These late season organic heirloom tomatoes were grown in Brooklyn. On the left and right are examples of the Purple Calabash (Solanum lycopersicum). An open pollinated variety which is believed to have originated in Mexico and has a rich, almost wine-like flavor. In the middle is the Green Zebra tomato. It was developed in the 1980s by tomato breeder Tom Wagner in Everett, Washington and is actually the result of combining four different heirloom varieties.
I recently visited Mill Hollow Maple, a Certified Naturally Grown maple syrup producer in upstate New York to document the process of syrup being made. Food52.com just ran a piece featuring the resulting photographs. Please CLICK HERE to see all the images and read the full story.
May 2013: Portland, Oregon is the location for Wider than a postcard, the latest curatorial collaboration between Arrested Motion’s Sven Davis and Breeze Block Gallery. Over 200 artists have been invited to produce up to 3 works each based on the traditional postcard format. The surface can be an antique postcard – either from a thrift store or maybe even from the family archive, a new shop-bought card or a home-made postcard on each artists chosen medium to the 6×4 inch size limit imposed. Each postcard can either start as a blank canvas or the new composition can be woven into the existing image on the card. The artworks are to be displayed in a grid formation to create an holistic installation of more than 400 individual artworks. The postcards must come from, and be named thus, a current or past place of residence and the thematic subtext is based loosely around place and belonging. The exhibition will also serve as a comparative survey of how artists interpret the same brief, giving a unique insight into the varying creative processes of each participant.
Installation of 20 new hives at the Brooklyn Grange Apiary on the roof of Building 292 in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, April 2013. The nucleus hives, each containing around 10,000 bees, were driven up from Florida by beekeeper Mark Negley and installed in their new homes. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
Packing up some prints for an upcoming group show: "Wider than a postcard" at the Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, Oregon. I was invited by curator Sven Davis, director of the online arts magazine Arrested Motion, to produce 3 traditional postcard sized images loosely exploring the themes of place and belonging. The photographs I chose were all taken in Hong Kong and are printed directly onto aluminum. The exhibition opens Thursday May 2nd 2013, with a preview evening the night before on Wednesday May 1st 2013 and will run till June 1st. Please CLICK HERE for more information.
Alligator claw is utilized in traditional Chinese medicine as it is believed to cure the common cold and prevent a variety of diseases including cancer. The claw is usually cooked to make some kind of medicinal broth.
CNC Machine, Brooklyn Woods, December 2012 This is a sneak preview of a new photo story I have been working on. Brooklyn Woods is a nonprofit organization that provides training to help unemployed and low-income New Yorkers start careers in skilled woodworking and cabinet making.