Added to May 16, 2018
May 162018

I tend to go through waves where creativity comes easily, and then suddenly I struggle in emptiness. I have been working on this series of black and white self-portraits for about 18 months now, but just recently I am finding it harder and harder to create. Perhaps I need a break? Perhaps other activities got in the way? Perhaps this means the body of work is finally complete?

This is a simple idea I had and struggled to shoot. It is a man blindfolded, but more surreal than just that. Clearly, it was difficult to photograph myself while not having any sight, but the hard part was more in my facial expression. I spent days in the studio shooting this idea over and over. Finally, this single exposure had just the right look.

Circuit Board Sculpt

 Added to May 8, 2018
May 082018

This is my latest virtual reality sculpting project… I have absolutely no idea how electronics work, but I find beauty in their aesthetics. As an artist, when I open up a computer (or other electronic device) and see a circuit board with various components, all connected by parallel lines – I see it as a work of art.

I sculpted various components separately (integrated circuits, capacitors, resistors, transistors, LEDs, inductors) and then pieced them all together to create a fake circuit board. I then painted lines connecting them all at random. I wonder what it does?

Photoshop Action Keyboard

 Added to May 2, 2018
May 022018

Photoshop is my job and my hobby, so I bought a gaming keyboard with tons of extra programmable keys so that I could speed up my workflow. The problem is that I kept forgetting what the 24 custom keys do. Today I designed these label cards to help me remember what actions and tools are available. I even put in little icons for ease… Sometimes I feel like I am playing a piano solo while working through an image!