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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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  This satirical installation is based on latest inadequacies in the ‘Lokpal Bill’ drafted by the Government. After declaring the ‘sense of house’ on 27August 2011, to put an end to Shri. Anna Hajare’s indefinite fast and that of other activists across India, the government’s current draft proclaims – we are back to square one. […]

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Chinese police fanned out across several provinces arresting  hundreds  of alleged child traffickers.  Over one hundred eighty children destined for adoption by foreign couples were rescued and placed in orphanages. In recent years the buying and selling of babies has become a lucrative business and a source of embarrassment for the Chinese government.   Tweet

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  It was disheartening to read about the plight of flamingoes. When a large flock flew into a string of high tension power cables in a wildlife sanctuary near Khadir region of Gujarat, India, electrocution killed around 140 of them while several of them were left to suffer burns. 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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“Gridlock” I constructed Gridlock from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Tonight, they are lighting the tree at Rockefeller Center. There will be huge […]

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  “CUNY” I constructed CUNY from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Yesterday evening, the board of trustees at the City University of New […]

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  “Cyber Monday” I constructed Cyber Monday from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Did you know that it’s “Cyber Monday”? Do you even […]

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“Want, Give, Get” I constructed Want, Give, Get from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Once again, Here are the numbers after national Black […]

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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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What does a college degree mean these days? The New York Times has an article about that very topic. I wouldn’t change my college experience at all, for whatever it may be worth in the job world. All that I learned from the people I was lucky enough to be around and goofy places that […]

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“After 102 Years” I constructed After 102 Years from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. After 102 years, Filene’s is going out of business. […]

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“Pies, Balloons, and Football” I constructed Pies, Balloons, and Football from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Thanksgiving has come and gone. I still […]

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© Gracelee Lawrence 2011 Thinking about them on this Thanksgiving day. Tweet

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 “Not too Swift” I constructed Not too Swift from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today, AM New York was wrapped in a full-color […]

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Chris Garcia 11/22/11   I constructed Madonna from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. The mother of the alleged terrorist , Jose Pimentel, apologized […]

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11/21/11 “Uptown” I constructed Uptown from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. I love living in Inwood. The best part about it is that […]

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This work speaks to moderation in security as well as seasoning. Tweet

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 “No Bird” I constructed No Bird from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Well, we bought a 20 pound frozen bird that’s taking up […]

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This  piece is in memory of Chechen poet, Ruslan Akhtakhanov who was shot to death outside his home in Moscow.The poet was found in his garden with five bullets in his head. Known  for speaking out against separatists,the poets death was described by investigators as a contract killing. copyright Nov 16 2011 Anne Dushanko-Dobek   […]

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“Wealthcare” I constructed Wealthcare from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. The primary advertisers in AM New York and most other free papers in […]

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In rural China sixty two small children were crammed into a small van with neither seatbelts nor seats. Enroute to their kindergarten, the bus collided with a coal truck killing eighteen of the children. Tweet

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“Numbers” I constructed Numbers from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Here are the numbers: 5,000+ demonstrators who gathered at the Brooklyn Bridge. 10 […]

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Sale or Trade is part of a larger series dealing with the sex trafficking of children.This particular work references data found in the weekly reports by Nicolas Kristof in the New York Times. Tweet

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11/17/11 “Fare Hikes” I constructed Fare Hikes from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. One of my favorite things about living in New York is […]

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11/16/11 “Ousted” I constructed Ousted from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Yesterday, I read AM New York and did a piece about Cain. […]

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Chris Garcia, 11/15/11 “Cain Poll” I constructed Cain Poll from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Herman Cain was presented 3 times in today’s […]

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Silent Voices is an ongoing series which includes Terrorists Diaries. The latter began in 1982 by documenting deaths and injuries from terrorist attacks as well as  repression of political activists.. Most of the data for specific works has come  from articles in the New York Times and, more recently, with updates  from the Huffington Post.The […]

