Thursday, May 6, 2010

Taxidermy meets Brancusi

Sculpture fans !*^~   meet Dan Taylor -

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Have been introduced to these two female artists recently and really appreciate their work.  There is a facile lyrical strength to this work, unassuming and balanced.

Arielle Amenoff   


Leah Wolff  -  

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bushwick Renaissance

Get your art loving self to the three year anniversary show at the Bushwick gallery 'English Kills' - one of the top 5 shows i've ever seen in NYC, and i've seen alot.  my art loving self has been reaffirmed, its open until June 17th

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Giving a shout out to my good friend Marcelo Gallegos. He has been putting out great work lately and working diligently. Check out his tumbler for wonderful japanese inspired water colors and an interesting tour through his art history*

Warm time is here in the BK, and i want to give a shout out to all the lovers in the world, life is springtime : )

Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Carolina Painting Sabbatical

I am down here in Washington, North Carolina executing two projects, one of which is locking myself in the 'barn' and painting frantically. A little adventure I have been calling the Carolina Painting Sabbatical.

I am mostly making painting based off of line drawings I did in New York and have a still life set up that stares me in the face.

What I have learned:

1. Really, only paint with earth tones
2. Make a nice under painting!
3. the color gradient of a good painting is really so tight, so subtle
4. if you mess up, just wipe it off with a towel and keep at it
5. finish a painting a day, prepare one for the following day
6. the most important quality of a painting, is that it be alive, that the viewer sees life, that your activity bears witness to the perception of life.

Recent Mural Projects

I wanted to show some of the recent mural projects I have worked on. Sometimes I forget how valuable it has been to my artistic practice to work everyday amongst very talented, spirited artists. It is a pleasure and and honor to work with these folks, even accounting for the difficult realities of making money to live in New York City.
Pursuing this lifestyle has been a blessing and I am lucky that the twisted roots of fate pushed me hard in this direction.
I do not really exist as a body, nor do you, I am only what I think, and it is therefore what I perceive that is my being. Given this, we should only work as the caretaker of our own perception, like a gardener, or ship builder.