Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Big Green Book

I love trading mail with Lou Joseph.
This is possibly our 4th long-term USPS mail trade project.
They keep getting better and better.
This one takes the form of an enormous neon green book of about 150 pages. It has been passed back and forth a couple of times already.
Here is a peek inside...

Back in the saddle!

I stepped out of retirement from pet portraiture to create another for my good friend Nick Dietrich's wife. Happy Birthday!
Since I am now out of retirement, who else is interested?

Red Box Project

Fellow AIR, Camille Bonham, and I visited the Boys and Girls Club of Gaffney to facilitate the creation of a stop-action animation by the children at the club. We visited a total of seven times. Each meeting had a different amount of participants, all children were from 4th to 5th grade. The class swelled to 14 or 15 to sometimes only 4 or 5 students. After several days of explaining the basics of animation, we spent most days filming with the children taking turns doing the directing and the camera work. The students acted as machines to pass a red box through the camera frame. Each student ten recorded the sound that their machine made. After all the footage and soundtrack were compiled, a video was edited together. The project culminated with a screening of the animation for everyone including the staff of the Boys and Girls Club.


I found a slide of this really old charcoal drawing. It was done on a sheet paper that was 4 ft by 5 ft. I cant remember for the life of me why I drew this. Oh, well.


This is a new video by fellow Artist-in-Residence, Steve Snell. It is called "perspectives." This is one in a series of 4 videos. Music by Eric Kocher and Mark Rice.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Goat Sticks!

Newest Commerical from Goatmother Industrial.

The Coke Dares 4th and 5th of July tour

An epic journey of two days.
Damn straight.

Kickin it one-handed.

The unintentional pets we keep

Ok, so there is a bird and a polywog.
Looks very angry and judgmental as it peers out over its nest. The polywog is plotting its escape...I must say, I'm rooting for little Jimmy Legs.

Kubb Sets by Voyage Corps Gifts

You are gonna love this game!

Rubikon T-shirts

I recently designed a small-run set of t-shirts for the Boston-based progressive rock band, Rubikon. These were in turn printed by Bloomington-based print whizz, Jarod Isenbarger.

HUB BUB Entry Show!

I am now in residence at HUB-BUB with two other visual artists and a writer.
Eric Kocher from Houston (poet)
Camille Bonham from Michigan (artist)
Steve Snell from Western Mass (artist)
Its a good group. What follows are photos from our first exhibition at the Hub-Bub Showroom: The Entry Show. for more info on Hub-Bub visit:
Also, check out the blog to which we all contribute...and subscribe!...(if you want)

Entry Show (work by Mark Rice)

Entry Show: Teeth

Entry Show: Dogs

The 3rd and final exhibition for these hounds.

Face Plant!

A collaborative effort by Eric Kocher and Mark Rice

Eric Kocher and Mark Rice

Woodcut and letterpress on rice paper. The letter-pressed poem was hand-printed on this very strange signmaking machine from the 70s that we found in the warehouse called a Line-o-Scribe.

Eric Kocher and Steve Snell

Steve Snell