Archives for "September, 2018"

Sep 30, 2018

THE PARANORMAL NEIGHBOR


Throwback to a time when such tabloid covers would slow down the rate of my gum chewing while I waited in line to buy hair spray at a drug store. Not a throwback: my belief in magic and my support of flyaway hair and the paper doll industry.

Sep 29, 2018

COMPOSITE HAPPINESS


A moment of rest in my studio with a pleasant plastic lady and yet another new pair of Happy Socks. A weekend testament to my #colorsmakepeoplehappy theory!  

Sep 28, 2018

LIFESAVERS


Family. It may trigger alive the monsters of our most vulnerable areas of self, that we must learn how to tame, but in that doing, we become the people we always wanted to be. Featured: Mural spotted in Greenpoint, Brooklyn!

Sep 27, 2018

THE WARM COLD THINGS


Always present in her entryway, this heavy tailless friend would shout me a silent word or two whenever I embraced Gran hello and goodbye.

Cool to the touch, this horse taught me that there can be a lot of warmth, in cold things.

And a lot of MORE

Sep 25, 2018

TURN TO STONE FOR 5


“We live in an almost perfect stillness and work with incredible urgency.” -Rem Koolhaas

Sep 24, 2018

PATTERN JAMMIN’


What would your outfit say, if it were a song? 

Sep 23, 2018

HARVARD SANDWICH


“Bread is the paper of the food industry. You write your sandwich on it.” – Dwight, The Office Featured: One of the tiny drawers of a vintage matchbox assemblage piece I made for a young college gentleman named Alex.

Sep 22, 2018

TROLLEY TOP


Closing in on a dirty metal delivery cart brought me an aerial spring green forest, pseudo oxygen where there was little, aesthetic satisfaction experienced by a puddle, a deep breath in spite of the horns. #perspective #is #everything

Sep 21, 2018

AMERICAN ZEN


Fast food never looked so good.

Sep 20, 2018

SLOW SIGHT


It’s just as much about where you’ve been, as about where you’re going. But more important than either, it’s about where you are, right now. #beautyeverywhere happens in the #presentmoment

Sep 19, 2018

GETTIN’ FRUITY


Got myself some Hysteria by Happy Socks and I have to say… we’re quite a pair!  Click for more views. #colorsmakepeoplehappy #hysteriabyhappysocks MORE

Sep 18, 2018

WOODSTOCK TAR


I was walking with a friend in the sweltering heat up a steep road to the ashram outside of the center of Woodstock. The tar patches in the everywhere cracks were turning to goo and sparkling like thin, irregular windows into an alternate starry night sky. I took this shot. I saw pants walking, the rest of the body evaporating into the beyond…

Sep 17, 2018

MIND THE MURAL


Johnny snuck up and captured me, capturing some of New York’s Route 22, which offers one treasure after another… It usually pays to take the long way home.

Sep 16, 2018

ALONE IN LOVE


Loneliness is a state of mind. Compositions are good company. #howyousee is #howyoulive

Sep 14, 2018

I’M OFF MY ROCKER


You are what you sit upon.

Sep 13, 2018

DANCE ANYWAY


Let’s take fanciful flight smack inside
The judgment flying around
And go poolside with our power

Let’s smile into streamers of self-assurance
And grow a culture that responds
In trust falls and confetti
In celebratory dives and high fives

Let’s create MORE

Sep 12, 2018

WE ARE THE FANTASY


Let’s just say, Johnny and I were on our way to fill out some very important paperwork downtown, and were greeted by this random garden installation.

From the veil surrounding the mask, to the messaging of this creature’s glasses… I think sometimes the universe prefers to shout signs at us, rather than whisper them, just to MORE

Sep 11, 2018

TRUCK TRAILER


A popular one from my A CLOSER NY Collection! I was living in Park Slope, Brooklyn, when I first moved to NYC. I found this composition at the back of a truck trailer parked nearby… I never can get enough of the accidental visual magic of a paintbrush cleaning in the random place!

Sep 10, 2018

THE ROTARY FACTOR


“As time passes, the actual complexity of our history – even of our own personal experience – gets buried under the weight of the ideal image.” -Stephanie Coontz

There’s a toddler shot of me, a photograph with those classic rounded corners and Kodak color tonality, in which I’m holding the receiver of our yellow rotary phone to my head, its confused curly cord hanging in a heap of monster to my side.

Isn’t it something how the very act of memorializing that moment now gives MORE

Sep 9, 2018

OUR OTHER PETS


When I was a junior in high school, a painting assignment in art class solidified my certainty that studio art would be my college major. It was also that painting, I think, that may have convinced my parents that my commitment to art wasn’t born of a mind out to lunch or stuck in outer space.

A larger oil painting study, I chose to merge two famous paintings into one, copying MORE