Saturday, August 30, 2008

BUFFALO: THE NEW FRONTIER...













...according to Adam Sternbergh, a contributing writer for New York Magazine who recently wrote a multi-page article here about the New York City dwellers who have up and left the big apple for greener (and more affordable) pastures in Buffalo, New York; A place where Elizabeth and I will be headed in just a few short months.

For those of you who do not know, my wife and I last year bought a gorgeous Victorian Home seen hereon the cheap so I may finally have a studio to work in and for the both of us to take a break from NYC. This week's article was a refreshing precursor to us moving. It's a great article that does not bash nor praise Buffalo but sets it up as the place that New York city once used to be years ago to many artists and dreamers - a new frontier. At least our prospects don't seem so absurd to friends and family now seeing it vindicated in print a high profile magazine. Suddenly this move makes us seem like we're way ahead of the curve.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

BASTA CALENDAR

Well if you're into German pocket calenders be sure to pick up Bizzarvelag's annual that my Mechanaphobia piece is in along with many other interesting works from artists around the globe. It's a fun little book.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

DON GORVETT WOODCUTS

My wife and I recently purchased two stunning woodcuts from a New England artist named Don Gorvett.

We were on vacation in Portsmouth, New Hampsire and came across his printwork which is moving and fluid. We could not afford a final print which is rather costly (and well deserved I might add) due to the process he goes through to arrive at his final print, so instead we purchased two of the "stages" of the work which are really cool in the sense that you see his process with hand written notes on the side of the work, etc...

One piece is called Sea Castles - and the other is a rare black woodcut on butcher block paper of Wentworth by the Sea.

Oh, and they're huge...

Friday, August 1, 2008

THE GREATEST THING ABOUT THE INTERNET IS...

Humans, of course.

And the way they take what you give them and return it back to you either better or worse. In this case better. My art popped up on Fazed.org and someone who went on my site took one of my art pieces and in their own words, "sorry, the look on his face - i couldn't resist! " came up with this simple yet perfect speech bubble.