27.4.10

Gold leaf Iraqi helmet and skull

After acquiring this helmet from the 1980s via the Iraqi army, it joined the series of icons that I have gold leafed. The Iran/Iraq war, often overlooked within the pages of history, was the first modern engagement of the late 20th century that most closely resembled the trench warfare of Europe that took place during WWI. Trenches, mines, gas, planes, and tanks slowly gaining territory, only to relinquish it.

12.4.10

China Town hammer and production video of my studio...

I made this (ok with the help of director and producer Rebecca Weber ) on behalf of a production company in a state that creates images for broadcast on a device that derives its name from the Greek word meaning "far sight", and the Latin word meaning "vision".  I present this video which features a tour of my studio, and the art work that was created for it. video

9.4.10

Un obélisque


I constructed this miniature (which is about 10 inches tall). A small representation of the beauty of the relic, the forgotten, and the once discarded.Obelisks were prominent in the architecture of the ancient Egyptians, who placed them in pairs at the entrance of temples. The word "obelisk" as used in English today is of Greek rather than Egyptian origin because Herodotus, the Greek traveller, was one of the first classical writers to describe the objects. Twenty-nine ancient Egyptian obelisks are known to have survived, plus the "Unfinished Obelisk" found partly hewn from its quarry at Aswan. These obelisks are now dispersed around the world, and less than half of them remain in Egypt.

5.4.10

Recent Blog articles

There has been a flurry of recent blogging, so I thought to post some links to Kim's NYC fashion blog Fashion Whirled featuring a article on, well me, as well as my recent trip to San Fran where I picked up these shoes from Sou Sou Tokyo and finally a book review at Sanaz' indispensable Persianesque