Monday, March 19, 2007

Attack of the Zliks!!!

(update 03.29.07)

MORE sketches!! Still no real commitment to a design. Just making parts, We'll se what fits. Time is running out.....

(update 03.20.07)

Now for some sketch ideas and fabric scans!

First we have the Bigfoot/Yeti/Krampus of sorts. In this version I've left the face of the original Zliks pretty much unaltered. I'll create textures with paint and kneadatite as I build it. He's got 4 arms( 1 nub) and a peg-leg. He's eating and carrying some voodoo plushies. He's also got an exposed bottom. I am hoping to be able to make his fur body removable and planning to paint it's underneath with nudie goodness, all pink and stubbley. Below is a front, back, side sketch and some scans of possible fabrics.

Next sketch is the good ol' voodoo queen. I still love the concept of her and she definitely manipulates the original form of the Zlik more. The Zlik's eyes become buns in her hair, the tush becomes her bosom. Not sure I want to go this route since I already have several paintings and drawings of the queen, but she is SO much fun to make and recreate in different forms and mediums. I haven't purchased any supplies for this one as of yet so I've just included the drawings here....


(more picks on my flickr account - HERE)

This is what I'll be (pre)occupied with for the next month. I have some finishing touches to my Jersey Devil - Tillies paintings for the tooart4tv show but other than that it's Zliks, Zliks, and more Zliks I went materials shopping this past weekend at a HUGE fabric store and I'm looking forward to pimping out my Zlik. I'll be posting sketches and stages of development so if anyone is out there - stay tuned...

The show is a display of 20+ artists take on Andrew Bell's 19" Zliks. The opening is April 20th at MyPlasticHeart- 210 Forsyth NY NY check the flyer for info on what other artists will be participating.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Meet Cubes - HOT CURRY!

So part of what's been keeping me busy and off Mojizu and my blog was a little sewing project I picked up for Andrew Bell. Now I'm not putting all the blame on him but...well...otherwise I just have to blame myself and that gets a little depressing! Anyway, the product is about 50 plushy depictions or orange and yellow curry meat cubes - yay! I did a little photoshoot with the first 40 or so before I handed them off to Andrew. Sorry all these little guys are SOLD OUT! But I am working on a third set for Andrew which he might sell from his site So check it out! In the meantime enjoy these pics of cutie patootie plush meats...HERE

Friday, March 09, 2007

Gimme Shelter Show

Update 03.14.07

Here we go! I found some pics of my stoof on the wall (not that you cant just check out my previous post but this makes it more official) I've also posted some of the pics I took at the show on flickr for all to see :) Check HERE

(I tried to adjust this a little in ol' photoshop. The gallery was well lit for art, not so much for pics!)

So I'm finally posting again. Clearly I'm not terribly good at keeping this current but I'll do my best. The first post on here was about some works created on cardboard for a show called Gimme Shelter, meant to raise money through auction for homeless shelters.

There are pics posted on their site from the Brooklyn show - to see click HERE

Below are some of my own pics. Thanks to Andrew Bell for hanging my work so nicely and all together - aww.... Uhm except that I dont have pics of my own stuff hanging! I'll have to put that up (pretty embaressing.....)

Thank you Dan and Sonya and Ben (who is outta frame) for coming and showing your support!