Dec 1, 2016
Nov 29, 2016
Nov 22, 2016
There is something close to my house in Brooklyn called the Morbid Museum. I can't quite figure out what the place is exactly. It's seems to have a lot of stuff that is sort of related to death. Which is fine by me because I can then draw the unusual objects. I know what everyone is going to ask me, so YES, there is a monkey sitting on a couch when you first walk in. The word, morbid, was probably used to attract people into the space. It kind of intrigued me. Once inside though, no one can figure out what the hell it's all about. They do serve Black & Gold coffee. I get herbal tea.
Nov 14, 2016
Nov 2, 2016
Another in my series of ceramic sculptures about veganism. Chickens are arguably the most abused animals on the planet. In the United States, approximately 9 billion chickens are killed for their flesh each year, and 305 million hens are used for their eggs. Chickens raised on factory farms each year in the U.S. never have the chance to do anything that’s natural or important to them. A baby chick on a factory farm will never be allowed contact with his or her parents, let alone be raised by them. They spend their entire lives in filthy sheds with tens of thousands of other birds, where intense crowding and confinement lead to outbreaks of disease. They’re bred and drugged to grow so large so quickly that their legs and organs can’t keep up, making heart attacks, organ failure, and crippling leg deformities common. Many become crippled under their own weight and eventually die because they can’t reach the water nozzles. When they are only 6 or 7 weeks old, they’re crammed into cages and trucked to slaughter.
Oct 24, 2016
This is the third in my series of vegan ceramic sculptures about the mistreatment of animals for our food source. Contrary to popular myth, mounting scientific evidence shows that fish can suffer fear and pain. (1) Far more fish are exploited than any other category of animals, and they are subjected to the worst abuses. Yet, they have the least legal protection and receive the least concern for their well-being, even from the animal protection community. Globally, an estimated one to three trillion wild-caught fishes and 37 – 120 billion farmed fishes are killed commercially for food each year. Hundreds of millions more are killed for “sport” each year in the U.S. alone. Fishes are also increasingly replacing other animals for scientific experimentation. Approximately one-quarter of all the animals used for research and education in North America are fish. Additionally, some 1.5 billion are used for aquariums.