Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Pet tsunami!

"No one will lasso the moon for me but my Pet Tsunami!"

Bandit Raccoon at art show in Long Island, NY

Leap-Year-Day! Feb. 29, 2008 ~

Two of my other paintings at an art show in Long Island (it was supposed to be a masquerade @ Lefty's Candlelight Bar  Grill... i think i was the only one wearing an actual mask...)

top: 'Siwan bed' (where I slept while in Siwa Oasis, Egypt, complete with purple mosquito netting)

bottom: "Quiero dormir con las estrellas, pero, 'La historia es una pesadilla que lo trato despertar' " -- "I want to sleep with the stars, but History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake(n from)."  -- the latter part of the title comes from a quote in Joyce's Ulysses. I found it translated into Spanish at a photography exhibit in NYC, and thought it fit... I have a lot to say about this painting (don't let it's child-like appearance fool ya ;) ) ...

Snowy pics from a snowy day in NYC- Feb. 22, 2008

i wuv NYC! (snowman on bridge in Central Park, Feb. 22, 2008)
snow angel, Central Park
Lexington Ave. in Manhattan - steam explosion? (Feb. 22, 2008)
snowy lane along lower east side of Central Park, NY (Feb. 22, 2008)
trees vs. buildings ~ Central Park, NY (Feb. 22, 2008)
snowy bridge in Central Park (Feb. 22, 2008)
Balto the sled dog! check out his story at: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/sleddogs/balto.html
snowy table in backyard Greene Avenue, Brooklyn (Feb. 22, 2008)
My favorite building in Rahway, NJ ... for some reason, Radiohead's Kid A plays through my head when I see it...

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Yay! Surprise! I Saw Adam Green Sing 'Bluebirds'!!

A surprise guest singing with a Brit punk band... Adam Green! and they sang one of my favorite songs, 'Bluebirds'! ~Yayness~

Birthday Blue-gloved Punk Girl (Fashion Week, NYC)

Val and Tom from Loftstel in Brooklyn

Happy Party People (Fashion Week, NYC)

peeps from Brooklyn Loftstel!
Tom, Val, & Mikhail

Punk Party NYC! (Fashion Week)

Cake Splattered Stage (Fashion Week, NYC)

When Brit punks have birthdays...

Pirate Punk at Don Hills (Fashion Week, NYC)

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Computational Couture Show: Incision Shirt

The incision shirt is a new way to help teach anatomy - it allows the wearer to experience the intrusion of surgical incision "into an evocative mucsle landscape...."

Designers: Karen Fleming, Aoife Ludlow, Duncan Neil, Emma McClintock, and John McLachlan

Computational Couture Show: Party Dress

The Party Dress, in roaming mode, before it becomes a tent...

Friday, February 01, 2008

Computational Couture Show: Party Dress

My sister, Lorraine, standing in front of the 'Party Dress' tent. Five young women stand connected by one dress. What a great idea for a party!!

Computational Couture Show: Sun Dress

The Sun Dress, embroidered with LEDs and conductive fabrics and threads displays light patterns based on changes in the Sun.

Computational Couture Show: Charming Burka

This burka has "a digital layer added so that women can decide for themselves where they want to position themselves virtually" - it can send an image - chosen by the wearer - via Bluetooth technology. According to the artist, the laws of the Koran are not violated... and here, I caught the woman sneaking in a visitor... 

Computational Couture Show: "Polite Umbrella"

This young lad demonstrated the "Polite Umbrella."
Basically, the umbrella has a handle that the user can pull, temporarily 'shrinking' the umbrella's space in cramped situations.  Not the most incredible invention, but cute and...polite.

Computational Couture Show: Skorpions

As a Scorpio myself, I am indeed intrigued by these Skorpion outfits. These two young women - muscle girl, and girl in white pod behind & to the left of her demonstrate how these mysterious and electric garments are worn. Here is an excerpt from pamphlet:

"... are kinetic electronic garments that move and change on the body in slow orgnaic motions. They can be imagined as parasites that inhabit the skin of the host. ... they integrate electronic fabrics, the shape-memory alloy Nitinol, mechanical actuators such as magnets, soft electronic circuits , and traditional textile construction... the 'Skwrath' (one with red silk lining) has an abdomen composed of 3 interlocking segments, embroidered with SMA (shape memory alloy) threads that are activated through a custom electronic board to contract and curl back..."

Tree Grows in Brooklyn mural

Painting 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' at a hostel in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
(beginning of January 2008) ... The tree has windows in it, being a cross between a treehouse and a skyscraper. There are actually skyscapers in the distance, lining the bottom of the mural.

Back to blogging

I finally figured out how to log back into my blog!!! Oh, the possibilities...
I have spent the past couple of months doing many cool things, including moving back to the NYC / New Jersey area from Florida, interning with artist Ellen Frank in East Hampton, Long Island (check it out at www.efiaf.org/cities/citiesofpeace.htm ), moving into and working at a house full of international students, interns, and travelers in Brooklyn (where I also painted a mural), and recently traveling to Boston with my sister and Mom for a "computational couture" fashion show. I'll be posing these soon! 

Thursday, March 15, 2007


A Py~rat makes a pi ~ rat pancake in honor of 3/14...

Thursday, December 21, 2006

A couple walks by a lively mural in Rosenheim, Germany, at the annual beerfest (Sept. 2006)

German women gaze at "USA" ride in Rosenheim, Germany, at the annual beer fest (September 2006).

Friday, November 24, 2006

Egyptian man wrapping tourist's head

sunny umbrellas at the top of Queen Hatshepsut's Temple in Luxor

my Polish-American self posing in front of a Polish-Egyptian archaeological partnership! Yay!

hotel light in Luxor

Our first hotel room in Luxor - Jenn, whereever you are now, you were there. I miss you.

Karkade (hibiscus drink) is VERY good... you can drink it hot or cold. These are delightfully brimming baskets of the hibiscus (or "karkade"). My boyfriend Conrad and I would often order karkade when we could... sometimes it was hard to get in a restaurant!

opened "rocket" pillars during Ramadan in downtown Cairo, next to the El Hussein Mosque

the sacred El Hussein Mosque, in downtown Cairo - the Khan al-Khalili (famous market) is right nearby