IlloFriday-Wisdom

August 13, 2005

This illustration is based in a quote from a wise old comedian named Sam Levinson. Some of our elected leaders should take heed. Click on the image to enlarge.

IlloFriday-Empty

August 5, 2005

Two offerings on this theme.

IlloFriday-Aging

July 29, 2005

This theme hits close to home. I’ve been dealing with my parents’ aging and all it involves, over the past few years. My dad died of a stroke a year ago after a 3-year battle. This image may be a little “dark” because of that. Then again, I see some hope in it, you tell me. Nevertheless I’m determined to contribute something positive to the dialog, thus I’d refer …

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IlloFriday-Tranquility

July 23, 2005

IlloFriday-Karma1, Karma2

July 15, 2005

A bit of a cynical take on a popular western perception that we are the center of the universe. The thing with the mosquito really happened. Guess I should enjoy my life as a designer, I may come back as slime mold.

IlloFriday-Metropolitan

July 8, 2005

A digital painting from a photo I made of a Russian women descending into the Moscow metro in 2002. Couldn’t help but be conscious of the current suffering in London while making this. Moscow too, has been wracked with acts of pseudo-religious/political violence in recent years. It breaks my heart. So much pain in the world.

IlloFriday-Sport

July 4, 2005

Okay, so it’s a somewhat cynical tangent. But a cultural icon nonetheless and very much an integral part of the sports landscape in suburban America. Notice the abbreviation for “Illustration” in my title? I now feel I truly belong to the wider community of illos. And a happy Interdependence Day to all of my fellow ‘murkins.

Illustration Friday-Heroes

June 24, 2005

This idea started with some vintage portraits I’ve been collecting and ended up as a comment on the heroic trait of keeping true to one’s self. That’s different than black and white thinking by the way (see last week). It’s one thing to “keep your eye on the prize” in spite of all distractions, quite another to drown out the voices of reason in the name of “resoluteness”. My …

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More Heroics

June 24, 2005

More archeological excavation into the photojournalism portfolio. Not making a comment on who I think qualifies as a hero–just seems to be an element of heroism in these images.

Only so much swamp gas

June 22, 2005

In response to some inquiries about the derivation of the name Foolish Fire, I will now provide some enlightenment…It’s basically about swamp gas, folks. That’s it. Pretty sexy, yes? Evidently electrical charges mixed with methane gas rising from your average swamp can create a twinkling lights affect or “foolish fire” that according to legend, compel some folks to enter the swamp seeking the source of the lights never to …

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