Brooklyn

October 7, 2012

444 Jefferson Ave in Bushwick.

I’m not sure, but I think just one set of black lines would have played better.  Oh well, I was curious to see them crossing.

Besançon, France

September 26, 2012

Four story wall (counting the attic), accessible only by ladder, between power and phone lines, on uneven ground.

Painting like this is not a good idea, but the mural worked out to be just what I’ve wanted to see/say for a while now.

I even liked it at the two tone stage.

Notice the lumber scraps used to level the ladder, yikes!  I’m glad I didn’t die.

This mural was something extra for Bien Urbain.  The real project is a collaboration with Eltono.  We’ll have documentation soon…

France is cool.

Fame

August 16, 2012

To Puglia from Rome ->  I want to make all experimental works… & of course Angelo is down.

Rome

July 26, 2012

Outdoor Festival

There’s too much to see in Rome. Grazie Mille Romani.

Girona, Spain

July 24, 2012

Milestone Project invited six artists to work in Girona, just North of Barcellona. I painted something along the river, then something extra for the explorers in the river tunnel.

We had such a nice time, so funny and memorable. Thanks to the organizers, great artists, Angelo, and Tupac the dog.

Vertical Paintings

June 27, 2012

I’ve been developing another serial studio project in watercolor and acrylic, similar to the Miami Paintings of last year.

“Vertical Paintings” explores a range of vocabulary in combination, but this time it’s vertical. Most walls run horizontally, as do most computer screens, and most letters in sequence (while thinking of combining vocab). Nearly everything I’ve done with the MOMO Maker process till now, has been horizontal.  So I was curious.

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I spent some months developing new visual elements and tools, like a set of disks painted with color samples to be shuffled manually.  The usual MOMO Maker html scripts previewed whole combinations so I could think about engineering the parts.  Custom acetate guides registered forms in pencil onto paper.

Then each was rendered in watercolor and acrylic.

Open Walls Baltimore

May 29, 2012

Thanks to Gaia, Nanook, Killian, Annex studio-mates, Station North Arts, and Jaime and Steve from Brooklyn Street Art for picking up extra paint the last day, and all the great people I met in Baltimore.

Check openwallsbaltimore.com facebook.com/OpenWallsBaltimore This mural is at 440 East Oliver Street

Re*Public

May 18, 2012

Now for something new.

PublicAdCampaign contacted me to work with the code engineer team The Heavy Projects to begin an experiment with burgeoning Augmented Reality, they’re calling Re*Public.

Their sense is that new intellectual property laws and commercial claims will constrain this new form of public space. So ahead of the curve, they’d like to demonstrate a free and open public art usage of the technology, with “murals” anchored to buildings, possibly incorporating movement, sound and interactivity(!).

So far Re*Public is a demo mobile device application (fully functional on android phones) using two buildings in NY and one building in LA to trigger 3D renderings of original MOMO mural designs. The murals are triggered by the built environment and therefore track in perspective as you move around them for an uncanny sense of reality.

Over the next month they will be contacting institutions for support in bringing the new art/technology to the streets with full production value. The hope is to see a large scale AR mural project on the streets by the end of the year. Convincing institutions to back something so novel is no small task and it would help immensely if you could Like the Facebook page. There may also be a kickstarter in the not too distant future.

3D models by Ean Mering

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