Haboob, Las Vegas

Haboob, Las Vegas

“Haboob” is the word used in Arizona for a dust storm.  It makes some people angry, I guess because it comes from Arabic.  I can’t read the Arabic in this image.  I hope no one is offended.  I just like the shapes of the letters, and the humor of the juxtaposition of the elements in the composition.  Sometimes, things just happen.

Artist JR’s Latest Large-Scale Installation on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Image from JR’s Twitter

 

French artist JR has just installed his first work in Mexico, on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border in Tecate. The nearly 70-ft tall image is of a 1-year old name Kikito, who lives in Tecate. The installation comes in the same week Trump orders to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the program protecting young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

The artwork will be visible from the U.S. side of the Tecate border for a month. Have a look at more images and video of its construction below.

 

Image from JR’s Twitter

 

Image from JR’s Twitter

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BYqxHapDCOX/embed/?cr=1&v=7&wp=598#%7B%22ci%22%3A0%2C%22os%22%3A2247.965%7D 

Image from JR’s Twitter

Double Selfie

Double SelfieLate afternoon in a new housing development. My reflection in the van, and my dirt-distorted shadow.  Everything’s warm and glowing.  I am absolutely NOT religious, nor spiritual, new-age, alien ancestors, or any of that silliness.  So the image is exactly appropriate..  the carpet over the dirt tells you everything you need to know.

Copyright God

god oultine final working [Converted]

About 2 years ago I, with a lot of help from my much-more-competent wife, made a vector drawing of Michelangelo’s God from the Sistine Chapel.  I sent the drawing to DC and got a copyright for it.  Obviously it isn’t the original Michelangelo image, but the outline is immediately recognizable.  It’s fun to play with.  I’m thinking about doing a series of pieces based on my copyrighted version.