Artwork Archive > 2010-Stop Motion Project

fall/winter, '10/'11
charcoal/graphite/gesso on panel, digital photography and video, mixed media on paper

So, as it turns out, I'm pretty much a hippie. Well, at least I like to hang out with hippies, for various reasons. But my hippie friends like terrible art, and they wanted me to come and do "live painting" at their festivals, and so I started thinking about the idea of "live painting", and the philosophy of Bhuddism, and the art-historical connection between the counter culture and abstract expressionism and etc, and I had a bunch of square panels left over from the All People's Temple Project, so I decided to have a go at performance painting, record it, explore the visual possibilities of the square/circle relationship, make a cool video, et voilá, the Stop Motion Project was born.
Then Obi Kaufmann invited my friends and I to do live drawing at his weekly event in Old Oakland at the now defunct Lavende Lounge. I kept doing the mandalesque little automatic thing, which began to merge with my Urban Organic thing, and I guess led to the Trying to be a Tree thing.
Woot.

Stop Motion 1
gesso, charcoal, graphite on wood panel
30 x 30 inches
2010
Stop Motion 2
gesso, charcoal, graphite on wood panel
30 x 30 x 4 inches
2010
Stop Motion 3
gesso, charcoal, graphite on wood panel
30 x 30 inches
2010
Stop Motion 4
gesso, charcoal, graphite, spray paint on wood panel
30 x 30 inches
2010
Stop Motion 5
gesso, charcoal, graphite on wood panel
30 x 30 inches
2010
Stop Motion 6
gesso, charcoal, graphite on wood panel
30 x 30 inches
2010
contemporary drawings
mixed media on paper
12 x 12 inches
2011
contemporary drawing
mixed media on paper
12 x 12 inches
2011
contemporary drawings
mixed media on paper
12 x 12 inches
2011
contemporary drawing abstract still life
mixed media on paper
12 x 12 inches
2011
Live Pt 5
mixed media on paper
12 x 12 inches
2011
contemporary drawing
mixed media on paper
12 x 12 inches
2011
contemporary drawing
mixed media on paper
12 x 12 inches
2011
contemporary drawing
mixed media on paper
12 x 12 inches
2011
Live Pt 9: Insides Out
mixed media on paper
12 x 12 inches
2011
Live Pt Botanique
graphite on paper
11.5 x 8.5
2011