Thursday, June 26, 2008

Gary Higgins: Millenium Park 6-23-08

The long-lost psych-folk singer/songwriter Gary Higgins made a rare concert appearance at Millenium Park this past Monday, for free nonetheless! It was a mesmerizing performance of old classics and new gems. I was so happy to see one of my favorite musicians performing songs from one of my favorite albums of all time! I got some photos that, unfortunately, don't really capture the beauty of the monumental event. Read Gary's story here on the Chicago Reader site. Be sure to check out/pick up "Red Hash", his 1973 cult favorite album, recently reissued on Drag City.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Keiji Haino

Portrait of the black god of Japanese noise. India Ink wash. Been listening to way too much mind-melting stuff by this fella lately.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Old Growth SKetches

A series of small sketches I did last year. I just came upon these again and kinda liked 'em

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

"Anthem of the Sun"

An image of my newest work entitled "Anthem of the Sun". Commissioned for Todd & Margaret Woodward. Mixed media diptych on two stretched canvases. Each panel approx. 30"x40". Completed May 2008.

A very "freeing" experience to delve into the completely abstract realm (somewhere I generally dare not tread). Using the array of colors, expressive strokes, and angular/organic shapes was a real treat for my generally uptight and restrained method of painting. A good experiment!