Artist of the Day- Duke Riley& MacDowell Colony(click on image to view individually)

This guy…amazing! He is working on a long term, many faceted project. Too long to explain but so so interesting. Started with smuggling cigars out of Cuba…on the backs of pigeons…that he trained! Then he strapped tiny cameras on the bellies of other pigeons so he could have the smuggling recorded. And…as well protected as our borders are…Guess What!!!... The pigeons escaped being arrested by Homeland Security! So…at MacDowell he’s been working on large paintings of birds of prey- hawks, falcons etc. that attack the pigeons. He is painting on black roofing paper with egg tempera, yup…made from pigeon eggs!!! These paintings are beautiful and full of detail and the black roofing paper represents the dark of night when the hawks can’t see…so the pigeons can get away. OHHHHH I could go on. You should go to his website and see for yourself all the crazy things he’s been involved with. As you can see I’m a bit ‘over the moon’ about him! Oh…he’s a tattoo artist. Don’t his drawings remind you of Wolfli from Monday?! AND…our son Amos knows him…was in his class at RISD and rented studio space from him in Brooklyn!

This guy…amazing! He is working on a long term, many faceted project. Too long to explain but so so interesting. Started with smuggling cigars out of Cuba…on the backs of pigeons…that he trained! Then he strapped tiny cameras on the bellies of other pigeons so he could have the smuggling recorded. And…as well protected as our borders are…Guess What!!!... The pigeons escaped being arrested by Homeland Security! So…at MacDowell he’s been working on large paintings of birds of prey- hawks, falcons etc. that attack the pigeons. He is painting on black roofing paper with egg tempera, yup…made from pigeon eggs!!! These paintings are beautiful and full of detail and the black roofing paper represents the dark of night when the hawks can’t see…so the pigeons can get away. OHHHHH I could go on. You should go to his website and see for yourself all the crazy things he’s been involved with. As you can see I’m a bit ‘over the moon’ about him! Oh…he’s a tattoo artist. Don’t his drawings remind you of Wolfli from Monday?! AND…our son Amos knows him…was in his class at RISD and rented studio space from him in Brooklyn!