Archives for "January, 2014"

Jan 31, 2014

DUMBO DOOR


The roller door of a shopfront in DUMBO, Brooklyn. Part of my CLOSER NY Collection.

Jan 31, 2014

TRUCK HANDLE


The back of a delivery truck spotted in Chelsea. Part of my CLOSER NY Collection.

Jan 31, 2014

FOR EVERYTHING


Plastic bag on the sidewalk. Part of my CLOSER AMERICA Collection.

Jan 31, 2014

METER PAPER


Paper tied to a parking meter in the East Village. Part of my CLOSER SIDEWALK Collection.

Jan 31, 2014

BRUCKNER SPLAT


A spill found in Mott Haven, Bronx. Part of my CLOSER SIDEWALK Collection.

Jan 17, 2014

THE SHANA BOX


Here is a work I made a year ago for one of my dearest friends and healer powerhouses, Shana, a Nonviolent Communication Trainer, Restorative Circle Facilitator, Mediator, NLP & Hypnotherapy Practitioner, and Dancer.

Death, and how we choose to either embrace or avoid it, both culturally and personally, has always been of supreme interest to me. And so the focus of Shana’s that I was most drawn to in creating a work about her was her volunteer work as a Doula Companion to the Dying… a form of service that was born of the painful process of losing her Mom five years ago.

Click for all views and to read more about Shana. MORE

Jan 17, 2014

CONSCIOUS KITCHEN


Still from The Shana Box.

Jan 17, 2014

NO DENIAL


Still from The Shana Box.

Jan 10, 2014

THE FOLIE DU JOUR BOX


I was asked by Marion, owner of the Etsy shop Folie du Jour of Paris, to create a box art piece that might represent her business. Her shop sells French vintage advertising posters and dictionary pages from the Belle Epoque and the Roaring Twenties. And so, all of the images used to craft this work I extracted from her inventory. Click for detailed views, and see the post below for a peak at the woman behind the shop! MORE

Jan 10, 2014

THE MARION BOX


A little about Marion from Paris: she’s crazy about traveling abroad, peaceful green gardens, her sofa and tv after a long day, reading French comics, anything with chocolate, Flamiche au Maroilles (French cheese tart) and Pot-au-feu, occasions to put on a backpack or her black dress, and growing her burgeoning Etsy poster business (represented in matchbox form in the post above)! Click for detailed views. MORE

Jan 3, 2014

THE KATIE BOX


Here is a matchbox piece I made earlier this year for Ms. Katie of Brooklyn, a fellow artist – printmaker / bookbinder / painter – who is also part of the Etsy team! Katie loves Maine, art museums, lobster rolls and Oreos, her cacti collection, and has the goal of living more frugally while striking a balance between work, social life, and alone time… a goal so many of us can surely relate to. Katie was born on the 5th day of her month. The mini 5 street paint photo at the face of the box came from one of my Cibachrome contact sheets. The dollhouse piggy bank inside the box was one of the first prized miniatures of my youth. MORE