Friday, December 21, 2012

 Here's today's piece for the NY Times Op/Ed section. The article is about hurricane Sandy's destruction of lab equipment, samples, and a lifetime worth medical research. Thanks again to Matthew Dorfman for throwing me an awesome assignment!

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

I recently did four spots for Stanford Social Innovation Review, which is a magazine dedicated to non-profit business. The articles were pretty dense and quite a challenge to come up with non-cliche images. It was a good challenge and exercise...always trying to get better at this problem solving!

From Dependency to Self Sufficiency: The Africa Governance Initiative

Redefining Community Foundations: A CEO's reflections

Complete Capitol: Integrated Solutions

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

I made this sculpture last week for a gift exchange...but then last minute decided that it was too creepy to give. It's made of foam, tracing paper, watercolor, graphite, brass pins, and resin. I love these gross sculptures! I want to do more!

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Monday, December 10, 2012

I've been pretty busy recently, and have neglected posting some cool stuff. A while back the crew over at Soulpancake visited my studio and filmed a time lapse video of me painting from start to finish and interviewed me about my process. It was really fun and the crew were total pros! Despite my blabbering on, their editing really made me sound smart! Haha! Thanks guys!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

 Yesterday was the opening of Post It Show 8 at Giant Robot. It was a lot of fun helping to hang the show, and even more fun contributing! The show will be up until the 16th, so go out and snag some awesome art for only $25 each!

Here's a few of my post-its from the show:

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

 Here's a piece I did recently for the health section of NY Times about the the morning after pill becoming available to teenagers. I really really love how it turned out! Thanks a bunch to Peter Morance.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I recently did a cover piece for this weeks issue of Kansas City's The Pitch. This was really fun, working with ghost like silhouettes to give a feeling of absence and alienation. The article is about the difficulty of finding friends in the city, especially in the digital age...something I completely relate to. Thanks to AD Ashford Stamper!

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Today I have a piece in the NY Times letters page about ending life support to dying patients. I love this subject, and feel strongly about this issue because I have personally seen the negative effects of loved ones being stuck on life support while quality of life goes downhill. I have also seen the positive effects of hospice and dying naturally at home. So that being said, this one was pretty easy for me. Thanks a bunch to Alexandra Zsigmond.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

 I've been on a bit of a sabbatical, but now I'm back! I hope you had a fantastic summer! Here's a piece I did recently for the New York Times science section about addiction. Thanks again to AD Peter Morance.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

  Yesterday I had a piece in the NY Times letters section about international criminal courts. It's been busy week!

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

I have a piece in today's International Herald Tribune on free speech in Ethiopia. I had to move my computer into the other room...the room with the air conditioner. That being said, I think it worked out well!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Today I have a piece in The New York Times science / health section about homesickness when going off to camp. I love how it turned out! Much thanks to Peter Morance.

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

I have started up my online store again, and will be adding new work regularly. I have books, prints, and original work starting at only $20!! Stop by and check it out!

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Friday, June 29, 2012

I just spent the last two weeks on the east coast visiting clients and friends. I was in Providence Rhode Island for ICON7 where I was able to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones. I participated in the Rhode Show where I sold some goods and showed off my new portfolio. Some of what you see here will be on Etsy soon, so watch out!

I also danced with some aliens...

 In New York I fought the heat wave and made the rounds with my portfolio, relishing the brief stints in the air conditioned offices. I love to be able to meet new and old clients face to face! I was even able to hit up some flea markets for some new collage fodder. It was a great trip, but I can't wait to be back in my studio ready to work!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Friday I will be selling lots of original art and showing off my portfolio at ICON7's Rhode Show in Providence, RI. Come on out and visit if you are in the area!

Friday, June 8, 2012

 Today I have a piece in the New York Times Op-Ed about child abuse and the silence and shame male victims experience as adults. This was a really fun one to illustrate despite the grim subject matter. Thanks to AD Matthew Dorfman on this one.

Here's an alternate that I quite like but the cub scout uniform made the illustration too pointed, and made it feel like the article was directed at the boy scouts.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

 A while back I had a piece in the New York Times Sunday Review. It was a really tough one about the role religion plays in politics. I had a few different ideas, but none were hitting the nail on the head, as the representation of religion had to be broad. With help from Alexandra, we figured out a solution of praying hands..more than one religion prays right? I think it turned out well, although the politician still looks like Romney to me. 

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