Thursday, September 30, 2010

In Memoriam...


Tony Curtis
June 3, 1925 - September 29, 2010


If you don't know your gift, you've got no lift.” – Tony Curtis

Sunday, September 26, 2010

New Work

Despite having a rather active social schedule during my last 3 day visit to my DC studio - as well as a 1.5 day power outage - , I did manage to find some time to actually create some art. This acrylic and vintage photographic and print ephemera collage work is titled It Was True”. It measures 9” x 12”.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Happy 90th!

I’m not sure what is more impressive – the fact that Mickey Rooney, icon of American film and stage, turns 90 today, or the fact that he is still working! Congrats!


In case you were unaware, in his youth, MR was the Tom Cruise (as in younger Tom Cruise) of his generation. . .

Skinless Wieners

skinless wieners, originally uploaded by retro-space.

What an odd advertising campaign. I'd like to see the grandmother's befuddled repsonse. . ."Why, um. No, dear - but, if that's what you would like the good fairy to bring. . ."

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Prisoner 4100

Prisoner 4100, originally uploaded by The National Archives UK.

I came across this on Flickr and felt compelled to post it. This child was10 years old at the time of his arrest in 1872.

I wonder what his motivations were to steal the rabbits. We have no way of knowing. In any case, it's a powerful image.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Mere Mention

Here’s a quick photo of one of my latest works. It’s a contemporary, acrylic and mixed-media vintage ephemeral collage entitled “The Mere Mention”. This happens to be the first work created in my new studio space in DC.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Art or Abuse?

In today’s The Independent is a fascinating article discussing the current hysteria surrounding photographic imagery of children and it’s effects on the contemporary art community in general. This article is of particular interest to photographers, digital artists, and gallery curators. The brilliant and controversial work of Sally Mann features prominently in the article.


The article may be found here:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Catfish – it’s not what you think. . .


I’ve read quite a bit of buzz about this film/documentary called “Catfish”. I intend to see it, though, I made the mistake of reading about the film on Wikipedia and now know the ending. Nevertheless, I think the concept behind it sounds intriguing to say the least.

You can read more about the film on their official website here: .

Friday, September 10, 2010

Happy Friday All . . .


Thursday, September 09, 2010

Saffron Threads. . .

Saffron may be the world's most expensive spice, but I adore the color of paint that shares its name. It also make for a great color to paint the walls of your studio should they need perking up as did mine. I wanted a color that fell somewhere between warm candle light mixed with early autumn sunset gold and a touch of ancient, yellowed parchment. I think I found the perfect match. . .



Thursday, September 02, 2010

My new studio in DC

I’ve been very busy over the last few weeks setting up my new live-in studio in Washington, DC. It’s been several years since I’ve had my studio in the city that I love so and that I called home for so many years. I am ecstatic with the space! I’ll be splitting my time frequently between the studio and the beach creating work for next year’s upcoming exhibitions.

Friends have been asking to see photos of the studio, and even though, I’m not quite finished tweaking the space, I'm posting some now to visually document the process. It’s everything that I was hoping for – intimate, secure, and located in a  truly phenomenal neighborhood in the District. It’s the perfect realm to unleash the creative process!