The Blue Collar Artist
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A Long Time Ago....

A Long Time Ago....

In 1994 I was working in special effects.  This was the first time I was making puppets for a pilot "Beyond Family" my first big gig.
 

My Apartment 2001

My Apartment 2001

I didn't like to keep art on the floor so i would always hang it up before or after a show.  This was my living room in the Fairfax district, around 2001.

Sculpting the Bomb Cat in 2002

Sculpting the Bomb Cat in 2002

This was the original Bomb Cat sculpture for Anthony Ausgang in 2002.  Long before I had to start wearing glasses.

Sculpting the Sour Figure.

Sculpting the Sour Figure.

in 2002 I also sculpted the "Sour" vinyl figure for Brendan Monroe.  This was a great design that was a pleasure to sculpt.  Brendon was also a sculptor which makes it easier to realize a 2-D piece of art into 3-D.

Molding And Casting

Molding And Casting

In 2002 Casting maquetes for the pre-school show The Save-Um's!

Theodore Roosevelt Mount Rushmore

Theodore Roosevelt Mount Rushmore

In 2003 I helped to sculpt a giant Mt Rushmore for a Pizza Hut commercial.  I was assigned Theodore Roosevelt.

Putting Together Mt Rushmore

Putting Together Mt Rushmore

The final assembly of the Mt Rushmore set.

Endorphins!

Endorphins!

Preparing the Endorphins for priming and painting. Jan 2007.

Toy Explosion!

Toy Explosion!

Hanging all of the Endorphins for the Dave Pressler Toy Explosion! January 2007.

Dave Pressler Toy Explosion! 2007

Dave Pressler Toy Explosion! 2007

Patrick Lam, Me and the talented Thomas Han. 

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson

She has great taste in art.  She bought this sculpture of mine from Munky King in 2004.

Munky King Crew!

Munky King Crew!

Comic-Con 2005 with the old school MK gang.  From left: Patric Lam, Thomas Han, Joe Ledbetter, Myself, Miq Willmott, Ben Zhu, and Luke Chueh.  Apologies to the gent in the red t-shirt, I'm old and it was a while ago.

Nostrils!

Nostrils!

Yes me and Joe love showing off our perfect nostrils.

Gallery 1988 2004

Gallery 1988 2004

Having a cocktail at Gallery 1988 what could be better.


 

Pressler Chueh

Pressler Chueh

Hanging out with Luke in 2004.

Painting 2008

Painting 2008

Putting the finishing touches on "Bearer Of Bad News" for the Imaginary Skies show in April of 2008.

Nathan Jurevicius!

Nathan Jurevicius!

Hanging out with Nathan Jurevicius at the Monkey King vinyl figure signing.  2008

Robin Williams!

Robin Williams!

Who knew Robin Williams is a huge toy fan.  He showed up at the Monkey King toy signing.  from left: Robin, Nathan Jurevicius, Me and Patrick Lam.

Angry Clobber Monkey Toy Release!

Angry Clobber Monkey Toy Release!

Signing Angry Clobber Monkey figures at Munky King 2009

Clobber Babe!

Clobber Babe!

Good friend Zury Ponce helping me finish the "Clobber Babe" costume. 2009
 

Rotofugi

Rotofugi

Angry Clobber Monkey signing in Chicago with Kirby Kerr at Rotofugi November 2009.

Robot And Monster Begins

Robot And Monster Begins

In spring 2008 working on the early ideas for Robot And Monster for Nickelodeon.

Robot And Monster Pilot

Robot And Monster Pilot

Working on the Robot And Monster pilot at Nickelodeon in 2009.

Finished Revenge Bot

Finished Revenge Bot

2012 installed at Gallery 1988.

James Jean!

James Jean!

Hanging out with the amazing James Jean!

Painting Again

Painting Again

Finishing "Sometimes I Stand And Stare". 

