Monday, October 26, 2009

Working in the Third Dimension, a blog dedicated to 3D art!

I am so excited to share this with you... the 3D blog is LIVE! 

I have been putting together a blog about 3D artwork, dimensional illustration, toys and sculpted stuff.. a wide variety of mediums and examples of work from different artists along with little interviews.

I haven’t found anything out there that focuses solely on dimensional work and I think it’d be a nice place to learn about how other artists in a similar field work, why they make dimensional stuff, etc. It was sad to see the Dimensional Salon come to an end. This might be a nice way to continue it and also for artists working in similar ways to connect with each other.

The blog is live today with the first post profiling Chris Walsh, a wonderful 3D artist based in the UK.

Please follow this blog, pass it along and post it around! 

thank you and enjoy! 

Thursday, October 15, 2009

protecting your images from on-line theft

Thank you all SO much for checking out my new site and for your wonderful feedback! From now on all of my blog posts will be on my new website, under the 'news' section.

Last week I posted about an important story I wanted to share with all artists. I was alerted by a very kind person that my work was being used by another artist in his online gallery. He was taking credit for making my work and a few other artists' work.

Please read the full story here. Please protect yourself and spread the word!

Monday, October 5, 2009


I am so sorry for the silence! I have been hard at work on several jobs. My newest and greatest news is my NEW WEBSITE! It has a blog built into it under 'news', so that is where I will be posting from now on. My site was designed by Creating Causes, whom I can't recommend enough! If anyone's needs a new website, look no further!

I have been delayed again on the 3D blog but as soon as I can I will resume work on it. When that is up, I will post a notice here too.

Please come visit me at my new website!
I hope you're all well! xo

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dein Spiegel

The sculpted illustration I made for the cover of Der Spiegel's new magazine for young readers, "Dein Spiegel", hit newsstands this week in Germany! It was an honor to work with Der Spiegel again. This scene depicts Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel struggling with Frank Steinmeier for the crown.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Celebrating 18 years of OASIS!

At first I was heartbroken by the OASIS break-up, then shocked (not really... who didn't see this coming?), then really happy for Noel Gallagher. I know he will go on to make amazing music. We decided to take Noel out for a swift pint at our local to help him celebrate his departure from the band. I would have liked to make it an all night affair but I am on some insane deadlines right now and hopefully when it's all through, I can do some real celebrating myself! WE LOVE YOU NOEL! Good move & well done!

Monday, August 24, 2009

I AM alive!

I swear, I AM still here. Forgive me Father, it's been one month and one day since my last blog post! No, I have not been on holiday enjoying the summer. I've been hard at work on deadline after deadline. I've got some exciting projects that I'd love to share with you, but so far they are top secret and can't be revealed until they are out in print.
I CAN tell you about some exciting deliveries from Mr. Postman (or woman). A few weeks ago I received some samples of a polymer clay product called Bozzi from my 3D friends in Brazil! I am dying to get my hands into it and give you all a full report but I've not had a chance yet. I'll post about it when I do.
I also got the L├╝rzer's Archive 200 Best Illustrators Worldwide 09/10 and the Communication Arts 2009 Illustration Annual in the mail. Love them!

I can also tell you about the 3D blog I am putting together (it's taking a while because it's in my spare time- which right now doesn't exist). The address will be and my aim is to showcase 3D illustrations and other sculpted stuff by a different artist each week (i hope?!) The whole point is to celebrate the medium and get more people excited about it! If you make dimensional work, please get in touch.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cowbella is everywhere!

Cowbella is in Time Out NY- the one about 'Cheap Eats'. (thanks to my wonderful friend Ismoyo for sending me this last week)

... and Cowbella has also made her way into The China Press! (thank you Jun for sending this to me)

... and the cover of the Flushing Times! (although I think I look like more of a cow than Cowbella does- oh well! :)
(thanks to Chee for letting me know about this!)

... and this great article about the Cows in the Queens Chronicle

... and the Queens Tribune!

... AND in this video on Sinovision! (video will play after the short advertisement) Thank you Frank & Vivian for sending this to me!
more press coming soon...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

CowParade Carnival!

