"Alive and Well in Brooklyn" 2017

Most of my life I've used walls as a way to represent my ideas or thoughts whether positive or negative or as a memorial to dead or incarcerated friends and family... I dedicated this painting to my friend Ari Forman's Mother by mixing her ashes into the paint and helping him keep a promise to her, that he would include and make her a part of all the creative things he's involved in. She now lives thru this painting and is Alive and Well in Brooklyn, New York.   

Brooklyn Museum November 20, 2015-August 23, 2016

For nine months from November 2015 to August 2016, Steve "Espo" Powers and I shared the most beautiful studio in all of New York, the Brooklyn Museum's Cantor Rotunda. When Anne Pasternak came to lead the Museum in September 2015, her first request as Director was that Espo create an interactive and contemporary exhibition to coincide simultaneously with their show Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland through March 2015. Espo's show, Coney Island is Still a Dreamland (To a Seagull) was ultimately extended for an additional five months due to its popularity and paradigm-shifting approach to a museum experience: Steve invited me to join him in re-creating an artist studio - casual, free-form, experimental - in which we live painted and blasted music as many as five days per week. During that time I engaged with thousands of visitors from all over the world, and bonded with the Brooklyn Museum's loving security and janitorial staff. I created a print to commemorate the show and along with Photographer Matthew Kuborn compiled these photographs to capture some of the fun and energy we experienced during this incredible career milestone for Espo that I was fortunate enough to be part of.