Monday, July 14, 2014
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
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Goddess of Print
6-color reduction cut
24" x 32"
Rives BFK paper
Edition Size: 5
This reduction print is based on the Hindu legend of the Goddess Durga:
A long time ago, the world was in great peril. War and famine were widespread, and demons ruled the earth. The great demon Mahisasura, who took the form of a bull, was their leader. Despite all their efforts, none of the male gods could defeat the demon. The gods retreated from battle and summoned a goddess, for it was foretold that only a woman could save the world from such destruction. Out of a supernova of their collective energies appeared the Goddess Durga with 10 arms riding a tiger. She defeated Mahisasura and his army. Peace was restored and the earth was healed. Although the people of earth begged her to stay and rule them, she refused. "That is not my way," she said, "but if ever you need me again, just think of me, and I will come."
I have recreated this image of the Goddess Durga and replaced her weapons with tools used in printmaking. She represents the creative, emotional, compassionate and powerful aspects of the divine feminine. Durga is the destroyer of ignorance and represents determination and will power, fierce compassion and patience. I believe that only through these qualities can we bring about peace on earth and to all of its creatures. My hope is that through my art I can cultivate these aspects of the divine feminine and inspire others to do the same, whether they be male or female,