Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Artwork of the month: Subodh Gupta

At the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, on the second floor, there is a new "Modern" art gallery.  It is a great exhibit, and a fantastic set of works.  This one is my favorite.  The medium- bronze, made to look like gold and spray painted cardboard is cool.  The context of the work is a philosophy that I can connect with, and after looking over Gupta's portfolio I can see where his ideas are coming from.

Subodh Gupta
Indian, born 1964
"Dubai to Calcutta #9"
2006, bronze with gold patina and aluminum, in parts.

This work is quite a tease...
...I will have to create something very cool now.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Caravaggio my Studio dog.

I rescued a puppy at a shelter in hayward Wisconsin.  I fell in love with my girlfriends dog, so i just had to have one.  Three years of training and I now have the type of dog I wanted.  He is now three years old and I couldn't go without him.  Check out some pics.

 Here he is in his first studio...

 Here he is in his first cone of shame...

 He still does this, if a window is open he will stand there and look out...
 2 years old

Here he is with his second cone of shame...
His special Carhartt hoodie for winter.  

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Chair design

This winter my friend Aaron Conner from Paraselenic Studio designed and built a set of chairs for "Roller Revolution" a roller girls store here in Minneapolis.  

We did a good job with these, and we do plan on tweaking the design some.  As they are we can make them with cushioned seats or decorative slats that have any direction to them.  

We designed these from scratch, taking some influence from a living room chair from the 50's.

Aaron and I after we finally completed our first set of chairs. They are very comfortable.

Painted, polished, and ready to sit in.

Thanks for siting in on my blog...
...check back soon there is more to come.