"Silent For A Time"

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Timeless Talisman Gallery

I have some original work at the beautiful Timeless Talisman Gallery in downtown Salem! Stop by to check out some lovely art in a gorgeous new space if you are in the area or take a look at their website here. My thanks to Dana and Emil for inviting me to be a part of their wonderful gallery.
The Timeless Talisman Gallery
Dana Marie & Emil Slatick
The Reed Opera House
189 Liberty Street NE, #106
Salem, Oregon 97301

(503) 990-7304

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Folk Radio UK Interview

I was recently asked to do an interview for Bristol's Folk Radio UK. Earlier today it was posted on their lovely website. My thanks to Alex for taking the time to ask me a few questions. I really appreciate Folk Radio UK's support of my work!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Lazy Gramophone

My sincere thanks to Sam over at Lazy Gramophone for inviting me to be a part of this fantastic arts collective! Lazy Gramophone was established in 2003 with the aim of helping young, independent, up-and-coming artists, writers and musicians gain exposure and showcase their work. Check out their website here.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Memento PDX

Obsolete World holiday cards as well as some of my prints can now be found at Memento on Hawthorne in Portland. I am a huge fan of this place and am thrilled to have some of my art available here. My thanks to Miranda and Brian for carrying some of my work in their lovely store. Additional thanks to Brian Mosley for introducing us!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I'd like to thank Jamie over at Literacyhead for including one of my illustrations in their current issue. Literacyhead is a new, online magazine geared toward literacy educators. Their goal is to provide educators with weekly instruction ideas that explore the connections between textual and visual literacy. A big part of what they do involves the use of artwork to help teach different reading and writing concepts. Jamie chose "Let Me Tell You A Story" (pictured above) to include in "Write Starts", an article used to spark ideas for discussions, writing, and thinking! There is also a non-profit extension of Literacyhead that focuses on providing children with extraordinary opportunities for immersion in the arts. Ten percent of all profits from Literacyhead go towards supporting the non-profit branch. If you are a teacher or know someone who is, please take some time to check out/recommend this wonderful site.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Only at Nightfall

"Only at Nightfall" is one of two holiday designs I have created for greeting cards this year. I have a few for sale on Etsy as well as for wholesale on Trunkt!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Soul Pancake

I have a piece of artwork featured in Rainn Wilson’s wonderful new Soul Pancake book. It’s a recommended purchase, full of lovely artwork, intriguing thoughts and interesting questions. They were even kind enough to do a short interview with me on their fantastic website earlier this month. The book is entitled "Chew On Life's Big Questions" and it is available in stores today.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wholesale Note Cards

I now have note cards available for wholesale on Trunkt.com! Please go to obsoleteworld.trunkt.com if you are interested. These will also be available in my Big Cartel and Etsy shops early in November.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Illusory Somniloquy

A while back I did an interview for Taiwan's DPI magazine which is a great art magazine, featuring illustrators and artists from around the world. I recently received my issue in the mail and it is absolutely fantastic! I thought I would share a few images as well as a part of the interview. My thanks to Chiamin for including me in her beautiful magazine.

You called your blog an “obsolete world”. Also, “department” or “reminiscent” appeared in the titles of works. Would you share the main theme of your works with us? What’s the world you mainly depict in the works?
Obsolete World is a place that no longer exists. All of the inhabitants passed away quite some time ago. My work depicts a world on the brink of extinction. Many of the characters are trying to leave and therefore, escapism is a reoccurring theme in my work. The figures are generally on some sort of expedition or migration. Another common theme is reminiscing, as many of these creatures struggle to deal with the passing of loved ones. More than half of my paintings portray characters just sitting around observing their surroundings in a thoughtful manner. Where does one go when they cease to exist? Is it possible to find safety in a world that is falling apart? What will happen after we are all gone? I never really paint the same character more than once, as many of them are the last surviving members of their species.

How would you describe your art style? What influenced you the most to establish this art style? Also, what are the material you usually prefer to use? What’s the reason it attracts you?
I would describe my art as richly textured character based mixed media illustrations. I’m not exactly sure what category I fit into as far as style goes, but I pour a lot of emotion into these illustrations and I think they often come off as being rather melancholy. In the end, however, I prefer a mix of both humor and sadness. It is the delicate balance of these two things that drives me to create and this is ultimately what I would like for my work to represent. Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) is by far my greatest influence. I also find a lot of inspiration in nature. I prefer watercolor, charcoal, pastel, ink and powdered pigments as I find that they are great for depicting the intricacies I see in this world.

What’s your favorite works so far? Or which work is the most special for you, and why?
I have many favorite works, but I adore “Mysterious Species Conservation” both for its title and subject matter. I am in the process of writing and illustrating a book of short stories based on this piece. As I said earlier in this interview, Obsolete World is a dying civilization. This work represents the conservation efforts of these endangered creatures.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tasty Art Opening

Thanks to everyone who came out opening night for the Hallows Eve art show! Due to a series of unfortunate events I was unable attend...
Also, many thanks to Sheri and Sean of Tasty for inviting me to show some work at their fantastic gallery-all of the art looked amazing.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Set To Light The Ground

‎"Hallows Eve" opens October 8th in Seattle, Washington at Tasty Gallery. This is one of several paintings that will be included in the show. I thought it would be an appropriate one to welcome the first day of fall.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hallows Eve Show at Tasty Gallery

I have an upcoming show at Tasty Gallery in Seattle that is set to open Friday, October 8th!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Repeated Fateful Encounters

New graphite and ink drawing available in my web store!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

"Get the Lead Out II" Show Preview

You can check out the preview here . Please contact the gallery if you are interested in any of the artwork listed at 310.704.1245 or you can send an email to hello@swoongallery.com

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

The Grove Review

I have some work published in the Grove Review's fifth issue! The Grove review is a Pacific Northwest based literary journal serving artists and writers from around the world. If anyone is interested you can pick up a copy at Reading Frenzy or St John's Booksellers. If you are not local you can order a copy online here. Thanks to Rosemary and Matt for their support of my work!

Parting of Ways

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Towards The Insignificant

This is my first sketch completed for next month's Get The Lead Out show at Swoon Gallery in Los Angeles, California. Get The Lead Out is an open themed group show that features works done in pencil, ink, etc. I couldn't think of a proper title, so this piece is named after today's Oblique Strategies. It seemed to perfectly capture what was going on in the mind of this little flying guy. I guess sometimes an Oblique Strategy really can help straighten out a "worthwhile dilemma". Give it a try.
My thanks to Swoon's owner and curator, Ally Takeuchi, for using one of my paintings on the home page of the gallery's website.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Etsy on PicClick

This is great! I just discovered that Etsy can now be explored with PicClick. I think it really makes finding what you are looking for a lot easier, as you can view more items at one time. Check out obsoleteworld's shop.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

You May Not See Them

Henri, Euclid, Carl, Neils and Georg.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ghost Of A Different Dream

I've had a lot of inquiries about original work lately and have posted what I have available in my web store this afternoon. There will be more in the days ahead as I clean out my studio to make room for new work! Check out this link.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Works in progress

No upcoming shows to write about as I am taking a bit of time off to create a new body of work. Lately I've been dividing my time between painting and writing as I am still plugging away at my book. Should be a lot of new stuff to post in the weeks to come!