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This is the tenth phase for this hand-stitched embroidery. One of the most dynamic things about this type of art is how light factors in. Changing immediately from a flat portrait to a 3-dimensional portrait. Here is a detail of that reflective light. The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and […]

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This is the tenth phase for this hand-stitched embroidery. One of the most dynamic things about this type of art is how light factors in. Changing immediately from a flat portrait to a 3-dimensional portrait. Here is a detail of that reflective light. The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and […]

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The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as New York’s mayor with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. I embroidered Ed Koch’s obituary because he personified New York for so long he deserved to be celebrated […]

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The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as New York’s mayor with all the tenacity, zest and combativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. I embroidered Ed Koch’s obituary because he personified New York for so long he deserved to be celebrated […]

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The master showman of City Hall, who parlayed shrewd political instincts and plenty of chutzpah into three tumultuous terms as New York’s mayor with all the tenacity, zest and comabativeness that personified his city of golden dreams. I embroidered Ed Koch’s obituary because he personified New York for so long he deserved to be celebrated […]

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  Someone’s Mill, Someone’s Boon: This mixed media assemblage / installation is based on the news about RPI activists vandalizing and occupying Indu Mills, one of the oldest structures at Dadar, Mumbai. While the government has allotted four acres of the mill land for the construction of a memorial for Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, the protesters […]

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reading the article about the protest in Russia, i see a similarity in the protests, whether they are in Russia, Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, or an occupy movement….. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/world/europe/thousands-protest-in-moscow-russia-in-defiance-of-putin.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=globaleua2 Tweet

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Everyday newspaper informs, provokes, challenges, inspires, educates, bewilders, updates, outrages, irritates, and shocks us, despite which we can’t live without this ‘Daily Scrub’. Tweet

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Today’s front page headlines from the New York Times.   Tweet

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Black Friday oozes into the week after Thanksgiving in the most unsavory ways. Tweet

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Occupy the Parade… what would that be like? Can we pretend everything is roses or must we face the facts? Tweet

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The fanaticism of relics. The business of belief is an intriguing thing. Tweet

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  Some New Yorkers are spending many tens (or hundreds) of thousands of dollars on huge customized vans. Yet another unnecessary way to show people how much money you have to throw around. I thought New York  already had enough vehicles… Tweet

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My brain every day. Grapheme-color synesthesia, copyright Anne Dushanko Dobek Nov.23 2011 Tweet

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Tailgating Tragedy Tweet

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Spain has been having a tough time. This article declares that Spain will now be run by a more conservative government coming from the Popular Party. Hopefully this will lead to an upturn for their economic stagnation problems. Tweet

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Again, the New York times has provided more than enough interesting information. Have you heard about feline agility? A striking new phenomenon. Tweet

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Informed by an incredible article found on the New York Times website. Check it out, I’m serious. It’s serious. Our current state of sex ed in schools really blows my mind, talk about uninformed.     Tweet

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Today there were several stories on NPR about the military. One featured an amazing story about one couple’s 18 year struggle with the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy. Another interviewed several different veterans that had received Purple Heart decorations. There were several more interviews and stories in the feature but these two touched me the […]

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Blind contour line drawings from a free classified advertisement paper in Greensboro, NC.     Tweet

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Blind contour line drawing, Emily on the settee with her iPad. Tweet

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A blind contour line drawing of Mr. Silvio Berlusconi and friends in a meeting today. He didn’t look so happy… Tweet

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Pirates- making a comeback? Tweet

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Today on NPR I listened to news about the Middle East, the 99%, and of course Occupy Oakland. The New York Times also had articles on the same topics. The amalgamation is the following drawing… Tweet

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I usually try my best to avoid the news. Whether it be television, newspaper, radio, or a news website I generally steer clear. This month is different. I’m turning a complete 180. I’ve already spent 2 hours today listening to NPR and browsing the New York Times. Greece? China? Occupiers of various cities? They are […]

