Friday, November 20, 2009


I'm very interested in inherent design. This means that an inherent trait of a phenomenon will give a designer an inherently matching quality which can be expanded upon and designed. Now that I've lost everyone, let me say that I made landscapes out of my thumb prints.

Processing Thumbs

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sticker Logo Illustrations

During Halloween I drew portraits and sold books at a show called Tripolar, in Rogers, MN. Shortly before the show I finished coloring a piece done for the owners of Mix Beat Productions and Sub Sonic Sound, two of the companies who organized Tripolar. Each company received transforming robots designed to match their company's original logo and image.

Processing Mixbots

Conceptual Sketch

Mix Beat Productions - Blender

Sub Sonic Sound - Amplifier

Color Mixed Beat Productions Sticker Images

Colored Sub Sonic Sound Sticker Images

These two robots should be printed on stickers and found all over the city some time soon. Thanks to Mix Beat Productions and Sub Sonic Sound for one of the funnest gigs I've had yet.

Monday, November 16, 2009

MCAD Art Sale 2009 Pieces

This year for the 2009 MCAD Art Sale all of my pieces follow a natural theme of mostly animals with one sea shell. They're all for sale when the sale starts on Friday the 20th and last until Saturday the 21st. I've always wanted to draw all of these animals and had never made it a priority until the pieces were due for the sale. It was a joy making these.

Processing Animals





Sea Turtle

Rhinoceros Beetle

Sea Shell


Betta Fish



Red Elk



I'll also be doing free portraits at the sale on the first floor on Saturday morning.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Look at Life

After painting the planets my investigation felt like it was lacking something. It made me think about life and it's connection to space. The Sun fires life into our space and the Milky Way is our Sun's house. Life is systems within systems and one house within another.

Processing Life

Our Galaxy

Our Sun

Friday, November 13, 2009

Welcome to Processing

It's a new start. I have been working on many new projects and look forward to sharing them with the web community. Between self publishing and selling my art book, Processing, to putting hours and hours into a project for Ted Anderson, I have a lot of explaining to do.

The term, "Processing," has always been very important to me. It's that balance between conceptualizing and construction that's always interested me. A year ago, I spent a week processing space and geometry. A series of paintings followed.

Processing Planets