- Receipt Poetry, 1999
I’m not sure what I think of these now. They’re interesting graphic designs, and definitely I used what I learned from them when I made my headers. I’m not sure they qualify as art. Untitled, 1997. Untitled. 11 June 2000.
- Self-portrait photo, 1988
Black and white self-portrait. I was 18, thus the incredibly self-conscious narcissism.
- Watercolor Girl
Ink and watercolor, Summer 1988, based on a pencil sketch of a friend.
- Strange Landscapes
Exclamate in Desolation, Oxymandias Melancholia Revisited Parenthetical Postnuclear Mise En Scène The Holy Visitation of the Floating Asterisk of Concrete Giant Semicolon; Dusty, Arizona, 2106 A.D.
- Watercolor Spacesuit
I think I did this in about 1989, but I’m not totally sure on that. Pen and ink, with watercolored. I think I must have been thinking about Jean “Moebius” Giraud’s work when I started. I’m reminded again that watercolor is a heartless, well-nigh-impossible medium. Folks who can do it, even as hacks, have my…
- Self Portraits 86 / 91
The first self-portrait was executed in high school. I didn’t like high school. My appearance is anxious, as I no doubt was. The medium is marker on paper, and I watercolored on top of a photocopy of that marker drawing. It’s the first self portrait I ever made I was really happy with. It’s from…
- Girl Illustration Photo (1989)
I only have this photo to show I made this illustration. I used to draw, sketch, and paint headshots of women all the time. It was a real habit for a while after high school. Most of that work was pretty much useless – but this is an image of one illustration I’m kicking myself…
- Ferris in Repose
From 1988, this is a charcoal sketch of my sister’s cat Ferris. Ferris, a girl, was still a kitten at the time. She is shown here lounging on my backpack.
- Emergency Room Wallpaper, 1997
When it was slow in the California Hospital – L.A. ER I would sometimes play in Microsoft Paint. Operating System used: Windows 3.1.
- First Digital
This is the first digital self portrait I ever did. An acquaintance was getting tattooed and my pal Erin took a picture of me in this biker vest – something I can’t imagine wearing otherwise, by the way. Anyway, I matted that to a postcard of some Italian Basilica (giving me a somewhat strange messianic…
- Self Portrait, 1993
Age 23. I was dabbling with Micron Pigma .005 pens, an extremely cheap but fine-line pen I discovered a few years before. The style and attitude of this rendering I will leave the viewer to judge. Color added digitally, 1999.
- Askew and Askance, 1992
Since I’ve known how to draw or create, I have made self-portraits in words. I always include down the places I have been, and where I may go next. I also include how I identify myself. (this was made on a Mac and used to be part of the non-professional part of my portfolio, I’m…