Archive for July, 2009

Bear market!

July 23, 2009

Here’s an image from my archive. I painted it for Time magazine during the last recession. Somehow it seems even more appropriate now!bearmarket

Michael Jackson

July 7, 2009

Today marks the memorial service for Michael Jackson. This is an image I painted many years ago, when he still had a certain innocence but was already a major talent. Later of course he was to become very troubled and who knows if the allegations of pedophelia are true or not.
Since his death there has been almost no news in North America of anything else. It amazes me how we elevate some to god-like status.
This image was published again on the cover of Argentinian Rolling Stone. Please visit There you will see a very interesting Argentinian artists’ blog (and a short interview with me.)


Amazing and shocking image

July 2, 2009

This is an image that I want to share with everybody on the planet. It’s by Dave Gallo from the TED conference and shows three comparative spheres. The first one is our planet. The second one is the amount of water on our planet. And the third shows the amount of FRESH water on the planet. Really shocking. Look closely. It’s barely visible. I think that most of us assume that there’s lots and lots more water. EARTH.WATER.Dave.GalloPlease pass it on…..

Order of Canada

July 1, 2009

I am thrilled, honoured and humbled to announce that I am being appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour by
her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada.
For more information please see
The ceremonies will take place in Ottawa later this year. My deepest thanks to those who nominated and confirmed me.