Sunday, March 27, 2011

An Old Collage!

Hey. I just found this online at the Ironwood's Daily News site. It's the first collage that I had seriously messed around with. Its about 20"x25" and is on a wooden panel that I had originally started painting a Popeye the Sailor Man on, along with some figure drawings from a life drawing class, and it all just ended up being this. I entered it in the Finlandia University Juried Exhibition a couple of years ago. Maybe 2009?  It won 1st place in the mixed media category.
This is the photo from the exhibition. It was part of a slide show so I wouldn't be surprised if it started changing into other images. Sorry if it does.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Camp

My Great Grandma Siller's camp is a very special place to members of my family. My brother and I basically grew up on Lake Gerald in the summer. There we went fishing, boating, drove around in the woods, shot guns, learned to start fires, had family dinners, etc. And before us our family had been doing the same things there for 50 years. So to make a little poster about the camp doesn't fully illustrate my feelings for it, but I thought I would make a little poster anyways to frame and hang on the wall there. Here it is and my process for making it. Hope you like it.


Gangs Of New York

Here is a poster I had started for an Illustration class a few years ago. I had it started pretty well with the characters drawn in and the US flag back ground and buildings but no lettering, so a few months ago i picked it up again and added in the "Gangs of New York."

A Collage

I had been putting this collage together for over the course of a year or so. It was just a large canvas in my studio that I glued/painted/taped/screwed/etc. things to as i found them.
Its a collection of brief histories of the area and the impact and change that occured after the closing of the copper mines and railroad industries in the Copper Country (as a community and on personal levels). I worked on this piece until I was asked to display it as a piece in the Traveling Journal Exhibition at the Reflection Gallery where I was actually able to sell it.

A Little Photography: 1965 Chevy Impala

Here are a few photos I took of my good friend Kevin's 1965 Chevy Impala. We took them under the D&N parking deck in Hancock. The mixture of it being night time and the lighting came together well and we were able to take, what I thought, were some pretty cool pictures of a very cool car. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Final Journal Entry

This is my final entry for the Traveling Journal Project. This final picture is of the present and shows the life that these men have given and the hope that exists.

Forth Entry

This is my 4th entry.

Third Entry

This is my 3rd entry. This is my Grandpa Jaehnig in his Naval Uniform.