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  “Day 59” I constructed Day 59 from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today was officially the 59th day of the Occupation of […]

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Chris Garcia, 11/13/11 “11/11/11 Remembered” I constructed 11/11/11 Remembered from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today, I’m going back a couple of days […]

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Chris Garcia, “Sushi-50% Off 11/12/11 “Sushi-50% Off” I constructed Sushi-50% Off from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. There are several sushi joints around […]

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Chris Garcia, 11/10/11 11/10/11 “Retreat” I constructed Retreat from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. This morning’s A.M New York had an unusually large […]

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Chris Garcia, “73”, Nov. 8, 2011 11/8/11 I constructed “73” from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today, I flipped through the paper and […]

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  11/7/11 “Unisex” I constructed Unisex from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today’s front page featured the NY Giants in a gladiator freeze-frame. […]

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11/6/11 I constructed My House in Habana  from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. For the first time in over 50 years, people will be able […]

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11/5/11 I constructed Marathon from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. The NYC Marathon is afoot again, and once again, I’m panting from my […]

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11/4/11 “Intervene” I constructed Intervene from the pages of AM New York , a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Bloomberg   was quoted again in AM New York. Today, he commented […]

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Ingredients: Newspaper clippings Glass tube Salt Boiling water Extraction tool Directions: Combine all ingredients in glass tube Steep for 45 minutes, turn slightly every 15 Succuss Extract from tube Plate, salt, and enjoy with your choice of sides: heart failure or hypertension.   Tweet

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I constructed Dollars to Doughnuts from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today, I read about Lindsay and Bieber (of course), and I noticed an […]

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I constructed Bury the Lead Underfoot from the pages of AM New York, a free daily newspaper designed for morning commuters. The whole paper is designed to be read in the span of a subway ride, so it is usually pretty sparse with information. Today, I ignored the cover story about Kim Kardashian’s divorce, and read further. […]

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Another “world” series, another front page photo showing exuberant victors of this completely male occupied game. Printed directly behind this photo in today’s New York Times, is an image of the Joffrey Ballet performing a piece called “Woven Dreams” here in New York City. Growing up in a conservative family and town, I was highly […]

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  In today’s New York Times, there was an article about the ongoing struggle taking place between the European countries, and within individual countries, as the continent grapples on how to “save the euro”.  An image of two members of the Italian Parliament engaged in a physical squabble accompanied the article. Right next to this […]

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  This photo accompanied an article in the New York Times titled, New Poll Finds A Deep Distrust of Government. Right above this photograph was another article titled, It’s Official: The Rich Get Richer – Top 1 Percent Doubled Share of the Nation’s Income, Report Finds.  Following yesterday’s efforts of bringing peace and healing to […]

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I was struck by this photo from the New York Times, accompanying the article, Kenyan Offensive Is Not Welcome, Somalia’s President Says. The caption under the photograph read “A man wounded by a grenade at a pub in Nairobi, Kenya…”. The man in the photo looks more like a boy sleeping soundly in his bed. […]

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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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The photo I played with, by Stephen Crowley/ The New York Times, illustrated the article “Response Of the Police Is Expanding With Protests”. The police play a pivotal role in the theater of the Occupy Wall Street movement, not just in New York but in all the cities where protests are taking place. Their response […]

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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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Yesterday’s faces Turning back to leave a trace Tomorrow’s head shot. This study compiles 17 faces from the paper into a juggle.  The relationship between each person is blurred by fading faces behind the backs of their silhouettes. Tweet

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Unicorn issues Political flood vaccines Words covered with tape. A playful Middle East headline announces “‘Unicorns’ roam free once again.”  This mythological coverage of the Arabian Oryx lead me to paste over fine print, paint over other images, and stain the animals with red. Tweet

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Hidden in green woods Shot with rifle pointed back We listen and dance. After the 34 day manhunt, a Sacramento SWAT team shot and killed their suspected murderer.  Figural sketches from the bluegrass fest recall faces of the murdered and murderer in the crowd. Tweet

