and this shall be the new portrait

The Forward Thinking Museum is a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to the photographic arts with aims to aid photographers of all sorts. They have taken an interest in my CAMERAPHONOGRAPHY and will henceforth post my daily iphone pictures on their website. Check it out HERE.

One of my prints has been selected for Mcclain's online gallery of woodcuts. Mcclain's is a company from the west coast that supplies the best relief-printmaking materials you can buy here in the states and they show some artists pieces on their site as well as in their catalog every year... This year, they selected a print of mine. Check out their gallery HERE.

I recently printed a couple woodcut bits which may or may not go into augmenting one of my tattoos. Here's a quick glimpse:






I am also working on selecting a piece for a forthcoming show at the SCULPTURE CENTER for their LUCKY DRAW Invitational Auction to which I was asked to participate for the 2nd year in a row. It'll either be 3 giclee 30" prints of the process piece called THINGS I KNOW/FEAR which I recently started and can be seen HERE. Or, A 2 color woodcut, which I am still working on the 2nd step of transfering the drawings to the MDF. These particular drawings all come from my sketches in Europe this past summer and fit together in a 24" 2 color blue woodcut that I hope to make a small edition of.

Also, if you missed it, I've posted the 2nd & 3rd incarnations of the PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH subtle street art series. Thet can be seen HERE.  These are only the second and third in this series of attempting subtle street art. I think my favorite part about these, is that the directive is so vague but also seemingly sincere. It is because of these two factors that I have hopes of these pieces being ambiguous enough to stay up for a little bit of time at least. Well.... that and the heavy-duty all weather adhesive I use to put them up. In fact, while I was installing this little guy a man walked past and said "don't touch what?"  at first I didn't respond, but when he inquired again, I just said "I'm not sure yet" and he let out a half laugh and kept walking.

I also wanted to mention to those huffart-fans who have $18 that they'd like to get rid of... The reason these pieces come up so rarely is that they cost about $18 to make. While that does not seem like a lot, it is enough to make me want do them sparingly. But if anyone were interested in being a part of this process, you could certainly fund an installation via an $18 paypal-ment and I would dedicate and installation in your name. If perchance anyone is silly enough and $18-too-rich, feel free to email me: contact@huffart.com

and just for good measure, here's a woodcut bit of the back of one of my legs:





WHAT TJ IS INTAKING AT THE MOMENT:

    - music -
                    Snore & Guzzle #16 (free music downloads)
                    Olafur Arnalds
                    Sylvester Weaver
                    Yo La Tengo: They Shoot, We Score
                    Oxford American Annual Music issue double CD
                    Blackalicious
                    Suga City

    - film/tv -
                    Dexter Season 3
                    Winter Olympics
                    LOST last season... but... ehhh....

    - arts -
                    Gustave Courbet
                    Trade Gothic Font

    - literature -
                    Mental Floss Magazine
                    Eating Animals (Jonathan Safran Foer)

    - other -
                    core Vinyasa Yoga
                    cream cheese and pretzels
                    Alyssa Latuchie's new cooking blog