Monday, November 28, 2011
So in my last post I was all geared up to go to florida, and I won't deny a fair amount of excitement for the journey. But on the very day upon which my father and I had every intention of loading up the truck with scrap metal and welding equipment and taking off, I made a brief stop at my local steel fabricators (Brakewell) to pick up a last couple pieces of scrap and bid adieu to a couple fellow steel workers and friends. However during my visit it was made clear to me that a corner of the fabrication facility could easily be converted into a small workspace to which I could have access. Now the warmth of florida is certainly tempting, but being around the machinery and scrap produced by Brakewell is quite frankly a much more enticing offer. So it looks like I'll be weathing the storm in the north east this year, though I'm sure I'll find my way out of it somehow.
Anyway, in other news, I just totally streamlined and updated my website, check it out and let me know what you think: www.zacmax.com
Friday, November 18, 2011
So, due to the bitter cold which is quickly curtailing my productive work time, I have decided to rent out a shop in sunny southern Florida for the bulk (all) of this coming winter to continue cranking out these little sculptures.
Here's two recent sculptures which deviate a little from the 6" minis which I've been producing so steadily for the last three or so months.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Okay, so I failed to take any really good photographs of the show... I know, I know, silly me. I was kinda busy just running around and.... stuff. So I'm putting out a request for anyone who was at the show and had a camera and happened to take any pictures to please send them to me! email@example.com
Otherwise the show was a wonderful success! I found it to be a much more enjoyable and refreshing experience than most shows which I have had in my life. Often times when I have a show there is an expectation and even a dependance on the show to be a monetary success. And when this is the case, there is a necessity for me to try and sell my work and a let down if no sales are made, and either way it's always anticlimactic. In this case it was far more enjoyable, the work which was being displayed was not for sale, and the people who came to pick up their sculptures were all excited and I had no expectations. It was an all around excellent experience. There certainly was no anti-climax, because as opposed to being something which is final and has a sense of something coming to an end (as shows often do) this felt more like a relaxing half-time break where I get to step out of my frenzied-secluded-work-mode, if only for a couple days, and indulge in some socializing.
I would have been right back into it, but I happened to get a little shard of metal in my eye a couple days before my show, and failing to remove the piece of metal caused a ring of rust to form on my eye. So the day after the show I went to the eye doctor who promptly cleaned the rust off my eye (I assure it has all been quite painless). The procedure left me with a patch on my eye for the rest of the day, so I was forced to take a by-day.. And so it'll have to suffice as my excuse for not having worked today as well....
But I must get back to the full swing of things, and added to my to-do-list is the epic task of sending out all these little sculptures to their proper locations around the globe... so, before I do, I figured I'd let them catch one more glimmer of attention, before they make the long journey to their new homes. I will be having an improvisational show somewhere(s) in the city this friday... It'll definitely be set up for a period of time in the Lower East Side and I may move it elsewhere at some point during the day.
More details soon.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 09, 2011
Zach Gross came by as part of the Eddie Adams workshop. He's got some sweet work on his website so I definitely recommend checkin it out.
When he left I decided instead of making something based off someones picture I would have a little fun and I made this little monster :
Friday, October 07, 2011
Thursday, October 06, 2011
Monday, October 03, 2011
Friday, September 30, 2011
First off, I'd like to apologize for my lack of updates over the last few days, I've been a bit under the weather so to make up for it, I will not miss one day of updating over the next two weeks.
This is steve. He used to work for the electric company.
On to the updates!
The show is getting close, two weeks away! And there is tons left to be done, a possible book (if there is enough interest to cover the production costs), maybe a T-shirt ( see previous parenthetical statement), an extremely large amount of stop motion footage to edit down (seriously it's a ridiculous amount of footage), postcards to send out and leave in high traffic areas, and of course like 30 (drastic underestimate) more sculptures to make.
So the show is open to anyone and everyone and it will take place at Benji and Jakes on Sunday October 16th (starts around 2pm and goes until around 10pm)
If you would like to have a postcard, ya know, just to have one, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your address in it.