Wednesday, July 30, 2008

I was dug on Digg, and read on Reddit, and more news.

Thanks to those who made it possible for one of my images to be #1 on Digg and Reddit yesterday!    "Ice Cube Dreams" was a hot topic, and it was interesting, and somewhat confusing for me to go there and peruse the comment sections.

The winning nomination for one of my next images for Bent Objects is a shot of what goes on "after hours" here at Bent Objects Headquarters when I'm not looking (Nominated by Iberg, who took time away from watching his White Sox and drinking beer to comment).  I can assure everyone that the real answer is absolutely nothing, although I've been patiently waiting for elves to come and try their hands at an image or two.  I'll start working on it, and hope to have the image up soon for your approval.

In other news, I'm working hard on my book that will be in stores in October of '09.  It's gonna have some never before seen funny stuff, sick stuff, and a lot of funny sick stuff.  If anyone wants to be put be on my book notification list when it's out, let me know at

Saturday, July 26, 2008

"Canned" for Illustration Friday

I hadn't done anything for Illustration Friday in a year, probably more. And it's probably been just as long that I've not incorporated any objects with the wire. For those of you who don't know what Illustration Friday is - it's a site where there is a new word every week for you to try and illustrate. It's a good challenge to make you think.

So here's my try at "Canned". Two pieces of 18 gauge wire, one long one, and one short one that makes the left hand side of the can as you see it.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

One hundred Fifth Bent Objects Object Nomination Process

Hello friends!

Here's your chance to mention an object that you want me to use in an image to be posted here on Bent Objects. The last winner was Ice Cube, which gave me a lot of trouble, but I persevered! I've just now recovered from that one, so I think I'm ready for another.

The usual rules-

The object has to be something inexpensive (cheap), or something I probably already have around the house (No, I don't have an I-phone, so a big "no" to that one).

Mention one object that you'd be interested me incorporating into an image. Warning- I only count the first one that you mention.

Finally- Vote for an object that someone else has already mentioned, so that we get some sort of voting process going on.

Attention! Polls are now closed. No more comments allowed.

I also have a question for you experienced Youtube, Vimeo, etc. people out there. -
What's a good little camera that would be good for that kind of stuff. I would like to start making some videos about Bent Object images as they are being made.
Thanks for any help you can give me!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I Left My Art, In Cincinnati...

We went to Cincinnati recently, and I forgot some little wire doodles all around town. It's kind of like throwing messages in a bottle into the ocean, because I always wonder if I'll hear from anyone who may find one of them. I usually write " 'Bent Objects' - Google it" somewhere on them. In all the times I've done it though, I've never heard from anyone. They might all get lost, or thrown away. That's OK though, because the fun is in the doing!

Made this little fish-like character....

And forgot him outside the Newport, Kentucky Aquarium. That's Cincinnati in the background.

Made this crying eyeball thing...

And forgot him in the cheese section of Jungle Jims Grocery Store (a pretty cool place).

Made this guys little body out of wire and the complimentary bottle of moisturizer from our hotel. I forgot him inside that building in the background- The City Museum (Cincinnati).

I forgot this little character right here on this shelf, which was next to our table in a restaurant. He was an empty box of Boston Baked beans that we bought at the grocery store where we left the crying eye.

Cincinnati is a good town, and we had a good time.

If you ever go there and you like art, make sure you visit their contemporary art museum. Very nice.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Rhett and Link visit my studio!

My pals Rhett and Link dropped in a while back, and here's what happened. They're traveling across America to make entertaining videos, under the hire of Alka-Seltzer. Mostly, the theme is strange foods from different parts of this great land of ours, but they also take the time to interview different characters like lounge singers, people that love buffets, and me. My favorite so far is when they enter a chili cook-off.

Oh, yeah- and the cornflake image that you see in the video is called "Milk is a Cereal Killer".

If you'd like to send this video in an email (which I would encourage!) here's the link to copy and paste-

Thursday, July 03, 2008

And then, the search party disappeared too.

I was on Rhett and Links show a few weeks ago, and I was given the job of making an image starring Oreos. The maker of oreos are holding a contest for the best oreo cookie related video on Youtube, so the idea of having a video about the making of this image was brought up. But the prize isn't much to speak of (What cheapskates! Truly unbelievable.), so I didn't bother.