Autumn










Ad Reinhardt









SF MoMA

Before the Scream there was Despair (1894)

"I was born dying"


-Edvard Munch























Summer

Now is always the time of your life

on the road with
Chet Baker Dave Brubeck Lester Young
and a sweet lil' country Polly

Sugar Hill NH duet










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Paper Engine West
Venice secret garden
























Paper Engine East
Soho secret garden












the curtain closes on
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey
1871-2017

Ryden circus animals stuffed at
The Metropolitan Opera
Whipped Cream
























Nacho Figueras
Veuve Clicquot Polo 10

























Winter

Genius happens almost instantly
like heartbeat snowstorms



the annual SCBWI conference amidst snowbunny blizzard of 2017
Thank you, Pablo!!





favorites CATTELAN-FERRARI-SELETTI
MoMA











MET


















Crosby St Winter dreams
fire repairs






One of the best exhibitions ever

Doug Aitken: Electric Earth
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Los Angeles








Jeffrey Deitch, David Zwirner
Nieman headless cat #2 at AIGA
New York City
























Summer Solstice

19 flights and counting!

Enjoy taking my courses(s)
Thank you for your thank you's






the Quest for Lilikoi
(re-written by yours truly)


The turtle and the scorpion were standed on kauai
the scorpion said to the turtle:

"Let us swim to molokai for lilikoi
I'll ride on your back since I cannot swim..."

the turtle to the scorpion,"You will sting and kill me-"

scorpion in retaliation,

"No, why would I do that? We will both drown."

the turtle merely thinking momentarily,

"That is true, and then we both won't have any lilikoi..."

the scorpion settles comfortably on top of the turtle's shell
kind and almighty

as turtle swims pass honolulu shore suddenly shrieking in strife!
gasping his last words above air-

"Scorpion, you have stung me in betrayal!
Why? Now we both shall perish."

the scorpion pathologically speaking,

"I am sorry, my beloved turtle-.
For it is in my nature."

the scorpion sinks to the bottom of its sea dwell interstellar.
as for the turtle?


You can find his spirit at Hono Bay Lilikoi








Seeker of Truth:



Follow no path
all paths lead where

truth is here



ee cummings













5 minute figurative studies of Shadia with fellow artist and ArtCenter professor David Luce















wonderful friend Kenton Nelson is at the
Santa Monica American Heritage Museum

Splash






when I was 17 I wrote a paper on this painter

MOSES@90













with love for


a. little viktor yelchin
(1989-2016)

sometimes you return to
immortal youth when eyes are still open
blue as ever greenly
a smile so pale and crescent
your soul-space invigorating mine

you
full of awe
full of curiousity
full fear none
at heart
you
ginormous hair
still trying to tame!


upon a boy rose a man
will always remain sacred

holding onto heaven
holding onto you

gone is too

soon







05.0116

For Dancers

Plain ice is paradise for whom who knows how to dance well

- Friedrich Nietzsche
















MoMA



















Tokyo Packaging Design Show

Best thing in this exhibit are the cardboard paper tables








rated one of the top 10 bookstores in the world
Keibunsha Ichijoji
Kyoto, Japan









Rodin

Kyoto National Museum





























JFK








I used to be

35 Crosby Street Soho





































New York in Los Angeles

if you missed it the first time you can probaby find it in here

Eli Broad













almost anybody can learn to think or believe,
but not a single human being can be taught to feel
to be nobody-but yourself- in a world which is doing its best day and night
to make you everybody else is the hardest battle for any human being
why?
because nothing is quite as easy as being everybody else
but the moment you feel you are nobody-but-yourself

do something easy like learn how to blow up the world-
unless you're not only willing but glad to feel and fight till the day you die for your art
does this sound dismal?
it isn't
it's the most wonderful life on earth

or so I feel


ee cummings
























MoMA creative office from the view of the Picasso exhibit


























Bravo to my fellow colleagues and faculty members from ArtCenter College of Design at Tesla

The subtle, innovative, zero emissions touch sensory automatic falcon doors
(with 100% head clearance) and the only 5 star suv safety rating is the
Model X






There's no there, there.

-Gertrude Stein

















I know the song of how a true bird sings

September Summer

I see you run against your wind
the fast runner running away from
his lost dream towards the
dark shadows of your internal black sea dive

you are my gold red sienna
that blows into the night
you are the little owl in the full moonlight
you belong to no one and
you are all mine in the sun of suns
I will see you run again
into my gold red sienna
come tomorrow come
into my Autumn red light


_______



09.0915







All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them.


