A while back I was coming off the Williamsburg bridge on my bike. The path turns into a sidewalk and I stayed on it to avoid the car traffic. I probably stayed on the sidewalk a little too long, but I didn't see any problem. I was promptly stopped by a group of Cops, looking for hardened criminals such as myself.
They stopped me and wrote me a ticket for riding my bike on the sidewalk. They said that there had been recent burglaries where bike riders had snatched purses, I'm not sure why telling a thief to ride on the street would stop him from stealing but I wasn't going to argue with the NYPD.
My ticket was thrown out or something, I got something in the mail that said that I didn't have to go to court. Maybe the cop just had a quota of tickets to give out for the month. I'm sure my mild mannered appearance (not wearing a viking helmet or carrying Alien spinal chords) is one reason I didn't have to go to court, but I am glad the cops had caught me at the end of the bridge. Luckily they didn't see what my daily routine was while crossing the bridge.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The science world has a case of "the vapors" with the recent discovery of Ida. Whether Ida is the holy grail of science or not, she is an amazing discovery. She is yet another dot to connect us to our beginnings.
Ida may be the most recent and public that we can remember but she isn't the first missing link found, and she probably won't be the last. With the world changing as it is, religion is starting to take note (whether they stand hard against it or attempt to change with it).
The Vatican recently hosted a conference on evolution. The Catholic church has never taken the Bible as exact fact but other religions will have to start rethinking their beginnings if they are going to stay culturally relevant to a generation that is only learning faster and exposed to more with the aid of the internet and other media.
Adam and Eve ate from the tree of knowledge and they were frightened by the realization of their own nudity. The tree of life that Ida swung from may bring a realization of our own mortality and all the fears that come with that realization. Is there a garden of Eden waiting for us after we become extinct?
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
This is a logo that I did for a client that had a unique problem. Her problem was that she was an art dealer, art consultant and more. She was having difficulty explaining to me what her exact job position was, because it was so vast. My final solution was a logo that was simply a description. The description takes on a shape of it's own. This logo was eventually used across business cards, letterheads and her website.
This images is from my website where other examples of my work can be found Here
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Cheney recently stated that if he had to choose between four star general Colin Powell and controversial political radio host Rush Limbaugh being a republican that he would choose Limbaugh. “Well if I had to choose in terms of being a Republican, I’d go with Rush Limbaugh,” Cheney said. “My take on it was Colin had already left the party — I didn’t know he was still a Republican.”
Many Republicans were sore over Powell's eventual endorsement of Obama over McCain, but it's dangerous for the vice president for almost the last decade to come out and question a respected Republican like Powell and it only weakens their party. Powell is very well respected and he served as secretary of state during the very same administration of Bush and Cheney. This shows the party's want to remain introversive and avoid change or evolution.
The voters have shown that they believe our problems can be solved with people who cross party lines and don't see things in terms of "you're either with us or against us". Limbaugh himself said he would like to see our current president fail, which would be devastating to the people of this country who are frequently learning that the lifespan of their social security is shrinking and shrinking.
It would be silly to think that the Republican party will go the way of the mammoth to extinction but I would be very frightened if I were a moderate conservative. The party is only stepping backwards if they think that the average American voter will tolerate them blindingly cling to their political ideals without regard to the welfare of our country.
One thing that I guess is good for the Republican party is that they have no fear of their "Grand Old Party" elephant logo becoming an extinct mammoth. Most God fearing Christian Conservatives don't believe in mammoths since they couldn't have existed in the Earth's six thousand year time span, so I guess they have nothing to worry about.
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I come from a state where a person could easily enjoy his alcoholic consumption while walking the street at his or her leisure. Where is this magical place you may ask? Everytown U.S.A. (United States of America, yeah that's right, where you're reading this very blog post from).
I moved to New York a few years ago and one of the first things that I noticed, besides the mole people, was that a gentleman or lady with an acquired taste for grandma's moonshine couldn't walk the street showing off such a magical cure-all elixir without a fine from big brother. In a city of such laws, the B.Y.O.B. is king. I propose a week to celebrate such restaurants who are bold and brave enough to not acquire alcohol licenses.
Come join me everyone and we'll start something truly uninspiring. We'll pick a day, which will bleed into a week, and then before we know it we won't remember where the "week" began. I don't even remember where this post began...
Monday, May 4, 2009
People are currently afraid of the swine flu, or H1N1. Schools in the U.S. have been closed and in China Mexican citizens have been quarantined for fear that they may have the dreaded swine flu. These sudden fleeting fears often make us forget what we should really be afraid of.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
This is a series of sketches that I did for a project I got from the Gershwin hotel. The person who gave me this project believed that their would soon be a strong Pop art movement in India, and from Indian people living in other countries. She wanted to host a Pop art festival in New York, the place that is really known as the forerunner of Pop art. These were my concept sketches for the imagery used.