Thomas Arthur Schaefer

Monday, December 21, 2009

Grey Silky Flash Dancer


DECEMBER 21, 2009


BARKER - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type C(4x6 postcard)
KANKA - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type C(4x6 postcard)
KUTZBACH - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type C(4x6 postcard)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Everyone But Trailer Girls


DECEMBER 19, 2009


BARKER - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type B(4x6 postcard)
KANKA - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type B(4x6 postcard)
KUTZBACH - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type B(4x6 postcard)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Broken Knife Stick


DECEMBER 18, 2009


BARKER - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type A(4x6 postcard)
KANKA - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type A(4x6 postcard)
KUTZBACH - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type A(4x6 postcard)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bitter Ends Vacation

DECEMBER 17, 2009
BARKER - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type D (4x6 postcard)
KANKA - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type D (4x6 postcard)
KUTZBACH - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type D (4x6 postcard)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Movie Business Exists

DECEMBER 16, 2009
BARKER - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type E (4x6 postcard)
KANKA - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type E (4x6 postcard)
KUTZBACH - Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type E (4x6 postcard)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hard But Willing Phases

MINT Gallery - Postcard Pin-Up Show

Thomas Arthur Schaefer

Amy Winehouse Variant
Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type A
Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type B
Amy Winehouse Contoured Malignant Neoplasm - Type C

Emily Maxwell

Christy Lin

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Too Much Teeth Grinding

The Clinton Body Count

THEY LIVE screening at The Plaza

Wednesday.... It's late.... Err it's early. Rain is coming down. Just got home from Elmyr. Brushed my teeth and shot a good 15 minutes of experimental portraits in the mirror.

2010 is the year where I pull all my techniques together and finish production on the large Blue Jughead series. I've had this huge build-up of blue objects in my house for the past 3-4 years. I need to refer back to the postcards, as they are some of the original test material for this set of work (hense they fall under the new work as well). The new work involves a set of (3) oversize rectangle panels, a set of (9) large square panels, (25) bottle opener blocks, (25) tooth pick blocks, (50) mc'big burgers cast in silver with painted container, (50) mc'frys cast in silver with painted container, (1) box of blue bubble gum cigars, (1) box of fine silver dinner ware, (5) hammocks, (1) full bedroom set, (1) refridgerator, (2) soda pop shop bar stools, (25) embroidered pillows, (100) cheeseburger paintings, (1) Extra Jumbo Dine-In Meal construct, (1) Extra Jumbo To-Go Meal construct.

The point behind these self portrait experiments is that I'm going to eventually pose for some of these panel paintings... The larger ones, as the Jughead and then render these images onto the panel in my monochrome oil painting technique. I'll use this new silk screen method to develop the under layer similar to what I did with the Kurt Russell piece, but on a more focused full figure scale/scenario.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Take A Ride And See Whats Mine

Was under the impression that I'd be able to get into the Plaza early to install this painting, but nobody is there. So I'm sitting over at the Righteous Room having a drink and waiting.
The piece was completed last night around 4:30am and then left to dry with the heat turned way way up in my place to help cure the pieces faster and pull moisture out of the air. When I woke the blocks were dry and at 3:00pm the shelves were dry. At that point, I installed the shelf hanger bars to the shelves and packed up my blocks. Grabbed some tools and hightailed it to the Plaza only to end up drinking. So... Iggy Pop is on the juke and the beer is cold. Life is still good enough.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Scrape The Film With A Tongue

New project with a fast turn around and a whole new set of problems. Mainly time.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Barn Barn Back To The Barn

Today begins the process of creating a Big Mac sandwich production mold. I'm going to try several methods to make an inital mold of the sandwich first. Then I'll do a ruff casting into that. What I get out I'll then alter and resculpt by had. Then I'll begin making the production mold.

I'd also be interested in getting the something set up we're I could do some sand casting, but I'd need to heat up liquid metal and such. I'm probably going to look around town for someone who can cast in metal... plastics/acrylics too... or concrete for that matter. But yeah... Resin casting may be the neatest thing to look at. So I'd have to create a silicone old and then resin cast into that. Definitely something I could start doing on my own.

