As long as I can remember, i've always had a fascination with UFO's and little gray beings with big black eyes. Whether it was shows like "Sightings" and "Unsolved Mysteries" or movies like "Communion" and "Fire in the Sky", I was convinced that at some point in my life, I was definitely going to be abducted by aliens and there was nothing I could do about it. Unfortunately, that never came to fruition, but a guy can dream! On September 10th, 1993, this 13 year old kid and his dad sat down on a friday night to watch what would become my favorite TV show of all time... The X-Files!
To say I was obsessed with The X-Files would be an understatement. I'm officially a card-carrying member:
I even attended an X-Files convention, where I got to sit at Mulder's desk! Though I may not look thrilled to be there, I promise you I was:
I went down to Hollywood to the Virgin Megastore to meet Chris Carter:
And then... my dream came true where I got a leading role in an episode of The X-Files... I was "Popcorn Vendor #1" in the episode "The Unnatural"
Me on the left, my friend Victor on the right...
As you can see, I'm a HUGE fan of The X-Files, and I have been waiting for the right time to create an X-Files piece in my High Fidelity series. When Gallery 1988 invited me to be a part of this new Idiot Box show, and with the X-Files back for a 10 season recently, I knew now was the right time. Here's my artwork for the show!!!
To purchase this print, click HERE!
Along with prints, I like to do something special for the show where I mock-up a framed record. For the records I usually like to find something related to whatever the piece is about, so for this one I actually had found this vinyl record years ago:
And here's the framed artwork available only at Gallery 1988:
The record label contains a tracklist made up of my favorite episodes from the first 5 seasons!
To purchase this one-of-a-kind piece, click HERE
"Idiot Box" opens Friday, May 13th at Gallery 1988 West. There's a ton of great work in the show, so come on out and help us celebrate the golden age of television!
Friday, May 13th, 7-10pm (show runs through May 28th)
Gallery 1988 West
7308 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046