Mailable, Unfoldable Art

This visually explains my idea for mailable, unfoldable art.  The piece here is constructed of 16 zeroxed pages mounted on a single thick sheet of paper that folds into the size of a standard mailer – painted by hand with gold paint.  I constructed a lot of unfoldables while I pursued the concept.   Some were hung and left in Chicago and Detroit during the summer of 2015.

Election Cycle Bitter Ale

Sharpie on 140lb watercolor paper; repurposed cardboard, silver spray paint.  40 inches x 24 inches x 4 inches.  “Originally conceived as a stand-alone drawing, possibly for a t-shirt design.  Same day I decided to make it into a beer label – I built the beer can out of repurposed cardboard and overall it’s a snappy wall piece.”

Sharpie Art

I came across Timothy Goodman’s book “Sharpie Art Workshop” this past winter.  These pieces are the result of that book’s inspiration to utilize Sharpie markers in order to create new pieces.  Aside from challenging myself to explore various styles, I also colored some Sharpie drawings with Prismcolor pencils or latex paint.  There are several pieces in this portfolio I hope to someday recreate on large wall spaces.  Each 18 in x 24 in on Carson 140lb watercolor paper.

Cultural bygones

A policeman rescues a cat, a policeman directs traffic.  Both images were first encountered in my 1970’s grade school textbooks, now brought back to life with random materials found in my garage.  Dimensions vary.  2015.