In the midst of my series of pinup girl art I decided to revisit a sketch of Mustard Man and render him in the same style.
The tropes of sci-fi, pop culture, the fascination with and the projection of a postapocalypse or “cyberpunk” future are colliding in unlikely ways in the styling of these not so classic pinup girls.
A sculpture made of marble patterned contact paper, copying a Hellenistic period sculpture that is stored in the Met and actually made of marble. The layers of inferences and visual pun are many varied. The intention was to bring up what is similar about our current point in history to the time when societies fringes first started being depicted.
The Bagmaster is a character from the world of Hobo City, a demented religious leader presiding over a race of stunted mutants called the Geebos who live in a giant gouge in the landfill crust known as The Pit. Oil on Board 14″X20″
En plein air painting done at the bluffs of Block Island, Rhode Island on a summer day 2014. Oil on Canvas 11″X14″
A pencil drawn wordless comic about an extra-temporal bounty huntress, who is tracking a mutant at the center of a takeover of humankind by rats via the 1630s Netherlands market crash known as Tulipomania.
4.25″ hand cast and painted poly plastic. The Mustard Man is a central character in my ever growing modern mythology, See the comic on this site for a glimpse into the world of the Mustard Man.
Boscoe, an irascible ruffian from Hobo City, principal character in the Mustard Man graphic and literary mythology project. This is a limited edition hard plastic figurine, hand cast, poured and enameled.
Acrylic Painting on Canvas of The Mustard Sword lying in grass and snow. 11″ X 14″
Romanticism is a painkiller.
A small digital painting meant for a gaming card. A money cat-dragon spews coins at an accountant type named Eustace. Used in the development of a game called The Spoils
En plein air oil painted in the rain under an hour with pallet knife. Weekapaug Rhode Island.
A large mutant rat. Graphite character study for a small graphite comic. The physical book is now part of a traveling sketchbook library. www.sketchbookproject.com
bounty huntress that hunts large mutant rats. Concept art for the Tulipomania comic.
A life-size corpse made of candy. An original ephemeral installation sculpture. Over the course of the exhibition the Candy Corpse grew mold and melted into the chocolatey soil around it.
In the Point of Recapitulation, souls are recycled. This is an experimental minicomic that only scratches the surface of the afterlife myth of the Mustard Man saga.
The Black and White Issue of Mustard Man. The various subplots continue to unfold, as multiple characters begin journeys of one sort or another.
Officially the first Issue of Mustard Man, a tremendous undertaking for one artist. Introductions to some of the characters that populate Hobo City, Boscoe and his multiple personalities, and Mustard Man himself stranded on the beach, fending for himself.
Early attempts at a chronological account of the Hobos in the form of a graphic novel. Issue 0 shows Boscoe, an escapee from Hobo City, involved with the Fat, confronted by the shape shifting Mustard Vampire.
A wall hanging Pawn Chess piece constructed from plastics, plaster and a halved sheep’s skull. Polyurethaned. 20″ X 11″
A life-size wearable suit of armor made from polypropylene plastic bottle caps wired together. Snapple buckler shield made from aluminum snapple caps mounted on a frisbee.
A performance about art and love. In a pygmalionesque overlay of faux and real, the artist works through a figurative and literal transformation.
An underground performance art piece adapting the 1919 German Expressionist film “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” In which Cesare awakens every hundred years on 08/08/08 forever.
Mr. Canard is a duck man that encapsulates himself in salt. The salt comes from the tears that roll down his beak. This was an installation for Lumen festival in Staten Island, 2012.
An assemblage of feathers and a broken toy sword handle. References the Morgu Bird and the shapeshifting Mustard Vampire from the Mustard Man mythology. A wall sculpture or a prop for performance art.
The Morgu Bird is a character from the Mustard Man mythology. The final form of the Mustard Vampire and the custodian of the Point of Recapitulation. This is a painted wheatpaste used as a public advertisement for the Coyle Cavern gallery in Staten Island 2012.
Books shot with a rifle. Emblematic of the demise of one of the oldest forms of technology, and with the removal of its functional necessity by the dawning of a new era. As the way media is contained, possessed and valued changes, information and ideologies can be discarded.