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Charmers

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The Show On the Road

For the next few months some of my art is taking to the streets of Austin in The Show On The Road. The Show On The Road is a climate controlled, fully functioning contemporary mobile art gallery. You can keep up with the show on Twitter and Facebook.

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Rocking the World Cup

The past few weeks have all been about rocks, minerals, and the World Cup. With a side of drawing class.

It started with an old book on how to know minerals.

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I did not develop a fondness for Cristiano Ronaldo, Arjen Robben, or this guy’s hair.

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My studio assistant was not as enthralled with rocks and minerals as I was.

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The World Cup psychic animal pool was disappointing this year. The psychic horse that lives in a house? A false prophet.

Perhaps the single greatest line to come out of the all the related World Cup coverage can be attributed to a spokesman for the Brazilian city of Curitiba, on the topic of their psychic capybaras.  “Capybara prediction is a science. You can trust it.”

Turns out capybaras aren’t psychic.

I started working on a new kind of conglomerate during Argentina vs Iran.

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The Iranian team looks like this:

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“Hey Luis Don’t Bite Me” is the most tender folk song to come out the World Cup.

This is my manicure for the USA-Belgium match, seen amongst mineral debris.

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People at the office were very busy working that day. A co-worker declared that we couldn’t lose to a team whose country’s mascot is a peeing boy. But, well.

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Also that day I skipped my drawing class. A drawing class seemed like a good idea at the time. It is hot here in the summer, I needed novelty indoor entertainment. I quickly realized though that drawing wasn’t going to take. On the last day of class, we had to draw a replica plastic gourd. I dutifully drew the gourd until I couldn’t stand it anymore and began drawing strange lumps and offshoots on it, turning it into a vegetable not found in nature. When my teacher came by to check on me, I had to admit to her that I was not very interested in drawing reality. I don’t think she was pleased with me. It’s a good thing this class was not for a grade.

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I did like smooshing around vine charcoal with my fingers though. Gummy erasers are also entertaining.

A couple of World Cup matches later, I had myself a giant conglomerate.

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I was also following Colombia. Their coach received 400,000 write-in votes for president in the recent election. Then they lost to Brazil. When Germany then went on to beat Brazil 7-1 (what!), Colombia got very busy on the internet. The German embassy in Bogota’s Facebook page got 9,000 likes that day.

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I wasn’t satisfied with just one conglomerate.

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Thus ends the rocks, minerals, and World Cup era. Really, enough with the rocks already.

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The Chief Magistrate

The Chief Magistrate

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It has been worse.

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People’s Gallery 2014

Coming up next . . . I’ll have three things in the new People’s Gallery exhibit at Austin City Hall.

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The Economic Development Department is proud to announce the 10th annual People’s Gallery exhibition at Austin City Hall will officially open Friday, February 28 with a free public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artists and view the exhibition which features artworks on loan from local artists, art organizations, and galleries on display throughout the first three floors of City Hall. Local indie rock band Mobley will perform on the City Hall Plaza at 8 p.m. and the Whole Foods Market trailer will be on site offering food for purchase.

The People’s Gallery is designed to showcase regional artistic endeavors and to encourage public dialog, understanding, and enjoyment of visual art. Each year, the Cultural Arts Division of the City’s Economic Development Department issues a call for artworks to Austin-area artists, galleries, museums, and arts organizations. The selected works are displayed in the public spaces of the first three floors of City Hall for one year. The 2014 exhibition jury members were artist and curator Michael Anthony García, art historian and co-owner of Tiny Park Gallery Thao Votang, and illustrator Terrence Moline.

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Some things

In a couple of weeks, at Austin City Hall, I will be talking about my art and how I ended up this way. It’s a little bit terrifying, but I’m pretty sure I won’t pass out.

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And I got my ducks in a row and a photo included in this book from Chronicle.

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Ain’t no mountain high enough

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Print

Paper is kind of important to me, so I’m especially happy to have been included in a couple of magazines recently.

Kolaj issue #4.

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Uppercase #18.

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Book of Leftovers

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