Tuesday, January 25, 2011

In Progress January 2011

I had an idea/vision for these four pieces on red/orange paper the other week. Here are two that I started last weekend. They've become a part of a sub-topic for my Elegy series, based on Mestizo/Native peoples recognizing our interconnections with the animal world. I am using pencil, charcoal, ink, marker, graphite and acrylic. The ink isn't sitting well on this type of paper, so I might stop using it. I might substitute it with oil paint sticks. I love using those, but haven't in years because they're hella expensive and take a long time to dry.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cattle Skull

The collection of dead animal remains grows. Here is my newest piece that I bought off this guy on Craigslist. Full grown cattle skull. The other horn is there, it just needs to be screwed back on. I had planned on painting the skull, but I'm liking it the way it is. In addition to my antlers that I am collecting, I think this piece will help make a dope altar.
My other joy is seeing the people's faces as I walk down the street with this stuff. "Oh honey, it's just another Latino carrying a large cattle skull on the subway." Sweet.


A couple of shots of my good homie Fabeon, a great teacher/mcee. Going down the line of my friends to use as models/reference for new pieces.