Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Ike Turner

A commissioned pen & ink portrait of the great Ike Turner-- I had the privilege of seeing Ike live at the Experience Music Museum in Seattle shortly before he died, and the man could definitely still shred on a guitar at age 70--

Monday, September 29, 2008

Bear In Water

A pen & ink piece I did 10 years ago as a Christmas gift for my folks--

Friday, September 26, 2008

Charles Bukowski

A painting of writer Charles Bukowski which hung at Greg Lundgren's cozy "art bar" The Hideout in Seattle for a year or so-- Acrylic on hardboard, 40 X 40 inches--

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pharoah Sanders

A commissioned pen & ink portrait of saxophone master Pharoah Sanders-- This art was done for Richy Boyer, who plays drums in the band Police Teeth, and who used to run a great punk rock record store in Bellingham, WA called Viva La Vinyl--

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Anna Nicole Smith

A pen & ink portrait of addled sex pig Anna Nicole Smith which appeared on the cover of Seattle alternative weekly THE STRANGER--

Monday, September 1, 2008

It Was Fifteen Years Ago Today...

Of all the pranks I've been involved with, the one I'm most proud of is attaching the 700 pound ball and chain to the Hammering Man in front of the Seattle Art Museum on Labor Day, 1993 (That's me with my arms raised above my head in the photo)-- I was good friends with Jason Sprinkle and Rob Shealy, who built the giant ball and chain, and when Jason asked if I would help "install" his inspired creation, I gladly agreed-- We did a "practice" installation without the ball in Seattle's Ravenna neighborhood the day before, and when it came time to do the real thing, it went very smoothly-- Jason Sprinkle went on to create many other giant metal sculptures and illegally install them in downtown Seattle, and I helped with a few of those, too-- Sadly, Jason was killed by a freight train in Mississippi in 2005-- There should be a book, movie, or website documenting all his work, but unfortunately it hasn't happened, yet-- For more info, here's an article from The Seattle Times and one from The Seattle P.I.--