College and old projects
I've developed and grown as an artist over the years. As I look back on work I did in college, I think about new techniques I've learned and ways I would do things differently.
I keep this archive to record my growth and honor the hard work of the past. Each show contains some gems that were particularly successful, but overall these projects no longer represent my current skill set.
Enjoy the trip down memory lane.
A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM (JOHN BURROUGHS SCHOOL)
Scenic Designer/ Charge Artist: Erin Knadler
Created for the 7th and 8th grade play, this simple set features painted texture, a palace backdrop and foam carving.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (ST. OLAF COLLEGE)
Charge Artist; Designer: Lisa V. Kudas
This project was part of the Bonde Career Advancement Opportunity Award from St. Olaf College. As an alumnus I was brought back to serve as Charge Artist for the show and help train the current student painter.
This show required building up and sculpting physical texture, as well as painting on a steep rake.
Charge Artist ; Designer: Erin Knadler
The design was intentionally very painterly to create the fairy tale storybook feel the director wanted.
The painting was very illustrative, and colorful. It included a 17' tall proscenium arch.
THE GLASS MENAGERIE
Charge Artist; Designer: Benjamin D. Olsen
This design was inspired by old matchboxes, so the color palette included warm reds, oranges and browns. A "match book" procenium plug was my personal project.
The design also included a wooden staircase painted to look like corroded metal, and lots of spatter.
DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE
Charge Artist; Designer: Erin Kerrigan
This show featured an abstract design comprised of painted masonite panels.
The painting utilized lots of water, layering, and plastic wrap.
Asst. Scenic Painter; Designer: Benjamin David Olsen
One of my first major painting projects, this show required a painted 2-D Vermier-esque banquet table.
The design also included texturizing boards that look aged and bleached.
SCENIC PAINTING EXCERCISES
From Mason Drops to Brick texture
Some painting projects from my scenic painting class in college as well as various images of spatter, faux boards and other texture.