Hello, Wild, Wild Web of the World!
I’m here to announce that the silent, walk-about character “FAUN” is finally ready and eager to work!
From another dimension (possibly from out of a wardrobe), a stunned, mythological warrior fauna has stumbled into our world. A warrior princess in her own universe, she must now come to grips with all the strange wonders of this modern planet earth.
Email Rachel for full details about booking Faun for your events — Corporate and festival!
This news and updates can be viewed on my “Performance” page.
I haven’t updated my site in ages. There are far too many reasons to explain. One of those reasons (and one of the reasons I don’t care to take the time to explain) is the first of two carpal tunnel surgeries. I shouldn’t really be typing. …Oh, and I’m not. Right, right. I’m pounding my face against the keyboard and it’s just pure Shakespearean-chimps-at-typewriter chance that words and coherent sentences are the result. It’s really creepy.
Anyway, I want to share at least a peak at what’s developing in my world of busking. Pavement art is getting progressively hard on my body… So, I’ve decided to start building an other-worldly walk-about character who will surely help me ruin the remaining parts of my body left undmanged by chalk. So far, I call her “Faunus”.
I’ll let the photos do the typing now, but stay tuned for a finished, full body faun, late in 2011…
A great candid photo taken by Quade Hermann at the Toronto Buskerfest. Thank you, Quade!
Never has my filthiness looked so elegant.
My latest piece, from St. John New Brunswick.
Once again, I’ve had a precious time with old and new friends during fest time.
…I could make money anywhere. But I couldn’t meet these people anywhere. This is why I love festivals.
My latest piece is one I plan to recreate when I do this year’s Toronto Festival. It’ll be my first repeat.
This is my fan art response to one of my favourite documentaries, Peter Lynch’s “Project Grizzly”, the story of Troy Hurtubise and his bear-proof suit.
I saw the suit for myself in an ‘inspired by’ art exhibit last year and knew I needed to have a turn in making my own homage. The suit has evolved into a stove robot with a butterfly net, riding a robotic fish, and the bear has developed some circus skills, but otherwise, I’d say it’s pretty accurate depiction of the film.
Not many of the folks coming off the cruise ship in St. John knew of the film, but I’m pretty certain the response in downtown Toronto will be different. Regardless, the chalk piece was enjoyed by all. …Well, at least the ones who hated it didn’t tell me.
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fire eating show – stage and street (with audience volunteer)
My summer of chalking up busker festivals across the country was a great success. It was my first year of organized busking events and there were some steep learning curves to plow through, but the people and the places were a great joy. No where else can I meet such a diverse group of people in one room. Musicians, comics, contortionists, fire acts, freak show acts, magicians, visual artists, dancers, people who make bologna sandwiches with their feet, and combinations of all of the above — all in one world-wide, yet tightly knit community. It’s truly something to experience.
In a warm and dry climate I could continue drawing on the pavement, but winter hits hard in Canada. Now it’s time to focus on the other festivals. Film, to be exact. Be sure to watch for my updates on that front.
Welcome, Family, Friends and Enemies! It’s been a long time coming (about four years), but my site is finally refreshed and updateable.
I’m excited to be able to share news with everyone again. Be sure to sign up for the email updates! Now go browse around a little. You’re makin’ me nervous, kid.