Beer is a large part of Bellingham culture, so I have spent some hours invested in waxing with my friends over a pint. Sometimes ideas spawn from feeding on each other's energy or just clowning around. This googley-eyed idea is an example of just such occasion, and has some legs in pursuing a portrait series. I'm making a soft commitment.
I'm not a political guy. For me, the flag has a lot of design appeal (and has inspired artists like Jasper Johns, Robert Frank, Andy Warhol, Shepard Fairey, etc). I wonder what a series of flags will look like when the flagpole is digitally retouched out of the scene, like the example above. This must have been done previously by someone. The idea feels way too familiar to be original.Read More