Hey Everyone, just a couple of things.
This Wednesday I'll be doing a talk at the Toronto School of Art for the 'I do my own stunts' artist talk series. It's pay-what-you-can, there will be beer for sale, and I'll be talking about my work and showing some images that go back as far as 1992 (I was 11) and some will be as recent as half an hour before I leave my studio to go do the talk. Come on out of you are free, here is the facebook page, below is the poster.
The next thing is a fundraiser I am taking part in in Naples Italy. It is a benefit auction for Mattia Amf Onlus Fagnoni, a young boy born with Sandhoff Syndrome, a generic, degenerative and lethal disease. Very little is known about the disease, and there is no standard treatment, and the disease is lethal. In fact, Mattia is the only person in Italy suffering from the disease, which made it extremely difficult for his parents to have him diagnosed and to figure out his needs. They have started a foundation to raise awareness of the disease, and to generate money to go towards research and to help the families of children suffering from it. There are over 1000 works available for auction, and over 800 artists participating. You can visit their facebook page if you would like to learn more, the auction starts Tuesday. If you are in or around Naples, it seems like it is going to be a massive event.
Here is a piece that has actually been finished since the winter. I didn't want to post it though because it was a gift for the girlfriend of the person who bought it, so I didn't want to post it too soon and potentially ruin the surprise. It's 18" x 24".
The last thing is this tattoo that India Amara Nicholls of The Pearl Harbor Gift Shop recently did. I think it turned out fantastic. I'm not sure who had it done, but if you read this, thank you.