STEP 01: Purchase a fresh well stacked Big Mac.

STEP 02: Freeze the Big Mac.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Urban Dino Building

Books sitting next to my bed.

The Hidden Dimension: An anthropologist examines man's use of space on public and in private. - Edward T. Hall

Processing: A Programming Handbook for Visual Designers and Artists - Casey Reas & Ben Fry

Visualizing Data: Exploring and Explaning Data with the Processing Environment - Ben Fry

Common Sense: The Case Against an Out-of-Control Government, Inspired by Thomas Paine - Glenn Beck

Making Things Talk: Projects and Ideas to Create Talking Objects From Anything. - Tom Igoe

Friday, November 20, 2009

Castings Manic Connections For Vast Callings

Friday... Time for a beer at Elmyr... Some food too. Got to put something in my gut. Headed home to work on various web sites and things that no one else really cares about.
(11:27 PM) Worked on Aaron Barkers site this evening. Finally got all his pages cleaned up and then I recoded his entire blog so it integrates with his current sites style. Looks pretty good... Just need to start adding more content for him as it comes in. The beauty of the blog is that it takes care of itself pretty much... Other page take time. Hell, my site, this one, is missing so much content in the art section it's maddening... But that's for another day here. Now I can relax the rest of the evening and then get back into this code-mode with the Elmyr site tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Natural Swaying Via Forced Meditation

Spent the weekend working on side projects and client web sites. Tonight I put a fresh coat of silver on a new batch of cheeseburgers. This will be the final state for these pieces. I'm not going to do any of these, unless they are in silver from now on. These are all McDonalds cheeseburgers. I'm going to give Burger King a go next. I like their sesame seed buns. Of course, the McDonald Big Mac is another item I've spent a good deal of time looking to replicate.. but these I'd like to cast in plaster or if I could afford it some type of metal... maybe even aluminium [Al, 13] if I could find a place to do them. I've been experimenting with freezing the sandwiches to see if they could get to an optimal state where I could use some form of dental plaster to develop a production mold for them. I'll have to do an even amount to the number of Big Mac containers I have in the studio right now... I think the count is somewhere around 65 or 70. I suppose at this point I'd like to make it an even 100... with a few extra artists proofs/variants as well.

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Sinners A North Eastern Wind

End of the week yet again. Still impressed with how fast this year went by... But that's a good thing too. I'm ready to move on to 2010.
Going to be a busy weekend as usual... Multiple websites to build, a couple of logos to develop, t-shirts to design. I guess some of this could have been done this now past week, but I was out and about more than usual, so it's pay-back I suppose.

Headed out late last nite to get some drinks at Trader Vic's with Chuk and listen to Tongo Hiti kick out the jams. London Sours for me... I beleive Chuk was rocking the Mai-Tai's. We met some girl at the bar who proceeded to tell us about how she was bitten severly by a scorpion on the shoulder. It got really interesting when she went on to explain how some cowboy handed her a tin of SKOAL and told her to apply it to the bite to withdraw the venom. That's Texas for ya... Ohh yeah her story took place in Texas and the cowboy was at some farmers market sipping coffee with other cowboys... Yup... That's Texas for ya. I think she was a dental hygenist. Not sure but she did mention scrubs and I thought I heard the word dental at some point. She had bottom only braces, but that's just a detail, nothing to do with her profession. Chuk and I did discuss the braces situation for a moment... He beleives you are safe with bottom braces, it's the tops you have to watch out for. I think tops are safe and the bottoms are more of a danger.

Left there about midnight and I went over to ElMyr where I stayed till closing. Ended up talking with this dude at the bar about fine art and such. Turns out he was the guy with the ponytail robot outfit I took some snaps of on Halloween. I'm always amazed at how small this town really is sometimes. Always bumping into to folks I wouldn't expect to run into on a regular basis. Guess that's happens when you actually leave the house.

So now it's Friday afternoon and I'm hanging out downtown at Six Feet Under. Ending up here a good deal lately... I know this via the wad of Valet parking stubs in my car. Ohh well... It's close to the office and they have Dog Fish Head 90 on tap. That's good stuff there. Tonight I'm gonna be working in the studio... Silkscreen stuff probably.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Through A Fault Of Our Designing

New camera... so that means you take a bad photo of yourself.

