First Friday #15

This months First Friday at the Banana Factory has come and gone and this month, despite expectations to the contrary, attendance was again low. We artists thought that since the weather was finally nice and it was our first open house of the fall that somehow things would turn out differently. At this point after … More First Friday #15

First Friday #10

We had First Friday at the Banana Factory last Friday since New Years was a Friday this year and though the crowds were smaller since the change in date I had a much better time then in the past. I think that’s thanks to being very busy framing works for my two upcoming shows. I … More First Friday #10

First Friday #9

Its been a week since last First Friday and I’ve had a week to reflect on the evening. It was a busy night from what I can remember. I’ve taken to writing notes on the evening since I often get connections and inspiration from my encounters on this evening. Here are some of the thoughts that … More First Friday #9

In the studio #18

I finally finished my drawing series! Behold the Loathsome Temple of Doom is done. When I started this drawing series back in October I thought it would be a maybe month long project, two at the max. I banked on having enough of the year left to do a small painting series too. Now I’m … More In the studio #18

In the Studio #17

It’s funny to be at the age when you pine for days gone by. I mostly try to live in the present so longing for the past is something I rarely indulge in. These temple of doom drawings though are stirring the memory pot, and bringing forward memories of my former self. Last week I … More In the Studio #17

In the Studio #16

I’m nearing the end on my Temple of Doom drawing series and its still exhausting to go through the whole set of 10 pieces. Fortunately I’m still producing some interesting works. Something fascinating happened to me while doing this piece. I realized somewhere in the middle of this piece that I was actually drawing a memory of a car … More In the Studio #16

In the Studio #15

I’ve been incredibly busy in the studio lately producing in the last month 5 pretty intensely dense drawings which I am for the most part really happy with. Now that I am in a groove with the series I can begin to take stock in what I am doing with this drawing series and evaluate some … More In the Studio #15

Ephemerama #16

I’ve been working hard in the studio lately with these “Temple of Doom” drawings which are finally seeming worthy of my time. Part of the reason that I do so many multiples of work is exactly for the reason that it often takes me several iterations of an idea before I think its working, or … More Ephemerama #16

Ephemerama #15

A couple weeks ago I attended a faculty recruitment weekend at Rochester Institute of Technology. The weekend was designed to be a minority recruitment forum and intended to attract people of color to the university. It was a very nicely prepared and I had good and fruitful interactions during the week. For the recruitment weekend I had to prepare … More Ephemerama #15

In the studio #14

When I attended the applicant interview for my studio space at the Banana Factory back in February of this year I told the selection committee that I thought I would do a large set of drawings based in part on a forboding masonic temple in Allentown. I call that building the temple of doom because … More In the studio #14