A Very Robot Christmas

A Very Robot Christmas

2013 at the opening of my show at the Red Pipe Gallery.  Photo courtesy of Eric Minh Swenson.

Happy 2014

Happy 2014

Taking down the Very Robot Christmas show in Jan of 2014 was harder then I thought.  I had some great help.
 

Tearing down the show

Tearing down the show

Jonathan Baker and Jonathan Finn Gamino helped literally tear down the show.

We Have Your Toys!

We Have Your Toys!

A piece I did in 2004 for a Halloween show at The Key Club, first time I made a custom frame.

Happy Product

Happy Product

Toy Sculpture I was working on in 2005.

Playing With Robots

Playing With Robots

Working with some mini robots in a little set.

Hand Made Posters!

Hand Made Posters!

Hand pressing the "100 Robots" Ink block posters. 2012

Toilet Garden

Toilet Garden

This is where they grow toilets.

Toby!

Toby!

My Toby mask.

Painting Again

Painting Again

Working on the "Vacuumtronic" painting for A Very Robot Christmas. 2013.

Robot Tattoo

Robot Tattoo

Checking out the leg of Bradley Frank who had a cool tattoo of one of my robots.

Working Late

Working Late

I figure this is my computers POV when I'm working late.
 

An actor too?

An actor too?

long before my art career I was an actor in theater and sometimes TV.  Once in a while I will get an opportunity to act in a movie.  I was in a movie titled "Two Jacks" we shot it in 2011 and in 2013 i had the pleasure to go to the San Diego Film Festival to do a Q &A at a screening.  Sharing the stage with one of my co-stars Rosie Fellner who is awesome as person and actor.

Building Revenge-Bot

Building Revenge-Bot

Dropping the frame into the body structure with help from master foam sculptor Gerry Donofrio.  2012

Building Revenge-Bot

Building Revenge-Bot

Marking out and defining the panels.

Building Revenge-Bot

Building Revenge-Bot

Making the feet.  They each had wood panels on the bottom for mounting the foot and leg hardware.

Building Revenge-Bot

Building Revenge-Bot

Now it's starting to look like something.

Building Revenge-Bot

Building Revenge-Bot

Grinding down the brackets on the claws and making everything fit.

Building Revenge-Bot

Building Revenge-Bot

Claws and head in place.

 

pressler_george_barris_.jpg
Revenge-Bot Sculpture.

Revenge-Bot Sculpture.

It's coming along.  PVC pipe in place, head not done yet.

Priming the beast.

Priming the beast.

Three coats of auto primer, over the endless coats of surfboard resin.

PAINTING THE RUST!

PAINTING THE RUST!

Rolling on the first coats of iron loaded acrylic paint.  Then it get sprayed with copper oxide, then the rusting begins
 

Revenge-Bot Complete

Revenge-Bot Complete

With a few more details to go Revenge-Bot is pretty much done.  Thanks to Pretty In Plastic Studios for letting me make a big mess. November 2012.

Batmobile!

Batmobile!

My brother Charlie and his family came to visit summer of 2012.  My niece Olivia loves old school Batman.  I said I could take her to see the Batmobile.  She was skeptical.  We were looking at it through the window, and the George Barris was nice enough to let us come in and take some pics and hang out.  What a great amazing legend.

 

Big Bird Art.

Big Bird Art.

Actually getting to see the original Big Bird design art.

Astronauts and Me.

Astronauts and Me.

My favorite moon walker artist Astronaut Alen Bean was at an event and I got to hang out with him and show him pictures on my phone of the Revenge-Bot sculpture. 

Artist Statement Robot Prints.

Artist Statement Robot Prints.

Painting the lettering on to the Artist Statement Robot block prints.  Available in the shop!

A Very Robot Christmas Art

A Very Robot Christmas Art

Inking and finishing the original art for the Very Robot Christmas poster. The orginal art as well as the poster is available in the website store!

Robot Collection

Robot Collection

A little slice of my robot collection.

