My postcard book, "The Greatest City on Earth," was chosen for a special collection at the MoMA Design Store called Destination: NYC - products all made in the USA by New York City designers. MoMA's Destination: Design series showcases local designers in cities around the world.
My postcard book features a diverse body of artwork I've been creating for more than a decade about New York and it's ever changing cityscape.
Cracks, Sludge, Dust, Grime, Wandering, Tripping, Staring, Smelling, Swearing, Sweating, Everyday, Go Out, Look Up, Look Down, Stacks, People, Concrete, Can’t Walk A Straight Line.
This book is all about NYC and took me over a year to make. The book weighs a ton and is so fat it can't quite close. Delicious.
11.75" x 16.5" / 96 pages
Two of my limited-edition books were on sale at the International Center of Photography store in midtown. Keep on the lookout for more merch in 2016!
Wandering the streets of Havana, seeing the nooks, tasting the crannies, how can a place be so lush & so parched all at once? This handmade photo journal contains pages of colorful collages and polaroids from my trip to Cuba. The book was a gift to my husband who walked through his history for the very first time. It took about a year to make.
8" x 11.5" / 70 pages
"alphabet" is a book that took about a year to make. I would wander over and add a letter and of course get ink or paint all over my hand in the process.
9" x 11" / 56 pages
“The Greatest City on Earth” is my ongoing series of NYC skylines. Over the past 15 years, I have created countless collages, paintings and typographic constructions and used the imagery in product design, licensing, merchandising, interiors and fine art editions.
MoMA Design Store’s Destination: NYC
I created a postcard book featuring skylines from this series. It was chosen for MoMA Design Store’s Destination: NYC Collection 2013 – products all made in the USA by New York City designers.
Re:Construction is a public art program produced by the Downtown Alliance to create colorful landmarks and brightened streetscapes. Excerpts from this series were displayed on a construction site in downtown NYC on Fulton and Nassau in 2012. Featured on Communication Arts Exhibit.
Q: When did you start using black-and-white for your work and why?
A: I’ve been in love with Xerox machines ever since I can remember, photostrips from old school photo booths, newspaper op/ed power, black ink, white-out, and of course, OREOS.
The trash all over my neighborhood used to really piss me off until my Trashabet was born. MORE TRASH PLEASE. These collections are the culmination of hours and hours of searching for the wonderful, smelly, sticky alphabetical treasures hidden in the cracks of the sidewalks of Brooklyn...a daily typographic treasure hunt!
By far, one of my favorite things is my beautiful, black and smelly 1945 Remington DeLuxe typewriter. I use my typewriter all the time- it’s a workout and I always injure my fingers. But the letters always come out differently depending on how much oomph you give the keys and it’s also ideal for writing love letters.
My typewriter skyline is featured in American Illustration 30.
Two pieces are exhibited in a new book called Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology by Barrie Tullett.
I call my collaged snapshot collections “Still Motion” and use them for editorial, retail, outdoor and fine art projects including large-scale light boxes, wallpapers and giant booth graphics.
The final collages are the product of many hours of walking around shooting a particular theme like arrows or letters often over the course of several months or even years.
Clients include: Time's FTI Journal, Print Structures, INQ Mobile, The GSMA Mobile World Conference in Barcelona
BLUE is the first in a series of my color poetry on wood pallet paper. Other colors (hopefully) coming soon but the awesome Williamsburg pallet supplier place no longer exists! (very sad)
40" x 40" / heavy
Urban crayons rule! This is a poster, but it could be actual crayons too. And it would be great if they were scratch and sniff!