Thursday, December 23, 2010

one track mind

the lovely man of green tapes, zach ippen asked me to do the artwork for a project called one track mind. i was completely honored to do so. i did the design while i was on the road in nashville, tn. i finished it up finally one night with the help of champagne.

Monday, November 22, 2010

loo tapes is here!

loo tapes is the new vhs label started by rachael oflynn. collaborations with andrew scott young, nathan pruitt, and demons. more to come.

blue ribbon glee club- wall to wall cds

the blue ribbon glee club was getting ready to perform in nyc and we needed to print more cds. the recordings are from wall to wall, chicago, IL. they are made of ink printed with potato stamps, watercolor, and typewritten text from the smith corona.

mural at lamm rd studios, freeport, i. session two

andrew neher and i went to freeport with the intentions of finishing up the mural. we worked real hard all weekend. we took a break on friday to go to raven's grin inn. it was looking pretty great when we left though.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

found in the rubble

while i was cleaning the studio i found these unfinished gems. the first two were made during my travels in florida during janurary and february of 2010. the bird watercolor was made sometime after that in chicago.

unfinished head collage. mixed media on recycle paperboard.
janurary, 2010, florida

unfinished drawing. marker on recycled paperboard
january 2010, florida

bird watercolor on watercolor paper.
2010, siegler gallery, chicago

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

leftover flaming hot cheetos and the lovlies

when i set up my studio, i found the leftover flaming hot cheetos. i decided to use them up on this 3d recycled collage. made with random items and many adhesives

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

bus stories. volume 3

this project started because my friends and i would talk about how hilarious the "bus" is all the time. it was actually bryan's idea, but cory and i got drunk on gin and tonics one night and typed volume out, mostly. we collected stories of our own and from our friends of their experiences on the public transportation. most of them came in person with me in front of the good ole smith corona. some were transferred from email, others transcribed by cassette, one was told over phone. keep em comin'.

mini headdresses


design three, close up

design three

design two, close up

design two

design one, close up. BLING!

design one. BLING!

i don't know what inspired this, but it was fun to make some costumes. all recycled materials, of course. oh, and hey, it has nothing to do with the indians, its just fun.

cat painting

corrine came over and we made cat paintings. it was all too lovely. my was made of recycle computer case, stencil and marker pen.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

mural at lamm rd studios, freeport, il

i worked on a mural at lamm rd studios in freeport, IL. it is a farm in the country.

skateboard art show at the siegler gallery

the siegler gallery hosted a skateboard show that i showed a work in progress in. i found the skateboard on mulberry street in fort collins, co.

psychden at the siegler gallery

it had been quite a while since the siegler gallery hosted a show. this installation had been brewing.

it started with a baby pool and the big paintings i made. i turned them into walls.

the inside of the walls. i start hanging the recycled cds that i painted with stencil on the walls. some are even framed.

now, it is time for the air conditioner, a mere luxury these days.

i started adding the ceiling made up of every sheet, fabric scrap, and blanket in the house.

linda malonis came over and helped put up the walls. she brought a bag of ribbons she found.

we hung them from the baby pool in the corner.

next, joe came over and brought the lights. a dreammachine and some strobes to create a trippy effect.

there were amps and various instruments. during the opening there were two bottlecap contact mics to play with. sounds real good while attached to the slide projector.

the slide projector acted neat with the other lights as well as a quick glimse of slides. linda also brought her recycled tv art piece to create other lights.

for the opening, meester magpie played his set inside the installation. it was sweet.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

big painting- siegler gallery 2009

we found these awesome huge boards in the alley and i just had to paint them. the siegler gallery hosted an art show including the theater group, the citizen's relief.

combo painting- siegler gallery 2009

a collaboration by rachael o'flynn and trenton willey

mixed media on recycled canvas, 2009

acrylic on recycled canvas, 2009

artist in residence, siegler gallery october 2007-september 2009

these were painted between october 2007- september 2009, moved into the siegler gallery in humboldt park, chicago, il

dancing bears, watercolor on arches, 2008

gator, mostly acrylic on canvas, 2009

bobble, acrylic on canvas, 2009

self-portrait, framed watercolor on paper, 2008