Friday, February 27, 2009

W is for Wistful Walrus

Aside from Bears, Walruses have always been a favorite of mine. Here's a Walrus looking wistfully into the distance as "Wanted for Life" by David Byrne and Brian Eno plays. Another animal whose appearance fascinates me: the Moose (no visual accompaniment... yet).

I'm currently making headway on the invitation illustration for the wedding of Erin Ferns and Andrew Lee which is pretty exciting, but aside from that I have no concrete projects lined up. I guess it'll be a good time to work on my own projects which I haven't done in a while. I went to "Last Thursday" in the Alberta art district last night and as always I saw some cool stuff, some terrible stuff, and a lot of stuff that made me think "I can do better than that." I've always shied away from studio art, but a lot of the stuff being shown over there isn't typical of how we think of studio art. It's actually more akin to band art, or something you might find at Giant Robot. My favorite gallery over there is the Together Gallery and Last night marked the opening of their new show, "Journey Through Bookland" which had some excellent pieces. Selections from the exhibition can be viewed on their website.

I also recently constructed a makeshift light table using an old frame+glass that I found in my basement, propped up on my speakers with my bedside reading lamp shined under it. Who needs a functional and well equipped studio?? *Sigh* I'm like the hobo version of a real artist.


chelle marie said...

That really is a wistful walrus. I'm imagining a single tear trailing all the way down his tusk.

Ilan S. said...

It would freeze before it got to the bottom. Actually those aren't tusks - they're icicles.

chelle marie said...

Icicles made of tears?