Kensington Connector Gateway

THIS just went up at the Kensington Connector (used to be Kensington Underpass of 93) by the Style Cafe! A project of East Somerville Main Streets with funding from Somerville Arts Council, inside the Connector is community art organized by … Read More

Somerville Open Studios 2021

I’ll be participating in the online edition, using Topia and BoothCentral for May 1 & 2- stop in and say hi! Also added more items to the shop on this site for the occasion. Some of my effort over that … Read More

Vaccine Victory pins are shipping now!

The pins are ready to ship! The Vaccine Victory Pin, the size of a quarter, is made of cloisonne enamel and 14K plated gold. A brief explanation of the colors & symbolism: The Light Blue of the V is the … Read More

Vaccine Victory Pin initiative

This design project has been close to my heart and a few months in the making. Jeweler and author Karen Christians had the idea for an enameled pin, I came up with the design, and we both noodled it through … Read More

“RESET” and “GO”

These manhole covers on the Arlington/Cambridge border appeared in May, but could be seen as having more meaning during the 2020 election season. Want to hit “RESET” on our national malaise? GO vote! BTW early voting info can be found … Read More

“Transforming Belmont” Town Hall electrical box

Creating a fun and colorful pop of vibrance and happiness on the corner between the Town Hall and the 1853 Homer House. This transformer box, painted in September 2020, is part of the “Transforming Belmont” program of the Belmont Art … Read More

Salem Unity Path wrap-up!

At the close of July, we put the finishing touches on the block-long Unity Path that stretches throughout Artists’ Row! Its colorful ground art and several walls weave together elements, ideas and words of welcome from cultures that make up … Read More

Unity Path, Salem Artists’ Row updates

There’s plenty to see now on Artists’ Row, as the artists set up their shops, the Artists in Residence Lauren & Jacob (Creative Blocks) do cool interventions all over the centre city, and our team adds welcoming color and good … Read More

Unity Path on Artists’ Row in Salem

To celebrate the (safe) reopening of Salem’s Artists’ Row for the 2020 summer season, lead artist Liz LaManche and a team of community members are filling the block with a series of decorative ground and wall art murals signifying inclusion … Read More

Busk Stops: Public Performance Kiosks

Proposed for the Celebrity Series of Boston for 2021: Like the tremendously successful Street Pianos project, this would place an open-ended invitation and conversation starter out in our neighborhoods. Each could be pre-programmed with a schedule of performers, and also … Read More

Design for Philadelphia Mural Arts: Love & Abundance

The Mural Arts folks liked Connected By Sea and the various other symbology-driven tattoo themed pieces I’d done in the past to honor our cultural variety within one human family. This proposed piece was in that series. The SEPTA underpass … Read More

The Orb debuts at Firefly

Inspired by the multidimensional Orb of Agamotto that appears in the Marvel universe, this project began as a joint-double-dare and weird idea generated by Lark Russell, an ex comic book writer. I of course offered to paint it and supply … Read More

Tattoo Mermaid: Hull Lifesaving

Patriot Ledger: “Public art installation nearing completion in Hull.” The new Hull Art Walk will line a rebuilt long-abandoned pedestrian walkway near Nantasket Beach, near the historic Paragon Boardwalk. Several artists are contributing murals to give the walkway a variety … Read More

Maximum Pierrot

Expressive of a feeling. With thanks to my very favorite model, Gilded Lillian.

What I’d love to do at Underground at Ink Block

I’m loving the street art installations at Boston’s Underground at Ink Block, but there is still so much bare concrete! Those oversized cement columns always make me think… I’ve always wanted to just start painting them up with Egyptian and … Read More

New Mural for ZUMIX Radio Block Party in East Boston

Music Is Love: This new community mural was kicked off by a participatory live painting day at ZUMIX Radio Block Party, 9/23/17. On the wall of the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Education & Training Institute, 250 Sumner Street, East … Read More

SEMOLINA: Retro font logo and building signage

I recently has the pleasure of working with the excellent folks at Dave’s Fresh Pasta on their new venture, SEMOLINA Kitchen & Bar, in Medford. Modeled after Dave’s and soon to feature both dining, bar and a small market, this … Read More

Mural How-To Mini-Course

People have been telling me they want to try making bigger projects themselves. While painting the recent Butterflies mural at Esh Circus Arts, I was joined by the talented Matt Em Weston who did some filming. I cut that together into … Read More

Logos for Science

In recent news, as government agencies have been told to scrub climate science information from their websites, the Twitter accounts of various federally funded agencies have “gone rogue” and refused to stop posting scientific facts… These include most of the … Read More

“Safety Dance” crosswalk

This 96-foot long crosswalk is a project of Walk Medford. The figures are traced from crosswalk signs, safety signs, and from people dancing. The “ped figures” start out walkign sedately, then get more exuberant toward the middle, till they are … Read More

Boston Street Piano 2016: The Tattoo Heart

Creating a Street Piano for Celebrity Series‘ “Play Me, I’m Yours” hitting the Boston streets in September!  The 60 artists chosen all worked in a shared industrial space in the Innovation & Design Building from  July 18-Aug. 26, and the pianos will be … Read More