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As economic uncertainty is still haunting Europe, the stock market reacted in its own menacing ways. The backdrop of this image is an insert from the Sunday times advertising a new fairy tale inspired TV series, Once Upon a Time. From memory, I drew a graph of the Dow Jones Industrial Average from this last […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. This is the final phase for this hand-stitched embroidery. Come see it in person at Woolpunkstudios in Jersey City this […]

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The 3rd and 4th  phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. It is nearly complete in time for a show at Woolpunkstudios […]

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Naomi Wolf, author of “The Beauty Myth”  was arrested. Tweet

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In celebration Of a global uprising Song of a people. Tweet

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Mark over cities Traveling temperatures Oh, places to go. Tweet

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The second phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. I have completed the outline for the image and will now add the […]

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Ticket to see art Left on rough ground for others To make art to see. Tweet

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“It is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.” .. six months after her death and this quote inspired the second version of Elizabeth Taylor’s four-page obituary. The first phase of this hand-stitched embroidery. Tweet

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in response to the “(Anti) Millionaire’s March” that happened today, we are making an illustrated chart of the 25 highest paid CEOs, according to Forbes Magazine. Tweet

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Over 129 people were arrested today after the Occupy Boston group expanded out of Dewey Square Park into the nearby Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway. No report yet of the number of tents taken down by police. Tweet

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Since the media is often hesitant to offer both sides of a story, I attempt to “x-ray” a page of the newspaper in order to expose at least both sides of the page. This page, A3-A4, from yesterdays paper, depicts Athens police arresting a protestor in Greece, with the headline “Europe Tries to Avoid Reckoning […]

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I decided to re-imagine the Berliner Morgenpost as a paper that posts my observations of the city and poses some questions I have about it. Tweet

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One month of 365 days of print passed by. What’s one month? Normally spoken not that much changes in one month, but…. Tweet

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Just say NO to GMO’s Tweet

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The latest drawing from the 365daysofprint Eyewitness spread   Tweet

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Fences build for good neighbors. Tweet

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Cause of action Tweet

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an article about approaching hurricane ‘Irene’ inspired me to make this work.   article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/26/nyregion/new-york-region-prepares-for-hurricane-irene.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&hp Tweet

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inspired by the article about the dismissal of the sexual assault case i made this work. article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/nyregion/charges-against-strauss-kahn-dismissed.html?_r=1&hp Tweet

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what a place to be for an earthquake, my 17 month old daughter and i were at Ikea for the quake. Tweet

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reading the article about Egypt en Israel, I wondered what future they are working towards. article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/world/middleeast/21egypt.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=globaleua2 the basic balloon photo is from: http://www.twanetwerk.nl/default.ashx?documentid=15129 Tweet

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it seems the Cornwall Regional Hospital’s CT scan machine will be out of commission for the next month or so. I am beginning to appreciate our insanely greedy and out-of-whack healthcare system. I guess you do learn a thing or two while traveling. Tweet

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Elderly blind woman, May Gardener, walks (1 mile-in the heat) to join ‘Black out Friday‘ protest. Ms Gardener and others gathered at the Jamaica Public Service head-quarters building, Jamaica’s utility provider, to protest questionably inflated power bills.   Tweet

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  brain eating amoeba! sounds like a 50’s monster movie but, it’s real. Tweet

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  phantom & real who will tell me? do we exist, when do we exist, because of? rules? acceptance? conviction? when nobody sees you you don’t exist? the way we look and see makes our existance real?     article in International Herald Tribune of August 17th 2011, an article about phantom states, inspired me […]

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inspired by the article about the Semakau Landfill in Singapore, where disposal and touristic attractions, rare flora and fauna are combined, i wondered where more energy out of disposal can be found in the (near) future..   basic photo made by Markus Nilling article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/science/16landfill.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=singapore&st=cse Tweet

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And of course sometimes with all world troubles we need a hero to get through all the problems we encounter every day. Even when the solution or step forward is so small. For one selves it can be so huge. Tweet

