My good friend and colleague Alberto Rey is a great artist who has exhibited all over the world . His series "Biological Regionalism" is an ongoing multimedia project that brings art and science together to bring awareness to the ever changing environmental landscape of local wildlife and vegetation that is often ignored. Recently he is attempting one of his most ambitious projects to date:
Bagmati River Arts Project, Kathmandu, Nepal
In his own words he describes the project :
"A few months after my Burchfield Penney exhibition opened, I was invited to create an international touring art exhibition that would bring awareness to the plight of the sacred but polluted Bagmati River that flows through Kathmandu, Nepal. There is substantial community support for the project in city but due to their economic struggles, I am doing the needed fundraising for the project through Hatchfund. We raised $9000 and are close to reaching the minimum to do the project. We need another $4000 to close the gap by the end of the month. "
Currently he is trying to raise the necessary funds to complete the project and I felt the need to share in order to help him realize this important and thought provoking project.
To learn more about this project and to donate, you can
Been a bit of time since my last post but the easel has been full with paintings that I have yet to photograph and yet to clear NDA's. This new image is the first poster for Fredonia University's 2014-2015 theatre season. Tom Loughlin was the director on this one and I had a blast painting it. Enjoy!
Hi everyone . Here is a piece I recently finished up for a collection of short stories by author Michael Yachnik. It's a self published project which illustrators were invited to collaborate with Michael and it was a blast. Hope you enjoy and look out for another piece from this project soon!
Recently I was asked by AD Jordan Awan from the New Yorker to illustrate an article by Hilton Als about an off broadway production of Ed Bullins' The Fabulous Miss Marie. This marks the first illustration that I've done for the New Yorker and it has been a publication that I've wanted to work with since I became an illustrator. Thanks again to Jordan Awan for giving me an oppritunity to work with him and I hope you enjoy the painting and the article that it illustrates.
I was recently contacted by Mike Petteys, Art Director for the National Labor Federation calendar to do a illustration based off of the Farm Workers for the month of June. I was sent out to document the dairy farm workers that work around the nearby city of Syracuse and create a painting that went along with an article encouraging students to volunteer their semester breaks. The illustration is titled out to pasture because reflects the expendability of farm workers (whose average life span is somewhere around 40 years old) and their unfortunate parallels with dairy cows who have lost their ability to produce work and as a result are discarded by being put out to pasture ( where they are eventually sold to meat processing facilities) in order to make way for newer cows. Special thanks to Chuck Pyle for recommending me for this amazing project.