Friday, August 20, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
there have been a lot of hands on deck helping with the laborious stages of papier macheing these 8-foot griffins with 14 foot wingspans. They are growing up so fast it makes me whistful for their heady days of youth. thats my little sister still getting that second coat of papier mache on the underbelly of griffin #1.
There were some shenannigans, and Jacob got slimed with papier mache mix. Its messy work.
Also, team, I should mention today was a very unusual day of work down at Legion Design studios, because there is a movie filming in downtown Grand Rapids, called 30 Minutes or Less. They have cordoned off a 12 black area in downtown to shoot some kind of car chase or some shiz, and the studio is basically in the center of that. So when we arrived to get to work today, we had to park a bajillion miles away, and then to get to the studio on foot had to argue with 10 different bitchy production assistants to let us cross the street.
That was certainly charming. The crew will be filming again tomorrow, but with beer we have purchased the loyalty of certain production assistants , so we should be able to get through.
One nice thing about the movie filming here, is that it will actually be set in Grand Rapids too. SO thats nice.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
there you see Mr. Gordie Zalewski of legion design working on the papier mache for as-yet-unnamed griffin #1.There you have griffin #1 with the skeleton for griffin #2. The armature bases are constructed out of 2x4's and conduit. And, at long last, the first pages of silkscreened animal textures
Saturday, August 7, 2010
When I've been contributing web content to Revue WM, I have been ending all my posts with the sign-off:
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Then there was the entire comedy of errors revolving around the painted furniture. You may have heard reference to that venture in the past. I had hoped to do a mural commission in my hometown this summer, but nobody in these parts has any budget for that. So, I thought I could flip garage sale furniture and think of that as a mini mural commission. The wise Lauren Moyer once told me that in the gallery she works at portraits are very difficult to sell, but landscapes turn around nicely, so I settled on doing nature stuff on the furniture. Left to my own devices, I would probably have painted snakes and skulls and naked women and shit on the furniture, but in the interest of commercial viability, I instead painted tasteful and restrained flowers on the furniture.
He's on the Christmas card mailing list now.