Pokemon Go hack at MIT & Davis Sq

It’s July 11 and everyone is playing Pokemon Go… the streets of Cambridge and Somerville are full of folks walking around looking at their phones, catching Pokemons. I decided it was time to prank them by printing out colorful Pokemon creatures about 8″ … Read More

Art in Decatur WAY, Lowell

I’ve been working with the City of Lowell and CDM Smith engineers to create art for their Decatur WAY project in Lowell, a beautiful new walkway in what had been a bit of an eyesore alley behind the historic Cote’s … Read More

Open Studios 2016

Had a very lovely Open Studios weekend, maybe the best ever! Saw lots of good folk, had excellent conversations, showed off art, sold art! People liked the old color-changing painting setup and the new Rain Art demo! My and other … Read More

Open Studios, Diet Edition

Having a great Somerville Open Studios weekend. But one interesting complication has been the letter emailed to all the exhibiting artists from the SOS organizers at 9pm Saturday night, (that’s right, halfway through the event!) saying that the Somerville Board … Read More

Rain Activated Art comes to the East Coast

Earthsign Studios just got our shipment of industrial superhydrophobic waterproofer, and I get to try out Seattle-style Rain Activated Art! Here’s the video of my test piece. Spoiler: It works great! I’m about to use it on the new Decatur Way Green … Read More

Idea for Somerville, city hall corner

This is a proposal I’m working up for the embankment behind Somerville City Hall, on School Street. Right now it’s bare concrete. I’d like to use a background of Art Nouveau stylized lilies and a realistic Eastern Box Turtle… these … Read More

Ideas for the Kensington Underpass

If I had my way, this is what I’d do in the Kensington Underpass (that ugly walkway under 93 from the Stop & Shop to Assembly Square). Painting with Color Kinetics lighting.  The complicated one would use stencils to make parts … Read More

Lemur

Well now, there appears to be a rather worried Lemur on the Rte 93 pedestrian underpass to Assembly Square. Posted without further comment.

Salem Flythrough video

Video flythrough just posted: Visiting Salem for Halloween? Take a peek down Derby Sq and Artists Row: Last looks at my tattoo-art-inspired public art, “Salem’s Connected World”… designed as a temporary installation for the summer season. I just put together the … Read More

Tattoos at Old Town Hall

Beautiful sunny day and a Sankofa symbol in the making by Old Town Hall. Learn from the past… This one suggested by African art expert Stephen Hamilton, with much good background information that we will add here soon. So many … Read More

First Painting Day

Today in Derby Sq: Lisette and Michael put finishing touches on the new Honu tattoo next to Old Town Hall. Awesome first painting day, 4 designs laid out, one finished already! Loving the vibe in Salem too, people are nice!

Kickoff Day

Excellent day kicking off tattoo project in Salem!! Half the ground prepped, placement decisions decided, volunteers found and met, a fantastic bunch of people up here with a desire to make cool stuff! Big thanks to Daniel Stanwood for stalwart … Read More

Somerville Open Studios 2015

This afternoon  12-6pm, 35 Kidder Ave, Somerville: Looks like a great day to see Open Studios! Map is here New: Pillows, Dock Tattoo related art and items, weird little sculptures by Andor artists. Also not to be missed on your … Read More

Fountain Street Fine Art opening reception Jan.3

I‘ll be at Fountain Street Fine Art this Saturday from 5-7pm, for the opening reception of the show Visual Alchemy. “2015 begins with VISUAL ALCHEMY, a cutting- edge Group Show curated by Elizabeth Devlin, founder of Flux-Boston art blog.” This experimental … Read More

Stairs of Fabulousness Expands!

Phase 2 of the rainbow stairs tape installation in Boston City Hall is coming Monday, Nov. 24: As previously planned, we’re adding tape to the stair risers (the vertical bit) so visitors at the front door and ground floor get some happy color rainbows … Read More

Somerville Open Studio, May 3-4, 2014

Come see me this weekend, 12-6 Saturday and Sunday, for Somerville Open Studios! I’m at #17 on the Useful Online SOS MAP. Featuring a kinetic light room, new paintings, and a variety of silliness new and old, that you’ll only see at … Read More

Bartlett Yard photos in Boston Magazine

April 8, 2014, Arts & Entertainment:     One Last Glimpse at the Artwork That Marks the Buildings at Bartlett Yard Article: Steve Annear, Photos by Margaret Burdge Also: South side with sneakers

Get Your Vegetables at Out of the Blue

Several of my traditional-style paintings are on display right now at Out of the Blue Gallery in Cambridge. Theme is: edibles. Traditional still life but with a little extra… edge of intensity? Something a little tongue-in-cheek-y? They’d still fit right … Read More

New Kinetic Light Painting at First Night

I just debuted a new kinetic light painting at FirstLight, the new media/ interactive/ electronic arts gallery space at the Hynes Convention Center for the Boston First Night New Year’s Eve celebration. This larger (6 feet wide) painting is interactive, … Read More

The melting pot: influence vs. apropriation

I feel that this is an important discussion right now. Increasing sensitivity is one was we’re positively evolving as humans, but having artistic dialogue and learning/influencing/being influenced, with love and respect, is also the only way we’ll move forward and … Read More