I guess you could say this was commissioned to my by the infamous Laura Brown for some event that sculpture is having at Mass Art some time in February. It also works out that there's a black and white show coming up really soon that I could try to get this in. For that show, I think I'm going to draw a herd of subs/hoagies running away in the background. I've never drawn in this style before and I really like it although it takes forever.
This was a Christmas present for someone who's really into how expensive plywood has the knots removed and replaced with football-shaped stronger wood inserts.
Knot Dog, 13"x9", ink and watercolor, almost 2011.
THEN I got two pieces framed by Dina at Framers Workshop in Brookline. It was the best deal ever and probably the most impressive frame job I've ever seen. I drew the dog picture and left probably 1/8" of paper on two sides and nothing was cut off.
There's some CRAZY router business going on in this frame.
I made curtains and car dealership flags out of the cheapest wool known to man for a loft over my winter vacation.
I also made liners for $5 leather and canvas three-fingered mittens out of a shrunken aka real dense sweater. I sort of just traced the 3 different pieces of the mitten onto paper and got a pattern for free. One of these days I'm going to go to the Garment District and get a ton of dollar/pound sweaters and cut 'em up and make myself some three-fingered mittens - the most logical style of hand accessories.