Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Space Pietá



Mother Mary Martian held him across her lap. The crowd of family and friends stood by silently. Embarrassed at their banners and cards now seemed highly inappropriate. The radioactive piñata now appeared a bi crude. Owl twins were at each others' throats about how to divide up the gifts. We looked into space with our best eyes and everything we saw was a billion years away and filled us with dread. The Mayor had seen this many times before, and he could barely contain the madness. The Space Catz watch with joy.
8.5x11
pen on paper

Santa Sangre


Santa Sangre
Dancers, clowns and scorpions march around your coffin. The demon fetuses incubate their own demon fetus and all we want is to live to tell about it. The commander squints hard with his one good eye while he tries to understand what Carl is talking about. "Electrons in our salads and tachyons in our pasta, weaving carbs in and around time...". The clowns forge terrible shadows and we live in fear of our own personal circus.

Ink on maternity mannequin
Approximately 17x32

$450

Sunday, June 2, 2013

The Fate of All Brave Souls


The Fate of All Brave Souls

The advent of time travel only sharpened our lust for discovery. We put on our space-skin boots and march into parts unknown. We lie in dust with shattered visors, torn suits and empty tanks. We are back where we started, to try again. Get it right this time. Not many more chances. Our simian companions keep track of the days and monitor the batteries. We think of favorite songs to stave off the madness of the void. If luck is with us, we will hold our loved ones again, otherwise the Star Demon will clutch us to his breast for eternity. In the end, our disappointed last words are always, "Just when I was doing so well..."

8.5x11
pen on paper


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Art Slaves Show and Sale 2013

I got the fun job of creating this year's poster for the Art Slaves Show and Sale; an annual art show showcasing the art of design professionals and other artists. It's a daunting task to explore the creative universe, searching for inspiration amid all the distractions and dangers that lay in wait. Only the most intrepid souls dare to travel in these realms.

Watercolor, pen and ink, digital
11x17

www.AAFreno.com

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

An Evening With the Science Diver

An Evening With the Science Diver
A light dinner with Professor octopus and then it's time to put on his comfortable knitted space suit. It feels good to slip off heavy tanks and the snake tangle of hoses. The recent up-tick in number station activity has him all on edge. Tinny music. Jaunty tunes. Numbers in alien tongues. Jaunty tunes. Tinny Music. Unlock the delicious roar of knowledge. His chronolepsy has gotten worse since he found the Chaosium and he suddenly finds himself having dinner all over again.
May Chaos Preserve Us.

8.5x11
Pen on Paper

Macros



Done for the swell guys of Seas and Centuries
Inspired by songs off their new album "Macros"
http://seasandcenturies.bandcamp.com

pen on paper

8.5 x 11

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Sketchbook

I did a sketchbook for the Sketchbook Project. It was quite a lot of work. I think I spent from June to late September to fill it all up.




Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Art Show Set-Up

Setting up for my next show at Bibo 3. A great coffee shop with gallery space up near the university. I'll be having a reception on Jan 11th from 6pm - 8:30.
945 Record Street. Reno Nevada.
The art will be up until Feb 18th.