The date for COOLBEANS is coming up. I have been spending all of my free time working on several pieces. I just finished one of the sculptures. Can you guess what it is?
A few months ago, Ruben Urrea Moreno and Rock CYFI Martinez invited me to show some artwork with them. The date is slowly approaching! It’s been exciting working with these guys and planning everything out. Still lots of work to do, but the hard work will be worth it!
These are some small sketches I’ve spent time working on lately. I have not put much energy into large projects but things always seem to be progressing slowly.
I designed this for a friend’s Slider. I sketched it out, edited it in illustrator and laser printed it onto the Slider. Check out the BORN1985 website to see more Slider pictures.
My latest project has been an ongoing work-in-progress. Over the past year, I have been taking small steps towards one larger goal. The project is called Born1985. It builds on the essence of surprise, mischief, humor and curiosity. I’ve been analyzing my connection to objects and how those connections stem from human nature. The object I am making feel like commercial products but they are designed in an artistic way that allude to raw and simple human feelings.
This project originated from an idea of designing a seat that appeared unstable and chaotic. I wanted to balance coarse geometric shapes and simple forms of construction with subtle curves and refined finishes.
The stool is 30″ tall. The bottom of the seat is constructed from hot-rolled, mild steel. It was painted black and scuffed to highlight coarse grind marks and mill scale. The top of the seat is polished stainless steel. The stool is titled S01. It will be auctioned at the CRUSH Auction at the Tucson Museum of Art on March 5th.
Lately I have been asking myself why I continue to draw. I have slowed down on the amount of personal art work I do because of the time and effort my job requires. But for some reason I still like to take a few minutes a week to draw. The exercise of drawing by hand has become a bit of a habit. Although I don’t go through sketchbooks as quickly as I used to, I still enjoy the occasional sketch or still life.