Sunday, December 13, 2009

Art Con 5 Stage

I had such a great time lighting up the art con 5 stage ! At times the stage seemed to gleam.

as for lighting...I used architectural led lighting fixtures for the set piece and conventionals for the band.
A strategically placed video projector gave me the extra effect I needed to complete the stage.

Setting up in an abandoned warehouse and producing this kind of show was challenging the entire event is put on by artists and musicians and is pretty D.I.Y.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

underconstruction: Art Con 5 stage

Great Job Team Conspiracy!!!
The stage couldn't have been built with out the help from Erik Glissman and his stage building crew. Under the artistic direction of Courtney Miles my design is taking form. To have my stage concept approved and built is a huge thrill , everyone at art conspiracy is a joy to be around and after visiting the site I am pumped up and inspired to put the final touches on the video and lighting design.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Lighting and Video Background for The Ruby Revue at the Texas Theater

I've been lucky to have worked on several projects with Elisa Davis of the Ruby Revue. Most memorable was the Dallas Burlesque Festival earlier this year in which we were nominated for a best of Dallas award.Elisa wanted to shoot a video and asked me to help with lighting and some background footage.

So, we went back to the stage at The Texas Theater , they recently acquired a movie screen . Elisa and I decided to project old black and white motion picture logos on the screen behind the dancers.I also projected paparazzi camera men snapping photos of the girls.
The choreography was intense and the dancers had a lot of attitude . Elisa has her own take on burlesque and it shows in the routine.Can't wait to see the video.

Friday, November 27, 2009

New Sculpture at the Esplanade - Fair Park

Tenor was created for the Centennial Exposition by Lawrence Tenney Stevens in 1936 . The nude was made of aluminum and probably melted down during World War II to help with war efforts.
David Newton recently re-created the statue with plans to add the female Contralto as part of bringing back some of the missing history of Fair Park.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

stage design for art con 5

my dreams have come true, this year I'm working with Courtney Miles and her set builders to create the stage look, lighting and video design for art con 5. here are a few preliminary sketches. This design is based on the dynamic cube, a square on edge. the pyramid stack of cubes is reminiscent of the 80's arcade game q-bert.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Part A + Part B = Toy

Things are really coming together here in dallas texas , our 3rd resin show and by the turn out we are here to stay. Once again we are meeting new toy designers and collectors . Seems like the word is getting out. Thank you to all who participated . The show had everything you could ask for . Customs , Mash-ups and Resin hand casts.

Dj. Mr. Rid created a toy themed soundtrack filled with sound effects , old toy jingles and popular songs about toys. For extra effect a video was compiled and projected onto the gallery wall, it visually re enforced the theme of the exhibit.

The first night comic book artist Kristian Donaldson painted live in the gallery the second night we left out sharpie markers and tacked up drawing paper for a public mural.It was a hit!

Not only were people buying and talking about the toys they were also photographing them as well, this show seemed to have a large number of shutterbugs . They zoomed in and snapped photos of their favorite toys! How Fun! special thanks to Scott Higgins of MonsterBot Studios.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Blk Cat Crew

Cymon is more explosive than ever, sporting his new blk cat gear and beanie spike. Cymon is ready to hit the town in style but remember don 't give him any attitude big things come in small packages. cymon blk cat stands 7 and 1/2 inches tall , hand cast resin.

also: cymon blanks are now available at Artsspace.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hand Cast Resin Show

here's the artist list and postcard image for the fall art show ,saturday sept 12th and 19th.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

FALL 2009 (sneak peek)

Cymon and Reggie hand painted and blank diy resin figures available fall 2009.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Back to Resin Work

I have another resin show coming up in sept. To keep things exciting i've decided to make some wall art to go along with the figures. starting with small portraits.

The Date is Set : Saturday Sept 12th and Saturday Sept 19th , two chances to view and purchase my new resin figures . if your in dallas the reception for both nights starts at 6pm and ends at 11pm.the location : avenue arts venue 823 exposition ave dallas tx 75226 .
also figures will be available for purchase on line. (more details on where to purchase soon).

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fair Park Texas Star Fireworks

I had a great time shooting the fireworks at fair park. I found myself a nice perch and pointed my lens at the texas star. I held the shutter open for long exposures so i could capture the fireworks as well as the Ferris wheel.
Thanks for spotlighting my photo!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Restoring my 1967 VW Split Window Transporter

I love seeing those old vw magazine ads, don't you?
Check out the cool cutaway of the famous "barndoor" transporter.

The summer weather has renewed my interest in restoring my vw bus , I just sanded and primed the front bumper, and i'm sanding the side windows , hopefully they will be back on soon!
more photos to follow.

A big shout out to Mike at Black Gold VW , Jimmie from Cartenders , Bus Boys inc. , West Coast Metric and V-Dub folks.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Attack of the Designer Toy Show *Avenue Arts Venue* Saturday April 18th 2009

Nakanari "Bakuza" custom Frugi

Scott Higgins "Brass Kettle Bot" and "Golden Idel" custom Frugi

N'Reazon custom Frugi and Billy Syn Resin figure

Jason Milstead custom Frugi

Scott Higgins "Billy and Joe" custom Frugi

Jason Ice custom Frugi

Edward Ruiz Cymon and Reggie "Expo Park Locals" Resin figure

Edward Ruiz Cymon and Reggie "street performers"

Steven Vogeler Rudy Resin figure

Ric Bowden KillBot3000 Resin figure

Ross Brown Devil Resin figure

Scott Higgins Smoking Lung Resin figure

The Spring Art Walk was a perfect setting for the Designer Toy Show. Art Lovers and toy enthusiast mingled throughout the night.It was great meeting other artists interested in making toys as well as just talking to fans of the work. Thanks to all that came out and everyone involved, the gallery opened early at 6pm and it was busy till 1am! From the response we received I look forward to the next one.
Artists: Nakanari,Scott Higgins,N'Reazon,Jason Milstead,Jason Ice,Edward Ruiz,Steven Vogeler,Ric Bowden and Ross Brown.
Special thanks to D.E.E.P!
P.S. we got a great Feature on TOYCYTE , looks like the word is getting out ! Thanks Jeremy!!