Jan 18, 2017
Jan 17, 2017
Jan 16, 2017
This is a ceramic piece I did to demonstrate the horrible lives your ham, bacon and pork chops have to live. Pigs are one of the smartest animals on Earth—brainier than dogs or three-year-old children! These gentle animals naturally form close-knit groups led by females who raise their young together. Sadly, millions of pigs live abysmal lives on factory farms. The U.S. raises some 100 million pigs for food each year, the vast majority of them on industrial-scale farms known for their crowded, inhumane conditions. At just two to three weeks old, piglets are removed from their mothers and placed in large, windowless sheds without fresh air, sunlight or outdoor access. Their pens are too small and crowded for adequate movement and exercise, and have hard slatted floors that prevent natural behaviors like rooting. Ammonia fumes rise to dangerous, uncomfortable levels due to the pigs’ waste.
Jan 12, 2017
Jan 11, 2017
Jan 10, 2017
I think this drawing of junkie holiday toys is going to make it's way into my new ceramic piece. It will get posted when I finish it. The work I've been doing in my sketchbooks have been influencing what I do in clay. You are getting to see my thought process and you don't even know it.
Jan 9, 2017
My cousin Eileen has a few hibiscus plants growing at her Florida house. They are as big as hedges. In the morning I would find various stages of the flowers laying on the grass. So each day I would go down to the dock and draw them. The sun was just coming up and it would cast a long shadow on each. I liked the pattern it was making on the ground. This would make a nice print on a Ferragamo handbag, even with the seam of the sketchbook left in. I'm probably the only heterosexual artist who thinks about handbags when he is drawing. I'm unique.
Jan 8, 2017
Now is about the day when kids forget almost everything they got for Christmas and Hanukkah. The mountains of plastic crappy toys are ready for the scrap heap. More than half of the junk is already broken or pieces are lost. The thrill is far gone. The land fills must now try and contain all of this waste but at least everyone had a few moments of joy from buying and giving all this stuff. It's not the first hangover the kids will have and it won't be the last.