For those of you attending the Ottawa Animation Festival this week, Jiro Visits the Dentist will be screening in Shorts Competition Four on Friday September 19th at 11:00 AM and on Sunday September 21st at 5:00 PM.
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I’ve been powering ahead on a number of new pieces for my yearly show at Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. The two featured in the rough videos below are based on clock escapement mechanisms. The one directly below uses a mechanism invented by James Arnfield in 1887. The single pin escapement below that runs much faster […]
I’ve been working on a new body of work for 2014, hopefully a dozen new pieces. Most of them will feature escapement mechanisms powered by counter weights. Here’s the latest “Nuez Moscada”. See if you can find the Nutmeg. Here’s a detail:
I’m not sure if this counts as making it to the big time but I just received this photo of “Barefoot Barbarians”, my commercial for Sperry Top-Sider playing on a loop in a shoe store in Seoul Korea.
Just put the finishing touches on my latest film, “Give Me a Pie”; 1896 frames of painting and drawing on 35mm movie trailers. It’s on Vimeo right now for your viewing pleasure.
Been plowing along on my new short short “Give me a Pie”. This time, I’m painting and drawing on 35mm trailers from a series of Dog Films; Bingo, K9 and Man’s Best Friend. Having lots of fun experimenting with removing layers of emulsion. If the film is soaked in bleach for just a few seconds, […]
Once again, I’ll be working on a new animated film this summer in Provincetown Ma. Looking forward to developing scratch and paint on film techniques and enjoying the larger space.
Like many, I had a hard time staying focused today (I live in Somerville, just a stones throw from yesterday’s bombing). I did a bit of work straightening up and found a Poloroid of this piece from around 1988.
Just finished editing a slew of new videos of work from my show at William Baczek Fine Arts. For your enjotment: Yelling “Theater” in a Crowded Fire. Ghost Town Waltham Saga #2
I’m so excited about the opening at William Baczek Fine Arts this weekend! Here’s a panorama photo of the work in place, ready to go. Opening is between 5-7 PM Saturday the 16th. More info here
With my mechanical sculpture show all set for this Saturday I’m back to working on experimental animation techniques. Over the past week I’ve been playing with a new idea involving found video footage and paint on film. Train Crash Test from Gina Kamentsky on Vimeo. For this experiment I decided to work with old […]
March 16, the opening date for my spring (pun intended) show at William Baczek Fine Arts is just around the corner. I’ll be showing 12 new pieces along with the massive “Yelling Theater in a Crowded Fire” pictured below. The Gallery is located in Northampton Ma, fun starts at 5:00.
I’m a recent convert to Star Wheels for intermittent movement. It’s like a geneva but even better! The Cake comes up every turn or so.
Here’s the latest piece to come out of my studio: Saga #2, maybe it’s a brief tale of a cat and bunny? I’m starting to work with unusual objects as cams. In this case, the cats’ body is a cam which moves the gear engaging the bunny’s movement. Aqua Art Miami 2012 BTW: It’s time […]
My neighbor, Chris Engles, is a filmmaker and veteran of public radio, having worked on such NPR favorites as Cartalk, The World, Morning Edition, The Connection and Living on Earth. He’s created a series of short documentaries on artists working in Brickbottom Studios in Somerville (where I live and work). My process and work is […]
I have a habit of randomly selecting titles when I complete work. Some days, I pull a record album (real vinyl) and find a song title I like. For this one I selected “The Changing Face of Harlem” collection of Jazz music from the 40s and song title “Is Is” by Stuff Smith. Oh yeah, […]
I find myself apologizing quite a bit for being so sparing between posts. This time I have a good reason as I’ve been laboring away for the past few months on a top secret animation project. To my delight, it’s just gone public, hence this blog post. For people familiar with this site, I gravitate […]
Big thanks to everyone checking out the show at Schoolhouse Gallery in Provincetown. It’s been a blast! The show comes down this Wednesday (at closing time) so there’s still a few days to check it out.
Last nights opening at Schoolhouse Gallery in Ptown was exhausting and fun. Thanks to everyone for coming out to see the new work. The show’s up until August 8th and the beaches here are fabulous.
As has been the case for the last three summers, I spend my time up in Provincetown Massachusetts working on animated films and getting ready for my summer show at Schoolhouse Gallery. This year, the show runs from July 20 through August 8 with the opening reception on friday July 20 starting at 6PM. I’ll […]
For the past two decades I've created "Mechanical Confections", one of a kind automata and kinetic sculpture incorporating found objects, metal and electro-mechanical components. My work has been featured in The Sunday New York Times, Metropolis Magazine, LA. Style and The Boston Globe and exhibited Internationally.