Friday, September 21, 2007


Joanna is an old style serif typeface designed by Eric Gill (1882–1940) in the period 1930–31, and named for one of his daughters.

this is a doll that i purchased from an antique dealer, named Joanna after the typeface. still trying to find Joanna Gill's photograph.

acrylic, brush markers, a French book


Thursday, September 20, 2007


finished panels. will try to frame them.

need a good scanner.

acrylic, brush marker, a French book


Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Actinopterygii Osteichthyes

been watching Blue Planet on cable. fish, aren't they just fantastic and amazing? this is not-fantastic-at-all tribute to fish and all marine life.

acrylic, brush markers



in using found objects, like traveling, half the fun is in finding one. went to Strand Book Store, went down to the creepy basement, in the darkest corner found two books that are almost falling apart. they smell funny and the pages almost smear under your finger tip. the first one is in French, so i'll have no guilt tearing this one up, but the second one was, later i realized, written by RFK, may not be able to destroy it.

acrylic, book.


Friday, September 14, 2007


Xenophobia is a fear or contempt of foreigners or strangers. It comes from the Greek words ξένος (xenos), meaning "foreigner," "stranger," and φόβος (phobos), meaning "fear." The term is typically used to describe fear or dislike of foreigners or in general of people different from one's self. - Wikipedia

* i'm realizing that this is way too nice design for the content.

** so i changed it a bit, to make it not too nice.

Garamond Premier Pro, NotCaslon, Template Gothic, Mothra, Distillation, digital image production/manipulation

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Monday, September 10, 2007

"Yes sir, a clown"

“Yes sir, a clown,“ he said. “There ain't one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh my head off, so I'm gonna join the circus and laugh my head off.“ - To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

Times, NotCaslon, Template Gothic, Subluxation, Toohey, Dyslexia, and a few others. seems that i'm indulging in Emigre.

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Friday, September 07, 2007

only children weep

just finished Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. a few sentences struck me.

Joanna, Jenson, Caslon, NotCaslon, Mrs Eaves, Vendetta, Subluxation, Emigre MotionLight, Times


Wednesday, September 05, 2007


“This is a disaster,“ José Arcadio BuendÍa said. “Look at the air, lisyen to the buzzing of the sun,the same as yesterday and the day before. Today is Monday too.“ - One Hundred Years of Solitude

sometimes it's just a torture, between extremes, an absolute frustration and ultimate victory. i have to name this little fella i picked up what feels like a long time ago.


Sunday, September 02, 2007


it's a poster for a movie by Brian De Palma, Redated. came across an article about the movie and the concept of media sanitization interested me and made me do this poster.

Sanitization is the process of removing sensitive information from a document or other medium, so that it may be distributed to a broader audience. When dealing with classified information, sanitization attempts to reduce the document's classification level, possibly yielding an unclassified document. Originally, the term sanitization was applied to printed documents; it has since been extended to apply to computer media and the problem of data remanence as well.
- Wikipedia

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a ghost 2

“I was so low, that just a few nights before that, I had prayed to Johnny to help me. That was foolish, I know.“

“Not foolish,“ said Mary. “He heard you and he helped you.“

“A ghost can't help anyone, Mother,“ said Sissy.

“Ghosts are not always those who pass through closed doors,“ said Mary Rommely. “Katie has told how her husband used to talk to this saloon man. In all those years of the talking, Johnny gave away pieces of himself to this man. When Katie called on her man for help, the pieces of him came together in this man, and it was Johnny within the saloon man's soul that heard and came to her help.“

from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

finished painting.

acrylic paint & medium, markers

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