Art

  • Last Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave @ Legion of Honor, San FranciscoLast Supper in Pompeii: From the Table to the Grave @ Legion of Honor, San Francisco
    About to preview Last Supper in Pompeii at the Legion of Honor, I scanned the map at the entrance, trying to locate the ancient city. An accommodating staffer explained, “What Napa Valley is to San Francisco, Pompeii was to Rome.” I also kept in mind something I’d heard in a podcast by University of Colorado Professor of Classics and Anthropology Travis Rupp, who maintains that the study of food and beverages “creates a tangibility to history you can’t necessarily get…
  • Thomas Holton: The Lams of Ludlow StreetThomas Holton: The Lams of Ludlow Street
    The Lams of Ludlow Street is an in-depth look at a family living in New York City's Chinatown neighborhood. Born to a Chinese mother and an American father, Thomas Holton had close relatives living in Chinatown, but always felt disconnected and perceived as a visitor there. In an attempt to better understand his own Chinese heritage, Holton began photographing the streets and the daily rituals of the neighborhood.

  • Blue Jay Feather and Two Lemons (Yin & Yang)Blue Jay Feather and Two Lemons (Yin & Yang)
    Click to view auctionTo see other paintings in my "yin & yang series," click here. If you enjoy today's painting, you may also like to see PB & J, redux (2016), Blue Collection (Golden Ratio) (2014), Silver Creamer with Blue Jay Feather (2011), or a bunch of my paintings of blue jay feathers or lemons.Auction ending today at 7:55PM ET:  Click to view auctionTo get my painting in your inbox, sign up here.
  • Three Blackberries with a Wabi Sabi BowlThree Blackberries with a Wabi Sabi Bowl
    Click to view auctionAs part of my Paintings of Handmade Pottery project, the handmade bowl in this painting is from Patagonia, Arizona. The bowl is called a "wabi sabi bowl" and it's one of my favorite pieces of pottery. I want to re-post what I shared back in April 2013 about wabi sabi and Leonard Koren's book. If you enjoy this painting, you may also like to see Blueberries in a Wabi Sabi Bowl with Mint (2013), or a bunch of my…

  • Ben Chelouche Created Two 3D Alphabets For 36 Days Of Type ChallengeBen Chelouche Created Two 3D Alphabets For 36 Days Of Type Challenge
    Typography can be atypical. Sure, there are fonts that we instantly recognize, but some go beyond that. Ben Chelouche accepted the 36 days of type challenge and created not just one, but two different alphabets. One was based around food, and the other was based on nostalgia. From avocados to zucchinis, from Atari to Zelda, […]
  • The Incredible Delicated Tattoos of Eva KarabudakThe Incredible Delicated Tattoos of Eva Karabudak
    Born in a small coastal town in Turkey, Eva Karabudak has gained international renown for her one-of-a-kind, intricately detailed, micro-realism tattoos. In less than a decade, her extraordinary skills have propelled her from doing street murals to fund her studies at The Fine Arts Academy of Ankara, to owning and operating her own tattoo studio […]

  • The Goldilocks TheoryThe Goldilocks Theory
    I drew this comic in my diary yesterday. With all this talk of languishing and wintering, I have felt my spirit lifting a bit this week. I have a sensation, quite possibly inaccurate, that the day-to-day of my life is moving out of the crushing into the merely annoying. This is usually a very ripe […]
  • Just make something, anything, reallyJust make something, anything, really
    While I very much like the idea of writing “shitty first drafts” and making something crummy and fixing it later, that’s not really how I write most of the time. My process usually is: I procrastinate, endlessly, and work things out in my head, and then sit down and agonize sentence by sentence until the thing is […]