Sunday, December 30, 2012

Einstein 19

19 of the Base 24 images that I am using to create the other 336 

Broadway Gallery

I am pleased to be apart of a group show this January at Broadway Gallery. The date was changed from the 17th to the 11th. I will have one piece in it from my Instruments series that I did this summer. I hope to see you there! Happy new year. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Took some time off. Back at it and I have many new ideas I wish to try.
Better photos to come some day. 

Broadway Gallery Opening

My first exhibition. I will have one piece in a small group show at the Broadway Gallery on January 17th at 6pm. 
Hopefully the first of many to come! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Einstein - one hundred and forty some odd.

It has been a while since my last post on Einstein.

I have been crazy busy producing many more drawings. The project is really beginning to take shape as well. Sets of drawings spawning others and certain ideas that bring life to new ones. As I started to make more of them I realized I wanted the final number to have some sort of importance and not just represent how many I could finish by the due date. At first the goal was around 100, but I soon found out that would be no hard task. Consisting of me to only have to do 5 drawings a week. I knew I  could do much more then that, so as I began drawing more I realized I had to do 360 of them. A real task at about 23 drawings a week (as of now I am doing around 30 per week). The circle is natures shape. Organic, equal and perfect in a sense. Everything making up this whole, this mass, this shape. Einstein's ideas and theories were based on a school of thought called Holism. Where everything is a part of a whole, where everything is connected. So to not only have the circle run throughout the pieces it would also have to be a part of the greater whole. Every aspect of the series, every aspect of each drawing is connected with another. Either relating back to another drawing that took place earlier in time or foreshadowing another to come. The main aspects being circles, dots, rectangles, stripes, flowers, elevators, beams of lights and clocks. With the variations all stemming off of a base 24 drawings. As of now I have around 21 of the 24, various points in his life showing different aspects. Some more personal and others shared with the world. After the 24 are done I will have to go 15 drawings down. And as of now I have around 7 rows of drawings down. So in all it will be this grid of drawings that make up a 12 foot by 10 foot piece. No small task.

As of now I have 140 something drawings. Well a head of schedule on this project. Planning on finishing early so I can edit, re-do, and add certain marks, colors, or shapes that will help the piece as a whole. As the project continues forward I am varrying the way I make them. Adding new media into the process as well as methods of taking a drawing to finish. Such as printing, gel transfers, and typing onto the drawings with a type writer that was made in the 30's. Perhaps even the same model that Einstein used, who is to know?

And as always as I make new ones it forces others to be moved, rearranged and in some cases re-worked. With so many possibilites of what could happen it is exciting to sit down everytime, start working and not really knowing exactly what it is that I am going to do.

I do not plan on photographing them anytime soon. I dont have the proper equipment with me here at school nor do I have the time to take and edit hundreds of photos. That will have to wait for the summer that is soon to come. So for now take my word when I say it is in progress... and well on it's way.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Einstein - 26

I have already made about 12 more, and these photos are not the best (besides for a few exceptions) but here a a number of new ones for a closer look. I will be posting the new ones when I can. With having to make 20 per week a lot of time is going into this endeavor and pretty much nothing else. Feels good too! stay tuned and I'll keep you posted. 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Einstein in progress.

This is the beginning of my third year project at SVA. My topic is Einstein and not only am I dealing with his life and the various points in it but his famous theories and equations as well. 

The project was originally supposed to be 8 works of any size and medium. I started off making multiple sketches of one scene to see how things could fit and be arranged. In short to see what is possible, moving things just ever so slightly for a better more dynamic and graphic approach. 

As I was went along making more and more of these drawings the project turned into more of its self without my me noticing and dealing with Einstein and his work then if I were to depict it in a single image. The use of repetition and pattern describes his Theory of Relativity, as well with the possibility of different worlds, times and spaces. 

Then the use of a flattened space to make the image simpler has allowed me to in a way make them more complex. The figure taken from a number of famous photographs of the physicist and having the background or the "wallpaper" tell the story. And in most images having the circle recur to be one of the main elements that link images with the others.  

As of now I have 31, by the end of March I plan on having around 360, or at least as near as I can get. 

Saturday, October 27, 2012


Doing some sketches for my third year project at school, topic is Kings and Queens, my choice is Einstein. I saw the opera Einstein on the Beach back in september and after experiencing something like that I can't see how I couldn't focus on a man such as him. Here are the first quick ideas, sampling different parts of his life. From early childhood to the day he passed. Many more to come I'm sure.