The first time I received images from kids who had created a cardboard city inspired by my Cartonlandia I was overwhelmed with joy. Since then, I've received images from two more classrooms who have created their own miniature city, this makes me very happy.
First, all the way from Vilassar de Dalt (a village in Catalonia, Spain) 3rd & 4th graders from La Immaculada School created the masterpiece below.
Second, 5th graders from the Falk Laboratory School at the Universtiy of Pittsburgh worked for 5 months creating their city, and it's a beauty.
love the "Dwarves and Mermaids Retirement Home" below
Back in Oct 2010, I worked on a stop motion video for Scion's new smart car, the iQ. I posted a sneak peek of the project here and now I'm happy to share the final video! I worked with Eli Sipsas creating the entire city and cars from cardboard and paper. It was then animated by Tatia Rosenthal with lighting by Bobby Lam. Check out the video below! & for more info on the iQ click here.
i love me a good bootleg. originally ms pac man was an unauthorized sequel to pac man, so i created this ms pac man arcade game along with another three bootleg sequels for GR2's latest show, Game Over. show opens tomorrow at 6:30pm.
Mapping Another LA is still going strong and has a little over a month to go (the show closes Feb 26th). Below are some installation views of my commissioned piece. Be sure to check it out before its gone!
Last Thursday I traveled back to Houston to be part of a panel discussion titled "Urban Perspectives on Salon of Beauty" organized by the Kinder Institute for Urban Research & Rice Gallery. The event gathered sociologists and community leaders to discuss how their own practice relates to my installation. One of the panel members was Sergio Chavez, he is an assistant professor of sociology at Rice University and is currently completing a book titled, "TIJUANA: Migrants and the Making of a Border Socitety." Salon of Beauty reminded him of the work he had done in Guanajuato, Mexico, where he provided kids with cameras to photograph their surroundings. Through these images, Chavez noticed that many homes were also used to run small businesses, selling tortillas, clothes, and even practicing medicine. While visitors can't enter any of the buildings in my installation, this is what Sergio imagines are behind those closed doors.
Want to quickly share with you a time lapse video taken during the the first week of building inside Rice Gallery, here you'll see the wooden frames and cardboard walls go up. Stay tuned for more behind the scenes images later this week!
Mark & Angela Walley from Walley Films were commissioned by Rice Gallery to create a short film about my installation, Salon of Beauty. They did an amazing job at capturing the details and process of the installation.
For everyone in Dallas TX, the opening for hand painted dreams flow is today at Conduit Gallery. I have a few new pieces in their Project Room. I, unfortunately, can't attend the opening tonight but hope to get some installation images to share soon.