Monday, November 15, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
For those that ride the TTC, next week a new animation that Adeyemi Adegbesan and myself put together down at the Leslie Spit will be screened on subway platforms. Our piece is called the Rat Race:
Bricks and Cinder Block come alive down at Toronto’s Leslie Spit in this 1-minute animation by Adeyemi Adegbesan and Michael Brown. This discarded material of demolished Toronto buildings takes on a range of personalities. Scurrying out from behind big boulders and clambering up and over slabs of cement sub-flooring, the material orders itself and encounters a little magic, looking east out over Lake Ontario.
Thanks for the support from the Toronto Animated Image Society who put together the project and to Madi Piller and Tara Schorr from TAIS who mentored and inspired the 6 artist teams over the summer. The project was a lot of fun!
Sunday, August 29, 2010
These 3 paintings are a continuation of the project, "What does a quart of paint look like?" In the first piece I stencilled out the contents of a 200ml tube of Winton Ivory Black--starting with 1, 2, 3 and so on until I ran out of paint at number 27. The second piece I stencilled a 200ml tube of Titanium White 25 times and in the third piece I emptied the contents of a can of Montana Gold, 1 number at a time until the can died at number 109. In this series, the content and look of the painting are decided by the quantity of paint in the container being used.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Below are the 3 designs I recently submitted to the City of Burlington for the soon to be built Palladium Park. The first image is the GPS coordinates of the bench's location. The second are 3 species of fish (Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout and Chinook Salmon) that return every year to spawn in the nearby Bronte Creek. The third image has been created using digital photos that I shot of tree bark, wheat on the ground and the earth that is found in this area of Burlington.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
This submission was created by photographing address plates and ad hoc signage in Toronto's Liberty Village. BENCHmark is an initiative that commissions Artists to create one of a kind park benches. My bench "Wired Up" was installed in 2006 on Mowat Avenue opposite Lamport Stadium.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Thanks to Adeyemi Adegbesan for his amazing video and photography work. For a full length version of this clip on youtube, and a bit of background on the project, click here.