Proto-mugs

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Cute little mugs I’ve been working on in pottery. Trying out different themes and motifs! Read More

Summer Retrospective, Part 4

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Book Review: Life With Picasso, by Françoise Gilot & Carlton Lake

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Femme Fleur, 1946

Life with Picasso is a memoir of Françoise Gilot’s decade as Picasso’s partner. She is perhaps most well known from Picasso’s portrait “la femme fleur,” but the woman is much more then a of couple leaves attached to a head with boobs.
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Summer Retrospective, Part 3

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A Brush with the Law

I had a run in with the law this summer!  My volcano series was on display at WHISK, a popular Ukrainian village brunch spot, when the restaurant was hit by vandals.  One of my pieces was caught in the attack and tagged by the vandal art critics. Read More

Summer Retrospective, Part 2

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Love dat Dali

Over the last few days I’ve been watching Dirty Dali by the recently departed art critic, Brian Sewell (1931- September 19, 2015).  This 45 min documentary (in convenient 8 minutes chunks) tells the story of Dali from a unique personal experience. Read More

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Having been largely absent this summer, I finally took the time to update you all on my goings-on from the past couple months!

First up is ceramics work! Read More

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In the world of spirits, Luxardo Maraschino has celebrity status. The old dog comes with a good pedigree and a powerful punch. Luxardo boasts a quaint story of 5 generations of liquor making in the Italian country, having rebuilt after the ravages of WWII. Now operating the largest orchard of sour marasca cherries in the world, the Luxardo name has become ubiquitous within its category. The liquor itself incorporates both the cherries and crushed pits, resulting in a syrupy floral fun on your tongue, which does not immediately scream “cherry!” as one might expect.  However popular, this extremely concentrated liquor can be a bit of a bully if misused, and, when slightly out of proportion, it becomes all that one can taste in a cocktail. Read More

Contemporarily Innocent

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 As a contemporary artist, I love the freedom today of linking artistic movements, techniques and styles into one piece. Previous generations were bound to the styles of their time and place. Renaissance artists were funneled through apprenticeships, learning the ‘right way’ to paint and sculpt. In the Middle Ages artists were craft persons, designated to reproducing the ideology and interests of ruling classes, that being religion.

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Sea Scape Collaboration

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As a visual artist, I have said more than once that I harbor some jealousy towards musicians and bands. A huge part of music is based in collaboration. It tends to be extremely social; playing for an audience is charismatic and lively. On the face of it music seems fun, interactive, and spontaneous.

What we don’t see in a great band on stage is the previous debate about… everything! Read More

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If Chartreuse was a dude, he would be youthful and innocent. And yummy. His hair would smell of the wild vibrance of a day in the mountains, close to the Alps. Despite his naivety, he would have a sense of tradition, and seem older than his years. His biggest flaw is that he knows he’s so damn good looking. Read More

Celebrate the Cocktail

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When I started bartending for real, with regular shifts, I had the worst shifts that nooo one would possibly want. But it was a gig I actually was extremely pleased to have landed. I had been waiting to play this role. The banter with the guests. The showmanship. The constant flurry of activity.

Silly, but what I did not expect was that I would really love learning about and understanding flavor profiles.  The task of a bartender at any relatively respectable place is to create a drink with which one can indulge the senses. How do I enjoy my cocktail? Read More

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