21.6.10

Hamas, Guns, and Nikes...





Two more figures from the collection. Featuring a young Hamas member, and old school PLO toy.

20.6.10

IDF Female Soldiers on Patrol










Did you know?  Operators of a number of erotic websites that feature IDF (Israeli Defense Force) related material report that 10% of their users arrive from countries like Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, Jordan, Egypt, and the Palestinian Authority including Gaza. Some websites even go as far as offering services in Arabic.  This is a part of the series of characters of the theater of the middle east that I made. All of these dolls are 12 inches tall and will be printed life size.

18.6.10

Khatam Shoes



Shoes based on traditional Persian designs. I had them in the studio, but they just happened to be my size, and since they are functional, They now grace the streets of NYC.

14.6.10

Lamp From the East





I picked this up on one of my journeys. This is old, I estimate from the 40s. and had originally been a vase that had been "converted" into a lamp with two bulbs and room for a shade. Fast forward a few years, and I decided to reconstruct the lamp with a LED light source. and a adjustable arm constructed from aged piping.

11.6.10

Dossier Report, UAVs, and COCA Seattle.





More adventures in modeling, I can not resist making models... The show featuring some of the works in Khatam frames went up in Seattle yesterday at COCA, and I photographed them before they were stuffed in a box and sent via UPS Store which still seems to use a  apple MAC from 1989. This is located on 2nd ave and I believe 11th in case you want to see it for yourself.  A wonderful pictorial in Dossier Journal on some of my works....