Just got word that my last exhibit completely sold! I am speechless and ecstatic. Thank you for the emotional, mental, and financial support, without it these pieces wouldn’t exist. All of the work is available for viewing on sabmeynert.com and I will be launching new work mid october so keep yr eyes peeled!
A state recollected
#ink and #gouache on 300lbs hot press paper
15” x 15”
Sabo-art is a drawing machine, (probably a highly intricate one made out of sticks, stones, and biological curiosities), and their tumblr is where the magic goes to accumulate!
Tried my hand at a tiled textile design! Luscious lems, wiggle leaves and hand-drawn letters frolicking in a splattery paradise.
By the way, I’ve enabled the “ask me anything” feature on tumblr, so individual posts have a link where you can ask stuff (anonymous or through tumblr). If you’d be interested in seeing this pattern on a particular product — tote bag? pillows? — drop me a line! I made it pretty enormous scale, so anything’s possible!
I have added a page to my website called “Etcetera”, dedicated to sketchbook stuff, personal work, and other experiments which fall outside of my usual commissioned illustrative style. I will likely post additions to it through tumblr, but it felt right to additionally give it a more permanent home on my website, which you can find here.
Thanks to everyone who came out to see “Kinship: A Social Exhibit” at Gallery 1313. For this show, I was paired with a stranger and encouraged to be inspired by our interactions and respective artistic styles.
My experience working with 3D forms and a variety of media was a highly enjoyable one which I hope to have the opportunity to explore in future. Thanks to Braden, Pallavi, and Sam for including me in their project!
Recollection explores the experience of sharing memories with a stranger, a process in which the commonalities and divergences of personal histories are discovered. The distillation of memory into narrative forces the storyteller to flatten experience into tropes, as well as confront the distortions of memory generated by the passage of time. In envisioning the process in a physical space, an uneasy interaction emerges between the familiar and foreign, static and amorphous, personal and generic. Technically, the piece employs stylistic approaches typical of both Kinship partners, blurring the line between flatness and dimensionality.
This month at Gallery 1313 in Toronto, you can catch a piece of mine in a group show! Thursday’s the opening, come on out if you want to be social.
The two pics above are some WIP experiments I did — the final real piece has yet to be documented (that’ll emerge after the opening). For the moment I’ll refrain from further description, aside from saying I’m excited about how it all turned out — I did a lot of experimenting with new materials and the effect is that of my illustrative style venturing into the third dimension!