Meandering Narratives From The Bruxist Collective

The Collective Leaves Town
2010-2015
acrylic on paper
11 x 14
Unable to Formulate a Plan...
2012
Gouache on paper
8 1/2 x 11
...Kristian Keeps Driving and Hopes the Others don't Notice
Art With iPad
2013
crayon
8 x 6
Art Washing
2013
Latex enamel on board
9" x 11"
Art Exclaiming
2013
Latex enamel on card
17" x 11"
The Team Enters a Flattened Town
2008
mixed crayon
Refugees
2007
wax crayons
Art Prepares For an Extreme Performance
2011
pencil, crayon, watercolor
An appearance by the elusive Art O'Connor
The Gas Gone
2007
crayons
18 x 24
These drawings began as an attempt to draw with my daughters crazy mixed up bin of crayons and so keep her company whilst we drew together. Every now and again another image joins the narrative from some unexpected tangent. The order of these drawings is not that important.
Lipton Research Station
2007
crayons
20 x 26
The three main characters to emerge were Kristian (a portrait of my badder self) sidekick, who selflessly lends his support as needed—here pushing sled chair) and Mentor—in the chair—nameless, fragile, and an inspiration.
Attempts to Flag Down Help Fail
2007
crayons
14 x 24
This was the first image in this ongoing series. I was bent on allowing the crayons to dictate the image. Mixing as I was oil pastels, wax crayons and everything in between there was an excitement of not knowing if one's efforts would pay off.
As Kristian Builds A Fire
2011
gouache
Kristian wends his way through a post-apocalyptic landscape with his failing mentor, and his nameless sidekick who deals with the practicalities of survival.
In The Wreckage
2007
mixed crayons
Kristian wends his way through a post-apocalyptic landscape with his failing mentor, and his nameless sidekick who deals with the practicalities of survival.
Kristian Reflects On His Days As A Medevac
2007
mixed crayons
Kristian wends his way through a post-apocalyptic landscape with his failing mentor, and his nameless sidekick who deals with the practicalities of survival.
All That Matters Now
2007
mixed crayons
Kristian wends his way through a post-apocalyptic landscape with his failing mentor, and his nameless sidekick who deals with the practicalities of survival.
The Bruxists Contemplate a Dried Up Gulch
2011
Watercolor
Unemployed Runners' Guild Senate Hearings
2011
Watercolor
Part of a meandering narrative that knits together my alter egos, who together make up the Bruxist Collective.
Art Meditates
2011
ink and photoshop
For web and print
Art's Hostile Takeover Bid
2011
ink and photoshop
For print and web