Coney Island has been an important place in shaping my identity as an artist, primarily through my involvement with the nonprofit arts organization Coney Island USA. For over 35 years, CIUSA has provided a staging grounds for a huge range of artists, performers, actors, playwrights, musicians, filmmakers and practitioners of just about any other artistic discipline […]
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Detroit fascinates me. Even more than LA, this city seems to exist to showcase the glory of the car. Multi layered highways twist and wind like a giant Hot Wheels set with exits to both the left and right. There’s an energy and vibrancy to the urban decay that’s inspiring. It’s no wonder Detroit is […]
Read More Detroit : Theatre Bizarre 2015
I am pleased to be included in the Compound Gallery‘s exhibition Supertrata: 3D Printed Art in Oakland, California. I was sad not to have been able to make it out for the opening but if you are out near San Francisco, please check it out! Here’s a couple images of work of mine that went out […]
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When I first came to Coney Island in the 1980’s, the photographer Harold Feinstein was a fixture there. He was everywhere with his camera, capturing the place’s unique melting pot of people in the array of moments that can occur no where else in the world. Dick Zigun was always chasing him away, not wanting to […]
Read More Remembering Harold Feinstein: April 17, 1931 – June 20, 2015
The Yale exhibit opens next week. I’ve been busy 3d printing some of my favorite portraits of circus sideshow performers. For historical context, this piece will be exhibited alongside some classic Edward Kelty photographs. I can’t wait to see the installation.
Read More The Sideshow Cast -My 3D Printed Piece for Yale Art Gallery Show
One of the local Coney Island guys I have known since he was a boy died this week. Carlos had a heart attack just short of celebrating his 40th birthday. He was a hustler at one of those crooked game joints you can never win at, but he was a nice guy underneath it all. […]
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I’m due to be in a Coney Island themed show at Yale University galleries this January. They want to place my 3D portraits adjacent to an Edward Kelty sideshow photo, so they want a similar grouping of performers. Maybe something like this would be good? WDYT?
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This box contains over 300 3D Printed portraits of people for the 3D Printed Luna Park exhibit. I better not lose it! Hope to see you at World Makerfaire New York this weekend! And this is the whole Makerfaire Crew scanned by me last year. Now that’s a Mini Makerfaire!
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James Taylor from Shocked and Amazed is in town for the Congress of Curious Peoples at Coney Island USA and I had the chance to scan him in his Victorian garb. I’m quite pleased with the results- see the raw scan on Vine here, and the finished 3D printed portrait below.
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The Velvet Crayon is visiting Coney Island for Super Freak weekend and I had to do a 3D portrait of him.
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