Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Krupa Troopa: Stop-Motion Painting of American Jazz Drummer Gene Krupa

I love making art for people to hang on their walls. The hardest part though is giving the work of art away after spending so much time on it. This time around, I decided to document the progress of my work to put together this short video time lapse. I painted this image of Gene Krupa, an influential jazz drummer from the 1930s to the 1960s, for my girlfriend as a birthday gift to her. Music is "Little Room" by the White Stripes off their album White Blood Cells.

Here is a photo of the final product. Happy Birthday Lauren!
Krupa Troopa: Stop-Motion Painting of Jazz Drummer Gene Krupa

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bill FitzGibbons KMA Light Installation

Last week, I flew to Knoxville, Tennessee to film and document a light installation by Bill FitzGibbons on the exterior of the Knoxville Museum of Art. FitzGibbons is a San Antonio based artist and sculptor who received his BFA from the University of Tennessee. He has become internationally known for his large-scale public art work. Currently, his installation Knoxville Colorline is on display outside the KMA through this year, so if you're in the area, I highly recommend checking it out.

Knoxville Colorline: Bill FitzGibbons KMA Light Installation

I've never been to Knoxville before, so it was great getting to visit the city during such a beautiful time of the year when the leaves were changing colors. We stayed on campus at the University of Tennessee in an old cottage, so it was interesting getting to see the other UT. I also liked how their airport had rocking chairs all over the place, as you can see in a few photos below:

Knoxville, Tennessee
Knoxville Airport Rockers
Knoxville, Tennessee

Monday, November 1, 2010

One Hundred Flowers: Live & Unplugged @ Uncommon Objects in Austin, Texas

Earlier this summer, I had the pleasure of working with local Austin band One Hundred Flowers on a music video shoot at Uncommon Objects. We had the evening to shoot this 3 act structure of songs from their upcoming album Mechanical Bride which is being released tomorrow. The Austinist has a great review of the album here as well as another post premiering the video today. I'm very excited to finally share this with you!

Dan & Angharad's Wedding

I photographed a wedding for some friends of mine this weekend and just wanted to share one of my favorite shots so far. More photos from the wedding to come soon, including a costume photo booth! Congrats again to Dan and Angharad :)

Dan and Angharad's Wedding