Tuesday, November 16, 2010


so I know I have been way behind on this blog right. So here goes finished the KC artist inc class/workshop feel really good with what I learned there and know to start to apply it.
Building remodel in full tilt, getting a new furnace and a/c soon, along with a new roof, hoping for no new surprises. knock on wood ha ha ha ha ha. The top image is a finished piece, and the bottom is a work in progress still (look through old post to see if you can spot it).


Monday, August 2, 2010

for my amusment

here is a view of some mini curves/rampings that I have started to paint although very little. But I like the photo. so Ha ha ha.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I Have Returned !

So the Meet Me in the Middle project/trip has ended. It was a great time had by all even with the ever encroaching raccoons (they seem to like non-dairy creamer), 4 am wind storms, the one all day thunder storm, flies(tons of flies), one broken fishing pole, small crappie and ugly drum. Ten awesome drawing/paintings were made, lots of photos, a video that's getting edited, and a tinker toy Gatling style gun. I will post some pic's soon. I feel like I just created my very own residency with a friend that was just for us it was a lot of fun and I just might have to do it again in the future. Camping and making art just seem to go hand in hand, and there was still plenty of time to relax, hang out, play catch (teach someone how to throw a knuckle ball) ha ha, shoot the shit, nap, laugh at bad jokes and just sit around the good old camp fire. I would like to thank the people who helped make this happen, first my partner in crime on the trip Nick Nihira for agreeing to do this craziness, second my wife Michelle Dreher for letting me do this no matter the cost, third Nick's wife Amanda for letting him go, and fourth Scott Boyd for letting us use his boat because no fish would have be caught with out it. I will also be posting where all of this took place all the way down to the camp site #.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Mini-Curves !!!!

ok so this 1st image is of one of the new mini-curves that I am making at the stage of waiting to be sanded and prepped for paint

Here is another in the stage of ready for paint and its on the wall
Since I am trying something new I used 2 types of plywood to see how each would hold the curve

So these bad little boys or girls are going to hang on the wall this setup is pretty standard but later this summer some should start to rotate and hang at different angles against the wall

Cool view from the top right, Can't wait to see some paint on these its gonna be fun

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Quater pipe?

So here is the first on many June posts I hope. This is the begining of my Quater pipe painting idea, the stucture is almost finished then some skin and off to the painting horses we go.

Friday, May 28, 2010

studio shoes

So these roos and looking to become my new studio shoes and will one day be covered in paint and sawdust remember there will be picks of new work in june very exciting for me and you

Thursday, May 20, 2010

something new by june

I know I haven't really been do all that well with keeping the posts coming this month, its been crazy. But check back in June gonna do it up right. Above is the Munny I painted for the Hustle 2 show.

Thanks Luke

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Narwhal Liberation

Narwhal Liberation
Acrylic and spraypaint on wood panel
about 48" x 24"
This is a piece Michelle and I collaborated on for a show in Chicago called The Last Unicorn using the film of the same name as an inspiration. That opens this Friday the 16th of April.
Below are 2 details of the firery bull and a bunch of narwhals.

Boxes all done.

So the Boxes for this giant Colab. are finished, and Much love goes out to Lucid, Greg, and Hannah for all the time they donated to help us get this finished so early. Next step is to do a photo shoot then the Show Hustle 2. For more info. & pictures of the project check this link http://sikestyle.com/

Paint cube, (part of the Colab.)

The Paint Cube as its called, is a prop for the Box Colab. Project that is part of the art show Hustle 2. Size & materials 12"x 12" x 12" cardboard box with latex acrylic paint and vinyl. Brought to you by Luke Firle and Sike (Phil Shaffer).

The start of some new Curves

So I have started to make some new curved stucture pieces. Here are some photos of half a quarter pipe approximate size of the half is 34" x 48"x 24". These are going to be structurally based/made as if they are skateable surfaces. I'm also scaling them down for now in hopes of making much larger ones in the future.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

Colab. Update!!!!

Sike with an A'YO
Tara and I try out the photo booth with the Paintcube and a Spraycan.
(gotta have props)
AAHHHH!!! Close up of Luke with a new hair cut too boot.
Can u find the unpainted section? Ha

Up close and personal with Sike.

Monday, March 8, 2010


Hey everyone who made it to the Urban Illuminations show on this past Friday, I would like to say thanks to you'll for making it a wonderful night. I hope all enjoyed the what they saw and if you need to see it again and have any ?'s for me, the show will be up through April and I will be there on the first Friday of April. I would also like to give out a special thanks to my wonder wife Michelle for all she did to help before the opening night.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Urban Illuminations preview kind of.

Dates: Friday, March 5th until Friday, April 30thReception: First Friday, March 5th from 6-9pmGallery: The Beggars Table Church & Gallery2009 Baltimore, Kansas City, MO 64108913-558-9039www.beggars-table.comGallery hours: Wed, Thurs, & Friday from 10am-4pm; Saturdays by appointmentDescription:The Beggars Table Church & Gallery presents Urban Illuminations, an exhibit of new work by Luke Firle. Heavily influenced by his industrial, urban surroundings, Firle draws from the shapes and textural architecture of Kansas City. Within his paintings, he has always tried to create a sense of depth without placing the viewer in a recognizable landscape. Recently, he has taken this interest in spacial relationships and pushed it into a three-dimensional realm. This grouping takes Firle’s works on paper and relates them to one of his curved forms. While investigating the three-dimensional structure, he still continues to explore the formal elements of shape, line, and color on a two-dimensional surface to see how far he can push the viewer’s point of reference.