Archives for "March, 2018"

Mar 31, 2018

FIFTY BUCKS


I was a youngish thing, traveling alone in Sardinia. My boat to Sicily was delayed several days, so I wandered the port town, focusing on the details of the place – sidewalk splatters, building corners, local mannerisms, the poetry of lone stairs…

One afternoon, I was seated on a bench and focusing innocently enough on my lunch, when I was approached by a man who offered me $50 to blow him in the bathroom…

These are the kind of moments that turn the poetry a shade darker, even though I managed to shoo him away. These are the kind of moments that, when stacked up like dirty dishes over decades, make sense of #metoo. MORE

Mar 30, 2018

TOLERANT EMPIRE


When you look out the window, and are reminded of why you live where you do.

Mar 29, 2018

COLORS MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY


A throwback shot from the installation day for my first outdoor art display, a scaffolding piece with A CLOSER NY imagery, a collaboration with Fourth Arts Block & MMT.

Mar 28, 2018

UNWRAPPING EVERYWHERE


There’s eye candy all around us, waiting to be tasted through observation… today that candy, is literally candy.

Mar 27, 2018

HEAVY METAL


Spotted on the side of a plastic barricade on Houston Street.

Mar 26, 2018

CHEER UP


Still from my assemblage piece, “The Bear Face Box.”

Mar 25, 2018

BREAK IN


I was in a field in Woodstock, NY,
And I spotted this taxi on a rock.
Battered and near the edge,
It spoke of my mind.
A cheery color enlivening the dismal,
It spoke of how others saw me.
No one would have believed that MORE

Mar 24, 2018

THE SHAPE OF WATER


My own award-winning moment with the fantastical… in my freezer.

Mar 23, 2018

SUEDE CASTAWAY


The price of tweeting while toddlering, or…

Mar 22, 2018

BILLBOARD 3


Throwback shot of one of my A CLOSER NY billboards, space granted by Clear Channel.

Mar 21, 2018

GOBLETS UP


The sun is directly in line with the equator, and I am directly in line with my color inflator. Photo by Sydnie Michele.

Mar 20, 2018

INFANZIA


A wall in Florence.  

Mar 19, 2018

WHICH WITCH


Still from my mini matchbox, “The Wiccan Homemaker”. I am all of these ladies… and then some polka-dotted others.

Mar 18, 2018

GET NAKED


Spring is coming to strip us down and toss our masks.
Mine was already tossed off in November, so I guess I have a head start, maybe for the first time ever… MORE

Mar 17, 2018

TIGER 6


When you’re about to turn the corner for an acupuncture treatment, and you spot the buried beast, you’re heading there to release.

Mar 16, 2018

FRIEND DATE


One of the miniature drawers of a vintage matchbox assemblage piece I made for a woman named Amy.  

Mar 15, 2018

ITALIAN DISTRESS


Throwback shot by Nathalie Michel, of me capturing some old advertising in Florence… while sporting some hamburger earrings.

Mar 14, 2018

RODRIGO SPEEDOS


Still from “The Rodrigo Box”. Made for a budding fashion entrepreneur in a courage-development phase. Barbie swimsuit bottoms meet Florentine and seaside image transfers on this panel.

Mar 13, 2018

PINK BARRICADE


Another popular one from my A CLOSER NY collection. Shot on the side of a plastic barricade forming a temporary walkway on Houston Street.

Mar 12, 2018

QUILTED


A jacket on the cusp of designer and bedspread, makes for an easier transition from home.