Dead fish... so that means this fish sleeps with the fishes.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Neuroscience Of Desire

Friday... In the studio this evening cleaning up. I had a bunch of screens that needed to get cleaned out for use in some new projects. Set up my new 9" band saw as well... nice tool, can't wait to start using it. Several different open projects to choose from once I get things straightened up again. October made a bit of a mess in here.

11:01 PM ~ Jamming out to the b-52s record WHAMMY! and cutting some donut frame pieces. Gonna start glueing them up so i can get them out of the way... and so they are ready to use when I get around to donuts again. Also looking into my dimensions for the Thurston Moore pieces.


Nancy's on speaker phone talking to someone else on another phone. But I think she is talking to Marylin Monroe actually... no seriously. They are talking about something they ordered together and apparently Marylin knows how to text people.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

On This Ship We Execute Doctors

Working downtown today at the INK office by myself. Cranking out some emails and becoming mildly amused by the Dr. Who episode that is playing in the background. Have to head off to the opening of PolyART tonight at P'cheen to see if they let my pseudo-science meets religion dirty little drawing hang. It's nothing special really... but I dig the simple composition of it anyways.

7:30PM ~ So I'm over here at PolyART drinking Guinness. It's pretty slow here, and I've done enough of these things, so I'm not too suprised, but it might pick up. There may be some friends stopping in, so I'm probably going to stick around for a bit and see who shows up. Grady called me a douche on FB today, so I doubt he'll show up, but he is a mad man and you never know. I'll probably run into him over at ElMyr later, so I'll kick his ass for calling me names and then buy him a shot.

8:40 ~ enough of that noise. Over at ElMyr... Tall boy PBR. It's Nates last night in town... And guess where he is. Yup. Gonna buy shots for his table like right now.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

True Silver Reelings From

Trying to keep up with this pain in my ass Mr. Blog. Ohh well... I'm back get used to it. So there isn't that much to report for today, did lots of work and even more laundry. Web sites and print work... yeah I dealt with you both today and you both bore me so.

Was thinking about painting today, but I read some more of my current book "The Hidden Dimension" and worked out some ideas in my sketch book. Haven't tooled in a sketchbook seriously for a few years and that is surprising as I have so many of them from old totally filled to the gills. It's nice to get back to a solid place where all my thoughts can be logged.... been using it the past few months now. I forgot what a treat it is sometimes to look back on ideas that aren't on cocktail napkins and random scraps of paper. Granted all of these little devices eventually got glued into a book... but it's just not the same really.

Also spent another good portion of my day porting more of my 1,457 strong (and growing) movie collection to hard drive. Ohh yeah, I also watched all the episodes of Jekyll... not bad a'tall brotha. I had overheard someone a night or two ago talking about an excellent Dr.J&H show where he communicated with his other self via tape recorder... so I had to see that.

Tonight I'm having a few drinks of Mezcal and goof'in around. Will probably get back to my reading book or sketchbook before I turn in.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Moments Pass So Typical

Just because I was missing a little Buffalo action tonight I went and got meself the digs to make a West Atlanta Fat Boy... a cousin to the South Buffalo Fat Boy. In both cases, it's a dollar double cheeseburger with a dollar chicken sandwich in between. Holly crap these are evil.

Killer WAFB & SBFB t-shirts on the way. Gonna be sweet!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Down The Road Past The Ground

Napoleon Phase IV - The Final Chapter

So this morning I dropped Chuk back off at his car over at the Highlander. He couldn't drive it last night. Then called up Kanka and met up where I destroyed the special of the day at Blue Bird. It was 2 pork chops in apple cider sour kraut with some scrambled eggs and a biscuit with jam for me. Then Kanka said we needed a drink to follow, so we headed to ElMyr... a place I would be hitting up later that night anyways for the festivities. I wasn't to thrilled with the idea... but I did that shit anyways.

I had to pick up my parents at the airport that evening so the make-up process started really late... didn't get on the road untill 11PM. And POOF after 4 hours your make-up is done. It's seriously that easy, anyone can do it.