Painting Series

Tweet Suite - Birds of North America (2006)

acrylic and vintage trading stamps on birch panel, 16 x 16 inches each

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Birds of the Pacific Northwest, 30 x 30 inches
Birds of the Rockies, 30 x 30 inches


Illustration Projects

This is a series of high-concept fashion photo-illustrations I did with one of my favorite subjects, Bjork, back when I was still photographing musicians and just starting to paint. I had worked with Bjork before and we had a wonderful - and very collaborative - rapport. I thought it'd be fun to play off her imaginative and playful qualities and she - as always - was full of enthusiasm and energy.

With the help of Siggi from the Sugarcubes and some wonderful hair, makeup and styling, we re-enacted various fairy tales, childhood fantasies, and cheesy sci-fi movies.. This being in the primitive pre-Photoshop days, I shot the portraits in a bare studio, made color xeroxes of my favorites, and painted directly onto the color xeroxes.

Jack and Jill (clockwise from top left): The Frog Prince, Through the Looking Glass, The Little, Mermaid, Aladdin and the Magic Lamp.  
Plan 9 From Outer Space.    

Life Imitates Art

This is the storefront (and interior) I designed and painted for the set of the Nora Ephron film, Mixed Nuts, starring Steve Martin and Rita Wilson. I was hired by Nora to do all of the artwork for Felix, a frustrated and suicidal artist whose character in the film is played by Anthony LaPaglia. Felix and his girlfriend Gracie (played by Juliette Lewis) lived and worked in this vintage clothing/thrift shop, Amazing Gracie. Felix (i.e. me) also painted the 30 foot long street mural in Venice, California which ends the film. Now that I think of it, it bears an eerie similarity to the Mystery Spot.

This is the thirty-foot mural I (and two wonderful assistants) spent a month painting on Pacific Avenue in Venice, CA and which served as the finale of the film.

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