Wednesday, June 22, 2011

sneak peak (hello!)

This Saturday at Redline Gallery, I'll be participating at PROJECT HELLO, denver's opportunity to meet artists, designers, poets, writers, and musicians on a personal level.  I'll be making an interactive drawing that will represent the overall traffic and demographic of the event.  You too could have a part in this drawing...  The event is 7 hours long (noon to 7pm), so the window of opportunity is vast!  Please come.  Here's a sneak peak for what I'm planning...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


 About a month ago, I competed in Vitamin Water's "Uncapped" Fashion contest to design a garment inspired by one of their beverages.  My choice was Vitamin Water Energy - Tropical Citrus (sun yellow drink with metallic gold label).  Because of Vitamin Water's sleek graphics and the black-and-white on pop-color contrast, I chose to highlight an urban tropical style.  My model Andi Todaro is wearing a wrap on, tie on, polyester satin gold jumpsuit, a black and white contemporary take on Carmen Miranda's "fruit hat," and a peacock and metal necklace.  All of these things I made - what progress for me!  I hope to receive better photo documentation from Vitamin Water (but the outlook is not good despite the many pro photographers I saw running around).  Either way, here's an okay photo (left) and V.W.'s video documentation of the entire event (The garments don't show up until near the middle, so either fast forward or stay with it).  The winner was Fallene Wells.  She made a whole lot of ruffles for that skirt!  Many thanks to Andi for wearing my clothing as though I made it especially for her. 

Friday, June 10, 2011

hol sum for mukee

As part of Microclimates, hol sum teamed up with Mukee to design some custom jewelry for the fashion show!  Here are some close ups of the pendants I made using Mukee's recycled skateboard deck "charms."  Looking forward to future collaborations with Derek!
In order from top-left clockwise: Dream Charm, Blossom pendant (1), Mayfly pendant, Blossom pendant (2)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Levi Shane Nelson at GroundSwell Gallery

Ladies and Gentleman,
You really can not miss this show of mixed media, large format, contact prints on canvas by Mr. Levi Shane Nelson. 
We're calling it "flawed."  It's a show about the perfection of pattern and digital methods contrasted with the idiosyncratic quality of hand labor. 

Really, don't miss it.
See you at GroundSwell! 

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


I'll be participating this year as one of many artists, designers, musicians, writers and poets at Red Line Art Gallery for an afternoon and evening of "hello."  Our assignment: introduce ourselves to Denver (and everyone else for that matter).  I'm planning on making art that makes your visit count

I hope you'll come on down, ANY time between noon and 7pm on Saturday June 25th. 

below: an intro-flic from last year! Thanks to Mr. Matt Dunn.

Project Hello - Denver 2010 from Matt Dunn on Vimeo.