- Gallileo Galilei






Eames House







07.2915


The Waking

I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow
I feel my fate in what I cannot fear
I learn by going where I have to go

We think by feeling. What is there to know?
I hear my being dance from ear to ear
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow

Of those so close beside me, which are you?
God bless the Ground! I shall walk softly there
And learn by going where I have to go

Light takes the Tree; but who can tell us how?
The lowly worm climbs up a winding stair
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow

Great Nature has another thing to do
To you and me; so take the lively air
And, lovely, learn by going where to go

This shaking keeps me steady, I should know
What falls away is always. And is near
I wake to sleep, and take my waking slow
I learn by going where I have to go


-American poet, Theodore Roethke




































Studying Sargent studying his master Carolus-Duran at the Met












The New Whitney NYC








Richard Serra

David Zwirner Gallery
































03.2915

Neue Gallerie NYC





Jonathan Levine Gallery NYC

Phil Hale









02.1115

MoMA

Once in a while you find your soul mate


Henri Matisse The Cut-Outs

At his age he still comes up with things like that? It gives me hope
- Picasso
















12.0914


Go and make interesting mistakes,
make amazing mistakes,
make glorious mistakes,
and make fantastic mistakes.
Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.
Make. Good. Art.


- Neil Gaiman



12.0214

Neo Rauch
David Zwirner Gallery NYC






11.1814


Life's moments on a happy Tuesday







11.0214

upcoming book







09.1814

sketching in

M iss St Lucia Chikungunya






08.2314


Quarter in a payphone...


Hey whatever happened to waiting your turn
doing it all by hand, 'cause when everything is handed
to you, it's only worth as much as the time put in
it all just seems so good the way we had it
back before everything became automatic...


Galyon, Hemby, Lambert



07.2914


Another wonderful summer with my figure painting students at
Art Center College of Design




































07.1614























05.0114


In collaboration with Jonathan Levine Gallery NYC and Artists Anonymous
my pop-up invitation and 3D exhibtion
















04.1114

Time to climb mountains






02.0814

The Little Prince is actually over 6ft tall
and rides a Harley

Thanks to Ernest Marius for taking these forbidden photos











Exupery crumpled his Little Prince painting










My School of Visual Arts paper engineering students at the Kubasta exhibit
Thank you Ellen Rubin







12.0913


Then you must speak
Of one that loved not wisely, but too well


-Othello



12.0613

Thumb







10.2913

Once I was an eagle

Laura Marling








Guggenheim

Turrell






My Grandmother, Nora









Rick Wester Fine Art

Opening preview Martin Wittfooth









Thank you Nils!
Max Snow







Adirondacks



05.1713

PACE GALLERY












Yoshitomo Nara








05.1313

What my day feels like:









04.2013

Good design is honest, back to purity, back to simplicity.

-the iconic Mr. Dieter Rams







BASEL




















MoMA Armory





01.0113

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air."

-Emerson



my collaboration with m ss g p ec es and Dark Igloo
stop motion animation
on the Story of Light
GE commerical for the TED campaign







Keinholz is at the Gagosian

yours for 5 million





12.3012

nice pen


10.1012

I'd like to draw you






08.1612


Love me tender.
(roll over link)


06.0112

It's been a while-
hello back stranger!!





Goteborg, Sweden




Tack, Jose!






28 hours to get to the
tiny island of Koh Kood







trek into Siem Reap
Temples of Angkor Wat





Time to surf at Saturdays NYC








MoMA NYC

Cindy Sherman







(above, Sherman herself)



Guggenheim

Maurizio Cattelan



(where's Gary Baseman? And his Toby sidekick above)


the Met



Pasadena Museum of California Art Los Angeles

Richard Bunkall



 


PPOW Gallery NYC

Thomas Woodruff






my favorite place of all time Skyrink





Spring St drawing studio NYC





12.1011

Camera broke, on haitus...


12.0811


As Matisse got older he had difficulty painting while combating cancer and often worked at his bed.
So he started cutting with painted paper and scissors.
And created, Icarus.

It enabled me to paint with color
- Matisse


Icarus






12.0711


Berg Cloud

Little Printer




12.0611

MoMA Exclusive

My limited edition glass ornament hand blown and painted in
a little villa in Italy.






