Saturday September 2nd. The Man Burns Tomorrow @BRC. For that.
Concept art for a work in progress: When I take on a new assignment I often begin by generating concept art in a variety of different styles until I settle on a style that fits. Although this particular style will not be used in the final product i expect I shall find a use for it in time. Nothing I create goes to waste.
1 • Asparagus in finger less glove
2 • Celery in coffee cozy wrist warmer
3 • Yam in flannel shirt sleeve
4 • Pumpkin in pink hot pants
"Virus" circa 2002 : Inspired by a paragraph I read in an old Time Life book (The Cell) explaining the basic attack mechanism of a virus. The quote below is not the original text that inspired the animation but the essence of it is close enough:
"Viruses that attack bacteria were named 'bacteriophages'. The term phage originates from Greek phagein, which translates as 'to eat'. The phage infection cycle seems to be simple but extremely efficient: a single phage injects its genome into a bacterial cell, switching the cells' programme in its favour so the host cell will eventually die and release about 100 new phage particles.1 "
...an animation test from my archives that I created and converted into an animated gif back in 1998. The original animation was created in Poser, processed in Adobe After Effects (3.1), rendered as individual frames and then reassembled and compressed into this animated gif.
an old internet game i played:
1 - go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random . The title of the page is the name of your band.
2 - go to: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random again. In the second sentence find the name of your album.
3 - go to: https://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/ third row down, third photo over is your album cover.
The above was my result.
A while back I made a series of illustrations that were preliminary sketches for a series of modern children's blocks. The originals were black and white woodcuts (10x10 pine boards) but have since been scanned and colored.
For years I had noticed the strange horizontal bar attached to an outcropping of alcove wall in my kitchen and thought nothing of it. It had been covered over with so many coats of paint that I took it to be a mismatched piece of molding left over from a previous haphazard renovation. After about 15 years I finally discovered that it is not a piece of molding after all but a magnetic strip for holding metal knives. One would think that I would have discovered this sooner. What else have I been missing ....
I am thrilled to announce the launch of ReptileMind.com 2016! Reptilemind is the creative portfolio of Christopher Hayes, visual artist.
ReptileMind was officially launched as a dot com on April 29th 2003 but it's origins stretch back to somewhere in mid 1998 (this being roughly it's tenth edition). The site's early years were spent as a few pages of HTML stashed away in hidden directories on whatever server I could get inconspicuous access to. Once ISP's began offering modest bits of server space to their subscribers for "Personal Pages" it moved up a few directories and became a legitimate albeit fourth class citizen on my (eek!) AOL account. In retrospect it is a miracle that it's content escaped the notice of AOL's TOS police but thankfully it survived.
Over the years the site has existed as HTML, ASP, Wordpress, Elgg, Joomla and is now entering into a new era as Concrete5. ReptileMind is continually evolving and it's days of transformation are far from over but for the time being ... dare I say it ... it's 2016 edition is complete.