Sunday, October 20, 2013

Market Fresh

These AP (artist proof) prints from bicycle chains
I'm happy with the direction of these prints and now need to add more texture to the print block. That will require more bicycle chain. I'm pretty excited about getting back into printmaking. It was my focus way back as a graduate ('82) from UCSC Studio Arts program. A surprise bonus of doing these prints was the memories of setting up for printing and the smell of printing ink. It brought back memories of late night studio work fueled by coffee and college radio. Good times.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Trailwerks Posters for CCCMB

Central Coast Concerned Mountainbikers is another awesome group of people who work to expand the network of sustainable and enjoyable trails in SLO County and maintain the trails currently in use. I am proud to be a member and can say that I helped establish and maintain some of the best dirt trails anywhere.
I donate poster skills and help promote their big trail events called "Trailwerks". This 3 year set of posters are based off the most parodied american painting by Grant Wood called American Gothic.



It truly is the most parodied painting from an American painter. Here's a good article about the painting and its back story on Neatorama.

Grants sister and his dentist were models.

Banksy Public Art Attack NYC

Banksy Public Art Attack NYC continues with this brilliant piece called Sirens of the lambs. National Public Radio has a short article and posted a video that really captures the public reaction in a real way. BRILLIANT!
"This is a piece of sculpture art, and I know what you're thinking: Isn't it a bit — subtle."
The audio guide also explains that the animals are controlled by four mime artists, who sit inside the truck. Banksy apparently used to work at a butcher shop, which might have inspired the sculpture art.

Learn more about the problem:
The Humane Farming Association

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Guerilla Art Lives! (for a brief time until it is taken down).

Dancing on the Union Pacific Train Trestle
Oh Great Bike Spirit

Dancing Bikes
The Tribune

Flights of Genius by Stephen Powers

Flights of Genius by Stephen Powers from Jun Lee on Vimeo.

I used to be a sign painter and like Stephen Powers. I enjoy the rare tradition of sign painting and these beautiful subway pieces for the masses bring the flavor of Coney Island to the land of the working blahs. Bravo!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

My Egg McMuffin Properly Heated.

Micro Tester for restaurants from Micro Tester on Vimeo.

I think I would want my food properly heated. 
The past four months have been a push to create a video for the Micro Tester. This is possibly the last leg in a long journey for my client. We collaborated with other professionals to make a simple video showcasing a device that measures the efficiency of commercial microwave ovens - one of the least regulated commercial kitchen cooking devices in the fast food industry.
Big thank you to McDonalds in Grover Beach for the use of their kitchen and the supporting actor "Ted".
Thank you Highlight Media for their expertise, ideas and the will to work within a budget. Thank you Leia Larson for stepping up to the spokesperson/model who nailed it. Thank you KV Web Solutions for website coordination. It takes a team to make a client happy.
making it happen. This was great collaboration between client, videographer and art director.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

“Up In Arms: A Creative Response to Gun Violence”

The group show is called “Up In Arms: A Creative Response to Gun Violence”
Read more here:
at the Steynberg Gallery. This one is called "What are you?" - a step back commentary on home grown terrorists and politicians that fuel the paranoia fire. Read about the in the SLO Tribune then go see the show. My favorite piece is Russell Hodin's "Exercises For Small Arms".

Friday, May 31, 2013

On Location with Highlight Media

No Time ToluseMicro TesterThe InventorOur Actress LeiaFrom my perspectiveThis is "Ted"
A successful product demonstration with Highlight Media today. Can't wait what they puzzle together with the footage. I'm sure it will be exactly what the client needs.