April 30, 2010

Tornado Series: "talking_#47"

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acrylic on magazine page, 10.5" x 8"

We never were in Kansas.

Posted by mark at 09:08 PM

April 24, 2010

Happy Fifth Birthday, Inhabitat!

Inhabitat spends most of the year envisioning a well-designed green future and last night's party – at Green Spaces, Manhattan – was a pure celebration of that pursuit. Congratulations to Jill Fehrenbacher and the team.

Tinsquo appreciates Inhabitat’s recognition that beauty sustains spirit.

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Marissa Feinberg (r), Co-Founder, Green Leaders Global and Brit Liggett, Video Producer and Inhabitat's New York Editor, with Japanese TV crew.
Posted by mark at 08:35 PM

April 12, 2010

Event: Pop Stoppage Assemblage at Green Spaces

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Hand torn soda bottle labels and acrylic on paper suspended on vellum, 77.5” x 110.5” Photo: Annie Powers

Currently, to my great delight, I've installed a mural-sized assemblage of Pop Stoppages at Green Spaces in Tribeca. Structured as a place where social change happens, Green Spaces is an incubator for sustainability-minded entrepreneurs, providing office space to green startups and a hub for visionary exchange.

The Pop Stoppages were born of a desire to construct works in an environmentally neutral manner – upcycling refuse into art. In recognition of the Green Space venue, the installation embarks on an expansion of this idea into a process project called Net-Zero Art.

The assemblage is as sustainably constructed meaning, as chemically benign at the end of its lifecycle as is manageable in this transitional moment. For example, the wood support is a salvaged piece of molding from Build It Green (Yes, I carried an eleven foot long board on the subway from Astoria), the vellum support is 100% natural fiber and no adhesive is used to attach the individual works. They are held in place by small slits cut in the vellum. Even the acrylic paint is ‘fixed’, effectively sequestered, in the work.

The yet-undiscovered prize in my quest to attain Net-Zero Art remains an eco-acetate to protect the entire construction. (We were able to source chemically benign deicing pellets but not clear film rolls). Fortunately, it – and the whole construction – is reusable.

In celebration of this work, Green Spaces and I will be hosting a Chill Night on April 21 – 6:30 - 8:30pm – to contemplate the possibilities of the moment and to change the way you think of 2-liter soda bottles for evermore. Consider yourself invited! Please stop by.

Green Spaces is located at 394 Broadway 5th floor between White and Walker. Ring the buzzer.

Thanks to Annie Powers for her photo. She’s a Brooklyn-based photographer who’s available to document art and does a great job with humans, too. Check out her Out and About series.

Posted by mark at 02:09 AM | Comments (1)

April 10, 2010

Tornado Series: "bids_#45"

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acrylic on magazine page, 10.5" x 8"

Soft focus moment of import.

Posted by mark at 09:19 PM

April 01, 2010

March's Acrylic Palettes

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Big stakes game in my little world.

Posted by mark at 01:36 AM