A Long Time Ago....

In 1994 I was working in special effects.  This was the first time I was making puppets for a pilot "Beyond Family" my first big gig.
 

My Apartment 2001

I didn't like to keep art on the floor so i would always hang it up before or after a show.  This was my living room in the Fairfax district, around 2001.

Sculpting the Bomb Cat in 2002

This was the original Bomb Cat sculpture for Anthony Ausgang in 2002.  Long before I had to start wearing glasses.

Sculpting the Sour Figure.

in 2002 I also sculpted the "Sour" vinyl figure for Brendan Monroe.  This was a great design that was a pleasure to sculpt.  Brendon was also a sculptor which makes it easier to realize a 2-D piece of art into 3-D.

Molding And Casting

In 2002 Casting maquetes for the pre-school show The Save-Um's!

Theodore Roosevelt Mount Rushmore

In 2003 I helped to sculpt a giant Mt Rushmore for a Pizza Hut commercial.  I was assigned Theodore Roosevelt.

Putting Together Mt Rushmore

The final assembly of the Mt Rushmore set.

Endorphins!

Preparing the Endorphins for priming and painting. Jan 2007.

Toy Explosion!

Hanging all of the Endorphins for the Dave Pressler Toy Explosion! January 2007.

Dave Pressler Toy Explosion! 2007

Patrick Lam, Me and the talented Thomas Han. 

Scarlett Johansson

She has great taste in art.  She bought this sculpture of mine from Munky King in 2004.

Munky King Crew!

Comic-Con 2005 with the old school MK gang.  From left: Patric Lam, Thomas Han, Joe Ledbetter, Myself, Miq Willmott, Ben Zhu, and Luke Chueh.  Apologies to the gent in the red t-shirt, I'm old and it was a while ago.

Nostrils!

Yes me and Joe love showing off our perfect nostrils.

Gallery 1988 2004

Having a cocktail at Gallery 1988 what could be better.


 

Pressler Chueh

Hanging out with Luke in 2004.

Painting 2008

Putting the finishing touches on "Bearer Of Bad News" for the Imaginary Skies show in April of 2008.

Nathan Jurevicius!

Hanging out with Nathan Jurevicius at the Monkey King vinyl figure signing.  2008

Robin Williams!

Who knew Robin Williams is a huge toy fan.  He showed up at the Monkey King toy signing.  from left: Robin, Nathan Jurevicius, Me and Patrick Lam.

Angry Clobber Monkey Toy Release!

Signing Angry Clobber Monkey figures at Munky King 2009

Clobber Babe!

Good friend Zury Ponce helping me finish the "Clobber Babe" costume. 2009
 

Rotofugi

Angry Clobber Monkey signing in Chicago with Kirby Kerr at Rotofugi November 2009.

Robot And Monster Begins

In spring 2008 working on the early ideas for Robot And Monster for Nickelodeon.

Robot And Monster Pilot

Working on the Robot And Monster pilot at Nickelodeon in 2009.

Finished Revenge Bot

2012 installed at Gallery 1988.

James Jean!

Hanging out with the amazing James Jean!

Painting Again

Finishing "Sometimes I Stand And Stare". 

A Very Robot Christmas

2013 at the opening of my show at the Red Pipe Gallery.  Photo courtesy of Eric Minh Swenson.

Happy 2014

Taking down the Very Robot Christmas show in Jan of 2014 was harder then I thought.  I had some great help.
 

Tearing down the show

Jonathan Baker and Jonathan Finn Gamino helped literally tear down the show.

We Have Your Toys!

A piece I did in 2004 for a Halloween show at The Key Club, first time I made a custom frame.

Happy Product

Toy Sculpture I was working on in 2005.

Playing With Robots

Working with some mini robots in a little set.

Hand Made Posters!

Hand pressing the "100 Robots" Ink block posters. 2012

Toilet Garden

This is where they grow toilets.

Toby!

My Toby mask.

