Negative space, Armory Week

When designing a character, movement, or color palette, I like to push an idea as far as possible – taking advantage of the negative space. The way one shape plays against another, pushing a line or curve to create ironical whimsy are tools used to invert visual over-used stereotypes. A big clef chin, small forehead… Read More

Breakfast at the Roadhouse, trip to NYC

“Breakfast at the Roadhouse” Santa Monica Canyon right across the road from Will Roger’s Beach. Patrick’s Roadhouse run by (at that time) a guy named Bob. Greasy spoon, very small with a day glow lime green four leaf clover exterior. When busy hardly any room to move – just like New York. There was a… Read More

Vampire chefs

Vampire Chefs of Melrose Melrose Blvd just after the city of West Hollywood incorporated was all about funkiness. Restaurants, galleries, clothing stores – some X rated. I’d found this wonderful New York small Italian restaurant whose name escapes me. The food was great, we sat at the tiny counter but the second I walked in I… Read More

Color, Hockney, dancing particles

“Angels Flight” Oil on canvas I’ve always looked at color as a thing in and of itself – not a representation of something. Tiny particles of energy dancing, interweaving, bouncing light off and thru each other, the refraction, reflection determining the color the eye sees. Always an overwhelming experience for me to look at many colors all… Read More