Monday, May 31, 2010



Acrylic, medical test strips, blood. This takes a bit more working out than I originally figured—not only do you need to set a path that works (which is easy), you have to remember to make some fake ones too (which I forgot). Not a very good maze if there's only 1 way to go at any moment.

But, it is still a pretty easy one.

Friday, May 28, 2010


Regularly Irregular II

Acrylic, medical test strips, blood. In reality, the colors are not quite so saturated and vary quite a bit from a dark red to an orange. This was a snap shot taken sideways with a flash that I then squared up.

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Regularly Irregular

11th of the 7x7 panels. A slight deviation from what I've been doing with these, which had been gouache & acrylic on paper mounted board, this is acrylic, medical test strips, glass beads and blood. No, no, no, not the droplets you actually see, those are droplets of acrylic paint. The blood is in the test strips. Just miniscule amounts.

I've been accumulating great amounts of these and wanting to do something with them. The last experiment with them did not work out very well—I was trying for something more sculptural and it didn't work. Lots more test strips where these came from, so more are in the works already.

And about that book...

And I've been pretty silent on my current book with my senior, but I'm happy to report that some progress has been made. Here's a fairly full mock-up of the book. A lot of the content has been decided, I have all the papers, I know the final size. I'll probably start trimming the paper sometime in the next couple of days. I even went out and bought a much larger cutting mat in preparation. Now I have a 24”x36 ” mat and won't have to struggle with the larger sheet sizes. Tried it out yesterday, what a relief!

On other fronts

Lots of things have been happening—wrapped up one collaborative project, researching/discussing another for next year, working on a video with a friend, and thinking and writing about future solo projects. Nothing is set is stone yet, but hopefully some of them will wrap up or gel in the next few weeks or so.