Monday, November 30, 2009


Brett and Ashley make a movie with her puppet for puppetry class. I made Bernie's head with paper mache over a clay mold. For his shoulders and arms I used cardboard, cheese cloth, wood glue, wood dowels and wire. His body is paper bags stuffed with plastic bags and his clothes are from a thrift store.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

my first watercolor and some other stuff

Some recent work from my sketchbook and two persimmons that became one after I was done painting.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Shadow Puppets

I haven't made my shadow puppet for class yet but I poked around the internet for inspiration. These were some of my favorites.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Exploring Scale

These are the collected photographs of Slinkachu, a London-based artist who for several years has been placing tiny hand painted people on street corners, park benches, and the Underground, and leaving them to fend for themselves. I set up some of my own Slinkachu's around my house.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Media and Materials: Lost Objects, thinking about armatures

This week in class we each brought in paper sculpture stand in for objects we lost as kids. In class we got into groups and made large latticed structures of our childhood play spaces out of cardboard and bamboo.

Sketchbook Series: Ashley

Here are some selections from my sketchbook. I'm becoming interested in lines that connect: webs, string, stitching.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Subway Series: Rusty Zimmerman

My wonderful friend Rusty was over this weekend. We sat on my fire escape, watched the Marathoners putter, stride and wheel by, sipped coffee and talked about drawing. Rusty is an illustrator by trade and I've always admired his work. Pictured above are a few Subway sketches from his moleskin. I wish I could draw like that! More about rusty here.