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.