Thursday, February 27, 2014


Hello. And welcome to the guided tour of my dollhouse.
I recently helped with the sets, props and a bit of costumes for a music video for a Montreal/Swedish band, Thus Owls (I think my official title was Assistant Art Director). It was the best! I was put in charge of making a dollhouse for the head of the lead singer, Erika. It took me 4 days and at least 48 hours. I might have gone a little overboard. Please excuse the mediocre photos, the lighting in my apartment is terrible. I'm going to take better photos when it's nice out.
Erika Angell of Thus Owls in the How in My Bones music video

 Full house. Keep in mind: insert head.

Side house. Note shingle job, and flower box.
Top Floor dream bedroom. 
Bottom two floors. Note: yes, that is stucco.

I put a red LED in the tiny lamp for the video.

Bedroom detail. Note: family portrait, bed skirt, tiny pillows.

Kitchen detail. Note: tiny faucet, linoleum counter, stained stove.

Burned curtain.

Landscape painting.

Tiny little footprints. Note: I screen printed the wood floors.

Here is the music video:

Friday, February 21, 2014

Insect In Side

For a few days leading up to the taking of this picture, I had seen a whole bunch of bed bug discarded furniture on the sidewalks, so when I saw this hilarious mattress, I went out of my way to come back and take a photo in hopes of starting a series... and I haven't seen a bed bug marked piece of thrown out furniture since. I'm maybe going to call it a one photo series... it's hard to top. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Open Studio/Blog

It was open studio week at school a couple of weeks ago, so I thought I should probably spread the openness to my blog. As well as having our studios open of the rushing frenzy of the eager public (like 5 people showed up), I had my work from last semester up in the ''Sub Gallery''. This is a windowless white cube in the basement of the Concordia Visual Arts Building. Originally I was just going to have my print there, but they specially requested my 4 part panel that I'm going to wheat paste in the spring. I was going to not reveal it until then, but I don't care anymore.

Now for the grand tour of my studio. It is also in the glorious basement of the VA building. It's basically a windowless bunker with the more outlets than an entire house and gorgeous fluorescent lighting. We are there busy preparing for the apocalypse. My studio mate Jacinthe is the bomb and an amazing artist. She makes huge, weird, creepy paper mache room installations and screen print collage paintings. 

Here's my little corner set up for open studio week. I pretty much just come in here to smell my grass collection.