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¬†’Mukashi Mukashi’ & ‘A New Tenant’

I was asked to contribute to the Heroes in A Half Shell: A TMNT Tribute Exhibition for Gallery Nucleus, which will be opening this Saturday.

I thought it would be fun to show Splinter and crew with Shredder’s vanquished helmet, only kicking it back to the feudal age of Japan it’s based off of. No mutations and a samurai helmet.

I grew up with the 90’s TMNT and finding out that the new Krang was no longer the campy robot kangaroo pouch with alien brain baby left me nostalgic. It felt like Krang had left his out dated model back in ‘87 for a shiny new ride, and I couldn’t help thinking it’s probably still sitting around somewhere collecting dust, overgrown with plants.

06
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30 Day Challenge // Day 26 // Your Favorite Sweet Food

Let them eat cake~

I always tell my girl she doesn’t have cakes because she’s Hispanic, she has flan. Caramel Crema doe~ And I couldn’t forget about the ladies, so have yourself some cake too. Cupcakes!

I know, I know it’s been a while. And it will be another long while. I’m just too busy. I probably won’t be free to make another gif till July, which is why I did two.

But for now, eat up!

04
28

'Blade Runner' for The New Republic

For an article about Oscar Pistorius. The author was making a point that in South Africa there is a culture of fear. Apartheid brainwashed most white citizens to think they were constantly at risk of attack or robbery. Many in South Africa cling to guns because they live constantly afraid and put themselves inside a shell. So essentially, Pistorius either murdered his girlfriend because he meant to, or apparently in a fit of racist fear killed her by accident.

04
28

'En route' for Entertainment Weekly

For the News and Notes section of Entertainment Weekly. It was for an article about the Oculus Rift Virtual Reality. Nothing says imagination like a kid in a cardboard box, so wanted to show the VR transforming the box into something crazy. This was a very fun piece~

04
28

'Transcendence' For The New Yorker

For the movie review of Transcendence. Johnny Depp evaporating into pixels. The worst computer virus of all, Johnny Depp. Time to turn on the pop up blocker.

03
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30 Day Challenge // Day 25 // Something From Mythology

Though I’m not really a fan of where the story has gone, I’ve always loved the mythology of Doctor Who. Recently the 50th Anniversary depicted a Gallifreyan painting which was a moment in time captured in a picture, literally. So, I was curious about what a Gallifreyan sculpture might look like. I imagined it as a TARDIS in a time where everything is gone and all that’s left of these relics is the box of time they contained and the shell has withered leaving only scrambled, fluctuating moments in time from when it was alive. Almost like it’s dreaming.

03
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30 Day Challenge // Day 24 // Something That Represents Your Favorite Culture

I’m Buddhist and I’ve always loved the imagery even before I was. The wrathful deities from Tibetan and Mahayana art always fascinated me as a kid. They were like transformations the gods took on in battle. Like a monster magical girl I guess. His is name is Mahakala. Power Prism Make Up.

03
22

These were sketches for the cover of Time Out NY. Unfortunately it got killed. It would’ve been cool though.

03
22

'Addicted to Apps' sketches

I thought I’d show you guys the sketches for some pieces you’ve seen too! So this is the NY Times job with the girl scout and the pixel fire. This was a really interesting job because didn’t know the size or dimensions of the piece before I started so I had to think of all the situations. And there were so many themes of the article it was hard to zone in on one.

My first idea was showing a message in a bottle, a very archaic means of communication, juxtaposed next  to a very modern means of communication, the email. I wanted to show how things have changed

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Next was about the omnipotence of technology, and it hit me that the google pinpoint marker looks like an eye in the center, and I decided to make into the all seeing eye. Still one of my favorite ideas.

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For this one I decided I wanted to show the intrusion of privacy so there’s and IPad with a peep hole in it and a guys is spying through it.

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Lastly, of course the scout with a pixel fire. This last idea was about nature being shown digitally to show that technology has taken over, even in ridiculous places.

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And this is the final piece. I had a little less than a day to hand in all the sketches and the final was going to be a day turnaround, but the article got pushed back so I got a few extra days. I dig it. It was eventually what showed the focus of the article the best.

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03
22

supersheepskin asked you:

Can you please share some process work or incomplete works? I’m fascinated by your work, it’s very impressive!

Of course! Thanks, I’m flattered. I think I’ll make a few of these posts.

These sketches were for an article that got axed in Fortune magazine, about technology in the fashion industry. I did one of a girl with pixelated clothing, and one of a high heel wedge as a QR code. The story got killed so I don’t know which one they would’ve used but I think it was leaning toward the QR code.

Real talk though, someone should make that 8-bit clutch with the new notification pop up. I’d get a laugh out of it.