Mass Construction

It seems hard to imagine life anywhere in NYC these days without walking under scaffolding, around a barricade, or in this case through a cage. Pedestrians herded from one end of the block to the other and then looped north, south, east, west and nor ...

The Drawbridge

About a week after the last drawing on Second Avenue I found myself in front of the Key Food on the corner of 2nd and 92nd Street, one of the many businesses greatly disturbed by the construction. The access to these buildings is getting more and mor ...

After the Dump

Just after the truck left its load on the street, the backhoe was in the scene again and moving the earth into the holes left by some of the work. Like bees everyone returns to their previous positions and starts at their tasks again, cutting planks ...

Central Park Reportage Illustration

Since the story on Central Park came out in Go Do It #3 – the Urban Poetry issue – several people have asked about the reportage job I completed for the Mandarin Oriental hotel in New York’s Columbus Circle. Specifically, how did the hotel use ...

The End of the Rainbow

Talk has gone on for several years about the Second Avenue subway line, which I thought was part of the myth, and many businesses were rumored to be on their way out once the construction began. One of those reports was the demise of Rainbow on 94th ...

Not The Dump Truck

I came back down a little while later that same Tuesday and found that the sliver of a sidewalk that led to Laundry Boy was gone. (No, I don’t do laundry every day.) Standing on the northwest corner of 95th Street, facing south, the walk sign leads ...

Studio 1482 Releases Go Do It Issue 3

As fellow Studio member Greg Betza announced the other day, GDI issue 3 is in the mail and making the rounds. Go Do It is the periodical publication of Studio 1482; our chance of contributing on another level. This issue finds us getting our rythym i ...

Art of Digital Show

Just returned recently from a quick trip to San Diego, California, where I attended the opening of the Art of Digital Show. It was held at the Lyceum Theater Gallery in the Horton Plaza. My video short, “Collective Innervation”, was one of eight ...

The Dump Truck

Last week it seemed like Skanska, the company leading the Second Avenue subway construction, couldn’t work any closer to the buildings along the west side of the blocks affected by the digging. I was wrong. With vibration meters set up along each o ...

Life on Second Avenue

Life has changed slowly on Second Avenue north of 86th Street over the past ten years. That has all been altered as of late. Over the last decade a few very tall buildings have gone up on or just off of the avenue, new businesses have come and gone, ...

“No Kelen Kelen”

“No kelen kelen” is a West African term meaning, ‘no deception’, and it’s the title of the new CD by JoJo Kuo. (The photos and design of the CD were created by yours truly.) The cover photograph was shot in a little basement club on Houston ...

IQA Elephant Run

This fabric art piece, “Elephant Run,” has been selected as a finalist to be exhibited at the 2007 International Quilt Festival in the annual IQA Judged Show, “Quilts: A World of Beauty.” The exhibit takes place in Houston, Texas. Yahoooo! I ...

Studio 1482 in Communication Arts

Two Studio 1482 members, Veronica Lawlor and Eddie Peña are featured in the July CA Illustration Annual. The article, by Lisa L. Cyr, highlights the important, often overlooked, area of visual journalism and reportage. ...

Traffic-Free Times Square Reportage

As the weather has been beautiful and the cars have been banned, I’ve taken full advantage and have been out drawing every chance I get. These drawings are from a few weeks ago on a Saturday in Times Square. It was a real pleasure to sit in the hea ...

CPDSA

Another CPDSA skater. This skater was in perpetual motion and I think it shows! ...
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