Monday, January 24, 2005

Moose and their Antlers 10" x 10" acrylic on canvas 2004

After consulting with my brother we came up with this name for my new website:
Surprise! the name wasn't taken.

Moostical comes from my moose making forays, not the real live moose, "only god can make a moose" but the plasticy ones. I have an affinity for the moose. Once, when I did my tarot cards, they said the moose was my animal. Is it? Who knows. I like them though. The cards also said I had a raven on my shoulder. You gotta love that.

Sunday, January 16, 2005

A Space of My Own


I have been thinking about doing this for so long, and now, almost by accident I have a space to talk about plastic. See, I work with the stuff and have now for over 14 years. That's a large chunk of my life. I make things from a craft material called Friendly Plastic, also known as Fun Plastic in some places, plus I like to use acrylic paint, another plastic of sorts, and I have dabbled in shrink plastic too. I just love the stuff. But it's hard to get others to think of this material as Art. So this year I am going to try to create some kind of Real Art Piece with this low class material and then I am going to try to get some press. There aren't many of us out there doing friendly plastic, especially here in Canada, where as far as I know you haven't been able to get the stuff in a store for years now.

I'm a lonely friendly plastic artist.