Monday, February 26, 2007
Feral, 2006, Mixed Media & Funeral Tag on Paper
This is about Dave . . . I don't know what else to say.
The poem in the piece reads . . .
Ashes in a tin and no autopsy.
"What did you expect?!"
So you wash your face in a rusty sink
full of memories
and they will ask
"Are you crying?"
and you will say
"No. My face is wet from the memories."
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Here is another image in progress for the D.C. Portfolio that I'm planning to submit this summer at ComicCon. Again, I'm working in Sumi Ink and gesso on craft paper. My idea for these images came from the question, "What if Caravaggio painted a street fight?" Caravaggio was the master at staging a scene with a simplified background and dramatic Chiaroscuro lighting. In fact he'd make a great film director if he lived today.
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Exorcise the demons from your mind
Purge the fear of failure
Reject inbred subjective restrictions
Remove the blinders, explore the infinite
check Neurosis out at www.neurosis.com
I can see it in your eyes. They're wet like a dog's. You're looking for a leg to climb to keep you from drowning. Your hands reach out, clutching for something solid to hold on to. You're weak and in need. You want something to hold so you can have something to blame. Don't reach out to me. I'm drowning too.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Dot - the affectionate slang for a section of Boston known as Dorchester - where I grew up.
Triple Decker - a three story apartment building with each floor being one apartment.
Well, here it is.
There is a triple-decker
That I want to raze
To the ground
And free all of the ghosts
Caught up in the rafters
And in between the floorboards
If I could I would
Tear it down with my own hands
Brick by brick
Board by board and
Let loose all of the memories
Trapped in that
Thursday, February 8, 2007
My cousin Paul plays the main character "Billy" in a short, independent film which has garnered alot of attention.
He was recently nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the 2006 FAIF International Film Festival for his portrayal of Billy. His stage credits include Rooster in Annie, The Artful Dodger in Oliver!, Randolph Macafee in Bye Bye Birdie, Jesus in Godspell, and Young Daniel in Once on this Island. Kmiec's film credits include Tools for Teaching and Turtle Song. Paul's ambition is to become a filmmaker and screenwriter.
Check these links for more information:
Got alot of reading done. Bryson is good, lighthearted reading - perfect for everything that's been happening regarding "her." I am enjoying this solitude a little more than I expected. I get to be with my thoughts, good and bad. I get to observe people and have experiences that are mine and I think it helps that I have a goal, or destination in this case. It keeps me focused. I am alone but I am around people. I think that helps too.
Monday, February 5, 2007
Yep, this one's about New Yawk. A former student, Kevin posed as the vandal.
Great Quote for Today: Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
Saturday, February 3, 2007
Friday, February 2, 2007
One Night in Gotham, 2005
Oil on Illustration Board, 15 x 20 inches
Anyone who knows me, knows how big a fan I am of Batman (say that 5 times fast). I did this piece for fun, a while ago, but upon completion decided I would include this image as part of a portfolio to submit to D.C. Comics. Hopefully I will be able to submit it for review at the San Diego Comic Con this summer.
I'm a big fan of Henry Rollins. I have been since his days with the great and powerful Black Flag. Check out his work with the Rollins Band - especially the lyrics. His words are powerful and inspirational and if you ever get the chance to see one of his spoken word performances, don't miss it.
Here are some Hank links: