Thursday, December 17, 2009


The Right Light: A Live-Painting/Video Performance and Art Exhibition featuring Darren Le Gallo and Jon Cournoyer with guest artists Nathan Spoor, Chandler Wood and more. Click here for more information.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Fine fellow and magnetic storyteller Steven Allen adds a new notch to his master mixologist belt as the Times gives his newest creation, "The Magritte", a little love. Click here to view more of the story.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Saturday, Dec.12 is a great time to see the concept group show of the year at Corey Helford, the Multi Plane Show. Jan and Bruce hand picked 50 of their favorite artists to pay tribute to the early days of animation. We each created paintings using the multi plane process made famous by pioneer animators Iwerks, Fleischer and Disney, you know, the ones that influenced us all. I finished the multi plane piece (one panel, two glass panes) and then used the shipping box materials (top and bottom panels, side supports got canvas stretched around them) to make three more pieces. So there are actually 4 pieces from yours truly to check out.

Above is my multi plane piece, titled "The Ecstasy of St. Peter", one of four interconnected pieces around a somewhat autobiographical theme. The other 3 look something like this:

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


It may seem like I've had a spell of time off from the Hi Fructose writing but it just isn't so. Of the many incredible people we've been working toward finding out more about, one Motoi Yamamoto definitely stands out in his own right. Click here to read more about this impressive Japanese artist. The story was also picked up by soon after landing, very cool!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Greg and I recently had the great pleasure of visiting with Mike Shine, who's mythological driftwood narrative is beyond words. Hence, a full length article in the prestigious National Geographic of the surfing world, The Surfer's Journal. This really does do the man justice, especially since it's told in first person, just as he said it (pretty much). And we also get a full tour of his legendary Shine Shack to boot! Click here to get a preview and link to the official TSJ site.


I'm pretty stoked on this one, as I've always wanted to explore Sandow's work more and see him as a personal inspiration and a high bar to write about. Sandow is one of the more conceptual narrative artists around, and I'm glad to have had some personal access to him and his thoughts courtesy of our mutual friend Greg Escalante. So Greg and I dove in and got some of the goods on the SoCal painting and surfing force that is Sandow Birk. Click here to get a peek at his feature and link to the full online magazine.