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I have been working on a project which was inspired by the birth of my daughter Mattie Jo. I use lower-case Helvetica letter-forms and create typeface characters out of them. I want kids to be able to memorize the alphabet while having fun looking at the characters I create.
I have been testing this on my Mattie and she really gets a kick out of them. Here are a few I came up with so far.
After living and working in the great city of Chicago, my family and I decided to shake things up a bit and move to Colorado. It was not an easy decision, but sometimes in life we have to make hard choices to grow and seek new adventures. I will miss my family and friends dearly, but I am sure we will have many visitors out where we are moving to. I will be running my studio from the Boulder area of Colorado and am excited to see how this new place will inspire my work and life. Here are a few snapshots of our new backyard.
A few weeks ago I was notified that this image had won this competition out of thousands of entries. Holy crap! I was very surprised. The brief was to take a photograph that creatively captures daylight and celebrates the role natural light plays in our daily lives. I shot this in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago last year on a hot Summer day. The prize is a photo safari to NYC for two. Can't wait to explore that city and capture some new images. Thank you to the judges who picked this image. Amazing! Here is a link to the competition.
I am super excited about having mamas sauce print my new business cards. These bad boys are nothing short of excellence! 230#, 2.5" x 3.5" duplexed on Neenah epic black & natural white eggshell, foil stamped, letter pressed and printed to perfection! I could not be any happier with the outcome.
It has been some time since I picked up my brushes and painted, so for this years Art For Health Benefit I decided to give it a shot. I wanted to try something new and challenge myself a bit with painting into photographs I shot in Haiti and the D.R.
Each piece is a 24" x 36" black & white xerox print with my acrylic paint mixed in. I was not sure what to expect from this experiment, but it turned out pretty cool. I even sold 4/6 of the pieces at the benefit. This little project sparked my love for painting again and I am hoping to do some more this Winter.
It's finally here, my new website which has all my favorite projects under one roof. It was not easy sifting through twelve years of work, but made me question the kind of projects I enjoyed working on the most and the kind of work I would like to attract for the future.
After doing some extensive research on what web platforms are out there, I found that squarespace was the best one for me. Not only do they have amazing templates which I can easily customize, but the platform is super simple to use. It's also great knowing that my website will work flawless across all mobile and web browser platforms.