Thursday, September 17, 2009

Greetings from Grand Rapids

I’ve been in Grand Rapids, Michigan for a week now and have made real progress getting my wearable sculptures made and meeting lots of people. Last Sunday I went to a big church picnic. The night before that there was a little street art fair in downtown where I met a number of local artists. I also became friends with Dan and Lisa, the owners of The Cottage Inn. It is an old pub that I think is awesome. Lisa was so sweet she introduced me to the entire place after the band took a break. I was running around twisting lots of balloon hats.
This week was mostly up early and working late. Romy Owens and Luke Homitsky who are here helping me here look as exhausted as me.
Tomorrow is Friday and we will be playing some of the sculptures downtown at a pre-registration event that will be going on all day in a little park a few blocks from my venue, The UICA. I have recruited some attractive young people who are going to come out and get in the sculptures for us.
I expect to have some great pics of all of that on here by Saturday.
Thanks to those of you who bought a print. Those of you still waiting, keep in mind, after October 10 the price goes to $600.

Check out the flicky movies Romy is making each day.

Flicky Movies on Vimeo

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Hello Friends,

I want to urge you all to take a look at my Limited Edition Prints on my website. I am offering beautiful signed and numbered prints for only 125 until ArtPrize is over. After ArtPrize they will go back to $600 if there are any left. If you are able, please click on the Purchase Prints and get one through PayPal.

The whole idea is to raise money for us here in Grand Rapids for things like food, gas, supplies, and things that just add up. Please don't wait, go now! Thanks

In Progress

Today was an early call time. We had to be at the UICA at 730 to be interviewed by Emily Richett at the local Fox News affiliate. After the interview we worked all day on the second wearable sculpture. Romy took a time lapse video of it's construction and you can see Luke moving around in frame taking video and pictures.

So far things are going well over all. We are staying at the Vant Hoff residence. Barbara and Bill have been super great and the house is very nice and comfortable. Thanks Barb and Bill!

At this point is is imperative that I sell some limited edition prints from my website. We still have a few weeks to go and we are dangerously low on funds.

The prints are on my Purchase Prints page and can be gotten for only 125 plus tax. After the 10th of October the prints will be 600. So please get them now while they are such a great deal!

Friday, September 11, 2009


Today I will pick up Romy from the airport. It will be great to have her here. There is much planning and work to be done and she is no slacker.
Some of the things we will be working out is exactly where and when we will be doing performances and appearances out in public. There are many targets to choose from and I want to make it to as many as possible.
In order to do this I will be borrowing or renting a box truck to move the sculptures around and looking for a handful of young people to get in the sculptures.
Get in touch if you want to participate in the Megamite Army. And for all of you who are able, please don't wait, go to my website and purchase a print. We are running on fumes here and need your help the most.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Grand Rapids Arrival

After months of planning I have finally arrived in Grand Rapids where I will make my bid for the ArtPrize. Luke Homitsky flew out with me so he can get video footage of every possible aspect of this project.
When we first arrived we took a cab to Fox Ford where they let me borrow a beautiful black Mustang convertible. In exchange for this fantastic transportation for a month, I have agreed to spend the weekend of Oct 1st creating sculptures at their dealership and doing a performance. I will post more info about that in the next few days.
After picking up the car, we went to Barbara Vant Hoff's house. She and her husband Bill are putting my crew and me up for the duration. The place is wonderful and she greeted us with a delicious steak dinner.
Thanks Barb, and Thanks Pete at Fox Ford.
Here are some pics. Pictured are: Me, Luke, me and Steve Samson at UICA, and the car in front of Barb's house and the UICA.