Monday, August 31, 2015

[BONUS] Bullet Skull II

For my upcoming solo exhibition Anatomy of War at Krause Gallery in NYC I created a brand new bullet hole skull inspired by my piece on day 344 of the original Skull-A-Day project. This one was made by shooting directly into a large wooden panel...



The show runs September 9 through October 13 and if you're in the NYC area you're invited to come out for the preview reception on Wednesday, September 9. Get more details and RSVP for the reception HERE.

You can take a look at the process of creating some of the work for this show here...






Saturday, August 29, 2015

League of Space Pirates Album Release


The project I have been working on the hardest since the completion of my original Skull-A-Day project is the collaborative science fiction universe League of Space Pirates

Now after 7 long years of work our first album has come out! Precognitive Universe of Emergent Desire is 13 tracks of 80s inspired electronic rock made by a band of anti-corporate outlaws 500 years in the future!

The album is available on pretty much any digital music service you can imagine. Here are a few links to easy ways to listen and buy the tracks right now...

And for those of you (like me) who still like a tactile product to go with their music I've made a limited run of CDs which you can purchase directly from me HERE.

Thanks for listening!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

[BONUS] 434. Dead Media 3

I was recently invited to go to Austin Peay University for a short residency where I created a new anamorphic installation in my Dead Media series. In this case I worked with old vinyl records. Around 100 were used to create this site specific piece...








See my previous Dead Media installations HERE and HERE.

Monday, March 2, 2015

[BONUS] Skeleton Damask Stencil

 My Skeleton Damask pattern is now available as a DIY PDF download!

http://spacepirate.org/skulladay/skeletondamask.pdf





To make the repeat pattern you'll need to make two copies of this stencil and reverse one of them. For doing an entire room I recommend two sets of the finished stencils so that they can be alternated while they dry.  

It's Creative Commons licensed so you can use it for any personal projects, but if you want to sell it please get in touch first! Also please send me an image of the end results so I can share it. Have fun!
 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Skull-A-Day: In Stores Now

The Skull-A-Day book can now be found at the following stores...

New York City
Durham, North Carolina

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Richmond, Virginia

More stores will be added soon! Do you work at store that might like having Skull-A-Day on the shelf? If so, get in touch!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Skull-A-Day Midnight Edition



The first edition of my new Skull-A-Day book has officially sold out and the 2nd edition, featuring a black cover with gold type, dubbed the "Midnight Edition" is now available! Find out more about the book HERE and pick up your copy directly from the publisher Chop Suey Books HERE. Or look for it at the Evolution Store in NYC or the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia. More retail locations will be added in the coming months. If you know of a local store or museum that might like to carry this book please get in touch!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

[BONUS] RVA Pancake Love Skulls






On Valentine's Day I spent the morning creating pancakes for a fun charity event called RVA Pancake Love. I worked alongside a dozen other artists, most working for the first time in the medium of pancake batter to raise funds for FeedMore a local charity that helps feed the needy here in the Richmond, Virginia area.


Wednesday, February 4, 2015

[BONUS] 431, 432 & 433. Skeletube VII, VIII, IX


Three new additions to my Skeletube army of hand painted vintage vacuum tubes. These were created specifically for the Third Annual Group Show at Glitch Gallery in Richmond, Virginia.

Monday, February 2, 2015

[BONUS] 430. Pill Skull


I was commissioned to create a skull image for a collector of my work who is also a doctor, so it made perfect sense to use pills as the medium.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

[BONUS] 429. Dead Media 2



I was invited by the kind folks at Alchemy NFK to participate in their Darkmatters pop-up one-night exhibition in Norfolk, Virginia on Friday, January 30, 2015.

I worked with a literal truckload of thrift store books (456 to be exact) to create this temporary anamorphic installation. After the show is over the piece will be dismantled and the books will be donated to CHKD Thrift Store which benefits the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters.

The piece only looks complete from a single point in the room. The video and images below give a sense of how distorted it looks from any other viewpoint.

See my first Dead Media installation (made with video cassettes) HERE.









Thursday, December 11, 2014

Skull-A-Day Book Signing: Richmond, VA



Folks in the Richmond, VA area come find me this Sunday at the BOOKS & BEER HOLIDAY BREW-HO-HO and get your signed copy of the first edition of my new Skull-A-Day book before we run out!


On Sunday, December 14th from 3-6, Chop Suey Books and Hardywood Park Craft Brewery will team up to host 27 local authors for our first annual BOOKS & BEER HOLIDAY BREW-HO-HO. This informal, family friendly event will be a great place for Richmond to meet the creative forces that make up the local literary and art scenes as well as the spot to get SIGNED books for holiday presents. In addition to the great authors, the Samson Trinh Trio will be play music throughout the event, Goatocado, BoDillaz, and Bonbontruck will serve hot food and non-alcoholic beverages, and Richmond Young Writers will host writing events for children and young adults. Oh, and don't forget Hardywood's seasonal Gingerbread Stout!!! This event is free and open to the public.

Make sure you come by to meet the following authors:
Gigi Amateau
Andrew Blossom
Terry Brown
Dale Brumfield
Tom De Haven
James Callahan
Gene Cox
Lee Graves
Dean King
Bizhan Khodabandeh
James Moffit
Meg Medina
Mary Miley
Theobald
Howard Owen
Emilia Phillips
Joshua Poteat
Kevin Powers
Virginia Pye
Ian Sampson
Noah Scalin
Jon Sealy
Allison Seay
Tim Skirven
Ryan Smith
Gordon Stettinius
Allison Titus
Anne Westrick

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

[BONUS] 428. Coffee Skull


When the Skull-A-Day Facebook page recently hit 50,000 followers I asked the fans to suggest a new material for me to work with. The most popular suggestion (that I hadn't worked with previously) was coffee and the kind folks at Death Wish Coffee Co. offered to send me a couple of pounds! My studio smells great now.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Skull-A-Day at The Mütter Museum

I had the great honor to return to Philadelphia's fantastic Mütter Museum recently to do an event for my new Skull-A-Day book!

photo by Anna Dhody

photo by Evi Numen

The museum's curator Anna Dhody, who wrote the foreword for the book, filmed an interview with me for their No Bones About It web show while I was there...


I also got to spend some time behind the scenes of the museum and captured a few images of their amazing collection that's not currently on display...







Signed copies of Skull-A-Day the book are available at the Mütter Museum and I highly recommend a visit anytime you're in Philly!