Thursday, April 26, 2012

Upcoming Group Show in Amsterdam and Judging the Market Street Festival

I just sent off some artwork to Amsterdam. Two collaborative pieces, "The Abyss of the Mind" and Just West of Eden" that I did with Marcel Bakker will be included in the show.  ( ). For the Abyss piece, Marcel applied paint to paper and mailed the image to me. I printed it on drawing paper, then did detailed ink work on the left side, then sent it back to him, and he completed the right side. For 'Just West of Eden", I did the color, mailed it to Marcel, he applied fine ink work randomly on the drawing. He mailed it to me and I finished it up. Pretty cool. Marcel ins an awesome artist from the Netherlands. It was great to work with him. We also did another collaboration called "The Garden of Unearthly Delights". This one was done with ink in the traditional exquisite corpse tradition with Marcel doing the top half of the drawing, then covering it with heavy paper except for a one inch strip, then mailing me the image to complete the bottom half with only the one inch strip to go by. Then, I pulled the cover off and saw this marvelous drawing!

The Abyss of the Mind

Just West of Eden 
The Garden of Unearthly Delights 

In other news, I will be judging the Market Street Juried Art Competition next weekend in Columbus, MS. Looking forward to seeing what the entries look like! I have never entered this competition and was planning on submitting some pieces for it, but this should be fun too. And, I get paid a little bit for doing it.