ok, i have a fairly large display of iconic images of mine on display at touch supper club in cleveland’s ohio city. pictured below is are the pieces all printed on large sheets of glass.
the first images i saw that inspired me to draw angels was the 1980 release of black sabbath’s heaven and hell record, which i bought in 1980 and was around 15 years old…..this LINK is an advertisement for the record from some rock magazine….prety cool, i’d like to get a poster of this cover someday.
so i turn on the today show with my morning coffee like i do every morning and what to my wondering eyes do i see? why it was justin bieber or better known as the “bieb” well this would not do. so i quickly look away and hope for the best on good morning america and change the channel. omg, on gma was 1-d, or better known as one direction…what was the lesser of two evils? a third true evil, agalloch on my cd player, so no tv this morning.
i’ll be in a cool group show that opens this thursday here in cleveland called “watershed “ . it’s a show that consists of several artists who were / are instructors and a few of their students each…get it, watershed?…anyway, i’m ruth bercaw”s student and will have two pieces to compliment the several she’ll be exhibiting. i got a walk through the show yesterday and have to say it’s high brow top notch stuff. it’s being held at ‘the artists archive of the western reserve’ and the location is 1834 e. 123rd st, cleveland. the opening hours are 5:30 to pm. for more info consult the gallery’s page, http://www.artistsarchives.org
our movie, forced perspective has been picked up by the 10th Annual Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival, or also known as DOCUFEST (link). if you’re in the atlanta area i would be honored if you could check out FORCED PERSPECTIVE (link).
been working on two posters for shows in december…yes posters. one for craw and the other for clutch. my friend ron ketch is working the graphics. more to come on those soon
the new clutch “psychic warfare” is in my top 5 play list right now. bright spots on this record? it’s beaming it’s so bright, start to finish, this is one of the best clutch cd’s since “robot hive”. from the fist song “x-ray vision” (see video below) where clucth declares psychic warfare is real, and you know it is, because clutch says it is. to the last song “son of a Virginian” and all points in between, this is a winner. the package design is great as well…all the more reason to by cd, the art work, don’t download. the booklet is a mesh of blue prints, nation monuments , a lady screaming, strange contraptions, and a ship in a boat yard ready to be launched. the cd cover has the same ship that’s on the back cover with a front view with a warrior angel between two large guns from the bow….pretty damn cool stuff. buy this cd, death to downloads.
ok, almost here…tomorrow is the godzilla group show at the DHG. we have 25 artists that have done a wide range of work based on the king of monsters. below is a collaborative poster i did with april bleakney AKA ape made. they’re only $50 and the edition is low, 45 total. show is 5 till 9 and we’re located at 1300 west 78th street, second floor.
on my down side for the show, i broke out a nice zit on the edge of my lip…figures right before a big opening, i get them there from time to time, it’s actually been over a year since my last zit so guess i’ll count my blessings.
tonight! rommel and i will be on bill peters radio show called ”metal on metal” on WJCU 88.7, i’ve been on his show many times and we always have fun. tonight besides fun we’ll be talking about the godzilla art show at DHG next friday, which will be fun as well, over 20 artists doing godzilla based art. bill likes to play rommel’s intro song when he makes an appearance on metal on metal, and bill always lets me play some angel, and tonight i got something very rare. BTW, metal on metal has been on the air for over 30 years now. if you’re in the cleveland area you can listen to us on the radio, outside of range you can listen on line no problem…just go here WJCU and tune in. 8:30-ish. east coast time
National Pierogi Day
Pierogi. In Cleveland, it’s not just a deliciously pillowed pocket or moon-shaped dumpling. It’s a way of life. National Pierogi Day, celebrated each year on Oct. 8, should be national holiday in these parts — an excuse to take off work and go in search of irresistible potato- or cheese-filled deliciousness. But where to go? Cleveland foodie and freelance writer Peter Chakerian has got you covered. Here are 9 of Cleveland’s best pierogi purveyors.