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Work on books: 2002 - 2013
Originally sparked after reading the book Fahrenheit 451 I started to work on books in 2002.
Over the years a onetime project has turned into an addiction.

Aside from the joy of finding and collecting discarded books, I feel as if we've become a creative team. First Attracted by their surfaces where light, water and time all provide marks of inspiration in me. I've gone further. I've become aware (books & I) are now competing with modern media, technology, and the disappearance of the handmade tradition. It's quite an uphill battle, and im not sure whos winning.

I tend to work on the end pages, where people look for the summary of the book. There’s no width of pages to scare anyone away an obviously a pictures worth a thousand words. People are busy these days and in an age of information overload I want to make my ideas accessible so I updated a format that’s conveyed information for thousands of years. Now they tell my story..


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(The inception of the books, )

"The Cold North Show"
P.P.O.W Gallery
Soho NYC 2003




This is the party of 5 series. These are a family of strangers i created portraits for. There is the Grand Ma, Grand Pa, Child, Mom and Dad. All Posing amongst beautiful backdrops dense enough to contain killers. The series became about balance. I created these five on the eve and ensuing days of Hurricane Katrina. On the Eve of the storm I witnessed a broadcast from a sunny beach at dusk and I knew that it would be very different in the morning. Who could have know what came next.


"Wolfen Berry" Party of 5 series
2005
Acrylic ink & mixed on book


"Herbie" (Party of 5 series)
2005
Acrylic ink & mixed on book


"BearPaw" (Party of 5)
2005
Acrylic ink &mixed on book



"LandShark" (Party of 5 series)
2005
Acrylic ink & mixed on book



"Wifey" (Party of 5 )
2005
Acrylic ink & mixed on book



Planets Getting Small”

2008
Acrylic ink on book
20.5” x 13”





"Cant Fly " (A Falconry Study)
2008
Acrylic ink on Book




"Now's The Time"
2008
Acrylic ink and Transfer on Book
20.5" x 14"





"Mongolian Woman study"
2008
Acrylic ink and spraypaint on book





“Planets getting small”
2007
Acrylic ink and mixed medium on book
16.5” x 12”
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"2009" ( howd we get here)
Acrylic ink on book
14.25" x 10"





"Last Dayz"
2008
Acrylic ink on book




"Trail Of an Elephant"
2006
Acrylic ink on book





"G.Dini"
Acrylic ink on Book




"Pressure"
2005
Acrylic ink on Book
9" x 22"





"No Hears"
2003
Acrylic ink on book




"Untitled Study"
2011
Acrylic ink on book





Trail of an Octopus
2006
Acrylic ink and print on book
15” x 11
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"Untitled Crab Book"
2005
Photo etching and acrylic ink on book





"Water World"
2005
Acrylic ink on book






“Untitled Pond Project”
2007
acrylic ink,spraypaint mixed media on book
Various deminsions @ widest / tallest 32” x 34.5”
In custom built frame

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I was recently asked to Curate & Art direct / Design the current Issue Of INPUT Journal # 3.

INPUT is put out Twice a Year By Founder and Co Curator Renee Vara, This issue was The "Pink Iguana Issue" and it Featured The Work of:

Soner On, Rich Browd, Pooneh Maghazehe, Sakura Maku, Kiji McCafferty, Garrison Buxton, Dominick Rapone, Andreis Costa, Max Greis, Taras Hrabowsky, Dagmara Genda and John Breiner.

Some Background: The Pink Iguana
Technology is rapidly changing the material form of the book and its ecosystem. Visual information is now consumed through divergent e-species and i-species: handheld phones, portable devices, iPads, eReaders, tweets, and blogs. The form of the book is near extinction as it is subjected to extreme Darwinian conditions. Furthermore, the “art” and “artist” book is under particular duress as it is distributed via a threatened environment – the art and architecture book store.

The Pink Iguana, a species previously thought to exist only in Galapagos Island folklore, was recently discovered by Gabriele Gentile and a team of biologists; and it serves as a metaphor for the art book. INPUT#3 asks a community of 12 emerging artists to contemplate the Pink Iguana as they consider the art book as an evolving and adapting medium of artistic engagement.

Along with Design i did several new illustrations for the project..





(as well this is an oldie)



If your interested in Purchasing a copy ( Limited Signed and Numbered Edition of 100) Please visit Inputjournal

Full issue online here


INPUT # 3 Commercial


We Celebrated the release of the issue at the Big Screen Plaza located at the Eventi Hotel ( 6th Avenue between 29th and 30th st in Manhattan. The night featured A DVD slide slow of the Art in the book plus some additional images Shown live on a 30 ft HD screen.
Heres a look at the night.



More images at My Blog
 
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