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Fugitive woods search Bluegrass rings in golden crowds Camo on gunmen. While thousands of people gather in San Francisco for the largest free music festival in the city, the largest manhunt in Northern California continues.  These collages start with observational watercolor paintings from the festival before overlaying news from the northern woods. Tweet

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i think a lot about safety these days. not only on THIS day of all days. i am raising a toddler, there is not a moment safety is far from my thoughts. BUT today it is overwhelming. i made the tiniest of quilts, a little over two inches long, too tiny even for a smurf. […]

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We each morning read and “digest” bad news with breakfast, mostly of violence of humans against humans, while we sit at our breakfast table. My work involves manipulated re-photography of these socially violent news-images in a way that makes the photograph, ‘frozen’ by a photojournalist’s camera, ‘melt’ again to convey a powerfully expressionistic statement about […]

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We each morning read and “digest” bad news with breakfast, mostly of violence of humans against humans, while we sit at our breakfast table. My work involves manipulated re-photography of these socially violent news-images in a way that makes the photograph, ‘frozen’ by a photojournalist’s camera, ‘melt’ again to convey a powerfully expressionistic statement about […]

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We each morning read and “digest” bad news with breakfast, mostly of violence of humans against humans, while we sit at our breakfast table. My work involves manipulated re-photography of these socially violent news-images in a way that makes the photograph, ‘frozen’ by a photojournalist’s camera, ‘melt’ again to convey a powerfully expressionistic statement about […]

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What will I carry into tomorrow. What will I remember about today. Tweet

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We each morning read and “digest” bad news with breakfast, mostly of violence of humans against humans, while we sit at our breakfast table. My work involves manipulated re-photography of these socially violent news-images in a way that makes the photograph, ‘frozen’ by a photojournalist’s camera, ‘melt’ again to convey a powerfully expressionistic statement about […]

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Dogs+Cats on the subway. Tweet

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We each morning read and “digest” bad news with breakfast, mostly of violence of humans against humans, while we sit at our breakfast table. My work involves manipulated re-photography of these socially violent news-images in a way that makes the photograph, ‘frozen’ by a photojournalist’s camera, ‘melt’ again to convey a powerfully expressionistic statement about […]

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We each morning read and “digest” bad news with breakfast, mostly of violence of humans against humans, while we sit at our breakfast table. My work involves manipulated re-photography of these socially violent news-images in a way that makes the photograph, ‘frozen’ by a photojournalist’s camera, ‘melt’ again to convey a powerfully expressionistic statement about […]

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We each morning read and “digest” bad news with breakfast, mostly of violence of humans against humans, while we sit at our breakfast table. My work involves manipulated re-photography of these socially violent news-images in a way that makes the photograph, ‘frozen’ by a photojournalist’s camera, ‘melt’ again to convey a powerfully expressionistic statement about […]

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Thank you Corky Siemaszko for another great story. Tweet

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We each morning read and “digest” bad news with breakfast, mostly of violence of humans against humans, while we sit at our breakfast table. My work involves manipulated re-photography of these socially violent news-images in a way that makes the photograph, ‘frozen’ by a photojournalist’s camera, ‘melt’ again to convey a powerfully expressionistic statement about […]

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We each morning read and “digest” bad news with breakfast, mostly of violence of humans against humans, while we sit at our breakfast table. My work involves manipulated re-photography of these socially violent news-images in a way that makes the photograph, ‘frozen’ by a photojournalist’s camera, ‘melt’ again to convey a powerfully expressionistic statement about […]

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We each morning read and “digest” bad news with breakfast, mostly of violence of humans against humans, while we sit at our breakfast table. My work involves manipulated re-photography of these socially violent news-images in a way that makes the photograph, ‘frozen’ by a photojournalist’s camera, ‘melt’ again to convey a powerfully expressionistic statement about […]

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