Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A yet to be named skateboard company and our first board.

My son and I decided yesterday to start a skateboard company. On the way to teach my evening design class I stopped at Goodwill to look for Sketchbook of the Week trophies( I give one away each week of the quarter). I saw these three skateboards and bought them. They are all k-mart/wal-mart/target beginner quality boards but we needed to start somewhere($11 for all 3). 
Today we made this our first board together! 
We've decided that we will offer several products. Boards that we reclaim with new grip tape, bearings and maybe new graphics will likely be bought by or for beginners that maybe don't want to go the box store route. Boards that we cut from reclaimed wood(the one above came from our kitchen remodel project and is at least 60 years old) and used trucks and wheels will also appeal to beginners. We also hope to create some boards from reclaimed wood with top of the line trucks, wheels, bearings and grip that will be sought after by all levels of skaters and collectors. We have decided that 10% of all sales will go to Give Me Ten a local non-profit that supports students in need that attend East Nashville Public Schools. Stay tuned for our company name and products and to watch the evolution of our skills as makers and businessmen!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Some Faces I've Made-Casa Azafran!

If you missed "Some Faces I've Made" at The Red Arrow then you can try to see it at Casa Azafran. I will installing it this coming Saturday with an opening reception to be announced soon! Thank you Tasneem Tewogbola for the invite!!!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Guest Sculptor

One day I got to hang out with this cool kid for a few hours. Here are some pictures from the improvisational sculpture session we embarked on. It was awesome!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Some Faces I've Made-Preview

Here are three pieces from my upcoming show this Saturday the 18th of October, 2014 from 6-9pm
The show runs from October 18th-November 22nd, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

IFOSS at Art Institute of TN

IFOSS was invited to present on the learning centered classroom for Faculty Development Day at the Art Institute of Tennessee. It's the first time the workshop has ever been adults only. We discussed Kolb's experiential learning theory, mindfulness, John Cage and found sound. Then the Ai faculty got down to business and made some amazing sculptures and then made some amazing music and sounds.
Here are some pictures and videos are on the way.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Joey Press

I'm making some wood cut prints for the show and since I don't have a press I let Joey help me put some pressure on them. Dog #3, Charlie is quality control.