Yesterday was the CowParade Carnival in Flushing, Queens. It was a gorgeous day! So many wonderful people came to see the cows which were scattered throughout the Queens Crossing building and plaza. There was live music and games and then an opening reception for the '09 Oh Cow!' exhibit in the Crossing Art gallery. Thank you to all my friends and family who came.
Click HERE to view all the photos!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

good luck Margot Miller!

My precious and wonderfully talented friend Margot Miller (pictured left) is auditioning today for a new reality TV show hosted by Sarah Jessica Parker (sculpted right), about up-and-coming artists!
So please, everyone think really good thoughts for Margot today... GOOD LUCK Margot Miller! xo

Friday, July 17, 2009


some press coverage of the Flushing CowParade by our local news channel, NY1! Hopefully it will bring lots of people to Flushing tomorrow for the Cow Carnival!
Watch the video here:

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

character design

a few months ago I was contacted by the wonderful people at Pollen to design these characters for a television commercial. The client is a law firm in South Africa called de Broglio Attorneys. I sent over my sketches and they were then rendered digitally, undergoing some necessary changes along the way. It's such a thrill to see them come to life in this wonderful TVC! Thank you Pollen!

de Broglio Attorneys from Pollen on Vimeo.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

CowParade Carnival, this Saturday!

Dear friends, family, young & old, cow-lovers, art-lovers, music-lovers & free-drink-lovers:
Come to Flushing this Saturday, July 18th and see the Flushing CowParade Cows and "'09' Oh Cow!"- an exhibit featuring artwork about cows. Listen to live music, enjoy free drinks and more! There's something for all of you!
Click here for full details of Saturday's event.
Date/Time July 18, 2009 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Venue Queens Crossing
Address 38-21 Main Street
Flushing, New York 11354

Monday, July 13, 2009

FHM Germany

For all my German friends out there... the August issue of FHM Germany is out on stands now and has a little profile of my sculptures! It's the issue with Lady GaGa on the cover...
(P-p-p-poker face, p-p-poker face... Mum mum mum mah

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Congrats Amy and Steve!

My sculpted portrait of Amy Winehouse- inspired by her crazy hair, tattoos and many issues- has been selected to appear in the 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 6 due out later this year. Yay Amy!
The sculpture I made of my favorite actor, Steve Buscemi, was also selected for 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 6 AND for Communication Arts 2009 Illustration Annual. Go Steve!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

making Cowbella, day 34- THE LAST DAY!

These are just some of the photos from the last official day of the Open Studio (see all the photos here)... the last day of an incredible journey which began on May 9th through June 28th and transported me from Main Street, Dumbo to Main Street, Flushing. It introduced me to a new culture, new people, new art, and inspired me beyond words. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to work with such special people on such a fun project! I am looking forward to July 18th when the 'Unveiling of the Cows' will take place at Queen Crossing. I will post when I have more information- everyone is welcome to come!

making Cowbella, day 33

On the 33rd day I coated the wings several times in 'interference' colors to give an iridescent look when the light hits them. I circled the cow doing touch-ups and tiny additions. I could hear the rain pelting down outside but luckily when I left to go home, it had stopped and the sky was filled with apocalypse mushroom puffs!

making Cowbella, day 32

Day 32 was a complete roller coaster of emotions! I was trying to figure out what to do on Cowbella's forehead because I knew it needed some design element. I sketched out some ideas and Jun, my favourite photographer, picked the winning one.
I was happily working away but then heard some news that broke my heart... Christina (my little sidekick 'sister') would not be making the daily appearances at the mall anymore. Her mother sold the shop basically overnight, so there would be no more visits from Christina- I was gutted and worried that I'd never see her again. Then I got a text from Margot Miller, my source that keeps me informed of anything important now that we have no television, that Michael Jackson died and I was shocked!
At 7pm I wrapped up work at the mall for the night and headed over to Mudan for a wonderful evening of dancing and eating, meeting new wonderful people thanks to my host Qingyun. I left the party so happy but wondered how it's possible to feel so crushed and so elated in the space of the same day.