Seth Kunin and Magan Eng's The Valley Project in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone is a wine making and tasting room concept that puts in a glass what is distinctive about each of the county's microclimates for wine producing. The 450 square foot chalk drawing grew out of many talks about geology, weather, map making, and transverse flow. Drink up.
TOM'S shoes wanted customers to relate to the mission of ONE FOR ONE when shopping in their stores. These drawings were printed as a 60 foot long mural as well as printed on bags and made as frameable prints for VIPs.
Elkology is part of my artist practice. I make signs about the underseen neighborhood mostly with cardboard pulled out of the trash. I hang them where they make the most sense. Some of the signs are wipe away signs drawn in chalk. wildlife can be fleeting.
DISCOVERY LAND CO.
I drew this 22 foot long chalk mural in a property sales office in Chileno Bay just north of Cabo San Lucas. The client's first thought was to creat a map of the property and Golf Course. I suggested building a relationship to the area by connecting with the natural features of southern Baja and the Sea of Cortez. The line of text around the peninsula reads : WITHOUT RESPECT AND MODERATION WHAT IS SUPERLATIVE WILL BECOME DIMINISHED AND ORDINARY: TREASURE LOS CABOS!!!
Lou Amdur is a wine purveyor in Los Angeles who cares a lot about the earth and tradition and hand work creating the wines he sells. My drawings in his spaces reflect that.
The developers and proprietors of Ocean's Edge In Key West asked me to illustrate what happens in front of their indoor outdoor restaurant and bar: the Gulf of Mexico becomes the Atlantic Ocean.
BIRDS OF HOLLWOOD
I made this mural in my old neighborhood to identify local birds for Cornell Ornithology Lab's Annual Backyard Bird Count. The mural remained for nearly a decade until the wall was torn down for a remodel. A set of 12 cards represents each of the birds from the mural.
You tell me about wildlife in your neighborhood. I make you a sign you hang in your neighborhood. You take a photo with an address of where the sign is. I collect the photos and map points into an Atlas of Urban Wildlife.
PRAYERS for ANIMALS
Small prints asking for miracles. These began as a large comic strip like drawing. The prints evolved from that and were sold from my studio shop.
For ALM Project at their former Hollywood studio, Andrea Lenardin, AIA, wanted to change the art on the building every few months.
THE WHOLE PICTURE
DL English Design has done two Whole Foods remodels, one in San Francisco, the other in Santa Barbara, using my drawings of the local coastlife. More install pictures coming....
Graphic bits drawn while ruminating on ideas for other projects.