Friday, February 3, 2017
Friday, December 16, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Thank you to Mural Arts Philadelphia and The Goldenberg Group for their faith in and support of this piece. I'm proud to be included with artists Issac Lin, Steve Powers and Peter Farrari in this curated group of murals.
The Mural is located at 10 Snyder Avenue in South Philadelphia.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Friday, May 20, 2016
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Let’s demote this “crumb bum” and remove his statue from the steps of Philadelphia’s Municipal Services Building. Frank Rizzo’s legacy of racial divisiveness and thuggery is no longer one that Philly should endorse. Like an effigy of an authoritarian dictator, the statue looms over our provincial politics and is a symbol of our dysfunction. Move him somewhere less prominent and let’s reserve our high profile public spaces for memorials of figures that all Philadelphians can be proud of.
Monday, March 21, 2016
Vivere - to live. It is also the name of an ostentatious yacht owned by Philadelphia Energy Solutions CEO Philip Rinaldi.
Along with other chemical and energy companies Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) proposes “to establish Philadelphia as the East Coast natural gas Hub in order to stimulate additional regional growth of manufacturing businesses that can benefit from this resource.”
PES is responsible for nearly 70 percent of Philadelphia’s toxic air release and has a terrible record with the US EPA.
Expanding their operations and making Philadelphia a petrochemical manufacturing import/export hub is not a good deal for the citizens of Philadelphia. The companies involved belong to an opportunistic religion where not making maximum profit is the greatest sin. They have mastered the art of externalizing costs to the poorest and least represented.
In designing his yacht Mr. Rinaldi reveals his narcissum: "A mega yacht not only represents your tastes, but is also, and most of all, a way to express yourself, to show who you have become over the course of your life. . . I wanted the vessel to reflect my personality as far as possible; I wanted it to be perfect, a precise reconstruction of the image I had in mind: or even better...."
Strip bare your ego
And be sincere
Your boat is a tanker
Her name, VIVERE.