Saturday, May 15, 2010

Soccer Crests

I have a ton of stuff that I need to take pictures of and upload.  However, in the meantime, I'll post pictures of my most recent hobby.  I'm a pretty big sports fan, and I've started designing soccer crests for made-up teams.

The first one isn't actually a made up team.  It's my team in gym class.  Hudson Roosters F.C.  We're 2-0 against our arch-rival, Baycaucus United.

This is a made up team called "F.C. Democrática."  They play in Havana, and were founded in 1959 (forgot to change the date on the crest), after the Cuban Revolution, by enemies of Castro who were in favor of a democratic Cuba.  I think the political elements between soccer clubs is really interesting, and incorporated it here.

This is another one for a made up team, called "Loyal St. Nicholas of Flüe."  St. Nicholas of Flüe is the patron saint of Switzerland, and the made up history of this club is that they were founded by swiss immigrants, and play in some American City which I haven't determined yet.  The german line around the circle is the last line of the prayer of St. Nicholas of Flüe, in German.  Again, I like adding the political/religious element.  When I decide where they play I'll update this post.

So tell me what your favorite one is and why!  I like feedback, tell me if you would change anything!

Monday, January 18, 2010

I Want You To Have a Baby

The lover must love.
But she doesn't have to wash the clothes in the rain;
Scour the stains
Out of vomit-stained clothes.

Flogging herself, in evening devotions,
She crawls to the river, and floats on her back, out to sea.

And from the tributaries,
Come other lovers.
They soak in the cool waters.
Rain bounces off their skin,
Like the flecks of vomit in the clothes.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Self Portrait: 1

The background is more of a navy than black, but in the photo it looks black.  By the way, it's a sperm and an egg, for all of you who thought it was a worm eating ice cream.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed

Monoprint of the self proclaimed "9/11 Mastermind."  He's on trial right now and I saw his picture in the newspaper and thought it was the most terrifying thing i've ever seen.  I'm going to keep working on them though, because i don't think i quite captured how scary he looks in the photo.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Bespeckled Dissenters

This photo isn't as bad as the other one, but I'll probably take a better one anyway. 


This is an absolutely horrendous photo, and I realize this.  I'm going to take a better photo and replace it.

Painting of a sculpture called "girl bathing."  I thought it would be interesting to paint a sculpture, because I think the way I paint is sort of like sculpting...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

The Lonely Accordion

With all his strength,
He pushes the bellows together
And deftly articulates the sound
With his nimble fingers.

He plays old French songs,
Rarely heard since his youth;
Rarely heard in America.

The sweet waltz fills his dusty apartment,
And a breeze comes through the open window,
Carrying the volatile sounds of the city.

At the last of his strength,
He sets his soul down
And whispers:
"No one reads me like you."

"L.H.O.O.Q.," or, "Leo, Mona, Marcel, and Me"


What has Dada done?
He spits on your face;
Taunts! Mocks!
Your glory... undone!

But Mona,
What's that you say?
It cannot possibly be true!
That vulgar phrase--

Monday, November 16, 2009

Sing, Alcatraz! Sing!

The electric chair

Sally's Income

Swear ta gawd you can hear tha ocean

The interesting thing about painting seashells in the water connection.  very elemental.