This was the first of several works I designed for the E3 gaming exposition in Los Angeles. The composition is similar in structure to my Dies Irae, which may have inspired the developers. Gears of War is a video game … Continue reading →
The nativity theme is a favorite christmas subject for pavement artists. I did two of them during my first years in Rome. The first was a copy from Tiepolo and the second from Honthorst.
When 3D pavement art became popular I designed my own nativity composition. I executed this composition twice, the first time in the Xanadu commercial center in Madrid, and the second time in Perth, Australia. The Perth version was filmed as a time-lapse video.
I did this work in Herald Square right in front of the famous Macy’s department store to celebrate the anniversary of the plaza. It rained for three days of the four day event, but luckily the weather cleared up on … Continue reading →
I created this image of gulls flying over the Bosphorous for Turkey innovation week in Istanbul. On the last day I gave a talk at the symposium on, “Painting and Innovation.” Two of the other speakers were Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the … Continue reading →
This work was one of my most successful projects, both in terms of the media response and the experience. It was done at the National Geographic visitor’s center at the Grand Canyon. It was sponsored by Nature Valley Trails, which … Continue reading →
I did this piece at the American food fair in Chicago. This is a trade show for the “food industry” that is not really open to the general public. The work was bordered with real plants and rocks that provided … Continue reading →
I finally found the time to upload this image from the November 2&3 Breeders’s Cup races at the Santa Anita Racetrack in Los Angeles. The press release read as follows: The Breeders’ Cup, joined by Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa, … Continue reading →
This work was created for the first 24-7 3D channel. Below is a description of the event by Eventrex, the great company that did the event management. When the Discovery Channel was introducing its new 3D channel 3net, they asked … Continue reading →
This is possibly my most well-known image. It has been published countless times. Here the image is inserted into the graphic surround I designed as the poster for the second Santa Barbara I Madonnari Festival. I later produced a set of posters with the original 13th century poem of the Dies Irae. The poem is fairly long, but I have attached a translation here: Dies Irae Text.
Dies Irae translates as The Day of Wrath, and describes the last judgment, when the dead crawl out from the Earth to be judged. it is part of the Catholic Requiem mass and has been set to music by Mozart, Verdi and other great composers.
Below is a setting by Camille Saint-Saëns:
There is a story about the creation of the work that can be read here.
The poster was produced in a fairly large number. I am offering an archival print of it on canvas in a signed but unnumbered edition. Click here for more information.
This was the third of three images I created on the theme of contemporary “hells”. This work is shown in front of a completely burnt out building of a huge nursery that was near the Garda lake in Northern Italy. The image is filled with details of all sorts of evils brought on by poverty. It is one of my personal favorites and was used on the inside cover of my book, Asphalt Renaissance.
The image is available as a limited edition print. Click herefor more information.