Friday, July 23, 2010

What Is Love?

PHEW! Its been quite the month and post-undergraduate experience recently...

About a week back I finished art directing a show for my friend, Yvette Edery, What is Love?, which received rave reviews and will probably be up for its second wave of shows next month! Probably the craziest deadline I'll have in my life...EVER!

Aside from Yvette's puppets, which are five years in the making, the rest of the show basically came together in...hmm...A MONTH!? Regardless, I'm very grateful for the experience, gray hairs, and YEARS of maturity which were gained.

Hopefully, you were fortunate enough to catch the show and see the set pieces I created with the help of recent NYU graduate, Ambika Trasi. If not...hopefully, I'll have some pictures to share with you soon.

In the meantime, here are some scans of the fabric I silkscreened for the set piece I was solely responsible for, which was also the centerpiece of the show...the Cosmic Circus Tent:

If you've been following me for the past year, you'll realize that I've brought Yvette up before in regards to the previous summer. Last Friday's show was followed by a screening of the short children's film I worked on with her then, Jillian Dillon, which has been accepted into 11 film festivals! Here's the trailer, in case you missed it the first time:

Even though I joined in on the fun later than most of the contributors, I was still able to construct the opening set piece and a few smaller pieces which can be seen throughout the film. I should have the set within the next week to photograph, but for now, here are some of the smaller things:

Silkscreened background behind Jillian Statue and cut floral details (drawn by EunQ)

Miniature changing tent on the beach (in the tent set, I sewed the striped background)

"Be Kind to Hippoplatypi" Sign in City Hall

Now that all my time has been freed up I've been working on a number of projects (I should have more treats tomorrow!) and was able to update my website! Check it out! I really need to get my CSS skills up...this slicing business is reckless! I should be back soon with puppets, animation, and more new work!

Cheers to another crazy month!

1 comment:

  1. Neat stuff, sir! Good to know you're keeping yourself occupied.