the illusive fish

got my tank all dressed up and no where to go….still searching for a yellow bullhead and a rock bass before the fall….my fishing guide kevin has taken me to the ideal spot but all we catch are big channel cats…catching the big ones when fishing for the small ones…pretty ironic. a concert poster print is still offered to someone can take me somewhere to catch one of those two species…ideally one of both. easy catch, not into working it with lures, worms on crappie rigs is how i’ve always got them…if you can, email me and let me know when you’re available.  info@derekhess.com

Read Article »

ok…finally got my studio semi up and running here in my new place…and what i’m doing right now is more of the roses that will be in vases..check several posts back. here’s some before the paint….and there’s an 8 track i just did on the first led zeppelin release, it’s a rose too..check it out HERE 

have a good day, d
Untitled-1

Read Article »

with my big ‘five oh’ coming up (see previous update) i’ve been reflecting on some cultural events i have been blessed to be alive for…very young derek saw the landing on the moon…a little older derek was told to stop playing and watch the tv because history was happening as nixon resigned, the berlin wall came down, my parents were very cool and took me to several movies when they came out, “2001 a space odyssey” which at 5, i didn’t get, just knew the space ships were cool, about ten years later dad took me to see star wars, and the space ships were cool once again, cream magazine, AC/DC…and a tv show aired when i was in the 8th grade, it was called  “mork and mindy”. i quickly got a crush on mindy, and was in aww of mork…robin williams. i grew up with robin williams, he never failed to amaze…amazing, brilliant, genius are some terms that fail to capture what he was. and that could be because it didn’t capture the whole package, what made robin so successful probably came from what he struggled with, depression. i can relate on a far smaller scale as far as my public profile goes, but not as far as the disease goes…. i get it..i got it. i know my work stems from my issues of depression and bipolar, it’s hard to escape it, i’ve even made it work for me, it’s fairly obvious i would think. robin on the other hand seemed to keep his well in check and out of the spotlight. suicide is always a shock, although people can say “i saw that coming” …………like with me ;), but with robin williams it was a blind side..who would have thought!?

the alone feeling increases with the more attention one gets. i didn’t know robin, that’s just what i know is true for me…and with the more details coming out regarding his mental health issues’s, i tend to believe it was true for him as well. 

*side note…the last song on AC/DC’s record ‘highway to hell’, ‘night prowler’ and at the end of that song bon scott their singer (last song before he died) say’s “nanoo nanoo”…robin williams even influenced AD/DC, me and my delinquent friends always thought that was so cool because we listened to AC/DC, and watched mork and mindy.

Read Article »

the big one

guess what? i have the big birthday coming up on september 4th. this is one of those mile marker birthdays like 18, 21, 25 and 132….anyway, all i want for my birthday is a lap dance….(pause)..JK, all i want, and it’s what i always ask for every year, and rarely do i get it (although my pal malissa came through last year)….is yellow cake with chocolate frosting. that’s all i need to make this birthday bearable. actually i’ll except yellow cake with chocolate frosting any day…bring it to one of my openings, when i’m fishing is good, or while just what i love best…watching TV. yellow cake with chocolate frosting and TV, a match made in heaven…or made by betty crocker.

 

 

Read Article »

this image was on the side of a P-38 fighter plane from WWII, i just did a P-38 -logperch piece..check it here. ..anyway,nose art from that war was amazing, all sides of the conflict. this american one has bugs bunny riding the P-38, many pilots used warner brothers cartoon characters for there personalized nose art. this one as you may be able to tell is printed on a shirt. jak prints can do one off shirts, i don’t know the processes, i do know it comes off almost silkscreen like. i had this made for an opening i had in water valley mississippi. the show consisted  of my first batch of plane/fish pieces…2010, 2011, idk, around that time. the show was during the worlds largest crappie fest, it was very cool.

bugs

Read Article »

cute

check this out..i found it tucked away in one of the many flat files we have in the studio, four of which are now in my place. the woman in the drawing wanted me to draw her, and as i recall she traveled to cleveland just for it…she may have flown here…idk, memory fails.., so she came by and we got two drawings done, this one i kept..it was many years ago, how many i forget. she’s cute and shy so getting naked for a stranger i’m sure she doesn’t do every day…this picture captures her modesty but without being timid.

Read Article »

check out the house where i live now…so nice, you can hear birds and crickets, the occasional lawnmower because everyone keeps their lawn nice, deer wandering around on front and back lawns, no one breaking into my car, no tickets from the city of cleveland, no idiot loud neighbors, no pee on the front door, nobody drinking old english 500′s out front, side and behind the house, no one threatening me, and so on.

Read Article »

identification please

hey look what i found…my cleveland institute of art college ID…look at that guy wearing his cro-mags shirt he got at a cro-mags, GBH gig, probably 1985 or 1986…cro-mags first tour…shows were better then – too much fashion-core blah blah…don’t get me wrong though, every time i die and converge will kick your ass.

Read Article »

ATTENTION CLEVELAND FISHERMEN OR WOMEN..

I MOVED AND GOT RID OF MY FISH FROM MY 150 TANK…I HAD CRAPPIES IN THERE..ANYWAY I WANT TO GET A SMALL ROCK BASS AND A SMALL YELLOW BULLHEAD, IF YOU KNOW A FOR SURE PLACE, PICK ME UP AND WE’LL FISH THEM OUT….I’LL HOOK YOU UP WITH ONE OF MY SILKSCREENED CONCERT POSTERS FROM THE 90′S FOR YOUR TROUBLE
images

Read Article »

always a youtube…not really

and..here’s the tube for the always print..it has footage of me making the original…. here’s the link if interested in purchasing one (see july 16th update) click HERE…the run is 100, and there are less than that now…..more rose / vase and dr. seuss fish bombers in the next update.

Read Article »