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Dog house design for the exhibition, "Unleashed!" at Strathmore art center, Bathesda, Maryland, USA

top Hector Dance

This in one of my illustrations for the book Letters from a Cracked Head by Bonnie La Flower. In is available on Amazon.com
http://www.amazon.com/Letters-Cracked-Head-Only-Time/dp/1466457899/?qid=1337454483&s=books&ref=sr_1_1&ie=UTF8&sr=1-1

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Inspired by the film "Man On Wire" this piece juxtaposes two iconic events in the life of the Twin Towers in New York City. One is the amazing tightroping stunt performed by Phillippe Petit in 1974 just before the towers were completed. The other is the horrific attack of 2001 orchestrated by Osama Bin Laden which brought about the Twin Tower's destruction.

Both clandestine schemes were carried out by foreign cells making multiple trips to the US for research. Both had a charismatic leader inspiring a dedicated core group of collaborators working on different continents. The similarities between these two events is uncanny and remarkable, but their ends and goals could not be more disparate.

Two ambitious spectacles. One purely violent. The other, ultimately harmless and playful.

top Apple Petit Four

http://www.applepetitfours.com

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In it's first incarnation, this piece was entitled Aviator Lamp and it was a functional light fixture. The shade was made of 28 pairs of aviator sunglasses and a stainless steel mixing bowl. The base I fashioned out of aluminum and cement.
In it's current state, Dysfunctional Art manifests a repurposing (or de-purposing) of the initial intention into a purely nonfunctional, poetic entity. As if it has been left in an abandoned building to decompose and be abused by squatters, It is now dented, scratched and pockmarked and is being overtaken by vines, fungus or worms, as represented by the pink cord that snakes through it. Instead of useful light it now gives off a flickering spark as if a short circuit is taking place.
Akin to a Halloween decoration I am employing the aesthetics of disharmony. As well as hoping to create a macabre entertainment I am attempting to make a commentary on the slick design and slick marketing which creates the illusion of permanence and invincibility both in the product and the product's creator.

top Dysfunctional Art

In it's first incarnation, this piece was entitled Aviator Lamp and it was a functional light fixture. The shade was made of 28 pairs of aviator sunglasses and a stainless steel mixing bowl. The base I fashioned out of aluminum and cement.
In it's current state, Dysfunctional Art manifests a repurposing (or de-purposing) of the initial intention into a purely nonfunctional, poetic entity. As if it has been left in an abandoned building to decompose and be abused by squatters, It is now dented, scratched and pockmarked and is being overtaken by vines, fungus or worms, as represented by the pink cord that snakes through it. Instead of useful light it now gives off a flickering spark as if a short circuit is taking place.
Akin to a Halloween decoration I am employing the aesthetics of disharmony. As well as hoping to create a macabre entertainment I am attempting to make a commentary on the slick design and slick marketing which creates the illusion of permanence and invincibility both in the product and the product's creator.

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