Monday, June 10, 2013

Ink and watercolor landscape.

I've been working with an online company to develop a couple
drawing and painting classes, along with several other artists
from Brooklyn.  This is a drawing from the most recent class
I've been  working on (yet to be made official, still in the pitch
phase) The class is an ink and watercolor landscape class.
My first class, portraits in watercolor will launch online at the
end of this month, more info soon!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Portrait: Arthur Russell

Here's a new portrait I did of the musician Arthur Russell.
He was a cellist and composer, an early innovator of dance
music in New York in the late 70's.  The genres he worked in
spanned classical, avant-garde, folk, rock, disco, and
often fussed many of those styles into a single song.
He collaborated with Philip Glass, and David Byrne,
among others. He died in relative obscurity (being little
known outside the avant music seen of the 80's lower east side)
at the age of 40 as a result of AIDS.

Monday, June 3, 2013

NY Times: Julian Assange's vision of the future.

This is a piece I did for the NY Times OP-ED.  It's for an
article by famed Wiki Leaks founder Julian Assange, in the article
he responds to the book "The New Digital Age" by google founder
Eric Schmidt with his vision of a not to distant future where google
and the U.S. government collaborate in spying on, and controlling
the population using new devices like the forthcoming google glass.
He sees the larger population as willing participators in giving up
personal information and rites they may not even know the have
for the sake of cool new technology.
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