Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Paikea coloring book

Funny thing, I was asked to do a drawing of Paikea, a Maori legend and ancient ancestor. This was for an interactive table that is a part of the museum's whale exhibit. Eventually this drawing was blown up and used as a coloring page for kids. The statue that this is based on has it's own interesting story in how it came to the museum, but I won't get into that. Strange coincidence, though, that when I was doing photography for the museum a few years back, I had met Paikea before as I took his picture.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

10 seconds of fame on News 12 Brooklyn

Adam got interviewed by local channel News 12 Brooklyn about the Brooklyn Bridge show tomorrow night. My work is hanging in the background. Supercoolio! 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Brooklyn Bridge group art show this Friday

I am going to be in a group show this coming Friday, May 24th, at my friend Adam's studio. He hosts an art show each year to celebrate the anniversary of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge. This year, he had each artist use some surplus paint, or "chocolate gold,"actually used on the bridge a few years back. Each piece has to be about the Brooklyn Bridge, so I chose to make 2 panels that may have looked like they were once a part of the bridge, with a design etched into each one. The third is a painting of the "sandhogs" who were the immigrant labor force that helped build the bridge. Should be a great show as there is lots of press about it, like here, here and here.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Everybody stop. Everybody stare.

After many years of submitting work to this publication, I was finally chosen in this years American Illustration annual!!! The jury met in March to select the year's best images from 8,742 pictures submitted by 1,282 illustrators, magazines, agencies, publishers and schools. Only 369 images were selected by a majority vote from this year's distinguished jury Jordan Awan from The New Yorker, Sergio Baradat from the United Nations Postal Administration, Chad E Beckerman from Abrams publishing, Joele Cuyler from Real Simple, Jennifer Daniel from Bloomberg Businessweek, Grace Lee from Priest + Grace agency and Alexandra Zsigmond from The New York Times

To see what they picked, go here.