Thursday, December 3, 2009

Art Show at Gold Star

I'll be showing the Wrigleyville North pieces '05 and '06 - some have been modified/completed since. And the Chicago Postcard Series '09 - five from the Rasmussen wedding and 1 from my fathers collection. I hung my most precious piece there tonight and I cant seem to relax knowing its hanging in some strange bar. I havent been away from it in 4 years - i know, it's silly, but these pieces are part of me. If anything were to happen to them I would be crushed.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The 18x24 Castle on my desk.

When I first started Scratching... I was still working at the Wrigley North and this guy (who ended up getting his skull crushed outside the bar) loved my stuff and offered to pay me $500 to "make him a castle" - so i did. Not because I thought in a million year this drunken douchebag was going to pay me, but just because I like castles. I became obsessed, not able to put the blade down. At one point I said I was just going to scratch until all the black was gone...I began to hate it...and yet, I dont think I'll ever be able to let it go. Now it sits on my desk collecting dust. Every time I look at it I think "Holy shit, I was determined!" I havent worked on a piece like this in quite some time. I don't think my wrist could take the abuse. Well, maybe.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Off the Bus....

"Off the Bus."

This is definitely one of my favorite pieces.
I scratched this from a b/w photo I shot while getting off the bus at the corner of Lawrence and Western. I had the camera at my waist when I took it. This couple was just so beautifully sad.

Darragh Hogan owns an original print.


These are a few years old.
I hope to complete many more "likenesses" in the next few weeks.
Mo, Em, Kar, Kev....there are so many I'd love to scratch out!

This first one I originally titled "Sirens" but it is Paulina's likeness on the right...
(With a little eeviiil in her...)




Sunday, August 9, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Chicago Postcards '09

Five Chicago scenes Scratched with love for Emily and Kevin's Wedding on June 13th, 2009.

#1 The Loop.

#2 Wilson Avenue Bridge.

#3 Dream Carriage on Michigan Ave.

#4 The Art Institute.

#5 The Little Dipper.