The Essay'd: 30 Artists book is beautiful! Much Appreciation to Steve Panton. Dennis Nawrocki, Matthew Piper and Sarah Rose Sharp for their insightful profiles and including my work with such esteemed company. My artwork is not always easy to capture, but Rosie's essay and Riva Sayegh's photos are outstanding!
Here is a preview of my piece for the "Wish You Were Here" exhibition at Detroit Artists Market (on display until August 27). It's inspired by the Hazen Pingree monument in Grand Circus Park. The Colors and designs are courtesy of Martin, Julia, Elaine and Michaela)
I was pleasantly surprised to learn that five paintings created by my Dad (James Hiram Malone) were recently discovered in the archives of the Detroit Children's Museum! According to Museum Curator, Don Bogart, they were displayed at the Detroit Children's Museum in 1969. I was very happy to see them again!
This week also marks the 5th anniversary of my Dad's passing. Please click on the link below for more photos of his artwork and a video of his Atlanta studio:
Julia and Martin rang in 2016 by building a city from blocks and random toys. Here's a little video of their creation.
My extremely creative and resourceful friend Autumn asked me to help her build a Mermaid Dollhouse for her daughter Veronica's fourth birthday (which was a week away). Autumn based the design on a vintage clock she found online and gave me a cardboard mockup to work from. I built the wood frame and Autumn painted/decorated it just in time for Veronica's birthday. It was a very quick turnaround but worth it!
http://www.fox2detroit.com/good-day/39768309-story (Sorry I can't embed the video)
Also, the opening was packed! Come see all of the work (in a less crowded setting) from now until November 15, 2015.
Here are some "in progress" photos of the mutoscopes and composition pieces for the Nora Culture Lab Pop Up Store (opening on 10/30/2015). The store will feature Implosion, "Grandma Loves You" and "Not In My City..." as well as the Potholes composition.
Art Prize 7 was equal parts inspiring and frustrating. I loved watching people take pains to understand and appreciate art, but seeing artists campaign and pander for votes was a little unsettling. I hate being the center of attention, so I let my Chess Set speak for itself.
That said, the event is extremely professional and my venue (The BOB) was very accommodating. I received an amazing amount of exposure and some very valuable feedback on my work.
My first post! I have nothing profound to say except check out these upcoming shows: