The Dr. Seuss/Cookie Monster Feel Contrasts With Esoteric Knowledge.

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you’ve all had a great week and are as excited about Fall as I am!

I’ve been really going at it lately.  Currently, I have three new “Behold The Son Of GRID” pieces finished.  I plan to feature one of the allegorical paintings a week until I run out.  Hopefully by then, I’ll have more work to show.  This week’s featured piece is titled Apoko-Lips#23 – Behold The Son Of GRID #4.   It was created with watercolor, acrylic, graphite, ballpoint pen, micron pen, transfer pencil, colored pencil & collage.  I really like how the Dr. Seuss/Cookie Monster feel contrast with the esoteric knowledge that’s scribbled onto the background.



Apoko-Lips#23 – Behold The Son Of GRID (Detail)

After going through the laundry list of mediums I’ve been using to create these new works of art, I think I’ll elaborate on the collage areas a little.  A handful of people have asked about the contents of the collage pieces.  Basically, what I’ve done is slather black face paint on and then take high-resolution photos that can be enlarged to any size with out loosing resolution.  Next, I decide upon some symbolic ornaments for the face and create the pieces from construction paper.  Afterward these ornaments are scanned at high-resolution also, and I begin arranging them in a study like the one shown below.  After the painting part is complete and most importantly, dry, the decorated head/heads or collage into the work.


Apoko-Lips Barbarous Names – HAD-STEP-CRBL (Study)


HAD-STEP-CRBL Ornaments of horns/light bulb 

I hope you enjoyed the new piece.  If you are interested in this work, other additions to Apoko-Lips, or earlier works of art, feel free to visit my website and contact me.  I’ll be happy to help.  

As always, keep an eye out for a new blog post next Wednesday.  I’ll be featuring a new work of art (Detail below) and possibly a little insight into the piece.


Until next time, have a great week!




A New “Cuddly” Portrait of The Artist As Mythological Sex Machine

Hello again art lovers,

I hope all is well with you.

I’ve been having fun when able.

I said a few months ago that it was about time for me to revisit my theme of “Artist As Mythological Sex Machine”.  After a few botched attempts, I’ve finally came up with a composition that I’m happy with, and it fits nicely into my new Apoko-Lips “Behold The Son Of GRID” art works.  The image below is a continuation on the above mentioned theme.

I tossed just about everything but the kitchen sink into this composition.  Watercolor, acrylic, transfer pencil, graphite, colored pencil, ballpoint pen, and micron pen were used.  Painting mediums aside, I also shot the photography for the collage elements and put together the costumes and face paint.  I used construction paper for the horns and heart above the love god’s head.

I particularly like how the centaur’s body appears to have a cuddly, plush-like texture.


Apoko-Lips#22 – Behold The Son Of GRID #3, 2015

As I mentioned above, the new art work is a continuation of a theme.   Considering this, I uploaded some of the earlier versions that I’ve created over the years below.  Maybe you will enjoy seeing how this idea has developed since its original inception.


“Portrait Of The Artist As Mythological Sex Machine #3, Watercolor & collage on card, 2013


Portrait Of The Artist As Mythological Sex Machine #2 AKA “Horse Cock”, watercolor on paper, 2012

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“Portrait Of The Artist As Mythological Sex Machine #1 “Study”, ballpoint pen on card, 2011

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at the development of this theme.  I did.  If you like my newest piece, or the works featured in last weeks blog post, I think you’ll enjoy what’s coming up in future posts.  Each of the Apoko-Lips – Behold The Son Of GRID works feature a different, functional deity in watercolor and a declaration from the Son Of GRID.  


As always, be sure to check in next Wednesday to see my newest piece of art and if you would like to see more of my work, click the link to my website below.


Until next time, have a great week.



Back To One Of My True Loves, WATERCOLOR!

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you are all doing great!

The Autumnal Equinox began only a handful of hours ago.  The event is a great time to take stock, throw out what hasn’t worked, then further utilize and develop what has.  This year, I took the opportunity to get an early start on this process.