Painting Again

Working on the "Vacuumtronic" painting for A Very Robot Christmas. 2013.

Robot Tattoo

Checking out the leg of Bradley Frank who had a cool tattoo of one of my robots.

Working Late

I figure this is my computers POV when I'm working late.
 

An actor too?

long before my art career I was an actor in theater and sometimes TV.  Once in a while I will get an opportunity to act in a movie.  I was in a movie titled "Two Jacks" we shot it in 2011 and in 2013 i had the pleasure to go to the San Diego Film Festival to do a Q &A at a screening.  Sharing the stage with one of my co-stars Rosie Fellner who is awesome as person and actor.

Building Revenge-Bot

Dropping the frame into the body structure with help from master foam sculptor Gerry Donofrio.  2012

Building Revenge-Bot

Marking out and defining the panels.

Building Revenge-Bot

Making the feet.  They each had wood panels on the bottom for mounting the foot and leg hardware.

Building Revenge-Bot

Now it's starting to look like something.

Building Revenge-Bot

Grinding down the brackets on the claws and making everything fit.

Building Revenge-Bot

Claws and head in place.

 

Revenge-Bot Sculpture.

It's coming along.  PVC pipe in place, head not done yet.

Priming the beast.

Three coats of auto primer, over the endless coats of surfboard resin.

PAINTING THE RUST!

Rolling on the first coats of iron loaded acrylic paint.  Then it get sprayed with copper oxide, then the rusting begins
 

Revenge-Bot Complete

With a few more details to go Revenge-Bot is pretty much done.  Thanks to Pretty In Plastic Studios for letting me make a big mess. November 2012.

Batmobile!

My brother Charlie and his family came to visit summer of 2012.  My niece Olivia loves old school Batman.  I said I could take her to see the Batmobile.  She was skeptical.  We were looking at it through the window, and the George Barris was nice enough to let us come in and take some pics and hang out.  What a great amazing legend.

 

Big Bird Art.

Actually getting to see the original Big Bird design art.

Astronauts and Me.

My favorite moon walker artist Astronaut Alen Bean was at an event and I got to hang out with him and show him pictures on my phone of the Revenge-Bot sculpture. 

Artist Statement Robot Prints.

Painting the lettering on to the Artist Statement Robot block prints.  Available in the shop!

A Very Robot Christmas Art

Inking and finishing the original art for the Very Robot Christmas poster. The orginal art as well as the poster is available in the website store!

Robot Collection

A little slice of my robot collection.

A Long Time Ago....
My Apartment 2001
Sculpting the Bomb Cat in 2002
Sculpting the Sour Figure.
Molding And Casting
Theodore Roosevelt Mount Rushmore
Putting Together Mt Rushmore
Endorphins!
Toy Explosion!
Dave Pressler Toy Explosion! 2007
Scarlett Johansson
Munky King Crew!
Nostrils!
Gallery 1988 2004
Pressler Chueh
Painting 2008
Nathan Jurevicius!
Robin Williams!
Angry Clobber Monkey Toy Release!
Clobber Babe!
Rotofugi
Robot And Monster Begins
Robot And Monster Pilot
Finished Revenge Bot
James Jean!
Painting Again
A Very Robot Christmas
Happy 2014
Tearing down the show
We Have Your Toys!
Happy Product
Playing With Robots
Hand Made Posters!
Toilet Garden
Toby!
Painting Again
Robot Tattoo
Working Late
An actor too?
Building Revenge-Bot
Building Revenge-Bot
Building Revenge-Bot
Building Revenge-Bot
Building Revenge-Bot
Building Revenge-Bot
pressler_george_barris_.jpg
Revenge-Bot Sculpture.
Priming the beast.
PAINTING THE RUST!
Revenge-Bot Complete
Batmobile!
Big Bird Art.
Astronauts and Me.
Artist Statement Robot Prints.
A Very Robot Christmas Art
Robot Collection