Since my last post, I’ve had my computer crash and burn. But it didn’t keep me from making! I’ve got a backload of posts I want to share, starting with Bushwick Daily.
A gallery opened this summer with feminist artists hosting a show with art made from dick pics that men had sent them. I would’ve been okay if these pics came from exes and former beaus, but it was not that simple. Some artists went onto dating sites, even Grindr, to solicit dick pics from unaware men. Strangers! It raises a different ethical question. The art isn’t made out of revenge, or to expose misogyny. It showed that women can be just as bad as men at making shock art by doing it for the wrong reasons and going about it the wrong way. I was offended that someone could call that feminism, when really its just bad art making.
Lastly, the best goddamn news reporter in Bushwick, Emily Ruscoe, gave me under 2 hours to do a piece to accompany her article regarding Banksy’s latest in Bushwick. I was not at my home/studio, had to draw, scan, and color, with none of my usual tools, and with it being Friday, I really wanted the article to have accompanying art and not have to wait for the weekend to pass for it to go live. It was a challenge, but I pulled something out with the limited resources I had. I hope Banksy strikes again, and I hope to do more thrilling last minute collaborations like this again.
Did this fish for a commission! I’ve been looking forward to doing it. Inspired a little bit by Animal Crossing: New Leaf; there’s an encyclopedia of fish that you’ve caught with some great graphics on the designs of the fish. They move so realistically, too! Assignments are so much more fun to illustrate for sometimes, because you get some odd requests. Bending to a project and being able to fit your style into it is a tough balance, but rewarding when you can match it! Below is a Dorado that I didn’t end up liking, so I went with the tuna above. And below is the final piece. It’s going on the back of someone’s boat!
This went up over at Bushwick Daily! I’ve got a few ideas of shoes for other neighborhoods, maybe a part 2 will come out soon.