As I mentioned in last weeks blog, I’ve been experimenting with the “Packaging” of my ideas.  This exhaustive experimentation finally led me back to one of my true loves.  Watercolor.  I feel so awesome right now.  I just finished up two new pieces, one of which has a HEAVY WATERCOLOR element.  Anyone who has followed this blog for any length of time might remember that in 2013, I made a slew of KICK-ASS watercolors that made up a series titled “Art Is My Way Of Chucking Civilization Out The Window“.  The watercolors were probably the most popular works of art I have ever made.  I’m not sure if their popularity was due to the loose, splashy technique, or because I was drunk while painting them and locked in lower brain circuits, and experiencing a left brain centered imbalance which would naturally appeal to the masses.  I suppose  it doesn’t matter.

Anyway, as I’m sure you’ve gathered, I’m really excited.  After a six moth break from making art in mid 2014, I picked the watercolors up again, only to be disappointed that I couldn’t utilize them the way I had before.  I decided to put the my old pan set away and chalked the failure up to my not being inebriated on a daily basis anymore.  That being said, it’s been about a year since my botched attempts,  and finally, I decided to grab the watercolors from my storage closet and give it another shot.  I’m very pleased with the results!  I also used watercolor, acrylic, graphite, micron pen, ballpoint pen, transfer pencil, varnish, glue & collage to create the work.

The new piece is titled

“Apoko-Lips#20 – Behold The Son Of GRID #2 – Do not make war with your dragon”


If that wasn’t enough to make my week, I also created another experimental piece prior to the one above.  I used watercolor in it, but primarily acrylic and spray paint.  It is titled

“Apoko-Lips#20 – Behold The Son Of GRID #1 – Do not make deals with deities”


Until next time, have a great week!




Experimenting With The Packaging – Prototypes For New Art

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you’re well.

I’m alright.  Quite a bit has been going on.  I’ve been making tons of art, but I’m not sure if everything I’ve made will make my final cut for new work.  I’ve been bouncing the same ideas around in my head for a while and lately, I’ve been experimenting with the “Packaging” of these ideas.  I’ve found three to four different ways to present every idea and yes, my 6 year-old still isn’t happy about his “Missing” construction paper.  That being said, I am posting photos below of some of the things I’ve been working on.  Feel free to let me know what you think.


Apoko-Lips – Building Gods #1 (Prototype)

Sharpie, ballpoint pens, construction paper, scans, composite, 2015


Apoko-Lips – The Great Work #4 (Prototype)

Photography, face paint, sharpie, ballpoint pen, construction paper, oil pastel, scans, composite, 2015


Apoko-Lips – The Great Work #1 (Detail of prototype)

Photography, sharpie, ballpoint pen, highlighter, inkjet, scans, paper, composite, 2015

Until next time,



Exciting New Art – My 6-year-old isn’t too pleased that I’ve used up all his construction paper.

Hello again art lovers!

I hope all is well in your worlds.  I’ve just about come to the end in the creation of a new phase of my Apoko-Lips series.  As you can see from the image below, I’ve been experimenting quite a bit.  At least for now, I have decided to exclude the emulsion process and focus more on the photography.  This idea first came about during the conception of the new pieces titled Apoko-Lips – Barbarous Names.  So far, I am pleased with the results.  I’m getting to paint more with watercolor again.  The downside has been that my 6-year-old isn’t too pleased that I’ve used up all his construction paper.


Apoko-Lips #20 Barbarous Names #1

Photography, face paint, construction paper, watercolor, acrylic, sharpie, ballpoint pen, watercolor paper composite, 2015

The new Barbarous Names pieces aren’t on my website yet, but if you’d like to see earlier works of Apoko-Lips, feel free to click the link below.

Until next time,




Command – Shift (~) HAD-STEP-CRBL

Hello again art lovers,

1 hope all is well.

1 am.  1 finally finished up the long process of completing a new piece.  Honestly, I think finding a way to personify my ideas took up the most time.  The art work is the 19th addition to the Apoko-Lips collection.  1 was able to utilize a few new techniques and had quite a bit of fun designing and applying the make up prior to the photography process.  The mixed media work is titled Building Gods – HAD-STEP-CRBL and is the first in what will be a new sub category to Apoko-Lips.



Detail Apoko-Lips-19



As always, if you would like to see high-resolution images of my current Apoko-Lips collection or to inquire about pricing/purchasing options, feel free to visit the website and get in touch.  We’ll be happy to help.

Until next time,



Semantic Terror & The Possibility For Magic

Hello again art lovers,

I hope you have all had a week full of sensuous pleasure and excitement!


“Semantic Terror & The Possibility for Magic“, 2015

Until next time,