its something that will make me laugh and smile, ALWAYS. Find more here.

ok, apologies, i'm done.

my particular favorite...

Tiny features

Evah Fan is one of the most quirkiest people I have ever met, but that quirk makes for one hell of an artist.

Seems like she has some new pieces up on her site and she's working on illustrations for a book with Cathy Erway of Not Eating Out in New York. (You should check out her blog too) Can't wait to see the end result.

Here are some of my favorites. Check out her site for some detail shots.

Hands Off

Finger Lickin'

This One Time at Band Camp

This is Auto Chop

Source of Bad Energy

Friday, January 9, 2009

New Image 15th Anniversary Show

New Image was the first gallery to show my work right out of college and supported me for a long time. I am happy to be a part of its history and to be a part of this 15th anniversary show. I'm excited to be going to L.A. for the show.

**With musical guests**
Show runs Jan.24 - Feb.20, 2009

The past decade and half of New Image Art has been a wild ride! It has been the greatest honor to be able to work with and know many of our artists and gallery supporters. All the unknowns, underdogs, avant-gurardians, newbies, bad-asses, and geniuses; all of them a part of the very fabric that makes up New Image Art.

The 15 year anniversary party will serve as a retrospective show - a show of shows if you will. Many of our artists over the past 15 years have been asked to contribute in memorializing this event by representing what it is they do best. We are striving to communicate the essence of New Image Art = ultimate creativity, this is everyone's party!!

We will be showing videos and slide presentations and inviting our favorite past musical guests for live performances, dancing, and an all around good time.

"New Image Art is a freaky-magical place. I walked in the door over nine years ago and immediately knew that whoever ran the show had a microscope aimed at my brain, because the walls were covered with even wilder versions of my dreams. The artists whose work I've come to know through New Image are some of the only voices I trust. I see them everywhere I go now, but I saw them at New Image first. You want a reason to love Los Angeles? It's right here."
- Dave White, author of "Exile in Guyville"

Marsea Goldberg, founder and director of LA's New Image Art, started the gallery in 1994 in her 10x10 design studio. Since then, the gallery has grown to attract a global cult following, grabbing the interest of art lovers and collectors worldwide. Renowned for her discriminating eye and solid curatorial skills, New Image Art Gallery continues to show the works of established and emerging artists coming out of the street, skate, fine art, and surf scenes. Over the years, the gallery has launched or mobilized the careers of Shepard Fairey, Ed Templeton, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Rich Jacobs, Rebecca Westcott, Neckface, Cleon Peterson, Megan Whitmarsh, Faile, Tauba Auerbach, Matt Leines, the Date Farmers, and Bäst just to name a few.

The gallery has been featured in virtually dozens upon dozens of magazines and newspapers internationally.

New Image Art
7908 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 654-2192

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Hair of the Dog

This just blew my mind. Melanie Bilenker is an artist who creates these amazingly, intricate pieces with hair set into jewelry. Rings, brooches, pendants, you name it. They're amazing! (found via Gen Art)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

teeny, tiny

Tiny Showcase is a great site where you can buy some really great, affordable, art prints.

Here's some info about them from their website:
"Tiny Showcase was created by Jon Buonaccorsi and Shea'la Finch in November of 2004.

We are lucky enough to be surrounded by a group of friends who are amazing and talented people.

We started thinking that it would be really nice if we could create a forum and community where all of this incredible talent could be showcased. Pricing was an issue - most of our friends aren't exactly rich, so we began exploring a smaller medium where the artist could make some money on smaller pieces of artwork. The art enthusiast, on the other hand, gets to take home their piece of artwork for around the same price as a CD, book or record...

Each week we pick a new piece of tiny artwork and turn the work into a limited-run print production. Each run is printed on archival Hahnemühle German Printmaking Paper. The archival ink is specially treated and sprayed, giving it an archival lifespan of over 60 years.

You sort of need to see the end product to get the full effect, but each piece really is a beautiful specimen.

Beginning in 2005 we introduced a new pricing structure where a percentage of the money from each print sold is donated to a charity chosen by the artist. This raises the print price slightly, but now the artist, as well as their favorite charity, benefit from each piece sold."

Tonight, my print "For every field, there's a mole" will go live at 7:30PM (EST)
My charity for this print is the Susan G. Komen Foundation. My Aunt passed away several years ago from Breast Cancer and its just a bit of an homage to her. To any cancer, there have been so many passings lately that it just feels important to further the research into finding a cure.

Just. Plain. Rad

Love her style, her sense of humor, her look, her knit wares, her photography...
She's been out in the blogosphere for a while, but had to spread the news even further.

Her Blog:

Her Etsy Shop:

Monday, January 5, 2009

"Lima Nights" Book Review-L.A. Times

Over the holidays, I got asked to do a last minute illustration for the L.A. Times book review.
Here is a little bit of the process sketches and the final illustration, the book is "Lima Nights" about a man who has an affair with a professional dancer.

The first round was rejected because it concentrated on the sexuality too much. (I usually do 3 sketches, but I'm using one for a future piece)

They wanted something more with the sexual tension and the tango.

The final piece...

Thanks to Judy Pryor for the assignment.