Wednesday, May 30, 2012

USA Projects Fundraising for Charade

I  have started fundraising for my next film on USAProjects. The film is Charade, a short experimental film exploring themes of identity and deception inspired by and including manipulated footage from the 1963 film Charade. Click here to go to my fundraising site and read a more detailed description of the film and funding info. This is my first experiment in this form of funding, and I’ve made a reel as a form of introduction.   Donations can be as small as a dollar or as large as you’d like… and there are perks!  I’ll be adding more info in the coming weeks till my deadline of July 21th.  USA Projects will supply matching funds, which will make your donations go even further, but as with Kickstarter, if I don’t reach my goal by that date the deal’s off.  So please help support your local artists…..

Friday, May 25, 2012

One More Lap

The Swimmer continues to take a lap in micro-cinemas down the west coast. These micro-cinemas form a river that lead to a place... some place called home. Next stop Other Cinema, May 26th!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Pools in Winter

If you are familiar with my films you may have noticed a recurring theme of water in many of them. One reason for this may be that I grew up next door to an Olympic- sized swimming pool in Tacoma Washington, and spent a lot of time there. One of my memories was a ritual where my brother and our neighbor Scott would jump the fence every spring before the pool was open to the public and be the first ones in for the year.  Scott who would later become the first drummer for Soundgarden would do this sneaking in style, and do a glorious jackknife off the high dive.

Anyway, I did a series of drawings of this pool when it was empty in winter (the high dive was shorted around that time from 10' to roughly the size of the smaller ones).  I've been going through the artworks I made in the 80's & 90's and came upon these drawings made in 1987. They are unframed and made to be hung together, 35"x 26" each, charcoal on heavy rag paper. I am in the process of cataloging these works and might make a separate blog for them.  These are the last of a series of pool drawings and paintings done around that time. I'm trying to lighten my inventory, and if you can give a good home these drawings please let me know. You can contact me through my email-