December 14, 2018 at 11:15AM

insto @ 4:27 pm

I designed these shirts for @analogunderground, which is the record store I work at. Come in today, I’ll be here, we got all sizes

                                                                                                 

December 11, 2018 at 10:35PM

insto @ 4:27 am

Shout-out to this guy

                                                                                                 

December 04, 2018 at 11:36AM

insto @ 5:27 pm

Had a great CTRI residency with Alexis, talking about the blessed mystery of music. They flashed the rock horns in the pic (pictured) and I thought about it the whole walk home. At this point in time, this basically means “I love music” or “I feel passionately”, but it originated as an Italian curse protection, which Ronnie James Dio’s grandmother did when she saw how he was dressing. Dio started doing it on stage and its meaning drifted to “heavy metal” and to some degree “aligned with Satan”, before being tempered down to “rock (music)” and then “rock (feeling)”, with a sideways move to PFunk’s “calling the mothership” gesture and a shared space with American Sign Language “love”. I think it’s still very much and always has been a curse protection- Dio’s grandmother was trying to protect him from the simple but spiritually expensive shortcut afforded by black magic. Dio and his fans want to protect us from a life lived in simple but spiritually expensive dispassion. Back to Italian folk symbols- the mechanism by which this gesture is lucky or curse-removing is that it makes a crescent shape (see also horseshoes). The crescent, the cup, the container, the heart, the hearth, the mothership, music… Maybe metal inverts the cross only to elevate the cup???????? I take a pic like this for each instance of the residency, and I usually forget to take it until the end. It used to bug me that so many of the pictures showed an empty cup, now I love it. A blessing to your timeline. Let’s get a coffee. Let’s rock!

                                                                                                 

December 01, 2018 at 11:32AM

insto @ 5:28 pm

I’m selling books at the Roach And Flea Market today at AS220. Please note I have books about things other than sorrow! That’s just who happened to make the pic. #sorrows #goethe #daveberg #danemartinlikesthis

                                                                                                 

December 01, 2018 at 08:39AM

insto @ 2:27 pm

I made this hoodie for Sakiko and it came out so good that I decided to offer the same design to the general public. It’s in celebration of the Shan Shan Festival, a parade that happens in Tottori Japan every August, in which a huge percentage of the city’s residents dress up and dance slowly through the streets with colorful paper umbrellas, while 4 songs play on loop over loudspeakers. The top left of this design says “Tottori”, the bottom right says “Mori”. Link in bio 🙂

                                                                                                 

November 19, 2018 at 05:05PM

insto @ 10:27 pm

I did the 50th installment of my residency program today! Its still really fun for me to do so I’m going to keep doing it. The link is in my bio– I changed the application and the website a little to hopefully make it even easier to apply. The residency program is called CTRI Innovations. It lasts 1 cup of coffee. 🐙☕☕🐙

                                                                                                 

November 19, 2018 at 01:15PM

insto @ 6:27 pm

In studio

                                                                                                 

November 16, 2018 at 06:00PM

insto @ 11:27 pm

The pen15 club would like to formally recognize its new member Ferox Head, class of ’17 #pen15club

                                                                                                 

November 15, 2018 at 01:00PM

insto @ 6:27 pm

Slime drinkers of the world

                                                                                                 

November 13, 2018 at 11:38AM

insto @ 5:28 pm

The CTRI Innovations artist residency program is still going strong! It’s an extremely pleasant experience for me and it’s very instructive to be on the other side of a grant or residency application. Please feel free to apply if drinking coffee or tea and talking to me for a manageable period of time is of interest to you. Must be able to travel to Providence RI. Ok to book months in advance. Link in bio to the project page, which contains the application and brief write ups on all previous artists in residence. Pictured above is Molly from the band Beverly Tender.

                                                                                                 
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