Archives for "September, 2013"

Sep 26, 2013

THE DURGA BOX


Here is a personalized matchbox I made earlier this year for the lovely Durga of West Palm Beach! Durga perfectly exemplifies the human capacity for delight in seemingly contradictory activities: she is a yogi who loves shooting pistols! I just love that… Durga is a terrific photographer, her favorite subject being women. This is the first box art piece I’ve made for a fellow artist in which I was encouraged to incorporate some of their own work if I so wished. And so, the nude hunched over inside the box, as well as the tutu-bearing and held woman shots atop the box, are Durga’s!

Some other things about Durga: she is said to be calm and a mother earth type, has curly red hair, loves sports, competition, and anywhere away from cities and crowds, antiques, her husband and four daughters, fruit, most any red food, working with Labrador Retriever dogs, and anything made by hand! To be respected in the photographic industry as an artist, and to have a happy, healthy family, are her primary driving forces.

I enjoyed the collaborative aspect of making this piece, and was touched by Durga’s exuberant response to it. Thank you, Durga!

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Sep 20, 2013

THE SASHA BOX


Featured here is a matchbox piece I made earlier in the year for the very incredible Sasha! An author of many books on tarot, among them Tarot Diva, Sasha is the embodiment of creative exuberance and has a contagious thrust for life with all of its symbols and wildness, ever on the march to unfold more of herself inside of it. She is a real inspiration.

Sasha requested a box “as magical metaphor”… hoping that it might capture and remind her of the magic thriving and available to her as she enters a new chapter, one of fully expressing her voice and talents without inhibition, and guided by intuition.

Some of Sasha’s favorite things include: her getaway farmhouse, snuggling with her daughter, sitting under her willow tree, going to theater/films, reading/writing, her clawfoot tub, poached eggs, candles, cheese plates, and full-bodied red wine. So I played with assembling Sasha’s goal and favorite things in the spirit of magic!

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Sep 13, 2013

ilock


A shot from my A CLOSER NY collection, ilock is named for the fragment of a word that appears inside these layers of decomposing wheatpastes discovered on a wall in Soho. I found it to be a captivating “eye lock”. It is currently exhibited at Alp Galleries in Frankfurt as a 30″ x 45″ C-print on Dibond.

Sep 13, 2013

69


An early photo from my A CLOSER NY collection, 69 is named for the tiny tag containing the number which is found toward the left side of the image. I shot this on the side of a dumpster in Harlem. It is currently exhibited at Alp Galleries in Frankfurt as a 30″ x 45″ C-print on Dibond.

Sep 5, 2013

LAFAYETTE NEON


An early photo from my A CLOSER NY collection, Lafayette Neon is a detail from a temporary shopfront face on Lafayette Street in Soho. It is currently exhibited at Alp Galleries in Frankfurt as a 30″ x 45″ C-print on Dibond.

Sep 5, 2013

LEXINGTON PINK


A photo from my A CLOSER NY collection, Lexington Pink was shot at the side of a white plastic barricade that was forming a temporary sidewalk at a construction site on 85th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. This piece is currently exhibited at Alp Galleries in Frankfurt as a 30″ x 45″ C-print on Dibond.