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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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Be warned, I am experimenting with sound and I am a complete novice. I call this battle of the headlines. I’m interested in how headlines can silence us. They often lack any kind of emotion of actual information. I found when trying to read them simultaneously with the computer that it was a real struggle. […]

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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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  BanGanga: This installation is based on the recent news about restoration of ancient Banganga lake. The historical and cultural heritage of Mumbai is located at Malabar hills. During the process, ‘Ramkund’ and ‘Gomukha’ have been discovered with the help of historians, archeologists and locals in the vicinity. As per the famous legend, Lord Rama […]

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  Thinking of George W Bush as the last of the US troops pull out of Iraq. Tweet

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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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  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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  I have been making photographs of the sky since 2004. I now have an archive of around 20,000 photographs taken from the ground and through the windows of airplanes while traveling. This is another first for 365DOP and came out of digital play. It is a composition made from photographs of C.I.A. stealth drones and […]

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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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“Terror” is a visual poem that cites each use of the root word terrorin all its occurrences on the articles posted on the New York Times website over the past day. Tweet

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New York Times Being President Is Tough but Usually Not Fatal, a Study Concludes, by Lawrence K. Altman, December 6, 2011 Image Source: Ron Edmonds/Associated Press; Kevin Lamarque/Reuters; Gary Hershorn/Reuters; Doug Mills/The New York Times   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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DEA launders money to track drug cartels business. 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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Increasingly more and more children are going hungry in this country. Tweet

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

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The hole seems to only be getting deeper Mr. Cain.   Tweet

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“Getting and spending we lay waste our powers, little we see in nature that is  ours.”  Wordsworth Tweet

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Two articles in the metropolitan section of today’s NY times referenced the world of ballet: the first was of little girls taking their first ballet classes. The second described the latest versions of the Nutcracker and the place for youngsters in this years local  productions.   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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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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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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This work speaks to moderation in security as well as seasoning. 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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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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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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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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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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Baltimore, MD Notice the “Occupy or Die” tag… Tweet

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Bye bye Berlusconi. 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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Berlusconi…. what is going on over there? © Gracelee Lawrence 2011 Tweet

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Pirates- making a comeback? 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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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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A costume debate Mascaraed party mix mash Political bash. A Republican costume  suggestion for Halloween debates. Tweet

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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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So apparently, tonight was a good night to be away from the computer and have your head in the clouds, that is if you live in the Northern latitudes of the USA and Canada. Stunningly beautiful shots of Auroro Borealis were captured by many a spectator with video cams on their devices. Check out the […]

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I was taken by this photo from the New York Times. After Qaddafi was shot and killed, under still unclear circumstances, revelers were permitted to take photos of his corpse. Many of these people tried to get themselves in the frame, as one might see tourists doing at the Statue of Liberty. This can also […]

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This is a collage of the front pages of the single folds for today, bearing headlines and photos of the death of Gaddafi. Tweet

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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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OccupyWallStreet is one month old today. With barely any mainstream media coverage in the first week, this movement has gained visibility and popularity in the last three weeks. In that time, the landscape of Liberty Square/Zuccotti Park has also changed significantly. Now there is a library of a few hundred books housed in plastic storage […]

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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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Cali streets shaking Distrusting class questions wealth Corporate disgust. Tweet

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Today, hundreds of thousands of protestors around the world came together in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.  This is from Time’s Square, NYC, where thousands of people made a statement beneath the ever shifting spectacle.  Broadway audience members mixed with protestors and an entire fleet of riot cops showed up to play. Tweet

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Eastside seat party Share your concerns with the crowd Someone might listen. Tweet

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Behind barbedwire Cheerleaders cheer for the call Freedom up in smoke.   In celebration of the prison release for Shane Bauer and Joshua Fattal, UC-Berkeley graduates back to the Bay. Tweet

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[] My friend’s house got demolished today. Well, it wasn’t her house anymore, though she had grown up in it. After her mom passed away from cancer in the fall of 2009, Mirelle tried to keep the house, but couldn’t assume all of the liens and debts. The house passed into foreclosure in fall/winter of […]

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Much ado to debt In ancestrial spirt Crisis of many.   This piece is in response to the New York Times Global Business webpage article titled “Tracking Europe’s Debt Crisis.”  I imported flags of the seven sited nations, resizing the left column to match national debt while the right column to match national unemployment.  Each […]

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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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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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photo via OccupyOakland During a retaking of Oscar Grant square, the protesters removed the fencing that had been put up around the park, and used it to create a public artwork, a sculpture resembling a house of cards.  The photo is taken from the Facebook group Occupy Oakland. Below are several local stories about the […]

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I took all the headlines from Sunday’s NY Times (which I got from a low-res web capture) and I re-arranged the words used to create them.  This is what I came up with: U.S. Memo Made Legal Rapid Trades to Kill a Citizen Secret Clamping Down in Stock Market Is Parents’ Killer Once Again, Inflating […]

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Thinking about print media in new york city, just once, I had to highlight our almighty trio of newspapers. The Daily News, known for car adds, sports, and the occasional great article from Juan Gonzales. The New York Times, making self-satisfied college grads feel even more smug since who the fuck cares, while sneaking in […]

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Book of hope for grace A race to find one killer Who preached piece and faith. Shareef Allman snapped Wednesday morning in Cupertino, transforming into a homicidal madman.  This piece marks the moment that his life of preaching non-violence snapped. Tweet

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This dream front page was created by my roommate Jomar Statkun. The Daily News and New York Post both ran stories with photos about the use of brutality by the NYPD at yesterdays rally, namely the use of pepper spray and batons. The New York Times barely addresses this, buried deep on page A30, “While […]

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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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