Thursday, September 18, 2008

Graduate School?

This is the logo for Grad Portfolio Days something I hope to attend. I am trying to decide if going to grad school is just a vain ambition of mine that will get me just another degree and no career. While I know it has been recommended by many even my religious leader. I am still unsure of the future it will bring. I can't help but think of the money involved. To really make a graduate Art degree worth it I have heard the schools outside of Utah are the best primarily because of the countless connections you can make. But BYU is sooooo inexpensive and what I want to end up doing is teaching art and they can offer that to me. I wouldn't mind staying in Utah I love being around family but I hate being trapped here.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Dirty Dogs and Red Linging

Dirty Dogs, Frost bite and Lula were dirty from a hike we had taken them on and I also had problems keeping the plate clean that I was printing this from.

"Red Lining" hot air balloons first came into mass production major usage in wars and knowing this fact I wanted to exploit that many wonderful things we enjoy have a dark past in which they were first developed . So in other words Good can come from Bad.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Old and New

The first is a four color wood cut of a Militiaman from the Revolutionary war. This print and the mono type of Steven were both in the Utah County Spring art show.

The second shown here is my first Lithograph done with litho crayons and pencils on an aluminum plate. I am currently taking a Fundamentals of lithography class at BYU from the great Wayne Kimball who will soon be retiring.

Monday, June 09, 2008

This is a Mono type Print of Steven who plays cello for my friend Colby Stead. A mono type is a complex way of painting on paper. Using thin layers of ink on a sheet of plexiglass you add layer after layer and you can put solvents in the ink or use templates to give effects like I did in the back ground.
With this piece I was trying to show Stevens inhibition to be in the spot light. He is a great musician but would rather be heard and not seen.

Saturday, April 05, 2008


some more wood cuts, i also have my BFA show on display at the campus canvas or the art wall across from the book store at UVSC. For my BFA I did some illustrations of a friends book called Darcy and Glass it will be on display until May.

The second work i have posted is called Gabe reclined it is on display at the Woodbury Museum with the spring student show until april 27th.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

some woodcuts i did a while back but never posted the one with the bees is also a tunnel book.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

I got a puzzle for christmas and put it together the week of new years.  I was pleasantly surprised at how much I was able to learn about color harmony and the principles of unity and variety.  It was a puzzle of James Christensen's Parables painting he may not be a true master but seems to know what is doing with the art business.  As far as the color harmony and unity/variety goes between the 1500 pieces there was a lot of color harmony and the only way to tell the difference in the pieces was the slight variety in texture.  Puzzles are cooler than I remember.