Friday, August 1, 2014
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Sunday, July 15, 2012
|Ganesha print on Japanese Paper|
Woodcut, 18" x 24"
Edition: 15 total: 8 on Japanese/ 7 on Rosaspina Rag Paper
Here is a list of some of the symbolism associated with this image of Ganesha:
• Big Head – represents supreme wisdom.
• Large ears – represents listening more
• Small Mouth – means he talks less.
• One tusk – Means he keeps the good and throws away the bad.
• Large stomach – means he digests all the good and the bad experiences in life.
• Legs – One folded leg up and one leg resting on the ground indicates that he is thinking of the world but at the same time concentrating on God.
• The Plate of Food – means he is indifferent to wealth, power and prosperity.
• The rat looking up at him – means desire and greed are under control.
• Axe – to cut all attachment.
• Lotus – represents enlightenment.
• Blessings – blesses us and protects us from harm so we can reach God.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
5-color Silkscreen with Pearlescent White
Edition of 50
Signed and Numbered
Buddha Pig is part of an ongoing series of images of animals as deities. I chose a pig because I believe pigs are no different than dogs or cats. In fact, pigs are the fourth smartest animal group in the world, following humans, apes, chimps, whales and dolphins.I believe that all animals have a buddha nature, especially pigs. Pigs are also extremely social and loving creatures. Pigs snuggle close to one another and prefer to sleep nose to nose. They dream, much as humans do. In their natural surroundings, pigs spend hours playing, sunbathing, and exploring. In his book The Whole Hog, biologist and Johannesburg Zoo director Lyall Watson writes, "I know of no other animals [who] are more consistently curious, more willing to explore new experiences, more ready to meet the world with open mouthed enthusiasm. Pigs, I have discovered, are incurable optimists and get a big kick out of just being."
20% of all proceeds of any Buddha Animal purchased will go to help Hollywood's Least Wanted, Hollywood Least Wanted is a 501c3 non for profit arts organization whose goal is to make a difference in the community where it exists, both in Hollywood and in the larger Los Angeles community. HLW sponsors produces and publicizes charitable arts events that raise funds for organizations that serve the underprivileged, victims of abuse, homeless teens and abandoned animals, as well as other deserving recipients.
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Monday, December 26, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
7 color screen print (of an original collage) is entitled, "Greetings from Camp Confusion."
15" by 20.5". Edition of 100, signed and numbered by the artist.
Printed on Arches Silkscreen 88 paper by master printer Karen Fiorito in Los Angeles, CA.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Fine art screen print in honor of Afrika Bambaataa, the Godfather of Hip Hop. A portrait of Bam by photographer Theo Jemison, remixed by Augustine Kofie, and printed by Karen Fiorito at Hard Pressed Studios in Los Angeles. A hip hop art instant classic. 8 colors (which includes metallic gold ink, 2 blacks and a clear varnish) on Stonehenge 100% cotton paper. 2008. Edition of 100. 18″ x 24″. Signed by Bambaataa on the front, and Kofie and Jemison on the back. $100