Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The 20 hour work day.....

Tired...... But its worth it......  I will show you real soon.....

 
“Find what you love and let it kill you.” ― Charles Bukowski
 
 
 
 

Monday, January 7, 2013

I am not an Artist .... I am a machinist....

It happens a lot....

People call me an artist and think I live in a studio....

NOPE.... Wrong.....

I am a machinist that lives in a cold machine shop that smells of coolent...

But every so often I gotta venture in to the art world and throw it down for the kids using some metal...

This time days before the opening, I was asked to make a mini art exhibit to be placed in to the wall, that would serve as a mini art gallery for people to peek in to a hole and see something fun in miniature

( the cool part is - the small window in the wall is a lens that makes the mini gallery appear even smaller, so it looks to be 2x2 inch, but really is about 6x6 when you build it.)

The Compound Art Gallery located in Oakland asked me to do the wall piece, so like normal I waited until the day before the show and then had to rush the concept...

So heres what I came up with in about 2 or 3 hours, didn't even take any pictures I built it so fast, sorry...


So the idea was to make a small stainless steel  cat that said " ART " so I could say I make art...
I designed the tail to make a loop so it can be put on your key chain without it falling off



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With the 1 hour old design ready for the laser.....  about 3 minutes later 50 cats were cut....
To the shop to build the box and hammer it out.....




This was the finished product...

A mini power plant that is powered and is designed to be fueled off of " Art Pussy " 
Its designed using Free Range Vegan Steel so I can brag to Artist Chicks about being hip.


Overall .... As it didn't sell at the opening and offended about 40 people, I think it was a success !



Think more then anything I was stoked on the laser drop from cutting the cats...
Was able to make a sweet American flag on my weld shop door. 

That is the Puritan Stitch machine next to it... So damn rad ! 

All this art made me get wild and make some personal projects like this one....
I call it " Light Bulb Scrap "
Its a symbol of an American's boys dream to take over the world but is tragically denied due to fiscal troubles..... Its really to intense to try to describe on my blog.... If you would like to purchase this or other pieces described on this blog post contact my agent.....