Sunday, December 21, 2008

I started painting backgrounds

Cymon is here to stay.

Vintage style painting of Cymon ,plus a few blanks to peak curiosities.
Yes i am getting back to my resin figures, and plan on dropping Reggie(my new character) in 2009.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Running live video for the Polyphonic Spree 8th Annual Holiday Extravaganza

The last photo is of my video station behind the sound booth up in the balcony.
I had a camera down by the stage for close up footage , I pre-made visuals to mix in for the songs, plus i had an effect box on the camera so that i could add digital effects on the big screens. When the band went into the sing-a-longs i had my laptop ready to go with power point lyrics that i could layer over the video . Big Thanks to Dezi , Taylor , Tim , CP , and the Polyphonic Spree!

Tim hanging with the video crew , Dezi and Taylor.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Here are some photos of the film and video install we did for this years art conspiracy charity auction. the event was held in a 40,000 sq ft building in west dallas . benefiting preservation link, inc.

Robert the 16mm kid was on hand running films and i was throwing down video on the big screen and the stage. 150 artists participated , 3 bands played and there were even dj sets! WoW ! thanks art con! see ya next year.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Secret Machines and Cymon !!

Being the Lighting Director for The Secret Machines tour gave me a chance to introduce Cymon to some psychedelic rock.

London Designer Es Devlin conceived the set, I built it in my studio here in Dallas Texas, then took it on the road for the tour!! It was great melting people's minds across the U.S. and Canada! What a great experience. Thanks Es and The Secret Machines!

If you want to read a review about the stage set and see some photos of the lighting then go here

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Zildjian World Headquarters

Yep, Lucky Cymon got to play some drums on the road including this vintage Beatles kit!!

escape from Alcatraz

Could Cymon really escape from Alcatraz? Probably . Let's just be glad he never had to try.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Cymon Goes To Graceland

Want to go to graceland ! Get info Here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

The Lagoon at Fair Park

I took these photos from the top of the Natural History Museum.
Funny how they look like little models.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cymon with Skeleton Print and Cymon Camo

Here's a few more shots of Cymon. I can't get enough of this character!
I'm almost finished with Reggie the Racoon , and will be posting him up soon.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Buddha Skeleton . cast resin 2008

Very much inspired by Gunther Von Hagen's BodyWorlds. The challenge was to sculpt a figure so that you could see inside the body. I made the original out of wire and aluminum foil. A thin layer of sculpey was applied to cover and define the features. I was very pleased when i finished this one. Making the mold was tricky because of the negative space in between the arms and the seated position. I learned alot from this piece and felt confident enough to start working on my next character.

Cymon Mk 7 1/2 " cast resin figure

I really enjoyed working on these guys , it seemed so effortless .I'm glad i took the time to refine my wire and foil technique .
I finally got a character that gave me options. He could be different colors, the facial expressions could change and i also made two different accessories a pipe wrench and a paint brush. My street guys would hold a pipe wrench and my creative types would carry a paint brush.
Not only that... some of them got spikes on their boots! Over all i was pleased with Cymon and the paint designs are endless. I'm currently working on his sidekick . Reggie, a sidewalk city dwelling Racoon. He's cool. I'll show you when he's done.