Tuesday, December 14, 2010

spoolartist & son

10,000 questions a day, an unquenchable thirst to fill our serene,white walls with pencil and pen doodles, creating rocket ships out of empty pen cases, unbelievable obsessions of planets, trains, cities, maps, water, iconic architectural structures, chocolates & pepperidge farm cookies.

sometimes, seeing your self in a little person's body can be quite cute and scary at the same time...

Sunday, December 12, 2010

SUPER SOVANN - episode # 1

Here's the first installment of my Cambodian superhero project - Super Sovann!

SUPER SOVANN - a super fashionable superhero

SUPER SOVANN - a third world super hero is born!

I've recently doodled my way into creating a comic series in facebook and was happy at how my friends reacted to it. What was funnier is that how I get friend requests from random people I don't know but who just loved it! Here goes SUPER SOVANN!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

freedom @ hope

My son Freedom recently had their first ever Christmas theatre production at Hope International School where he studies. Unfortunately at that day, I had a photography class at Angkor Wat (which was booked since last year!) so I totally missed out on this! Fortunately, my wife brought the Sony camera with her and took some snaps of the play...

Freedom doing the greetings...

They performed "Hosanna Rock & Roll" which looked like they were dancing to YMCA by the Village People...

The play was rather politically correct... the three magis were all girls!

Even Joseph and Mary were Asians (Koreans) and they were just too adorable...

With me and my wife coming from a strong theatre background, we were just too proud to see our son up on stage...

Freedom was a cow in the manger scene (at least he's not a lobster, like the Hugh Grant's nieces in Love Actually) and according to everyone, he did an awesome job... his costume was made by Don Protasio no less!

Friday, December 10, 2010

ART BATTLE at the Alley West

Got a challenge from Jam last week to participate in an "ART BATTLE" of sorts with the other artists in town. We were given the "holidays" as theme for our pieces and were each given a week to complete. Art Deli sponsored the competition.

I did an installation + performance called "Borderline Precious". It was my reaction towards how the festive season is celebrated across borders and how each culture, tradition and religion redefines Christmas to suit their beliefs.

Jam on the other hand, did a three piece work called iBuddha and iJesus, made on his ipad.

Mike Mahalo, a British artist, tackled the rapid commercialization of the holiday season and entitled his digital art piece "Chri$tma$".

Cambodian artist Savann Oun made a three dimensional piece made of mesh wire, a painting on a woven mat, candles and mosquito coils to depict "Christmas garbage", seeing how people would celebrate the holidays for months and end up with a pile of trash. His piece is a reaction as a Buddhist to an otherwise Christian celebration.

The main objective of the Art Battle is to resuscitate a dark, neglected part of the Alley West and turn it into a street gallery for the public. Another Art Battle is scheduled next month but with a different set of mechanics.

To vote for your favorite piece, please go to www.facebook.com/artdeli and click on "like" corresponding to the photos of the pieces that you love.