Oct 22, 2015

Art Show! Free Beer! Halloween!

I'm excited and honored to have a bunch of my Halloweenery pieces in MF Gallery's Halloween Art Show opening this Saturday, Oct. 24th. Here's a preview:

"Holey Gail"
"Jack Whithers"

The event is also a costume party- with FREE beer! So if you're in NYC this weekend, definitely check this out and say hello. 

 Nine days!

Oct 12, 2015

Childhood Screams

When I was ten years old my parents brought home a book for me called "The Simple Screamer" by Dan Reeder.

Already a huge monster fan, I was absolutely absorbed by the creatures and techniques within. And how could I not relate to this cartoon by Gary Larson that introduced the book?

Fast forward to 100 years later: after many other pursuits, interests and curveballs, I'd forgotten about that book, but always remembered those "Screamers".

Now I find myself, perhaps not so surprisingly, focused on sculpture and fabrication of creature costumes, masks and art objects.

While I've developed my own weird techniques over the years, using a a variety of materials, paper mache is a primary medium, and I owe at least a seed of that inspiration to Mr. Reeder. Thanks to the Internet I'm delighted to discover that Dan is still making monsters- and he's been doing it along from my hometown!

To see what he's up to these days, check out his blog at papermacheblog.com.

Oct 8, 2015

Extended Facebook Gallery for Halloweenery 2015

Halloweenery Series II is brimming with derangement, desiccation and even trepanation. If you're one of those degraded...
Posted by Black Jar Follies on Tuesday, September 29, 2015