Sunday, February 28, 2010


I guess I don't pay attention to youtube trends, so when Emma tagged me as "Rick Roll" in the above image, I recognized the image as from the video to "Never Gonna Give You Up", a song I actually kinda like! Well, thankfully my housemate Robyn educated me with these videos. The last is the actual Rick Astley music video.

Seconde Nature/Universal Everything

Seconde Nature hired Universal Everything to create an amazing sound responsive installation. I love that the algorithm mimics "treegrowth".

Friday, February 26, 2010

I'm Healed

Holy Sons is like the music of my soul.

Thursday, February 25, 2010


another print based on a sketch in "religion and sexuality":

original woodblock in green and yellow etching ink.

George Barbier's Studio

my first drypoint!


three color experiment in drypoint monoprint. love those film noir posters.

Hatch Show Print

Interning here at some point, dude? (i hope)

Behind the CONTRAST Tattoo Shoot

As a head of CONTRAST, the Vassar Lifestyle Magazine, I decided it was time to organize a feature on campus tattoos. The response was amazing! Here's some behind-the-scene shots of our first Saturday session.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Waste Away With Me

yes, I am quoting a Foo Fighters song. Sue me! Here are some things I've been doing instead of work...

thinking about Huitzilopochtli

planning Robyn's birthday dinner

making anagrams out of my name

listening to DK Brainard

exploring synastry

hoping my papa and dad had successful surgeries.

adoring Ewan McGregor.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Quit With the Baby Talk

Dear Facebook,
I definitely think that some of the babies are funny in the advertisements you show me. Nevertheless, STOP TELLING ME TO MAKE A BABY.
1st time: funny baby face.
2nd time- ok now there are two in a row. still funny baby faces at least.

3rd time- WTF?????????????

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Up In Trees

original woodblock print in burnt sienna ink with spray paint. a third variation belongs to my mother who did hold me up in trees.

Ode to Mothers

original woodblock print in white or black ink with spray paint. I have a million other variations that have already been gifted. the process is: I give it to a friend who must then give it to their mother.


original linoleum reduction block. orange, ultramarine and black ink. stay tuned for the spray paint editions.


original woodblock diptych in black and white ink with spray paint.

see another version here.

Friday, February 19, 2010


Meyoko (aka Melissa Murillo) is a Berliner with an eye for detail. Check out these epic ink drawings:

Jim Tierney does Jules Verne

Since I was a child, I've always loved all things Jules Verne. For pleasure, in middle school I read the Mysterious Island and in high school, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (the disney movie version of this book was a childhood favorite). I guess, my admiration for steampunk is not unfounded.

Of course, I love Jim Tierney's cover designs of four of Verne's iconic adventures. Let me highlight some of the tricks up Tierney's designs...

here's a few other gems from Tierney's site:

David de la Mano

I KNOW I'VE BLOGGED ABOUT HIM BEFORE... why won't my search work? David de la Mano does amazing mural work on abandoned buildings, walls, whatever wherever.
His most recent post, a slim piece of peachy paper, bears some of his most poignant work. For me at least.
couldn't have said it better if I tried.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

More Stefan Kanchev

So Much Pile Up has highlighted more of Stefan Kanchev's amazing stamp designs. these two are my favorite of a set of six.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


the first gorgeous product from Pigeon Post- Valentines of historic love affairs.
Pyramus & Thisbe
Midsummer's Night Dream
Radha & Krishna


Then there is my valentine- a woodblock stamp. mmm. there's no better way to say "you're in my heart" than with the heady odor of etching ink.
hope you have a good valentine's day!

Cai Guo-Qiang by Bryan Derballa

Derballa was the photographer for Lance Armstrong's STAGES event in Paris of some pretty amazing artists. I love these of Cai Guo-Qiang, a Chinese artist living in New York, as he creates one of his gunpowder drawings.