Saturday, February 27, 2016

Big Blog Update!

I seem to start every post with "its been a long time since the last post"....well, this will be a record. The Artbyjaredblog was last updated 7 (!) months ago...In all fairness, I have been busy.

My most important accomplishment in the past seven months has been the birth of my son, Maxwell Taylor Davis (Pictured below at his 4 month birthday)

It should also be noted that we moved houses around the same time as Max's arrival...

Upshur Street...we lived there from 2004-2015

Fern Street

And we still did the halloween party...With a giant "Indiana Jones" boulder in the backyard...




Video of Dave Moretti demonstrating the boulder...

video

SPOOKTACULAR Committee photo...
Max's reaction to his first Halloween with Dad
 I made a series of "Curses" for the giveaways this year (they are all on small blocks of wood)












And then there was Holiday Starkillers. A Star Wars themed art show at the Anacostia Arts Center. I Created some cubist star wars themed work... 















I also had some work up at this year's Artomatic...some of the remaining pages of he Necronomicon.

I also Designed and created the lobby display for Imagination Stage's Frog and Toad:


And Finally, Elvis Birthday Fight Club:
This year's banners...

COUNT VON COUNT


TRUMP!



The Queen and Freddie Mercury rock out!

The "Bohemian Rhapsody" Finale!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Nightwatch, Before and After

I apologize, dear reader, that I have not updated this blog since April 23rd. A lot has happened since then, and I fear that someone who has been following my blog from deep inside an underground bunker may have given up hope, figuring that I never finished the Nightwatch painting. Well, fear not, O hypothetical subterranean crackpot art lover! I did indeed finish the Nightwatch. Below is proof (in sequence)


DAY 21

DAY 22

DAY 22

DAY 22

DAY 22

DAY 23

DAY 24

DAY 25

DAY 25

DAY 26

DAY 27

DAY 27

DAY 28

DAY 28

DAY 29

DAY 29

DAY 29

DAY 30

DAY 31


DAY 32 (LAST DAY)

DAY 32 (LAST DAY)

BUILT AND PAINTED FRAME

Installed the painting into the Anacostia Arts Center Theatre.

Final, official photo (Thank you, Stereovision!)
  The "Dispartment of the Nightwatch" happened on June 6th 2015 at the Anacostia Arts Center. Jared did a "Ted Talk" Style lecture about the history of big paintings and their influence on this piece. There were Burlesque performances by Gigi Holiday, Candy Del Rio and Lucretia Blozia. The second half of the event was hosted by Kittie Glitter. Each attendee was entitled to an 8 x 10 piece of the painting, cut out by the artist.

The Dispartment begins, with host Kittie Glitter
Last photo before structural integrity was lost
Before and After.