Here's the anatomy of the Walking Robot. It started off as a rough ass drawing. I was thinking, "why is it claw kind of sticking out?" Maybe it's because I don't draw well enough to understand where it's supposed to be. Then the next drawing, I made the claw face upwards more. I think the idea was to draw it with more movement. But then it looked even more like the robot should be holding something. How about a flag? I suppose I was fixing the problem of not being able to draw a walking thing correctly by adding something. I think I spent numerous hours in Illustrator drawing it all over a couple of days and getting the "font"...
Are the flashing lights enough? Sorry about the gifs. Yet I wanted to show you three new pins. I'm proud of them for some reason. I drew the White French Bulldog, and then artist Peter Chan who has a French Bulldog named Monty, pushed me to make a pin out of a photo of Monty. So I give you Monty sitting. Then finally the Hokusai Great Wave. It speaks for itself.
Makoto Kagoshima is a great example where functional ceramics is art. For the first time since I've been following his works via Chariots on Fire in Venice, CA, his works were mostly shown on a wall as artworks. The pieces have great range and styles and his work continues to grow with new iconography, color, and ornamentation. Catch this exhibition while it's up at Chariots on Fire!
Photos from Luke Chueh's exhibition at Corey Helford Gallery. It ends quite soon. I like the Chinese Ghost piece and the moon landing theories and play on concepts. I'd be horrible if I didn't include Soey Milk's epic-ness. Great works both of you. Here's a quick set of pics.
Fun opening with Yusei Abe for Monochromanic. I'm always thankful for the many people who take time out of their day to stop in and check out the work. I'm also happy that we do get many stragglers who are visiting the area for dinner. Let's keep that going. Meanwhile here are some opening reception photos. To see the set, go here.