Archive for December, 2008

Introductions for an Alien

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

This is my newest piece of a work. Still in draft stage, it’s a slideshow about thoughts on innocence, consumption, art, rock and how to be in the world of Capitolism.
Introductionannibale_carracci_the_beaneaters for an Alien

Statement about new Work

Friday, December 26th, 2008

INGREDIENTS for making a photo by e. shafkind

* 1 cup memory
* 1 cup metaphor
* 1/2 cup of macabre
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 1/4 cups all-purpose outdoor light (when possible, sometimes with a flash)
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 teaspoon whimsy ( i worry about that word a little)
* 1 1/2 cups candy-coated milk chocolate pieces


1. Preheat oven to the moment where life, love, and thought collide and then, even though you might not think it necessary, shake well.
2. Thoroughly cream together shortening, sugars, eggs and vacant stares.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the metaphors, memories and macabre and ponder precious moments, soon add to creamed mixture and mix well.
4. Stir in 1/2 cup candies. Mix well. Drop by teaspoon unto cookie sheets and decorate with remaining candies. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.

More New Images

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

New Work – Your Horns Take my Breath Away

Saturday, December 20th, 2008
Your Horns Take my Breath Away

Your Horns Take my Breath Away

“The Sonorous Phenomenon Remains Invisible” – Jacques Derrida

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Your Poetry in Analog

Saturday, December 20th, 2008
Your Poetry in Analog

Your Poetry in Analog

Sears Portrait in Yellow

Monday, December 8th, 2008

It’s amazing that we were actually able to pull this off considering the holiday rush for family portraits. If you look closely you will see we’re making the sign language symbol for yellow. Everyone was bright and sunny on a dark day in December. So here marks the last of the warm colors in the series. On Dec. 7th, 2008 about 22 people dressed in yellow infiltrated Sears and took over the studio. It’s a family portrait on several levels. The family of humans, the family of colors, some actual families within the group, and what is it to participate in a cultural phenomenon of the large group portraits? Still trying to figure that one out. Well, here we are in our glory, being mellow in yellow. View more images on the link to the right.