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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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  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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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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  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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“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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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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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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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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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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Bye bye Berlusconi. 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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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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  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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A race for next best Due to unforseen scandal No one dare predict. Tweet

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

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Late Thursday evening, media darling and budding political activist, Sarah Palin, was on hand at Zuccotti Park to lend a helping one to the occupiers of Wall Street.  As efforts were being made to galvanize protesters to resist the city mandated “cleaning”, the ex-governor of Alaska took time off of her whirlwind schedule to do […]

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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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Aliens Invasion… 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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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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A recent fresh air segment on the etymology of the word “compromise” inspired me to map the history of today’s lead headline. The map shows a collection of words floating together from distant centuries, informing our understanding of something so strange as a debt-ceiling. This also reminds me of a great radiolab on language. Tweet

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The compendium of all the Arab Spring topographies, creating a new territory knit together by the events taking place within each country. Tweet

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  On January 14th, protests broke out in Jordan and have persisted to this day. Kareem Fahim’s article  in the NY Times discusses the latest peaceful protests that erupted in violence when police officers attacked the protesters.   Tweet

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  Major protests in Egypt began on January 25th. According to the NYTimes, more than 800 people died in the 18 days it took for protesters to oust Mubarak. I’ve been meaning to include a link to a graphic by Sergio Pecanha and Alicia DeSantis, which summerized the protests throughout the region, but I cannot […]

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This is the first in a nine part series devoted to the nine (and counting) Arab countries experiencing revolutions. Here is some analysis and thoughts on the Arab Spring that I found interesting: NY Times Blogging Heads A This American Life story by Nancy Updike   Tweet

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THE RACE TO DOCUMENT A REVOLUTION BEFORE IT IS LOST TO THE OFFICIAL LINE. On any given evening Cairo’s Tahrir Square creaks under the weight of its own recent history/  The Guardian/Jack Shenker, Cairo Tweet

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A map of all the countries covered in today’s NY Times conveys the partial worlds that our media creates. Tweet

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An article by Ethan Bronner, with photographs taken by Rina Castelnuovo, discussed the role of a facebook page in helping Israelis and Palestinians communicate. While these countries are separated by a wall, small means of communication can diminish the physical barriers, creating a wall and border that is actually in flux. The piece above illustrates […]

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joyous moment captured by Tyler Hicks of NY times. Tweet

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Although the images of Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his wife fill our minds, the housekeeper is left to our imagination. Here, her image begins to rise out of the newspaper. This piece was based on the July 1st article on the Strauss-Kahn case, it can be found here. The photograph in the newspaper is by Stan […]

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New York Allows Same Sex Marriage, Becoming Largest State to Pass Law Tweet

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