Wednesday, September 22, 2010

People & Statistics

Since I made my art website in September 2008,, 23,336 people have viewed it. I mean, I am sure some of those people are repeats or my mom, but ya know.

When I was 10, I threw this awesome Laser Tag birthday party but I could only have a max of 10 guests. Only maybe four people showed up.

I am not sure if that relates, but I feel it may.

my video Scenic Jogging on youtube has been viewed by 4,000 people in the last 30 hours since being put on the Guggenheim short list. 17 people like it, 6 people dislike it.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Check my video out at the Guggenheim in New York; Berlin; Bilbao, Spain, and Venice, Italy.

Wow, I have been curated into a show at the Guggenehim.

"YouTube Play: A Biennial of Creative Video," the first curated search for videos of a higher brow on the popular Google Inc.-owned website. From among more than 23,000 submissions from 91 countries, 125 videos were shortlisted for the inaugural biennial.

A curatorial team from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York selected the videos, which will play at kiosks in Guggenheim museums in New York; Berlin; Bilbao, Spain, and Venice, Italy, beginning Monday.
A jury that includes filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and visual artist Takashi Murakami will whittle the results down further to about 20 videos. Those will be presented at the Guggenheim in New York on Oct. 21.

"It's become increasingly obvious that this kind of creative video is completely core to YouTube," said Anna Bateson, director of marketing for YouTube. "It's a fundamental part of what the site is doing, and yet it wasn't really being celebrated."

The chosen videos vary wildly, from well-known YouTube hits to little-seen works by students and amateurs.

More familiar selections include the OK Go music video "This Too Shall Pass," which features a Rube Goldberg apparatus, a complicated machine designed to perform a simple task, and the "Human Mirror" video, in which a subway car is lined by apparent twins mimicking each other's movements, by the comedy troupe Improv Everywhere.

Others are less heralded, like a jogging video by multimedia performer Jillian Mayer, in which rural video is projected against the urban landscape along her path."

I am in the Huffington Post's Top 10 picks out of the Guggneheim's top 125 out of over 23,000 Submissions!

Here is a write up from the New Times by

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Working on a spread for Faesthetic #13

I had first come across an issue of Faesthetic when in NY several years back. Three weeks ago, I was contacted to be in it! The theme for the lucky #13 issue is LUCK. Cover art will be done by Mike Giant, and submissions by awesome people like Mark Mothersbaugh.

Be sure to order your issue if you don't live in a city where you can pick it up.

Sadly, I am awful at photoshop. Its taking me 2 hours to do something that would take the average 5 year old 2 minutes to do in Adobe CS5. I wish I was a tech savy kiddie.

I have to turn this bright image of parrot colors into a black, white and purple image.Oh goodness.
While doing research for this project, I found out it's only $20,000 to buy a hot air balloon.