11.2611




11.1811

Museum of Printing History, Houston TX














11.0811

Neo Rauch

David Zwirner Gallery New York
"Heilstatten"













Michael Borremans

David Zwirner Gallery
"the Devil's Dress"













The Godfather of Stencil Grafitit Celebrates 30 years of Art in the Streets
Xavier Prou, aka BLEK LE RAT

Click on the image below for more on the artist





Image from White Walls Gallery



10.3111


Painting is silent poetry

- Plutarch



10.1311

Lyons Wier Gallery NYC
Martin Wittfooth

"the Passions
"








10.0511

iSad

My pop-up Apple




Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. Don’t settle.

-Steve Jobs





09.2911

YES!








09.1611

MoMA New York





Portrait of Elaine, de Kooning's wife








08.0811




09.0611

The Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC

Frans Hals




Robert Henri








LAX-SFO-BNA-JFK
Until we meet again, Nashville!





08.2311

Picasso & Matisse
Gertrude Stein's collection

SF MOMA



















Picasso studies




08.2211

Visiting home
Venice California







07.2911







07.1911

Vanderbilt University
Arts and Sciences
Nashville TN

My hand-carved apple with over 850 Swarovski
crystals hand glued

"Llure"







07.1511

Hatch Show Print
Shop
Nashville TN
Thank you Jim Sheridan









07.1311

eCloud

A pixel 'cloud' that would 'travel' between cities depicts what the weather is like is made of 2000 liquid
crystal Plexiglass squares and hangs above you at the Mineta International airport is the ingenious eCloud.

In collaboration with Dan Goods (NASA), Aaron Koblin (Google)
and ART CENTER COLLEGE of DESIGN's, Nik Hafermaas.






07.1211

It has always been my dream to own a lighthouse.
Now I have 12 to choose from, they're giving them away for free.
Click on the red beauty to see if there's one near you.





07.0511

RIP
Cy Twombly, American painter






06.2811

NPR
"I Lego NY" and Chistophe Neimann





06.1311

Cafe Fido in Nashville





06.0511

Nashville Summer

love orchids






05.2311

Tesla Motors

0-60 in 3.7 all electric
A dream favorite

This blood red roadster is for Akio Toyoda











05.1411

In LA for Clayton Bros Inside Out
RSVP Opening night May 14th
with illustrators Rob Clayton, Christian Clayton, Mark Ryden
and Robert Hammond

Street Cred Graffiti Art from Concrete to Canvas
Pasadena Museum of California Art













05.1011

One goes with what one knows and
that becomes a crutch.

-Richard Serra



the Metropolitan Museum of Art





Alexander McQueen Restrospective


05.0711

That's what fascinates me-
to make something I can never be sure of and
no one else can either
that's the way art is you keep turning around and it will go on forever
there's no way of looking at a work of art by itself
it's not self evident it needs a history
it's a part of a whole man's life.

-de Kooning



Pace W Gallery
To study de Kooning one must not take photos
On view in person until July 29, 2011

Retrospective with over 200 works of art on view at MoMA from September 18th through January 9, 2012


Art is in the air
NYC








Saul Fletcher, Anton Kern Gallery













Pulitzer Fountain
Ai Wei Wei is still held captive by the Chinese government








Jonathan Levine Gallery








Sarah Frost Arsenal P.P.O.W Gallery
Paper guns that shoot actual paper bullets






04.2411

For Japan Society Earthquake Fund NY
please visit the new Paper Engine shop
featuring my pop-up Sakura Kokeshi




Hanami at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden







03.1411 JAPAN TSUNAMI


Global Giving

Mercy Corps Peace Winds Japan

American Red Cross

 




02.0111 My designs at MoMA Tokyo
& MoMA New York City




01.1111

i thank You for most this amazing
day: for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,

and this is the sun's birthday; this is the birth
day of life and love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any - lifted from the no

of all nothing - human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

-e.e. cummings



11.0010 STARBUCKS©
Holiday NYC 2010 brings first snowfall
PAPER snowflakes









11.0610

11.0510 PS1 New York Art Book Fair



10.1010 Tribeca, NY



10.0110 Brooklyn, NY



09.0310 Harlem, NY



09 10 David LaChapelle
, Paul Kasmin Gallery



5.1510 Mulberry St Soho, NY



04 10 Utah



Kansas



Arkansas



Arizona














Mark Ryden, Paul Kasmin Gallery







03.0610 Kotaro Fukui, Chelsea Art Museum






01.0810




12.0109 Italy, Gallerie dell'Accademia Venezia






Frank Gehry, Triennale Di Milano



Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi



Galleria dell'Accademia



(below) Michelangelo's tomb



Vatican City, The School of Athens Stanza della Segnatura



11.1509 Kris Kuksi, Jonathan Liner Gallery



10.0509 Iceland