A local event called "BeeFest" put on an art show and contest with the theme of "Bee Goddess", and an artist friend of mine strongly encouraged me to submit something. To begin, I hired one of the life drawing models who I knew was looking for extra work. As it turns out - and I'm not making this up - she's a self-employed professional beekeeper! We collaborated and came up with this design of her wearing a "beekini".
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I am one of three recipients of the 2014 Victor Thomas Jacoby Award. With this grant I intend to explore the art of animating to music, as I am doing with my current film project, Boomerang. In this film, the lyrics of the song inform and inspire the drawings, while the rhythm of the music guides the movement.
Victor Thomas Jacoby was a Humboldt County (California) artist whose medium was French tapestry. He was internationally renowned for innovation in his field. When Jacoby passed away in 1997, he left a generous bequest to set up a fund with Humboldt Area Foundation, which would support visual artists and craftspeople, and encourage the exploration of new ideas, materials, techniques, mediums, images, and excellence.
Salmon Deadly Sins
Salmon Deadly Sins is now available to view online, click here for details.
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Yeah that's a dead frog alright. He was completely dried and stiff when I found him on the Salmon River, so I was able to balance him on the stone - just goes to show you that I'll post just about anything on my art blog, as long as I had a hand in creating it. My pre-Tumblr (older) blog posts can still be seen here.