But the last six months I've been able to finally "move out."
I've been excavating my old place, tossing papers and relics I've long forgot about, sorting all the archived work, and organizing wayward supplies. I've been finishing up this move-out project this week. My last place truly housed some seriously creative years during most the last decade of my life. Imagine a grown up clubhouse where we could create nearly anything you wanted to, where like-minded friends would fall through at any given time to discuss ideas and get some hands dirty drawing or recording. Countless paintings, drawing sessions, comics, audio, and videos were shot here during this period, much of which you may be familiar with (ahem, where do you think I made all this shit?). And while the work is the work I'm also very interested in the environment where the work is created. I've always been interested in what people keep and how they decorate their creative spaces. In return I will make this post a running thread archiving images from that era, posting images as I find them.
The name Phillie Mansion was a spoof name to a local Houston rap label SwishaHouse, known for putting out their signature Screw tapes and boosting the careers of many prominent Houston rappers. What became my last house/studio was an empty house next door my parents bought and rented to me. At first I just took my sound system and equipment there to make tapes, hence the name took hold and the Phillie Mansion was born.
Behold, The Phillie Mansion!
Computer room, Northeast Corner of the second floor
The South wall collage. Snips and compilations of my favorite images over the years. It's a big photo so click and zooom in if ya like.
The West wall collage. Below I had my turntables, above is a couple of CD shelves.
More to come!