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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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  Temporary feeling: This site specific installation uses the stand of various parties toward much awaited ‘Strong Lokpal Bill’, to bring forth the fractured state of democratic system, and the government’s rush to suppress the bill by means of two days spent on debates, hurried votes, allegations in both the houses of parliament. The two […]

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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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  This site specific installation is a tribute to people who deliver newspapers to each one of our doorsteps, everyday, across the world, including roadside newspaper stalls. It is inspired by the news about newspaper sellers appeared in a local newspaper in my city Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Newspaper sellers are denied the privilege of protection […]

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  This is the final print that I made in response to the news coverage of the RQ-170 Sentinel drone which fell in Iranian soil. The piece will be on view at the at Interstate Projects in December. The exhibition opens on Friday Dec 16th 6-9 pm, please feel free to drop in to see […]

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    making the chip board dies to create a embossment. prints to come tomorrow. wish me luck! Tweet

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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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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 title says it all. Can you believe…. 20?! 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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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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I was struck by two stories in today’s New York Times. One is titled “In East Harlem, ‘Keep Out’ Signs Apply to Renters”, which addresses the landlords of residential buildings who are only renting the bottom floors as retail space, such as a Chase bank for the building pictured above. By keeping out tenants, they […]

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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 image from Carsten Holler’s exhibition currently on view at the New Museum. One of the works is called “Psycho Tank: a translucent white polypropene container…filled with water that is heavily Epsom-salted and heated to 98 degrees. Birthday suits are encouraged…”. I find it fascinating that A) one […]

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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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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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In today’s New York Times, there was a story about a new plan to bus students to private schools outside the city that have reduced tuition. The photograph was from a kindergarten class and features a very enthusiastic boy who seems to know the answer to the question that’s just been asked. The cubbies in […]

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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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I was struck by this photo in today’s New York Times-an image of the Republican candidates saying the Pledge of Allegiance before beginning their debate in Las Vegas. As Las Vegas fully manifests the notion that everything is a facade, it was the perfect place for a presidential debate. And nothing makes one appear more […]

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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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On today’s front page, the New York Times printed photographs from all around the country of Occupy Wall Street protesters holding signs. I cut out the signs and then “traded” in photos from ads on the other side of the page (see below). The companies that advertised on this lucrative page, A-2, included all luxury […]

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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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MLK front page Soldier release, fire ceases Protests now targets. Tweet

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

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As a new cycle of presidential elections is underway, we the public have the exciting opportunity to start witnessing the beginnings of the usual candidate mud-slinging, the accusations of flip-flopping, and news of muscling between the early voting states that will determine who will take the Republican nomination. As my mother was recently mining her […]

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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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We are in Ithaca right now, meeting with some interesting people: a couple from a 3.5 year old off the grid homestead, a doctoral student in biomedicine, a gallerist/cat lover and her corn genome scientist partner, and a poet who made all the connections. Amongst a lively discussion about genetically modified corn, agricultural patents of […]

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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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From a story in today’s New York Times, “California Begins Moving Prisoners” by Jennifer Medina, I relocated the prisoners from page A-14 and moved them onto a Crate&Barrel ad on the adjacent page, A-15. The prisoners were originally relocated because “the Supreme Court ruled that over crowding and poor conditions in (California) state prisons violated […]

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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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One page news paper Weather, power, and puzzles Piecing together. Newspapers are filled with consistent correspondence on a daily basis, trying to capture each category.  This piece displaces typical imagery from the news into a layer cake of information framed by games. Tweet

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Taken from the cover of today’s New York Times, the photograph I erased illustrates an article about brave Mexican immigrants who continue to attempt to cross the border, despite the increasingly dangerous conditions, so that they can be reunited with their families who have remained in the U.S. The fantasy of some Americans to be […]

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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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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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The world as a cloud of information, identities, labels, tweets, statuses – words and numbers, rather than color and light. Tweet

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Stephanie Tichenor. 09.05.11. irene sympathy card. In my home, on my block, in our town and surrounding towns and counties: The waters have receded but the clean up continues. photos to follow. Tweet

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in answer to my letter to Irene yesterday, I surprisingly found an answer on my balcony today!   article:  http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/27/us/27hurricane.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=globaleua2 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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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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Human rights activists is detained Belarussian financial police detained the former Soviet republic’s leading human rights activist, Ales Belyatsky, on tax evasion charges, his organistation, Vesna-96, said Friday, denouncing the case as political. The group said Mr. Belyatsky, 48, was detained late on Thursday. (reuters) Tweet

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  extortionists also sometimes have difficulty with calculating..   Tweet

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My 1st piece this month is based on a story of a little 11 year old missing girl, found dead. The story is here. This story happens to be written by my friend and next door neighbor, Corky Siemaszko a NY Daily News reporter. I decided to work not from the angle of this little […]

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A bittersweet farewell to print; a difficult preference for me to justify due to papers media’s environmental costs. Also, a fond farewell to my last post in my July residency. It’s been wonderful and intense and it’s made me, a New York Times subscriber whose day could not start properly without a paper on the […]

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