Archive for February, 2012

I love this quote!

February 26, 2012

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated”

Mahatma Ghandi

Luba Lukova at La MaMa Gallery in New York

February 18, 2012

A few nights ago I went to the opening of Luba Lukova’s solo show in New York. Luba’s powerful work is on display and shows incredible compassion for the subject matter, mainly social and political issues. Bravo Luba!

The show ends March 4

War Horse

February 18, 2012

Last year at TED I had the great fortune of witnessing the following talk:
It’s about a South African puppet company which crafted puppets for the play War Horse. The two creators showed how the horse puppet evolved, and I was amazed at how realistic the horse looked. I recently went to see the actual play at the Lincoln Center in New York and I have to say that it was unbelievable. Absolute magic. Normally I’m not a big musical theater person but I would recommend this play just for the sheer artistry of the performance.

New Rolling Stone commission

February 6, 2012

Thank you so much Steve Charny for this project!
It’s a double page spread in the new Rolling Stone. I hadn’t seen the TV show “The Voice” before I received this assignment so I had to do a fair bit of research, but I hope they were pleased with the results!


February 3, 2012

A wonderful bird is the pelican,
His bill will hold more than his belican
He can take in his beak
Food enough for a week,
But I’m damned if I see how the helican

A poem (limerick) by Dixon Lanier Merritt

A new large painting

February 3, 2012

This one is entitled “Totem with knots”

The Waterkeepers Gala

February 3, 2012

I’m very excited about an upcoming auction and gala hosted by Ed Burtynsky and Robert Kennedy Jr.
All proceeds will go to The Waterkeepers organization, one of my favourite charities. They are concerned with keeping water clean and free from contaminants, and they go after corporations that are major polluters.
These are my two donations, Ark 2 and Dirty Oceans.