“When the rich wage war, it’s the poor who die…” – Linkin Park This piece was essentially based on the song by Linkin Park “Hands Held High” from their “Minutes to Midnight” album.  Much of that album blasted at the powers that be and their callousness toward their plebeian brethren and their plight.  And this …

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WHO WATCHES YOU?

January 7, 2014

2013 Ink on  Bristol 11x17

2013
Ink on Bristol
11×17

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! May God bless you all!

And to kick off 2014 with this…

Based on Orwell’s 1984 and its eerie parallel to the increasingly ‘open’ society we live in. We cannot help but feel like that privacy is becoming more and more precious because with all the technology and the ever evolving information superhighway around us you never know who might be peering into your latest posts on Twitter or checking out what you ordered on Amazon.com or the most personal secrets you type into your WordPress blog that was set to Private. And it doesn’t make it better knowing that we are being ‘tapped’ by the government for pretext of terrorist monitoring. If this keeps going next thing we are going to start seeing the signs “BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU”

Be sure to stay tuned for all the new stuff I have to share with you this year, and I am also in process of putting together a new collection involving Photography. Thanks for following and Happy 2014!

Plight of the Honeybees

December 12, 2013

2013 Paper cutout, ink on paper 30x22

2013
Paper cutout, ink on paper
30×22

There was a TIME article about honeybees disappearing at an alarming rate all over the world. Scientists believed a certain virus and increased use of pesticides in many rural areas are to blame, but there are speculations that microwaves from cellphones and wi-fi are more of a problem, because they are disrupting the bees’ navigation senses and therefore they are unable to properly locate their nesting and harvesting grounds. And that means many plants and trees that rely on the bees for transporting their pollen for fertilization and growth are in danger. With almost every human being on the planet in possession of a cellphone or wi-fi powered devices, that’s way too many waves for the bees to handle.

I had piles of colored poster boards I was contemplating what to do with it, and inspired by Matisse’s cutout art I cut up the pieces in circular forms to represent the microwaves and strategically placed them on a gouache-soaked board.  I then drew the little bees with ink, purposely “cut off” some of them to illustrate a point that is how bees get lost in the mass of airwaves caused by our endless obsession with our cellphones.  Even bees need some peace and quiet too, like us, so why shouldn’t they deserve some respect?  Where else are we gonna get our honeys and apples and almonds?

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