Thomas Arthur Schaefer

Monday, July 30, 2018

Terrible Crisis

Those goddamned little frames again!? Yup. I'm outputting a huge set of donut paintings for an upcoming group show.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Meal Conversation

Today is the official opening reception for the show. My master works and their corresponding ofrendas were installed early in the morning by myself. After the install, I picked up Barker from the airport. I flew him into Atlanta for the opening and I got to hang out with two of my favorite fellas that evening — great opening with a huge crowd.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Roughhousing Reality

Preparing the Saints and then cutting them to pieces. Next step... oil painted portraits.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Execution Wasp

Another early morning as I plow through the masterworks for the show. David Bowie coffee cup helps me power through the Spirit work. All five of these works still need their Saint added at the bottom. I'm currently collecting materials to complete the ofrendas that will be placed before the finished glass panels.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Timeline Analog

Having a really early start this morning. First, works for the big wall are gathered at the house for transportation. Next, I arrive at the exhibition location and get the lines on the wall perfectly aligned. Finally, the works are hung... all 108 of them. I culled this specific set from around 500 possible selections. The selected works represent a unique period of time in my life. All selected works on display are from 2016 thru 2018.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Process Prototype

The elemental pentagrams are in place and the chaos of process takes over the archway.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Repetative Transformation

The master works begin. The metallic monsters begin to take form being their elemental archway.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Delegation Flow

Working out visual ideas for the master works. Always start on paper or cocktail napkins when nessesary.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Talent Patience

Some of the reference photography I've taken for the 5 large master works for my upcoming solo show.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Attention World

"Stupid Things the Kids Say at Corner Tavern" — Buttons to celebrate their 2 year anniversary.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pointed Unknown

Temporary plate is off the new truck. Added the new SLURPEE plate on the perfect day... 7-Eleven Day!

Monday, July 09, 2018