I had a lot of fun being a track marshal last night for the first SF night Market. Five Ton Crane put together a fantastic 4-lane slot car racetrack in the back of a rented Box truck, and parked it at 24th St & Illinois in San Francisco along with 18 other trucks each with different installations by different groups of artists. Big props to David Shulman for spearheading the effort and Greg Jones for all the slot car track!
Hosted by Lost Horizon, who have produced this guerrilla art event in Boston and New York in the past, there was a bowling alley in a semi-trailer, a entire garden, Mac and Cheese with attitude, a full gypsy band with stand-up piano, ballroom dancing and Grope-A-Clown just to name a few!
Here’s a preview of the print-on-demand book I just made of my art. It’s meant to be like a portfolio, but right now its really more like a coffee-table style retrospective of the last ten years. I’ll probably trim it down and go with a smaller format for use as an actual portfolio.
I designed the book in Apple’s professional photo editing application, Aperture (which is kind of like iPhoto on steroids.) But for the next version I think I will go with Blurb.com and do a full re-design using their software.
(for best results click on the view “full screen icon” on the lower right)
I really fantastic opportunity has come my way: to display the Whirlygig Emoto, my steampunk motorbike, at the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation in Waltham Massachusettes. Steampuffin.com is hosting a “Steampunk Form and Function Design Competition.” The opening night is Oct 22nd 2010.
I’ve never had any work in a museum, most of the projects I’ve worked on have been large-scale sculptures or art cars, so this is a very cool thing that I’m super excited about!
However, niether the museum nor I have the funds to ship the bike!
Well that’s where community comes in: I’ve started a fundraising campaign on kickstarter.com to raise the funds to ship the bike. Here’s the catch though: if I don’t meet my target goal of $3000, then I don’t get a single dime from anyone. That’s right. It’s an all-or-nothing kinda deal. As of today I’m a little over a third of the way and there are only 8 more days ’till the campaign ends!!!
I hope you’ll consider clicking on the link and donating.. even $5 – it all adds up!
Here’s my latest: A timelapse video I just edited of The Infinitarium we are building at Big Art Studios in West Oakland. I’m one of six artists leads building 18 giant over-sized plants out of scrap metal. I’m in charge of building five giant willow trees – each tree will have over 1,200 feet of salvaged steel cable! We have a small army of incredible volunteers showing up everyday to learn welding and build BIG ART!
Directing artists Karen Cusolito and Dan Das Mann designed and envisioned the Infinitarium, a massive interactive sculpture garden that will span an acre and will include state-of-the-art lighting controls and user-controlled pyrotechnic flame effects. It will be a larger-than-life magical botanical garden and will travel to many events and festivals, premiering at the Electric Daisy Carnival, Sand By The Ton, Outside Lands Festival, Burning Man, the PDX Bridge Festival and many more. http://theinfinitarium.com
I’m using a hacked Canon S1is digital still camera and a kit-made 7.4v power supply (kit from Adafruit Industries) connected to a 12v deep cycle marine battery and combining photos and video from my iPhone as well as a mini DV video camera.
Special thanks to Phil “pEEf” Sadow for assistance with setting up the Canon hack and for the 2nd camera.
A Big hit hit with kids of all ages, the Raygun Rover rolled around the tarmac at Nasa Ames Research center April 10th, along with the Raygun Gothic Rocketship, Les Claypool, The Black Keys, Glitch Mob, Beats Antique and many more talented and amazing people!
“It’s small, its elusive, but its very friendly!” says Tom Sepe of the Higgs-Boson particle he photographed in his garage on Monday.
Scientists have been looking for the Higgs-Boson or “God Particle” for decades but “They’ve been going about it all wrong!” says Sepe, who was able to coax the quantum particle out of hiding with just the right music.
As Sepe explains; “Sages have been saying for thousands of years that every thing is just vibration, the music of the spheres and whatnot. Look, the Higgs-Boson has been here since the dawn of time (or just .0000001 seconds after) it has good tastes, it’s seen it all. You can’t just build a big a huge ugly billion dollar machine and expect a cool party. These things have to be understood from an emotional point of view as well! Its quantum physics man! Its Craazzy! We understand this stuff out in California.”