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Disturbare / Observare

I shot this series of observation videos on the Redondo Beach Pier on March 17, 2012.
The wind was very strong that day moving nature in powerful ways.
It felt like the earth was a real live being.

The videos are rotated on purpose to make the animal aspect of earth more evident.
And strong movement.

Without the established sense of direction (gravity), we can look at things anew.



This piece questions what is considered art today (hint: almost anything decorative). The leaf was carved by aphids while the background was marked by snails, with some participation from the human animal. While the insect and snail’s purpose wasn’t reflective, something “interesting” was created. I thus consider this art.


“Animal Graffiti” will be featured in the WEAD “Beyond Landscape” Exhibit, June 15 – September 28, 2012, at the Marin Community Foundation in

NOTHING (but work and possible memories)

The time has come to bring to fruition the various more conceptual art projects I have stored in my imagination in the last couple of years, having been too busy with commissioned work. They will be completed in the order of deadlines (if they can submitted for something) or in the growing order of time necessary to complete them.

This first project, THE SELLING OF NOTHING, is something I have been thinking about every since I started giving lectures…

doin’ my own research, gathering my own understandin’

The typical design process on science illustrations (or any educational illustrations) involves me conducting a lot of research on my own, so I can figure out what is most important to show, to clarify the big idea needing representation, and to figure out how to translate the abstract concepts into visual form. I am, also, naturally very curious to learn how things work.

There is huge value in having my own personal grasp of the concepts, rather than being…