Monday, May 05, 2014

DIRECTOR SERIES #2 STEVEN SPIELBERG

I've decided to start making paper caricatures of all of my husbands favorite film directors. Hayao Miyazaki was the first on I made for him, and this is the second. My husband digs A LOT of directors so I will have plenty to keep me inspired!
9X9

Friday, February 14, 2014

Disney Cruise Line- Work on the "Magic" ship

Two large pieces I made for the Atrium of the Disney Magic cruise ship. The theme was "Nemo's Lookout" and the inspiration came from sea life found in the Great Barrier reef in Australia

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Director Hayao Miasaki

I made this paper caricature of Miasaki for my husbands. We are big fans of his films, and I'm slowly becoming a Studio Ghibli expert with my daughter watching his films on a daily basis. We have been watching hours upon hours of behind the scenes footage of him making Ponyo. He has such an interesting look. I was very compelled to make a paper likeness.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Scooter study

Thursday, April 19, 2012

European Buildings built out of paper

SPAIN- Sangrada Familia designed by one of my favorite architects Antoni Gaudi



ENGLAND- Big Ben clock tower in London


FRANCE- Eiffel Tower in Paris
ITALY- Leaning Tower of Pisa

IRELAND- Dublin Castle

Saturday, April 14, 2012

TWIN PEAKS GROUP SHOW in Santa Monica California

The Copro Gallery- Bergamont station is presenting "Twin Peaks:Fire Walk with Me" 20th anniversary group art exhibition April 21-May 12 2012.

This is the piece I created showing 5 very memorable characters from the series.
from left to right: Log Lady, Audrey Horne, Dead Laura Palmer, Little Man From Another Place, and Agent Cooper.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

For Gabby and her baby

Flip her belly up to reveal the baby brewing inside of her.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Breath of Embers:Art of Dragons Gallery Nucleus

The Dragon art show is this Saturday October 8th at Gallery Nucleus

This is the piece I made for the show. It is inspired by a Norwegian dragon myth.
I found the story on the website Draconika.com
"Like St. George and the Dragon, many other stories have been told about dragons and the heroes who kill them. One story like this comes from Norway. The king left his daughter in the castle while he went away on a long trip. He left her a tiny dragon to be her guardian. The princess was skeptical of the tiny creatures, fearing that it could not protect her. However, the dragon soon grew into a large monster. He soon became too good of a guardian for the princess when he grew large enough to wrap his body all around the castle and not let anyone in or out of it. When the king returned home, even he was not permitted inside the castle. The only thing to do was to kill this dragon, so the king offered his the marriage of his daughter to anyone who could kill this dragon. No man in Norway was capable, but a man in Sweden finally killed the beast. As his reward he married the princess and they returned to Sweden together."

This piece measures 17x21x4 and is in a box frame that opens from the front.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

"PUSH PAPER" book release

Illustrator Jamie Zollars collaborated with Lark publishing to create this wonderful book that exhibits paper art from 30 international artist.

I love the layout of this book!
1. Really cool cover (continuing the theme of past books from the "PUSH" series)



2. Very clear table of contents that allows you to quickly flip to the various artist.

3. She picked a very diverse group of paper artist. It is great to see the versatility of paper techniques and design. Here are just a few of the artist that I really like in this book:




Will post more of these paper artists from book in near future.

Buy here on Amazon

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

UPDATED WEBSITE!


Thanks to friend and computer wiz Johnny Byrnes, MEGANBRAIN.COM can now be viewed on iPhones and iPads! I also updated the gallery adding a "New Work" and a "Commercial Work" section. I decided not to have a store on my site, but aim to have an Etsy site set up by the end of the year. An Etsy link will be added when I get around to doing some new work, and figure out what to make prints of.

I also want to credit my friend Ariana Murray who designed and constructed my site back in 2005. She is a sweet multi talented lady. Great visual artist and fabulous musician. I recommend hiring both of these guys.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bob Logan's Blog

Bob works at Dreamworks and is a friend of my husbands. We were dorking out over his blog tonight and I think others should do the same. Bob Logan's illustrations




Sunday, July 10, 2011

Japanese Paper Man

These were created for a project I worked on back in December of 2010.

Samuri

Samuri Helmet Detail

Karate Gi- Anime inspired hair

Monday, June 27, 2011

Mad Eye Moody- HARRY POTTER TRIBUTE EXHIBITION

The show is at Gallery Nucleus on July 9th 2011. Mad Eye is going for $600.

I made a paper version of "Mad Eye Moody"--the character that actor Brendan Gleeson plays in the Harry Potter films. He has such an interesting face, and I liked the idea of creating a scruffy character.



A little optical trick.

Reference and inspiration material.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

PAPER CRAFT 2

The German publisher Gestalten released their second "Paper Craft" book in March 2011. I'm a big fan of the first book so it was wonderful to be asked to submit images for their second book.

Gestalten did a wonderful job finding a wide variety of artist currently using paper as an artistic medium. It is very inspirational to see the variety styles and techniques being used around the world. I'm going to go through the book and post some of the paper art that I'm most excited about. And by "most excited" I mean "I wish I made this and I'm jealous that I didn't" :)


They included my images in the"Reality Reimagined" chapter.

This book can be purchased from Amazon

Friday, June 10, 2011

Cinderella's Fairy Tale Hall -Tokyo Disneyland

This piece is part of the newly opened "Cinderella's Fairy Tale Hall". It is a walk through exhibit inside the castle at the Tokyo park.

I was commissioned by the Imagineering division to create a paper sculpture diorama from the Cinderella tale. They specifically assigned me the moment when the prince sees Cinderella for the first time as she arrives to the grand ball.


The interior case measures approximately 30 inch tall, 22 inches across, and 14 inches deep.


The color scheme for the ballroom is taken from the movie...PINK PINK PINK in all of it's various tints, shades, and tones. Having a predominantly warm color worked out well. Cinderella is the only one in a cool blue tone. The other ballroom ladies are in warm monochromatic colors so they blended into the background and are secondary in importance.


The various dress designs on the ladies are inspired by drawings of old Victorian fashions.



This is a picture of the portion of the walk through with the various diorama scenes from the film. Each scene was created in a different medium by a different artist--wood, metal, glass, acrylic, porcelain, and paper. It was a really challenging and fun project to work on. I hope to see it in person at the park one day.