Tuesday, December 22, 2009


burke kenny. world champion. evergreen grad. my hero.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

{fall quarter final projects}


untitled. carved alabaster stone


untitled. landscape scene of downtown olympia with mt rainier in the background. acrylic on paper 26" x 40"

{ben gore}

Thursday, December 10, 2009

{nerdy fresh)

this is a picture of my roommate pat taken from justin timberlake's blog, with the caption "nerdy fresh" underneath...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

{oly paint}

my friend erin helped make this. it's awesome.

{nick mullins}

this kid is incredible. he got a staph infection, was in the hospital for 3 months, was given a 1% chance of living, and he's alive. the infection caused him to lose his sight in his right eye, and he is now recovering from surgery for it. we'll have to wait and see if he makes a full recovery, and is able to skate again...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

{ghosts and ghost altar}

these are some images from my most recent school project. they are plaster casts of a section of branch i found, installed in a really cool spot i found at evergreen. it's still on display, for those of you can see ghosts...

artist's statement:
With its back turned to the well-known path and the towering buildings, an ancient ghost sits and quietly stares into the woods. It is visited by the sunrise and birds and leaves and moss, but rarely humans. Even though it is in plain view from the buildings, it just looks like a normal stump from there. But when you wander past the pavement and the garden and into the forest, careful not to step on any little mushrooms, you can stand face to face with the ghost stump, which opens up like and altar, letting you know you are in a special place. Looking around, you realize you have in fact entered an entirely different world, a secret room that is only noticeable once you are inside it. It is calm, private, and still, yet only a few feet away from the busy cement world. From here you can sense life and death slowly chasing each other in circles. How did you end up here? You followed a trail of small ghostly statues, barely visible except to those who know treasure lies just off the beaten path, and their story is what you make of it.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

{i got 99 problems and public art is one}

letter in the school newspaper about the story house sculpture near red square and the lecture halls.



Saturday, October 24, 2009

{land escape}

i'm in a landscape art class. these are some pictures of my first project. i made an "artist's map" of my trip to eastern washington. i did it from the mindset of a 10 year old boy, so it's like an adventure map, and it folds up into a paper airplane.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

{think of a caption contest}

(comment your idea for a good caption and i'll post the best one!)


different versions... haven't thought of a name for them yet...

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009


got my bike fixed for free.
got my amp fixed for free.

bought a Boss DD-7 delay pedal.

acquired lots of tapes, but still no tape player.

registered for "studio projects: land and sky" this fall.

think my digital camera that took distorted pictures is dead for good.

landed a nose grab over two stacked skateboards launching out of a quarter pipe.

fell skateboarding, cracked a rib, and i have an air bubble in my chest.

getting a $0.50 raise after taking a summer long furlough.

{huge birthday show}


come eat BBQ, see 14 cool bands, and wish me, brian, and kenneth a happy berfday!

eats: 4:00p
tunes: 5:00p

Friday, September 4, 2009

{station fire}

this is what i was breathing while i was home. 140,000 acres burnt.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

{wally's broke my heart}

wally's sandwich shop stopped offering QUITE POSSIBLY the BEST sandwich deal EVER. that's right, NO MORE five dollar subs on fridays. they still offer a competitive price on good subs with whatever you want on them for the same price, but their atmosphere hasn't gotten any better-in fact it's gotten worse. so if i go there again, it will be my stomach's decision, not my brain's or my wallet's.

Friday, August 14, 2009

{fighter maker}

this is a clip someone made using the old computer game "fighter maker", in which the player has to program all of their fighter's moves. totally worth it.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

{finger complex benefit show}

i will be playing with the band "friday night midnight" at the finger benefit this saturday the 15th at 4:00pm . please come, as it will be more fun if you do! $3-5 donations are fun too!

Monday, August 10, 2009

{morning adventure}

i didn't go to bed last night. at around 5:50am or so, i ate a piece of toast and walked outside in bare feet. the sunrise was so breathtaking. i mean, really stunning. i had to go back and get my camera. i also put on my flip flops as i didn't plan on talking a walk.

as i live at the top of a hill, however, i naturally made my way down to the waterfront at the bottom. the quality of light this morning made everything crisp and pop out like 3-D glasses. the clouds were perfect. the water was still and more clear than normal, and reflected the sky like a mural.

crossing the bridge to downtown, i spotted an otter reclining in a little cove separated by the old train tracks. then i saw two more swimming around the inlet. i kept walking downtown. a guy went by on his bmx bike and did a sweet jump right in front of me.

i began examining every storefront as though i had never seen them before. capital city guitars has some ridiculously nice fenders right now, and a gorgeous silvertone. i passed by new moon cafe at 6:30am; they open at 7:00am. i kept going down 4th ave, and made it to the artesian well. it still gets me every time; totally free water, flowing all the time out of a copper pipe in a parking lot that no one really uses for parking.

i walked by the free wall and checked out the latest coats of spray paint. a man walking his pug without a leash came by, and the dog barked like i had offended him. i made it back to new moon at 6:55am, waited around for 5 minutes, and was the first one inside. i got the halo sandwich (egg, tomato, avocado, ham --> english muffin) and a short stack of pancakes, which was way too much food, but i ate it all. had i know the special i would have ordered the black metal pancakes. i sat there for an hour, drawing, talking to the waitress a little, and just soaking in what a classic cafe scene the new moon became with each new customer.

i left at exactly 8:01am, and as i walked back across the bridge, i saw more great blue herons than i have fingers. then i stared at what i soon realized was an adult bald eagle perched atop a pole in the middle of the inlet. i skidded down an embankment in my sandals down under the bridge to the train tracks to get a better look. i met several homeless men, and told them about the eagle, which seemed to surprise them less than my being there. i got a little ways out towards the bird, and it flew off, revealing its white tail feathers and six-foot wingspan.

i kept walking since i had come that far. i ended up in a construction zone, and walked out of it and straight onto the garfield nature trail. it was actually a shortcut to my street. i got home at 8:52am, just in time to say hello to my roommate before he caught the bus to work.
morning walk

{goings on}

i cleaned my room.
i have a sleeping disorder.
i am trying to hit nine for ten at the free throw line.
i am at six for ten now.
i have 38 days left until i leave my teens and enter my twenties.
i am going home in nine days.
i am going to get my wisdom teeth out in ten days.
my uncle turned 80 this year.
i'm trying to enjoy being young.

{moss beard adventures comic #1}

inspired by a visit to capital forest, just outside olympia.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

{some drawings}

be a man.


dark wizards.

state budget crisis resolution.

{click some things}


Norm MacDonald on Conan
Slow Loris Getting Tickled
Flying Lotus "Parisian Goldfish" Video
Kanye West "Can't Tell Me" Video
Hermeto Pascoal
Mark Gormley


City on the Bridge

Friday Night Midnight
Set to Sea
Arrington De Dionyso
Abe Vigoda
Lucky Dragons
Mount Eerie


none of these have been photoshoped. i own a haunted Canon PowerShot S410. sometimes, but not always, it distorts an image it captures, often beyond recognition, and completely leaves me out of the decision making process. but i love her so.