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Man shot dead in dam head from the Jamaica Observer. Jamaica day 2. Tweet

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one big party celebrate that’s life without rules eyes shut relish joy inside With such a rainy day or even a storm with disastrous consequences, it is still the festive man we sometimes look for! Tweet

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  Jamaica day 1. A man about to turn 100 years tell a bit about his life in this article in the Jamaica Observer.   dig this quote: “People who smoke have mosquito inna dem belly.” Also of interest http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Hospital-short-of-sterilised-gowns_9441070     Tweet

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Inspired by the crossword puzzle in the NY Times. Each drawing and number refers to 2 or 3 words of the puzzle. Today we start with the ‘Across’ words of THIS puzzle; Across 1. Officers : BRASS 6. Award show category : DRAMA 11. In haste : RUSHING 14. Derided : FLEERED 16. It might […]

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apparently not being precisely why being the basis the playfulness from inside letting out bringing the smile into the day Since you can’t have them all at once, today the married neutral boy has shown up! Tweet

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After all that crises on the market, time to go to the movies… A.O. Scott and Manohla Dragis of the International Herald Tribune did the same this summer and wrote an article in the how men are depcited in movies (IHT wednesday, August 3, 2011 page 8 and 9). They came up with a whole […]

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The image was inspired by coverage of the media relating to the response of Londoners and people elsewhere in other cities of the England after the recent  riots, people who live in the areas took the streets together, the days after and helped their affected communities. What is also very impressive how the social media […]

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Liu Zhijun, a former railway minister, had 18 mistresses, a government document suggested. Tweet

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Again, inspired by the crossword puzzle in the NY Times. Each drawing and number refers to THIS puzzle, good luck! Tweet

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  The stock markets all over the world are insecure. Where to relate to? Who is the guiding principle? To whom does the little voice in our head listen to?   Basic photo of head with hands derives from:  http://relax-mind.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.htmlhttp://relax-mind.blogspot.com/2009_02_01_archive.html   Tweet

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Inspired by the crossword puzzle in the NYT yesterday. Each drawing and number refers to THIS puzzle, enjoy! Tweet

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art callabo w/Mallika Bhandarkar… Tweet

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In Chile a mass number of High School youth and University students have been protesting creatively for educational reforms.  They’ve had a Kiss-In, dances,dressed up like their favorite super hero, and have even gone as so far to starve themselves all to get the government to pay attention to the disparities in the country. That […]

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And let us hope that Bloomberg and those receiving monies from this program understand that in order to reduce recidivism you must bridge the gap between POLITICAL EDUCATION and SEX EDUCATION…peace killa.   Tweet

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Old News. Permanently Silenced. I listened to a news reporter describe Bin Laden as a lone wolf and so that inspired this image. Even wolves can be prey. Tweet

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Who is Nafissatou Diallo Really? Today the New York Times ran an article about the maid in the Strauss-Kahn case deciding to go public with her identity and show her face in order to defend herself against claims (made most prominently by The New York Post) that she is a prostitute and perhaps try the […]

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Early Media Prophet Is Now Getting His Due From today’s New York Times Art Section: “Last week events in Europe, Washington and three Canadian cities honored the centennial of the birth of the man who is now widely credited as the world’s first media theorist and who introduced ideas like “the medium is the message” […]

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Utility Shelves Ambitious Plan to Limit Carbon Tweet

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News of The World Phone Hacking Scandal Given the Big News of the (Print) World, I decided to make a dot drawing of the puppet-master Rupert Murdoch in the WSJ hedcut style. News Corp stock shot up after the announcement that News of the World was shutting its doors this weekend. No doubt The Sun […]

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My 17 year old sister Alicia and I are holed up in a Ramada Inn today and I’ve surrounded her with a mountain of the newspapers I’ve been hoarding over the past few days. She gets most of her news online, but the print articles she’s been most interested in following are about the battle […]

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