Jan 27, 2010

Synergist Progress

progress of Synergist, collaboration with Mandy Tsung

Excerpted from my sketchbook:

"Started on the metre-tall Synergist collab last night, made some good progress in my mind! It's a little frustrating working on something so finicky to approach in terms of easel positioning + finding stability for fine flowing lines. I need to be able to be fluid around the work, and I enjoy flipping it to hit whatever angles work best. It's a good learning experience in terms of me as an artist + my methods at the very least, + it's turning out excellent!
This kind of material practice is more educational that theorizing in school for me, and ultimately more profitable, as we are selling the result. My aim is to strike a balance between injecting a high amount of skill + attention into my linework, to focus on weaving, intertwining + depth, and to stay freeform + fluid, keep the creation process natural, spontaenous + fun. It's very rewarding!
I likened this flowing hair linework to meditation earlier, and yesterday it struck me how accurate a metaphor that is- it hurts my back, it's at times boring, frustrating + my mind wanders + I get perturbed when lines to fall into place, and I must work + focus to bring them back to order. But, there are these moments of illumination + clarity wherein my hand flows with perfect grace, the board fills up with detail, and I am connected with energies greater than my own. And those fleeting feelings give me fuel to overcome + work through any frustration.

Jan 22, 2010


Progress shot of Tohshi-tohshi board. Started taking pictures because the overlay of pink + blue creates some brainbusting 3D depth illusions, but requires actual stereoscopic viewing close up. Settled for a shot of the overall piece at the moment, and my workbench.

Jan 21, 2010

Precipitation Manipulation

I unearthed this book in a pile of library discards. What a find! Titled "Basic Precipitation Manipulation", it details the necessary steps to control the weather- a handy skill for anyone, I'd say! The cover appears to be hand-inked, and features some handsome clouds that you will soon be controlling if you purchase this title. Contact Mssrs. Chop & Logik for availability and shipping details!

Jan 19, 2010

Freedom Yeti Redux

Reworked my customized broken snowboard...

  into a framed piece that's almost the same size as the original: 133cm!

(photos are off-color due to it being behind glass, so lighting it was an issue.)

Text reads: "Freedom isn't about escaping outside pressures or forces... true freedom comes from within. So, breathe deep, open your heart, and be free."

I wrote that in the summer, but it truly clicked in my head much later what it meant to me. I enjoy finding new meaning + mental connections with things from my past as I journey through life.

Ink + coffee on degraded parchment paper + cardboard, in vintage 4¼ft. x 1ft. frame. For sale.

Jan 18, 2010


A linework exercise that turned into a full piece! After the fact, I realized he is quite reminiscent of Gossamer, the hairy red monster from the 1946 'Looney Tunes' cartoon. Obviously a forlorn cousin of his, I named him Kashmir, the original spelling of Cashmere.

Ink + coffee, in vintage 18"x22" frame. For sale.

Jan 15, 2010

Free Your Mind

They can lock up your body, but not your mind.

ink on framed cardboard, 13"x27". For sale.

Jan 14, 2010


Practicing my linework + meditation at the same time, getting ready for collaborating with the talented Mandy Tsung on some large pieces.

Her stuff is nuts. Looking forward to it! Check out her Facebook page, why not?

Jan 11, 2010

Printfection - Shirts!

I've started up an account with Printfection, where you can order a sexy shirt to wrap around your torso! So far there's just the one design, but more to come. Give it a shot, and put some Choplogik in your life!

Check it out at: http://printfection.com/choplogik

Mindflow No. 6

No real title yet, but finished the inkwork for next piece. Now bring the background to life.

Jan 8, 2010

Cat's Cradle

First piece of 2010! Off on a good foot, if I'm allowed to toot my own horn. Which is what the Internet seems to encourage.

Cat's Cradle, ink on cardboard, in 18½" x 23" frame. For sale.

detail shots:

Jan 6, 2010


Hexy the.. hexalateral?
acrylic + ink on hardboard, in a weensy 8"x7" frame.

Jan 5, 2010


Feeling out of sorts due to multiple sources of pain + dental surgery.. hard to make art when I'm out of sorts. Wrote my frustrations + musings + manifestations down, laying groundwork for new mindflow piece.

First Sight

Future t-shirt buddy, awestruck.

Jan 4, 2010


Bubzl. Bobzl. Y'know.
In other news, Happy New Year! Good to be back in Vancouver, ready to tackle my list of projects..

I also wanted to mention my Facebook Fan Page is accessible via it's shiny, new, rolls-off-the-tongue username:  http://facebook.com/Choplogik.Art