Mike and Me and the DIA

I love this paint by Franz Kline at the Detroit Insitute of Art. Here is Mike and myself being all abstract expressionist.

When I was a kid I would always go to the DIA with my Dad, and I clearly remember the audio clip from the audio tour. "Not only does he paint the blacks he also paints the whites".

Links for CORE

 I may have posted these before.

From sweet juniper pathways of desire



Frederick Douglass

"My hopes were never brighter than now."
— Frederick Douglass 


Detroit, I miss you.

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Often times I find myself pacing the streets of Detroit while I wait for my files to save and resize in photoshop. I miss Detroit. Here is my Dad's old restaurant in the Cass Corridor. I have such vivid memories of being here as a kid, and eating the egg rolls right out of the oven. I am so lucky.


video of process

Here is a video I made to illustrate how I combine and construct my images. It is for a presentation I am working on. Bellow is the finished image, the print is about 3x5ft.


great lakes great times

google earth is great.

working on some research/getting ready for a presentation.

I also miss the mitten.


blast protection

Originally uploaded by mthaeg

Found this on Boingboing.


Scenes from the recession

As new home sales and housing starts hit record lows, empty lots, partially constructed homes and abandoned ones are seen in a subdivision on January 30, 2009 near Homestead, Florida. Prices in November of 2008 declined 8.7 percent from a year earlier, the biggest drop in records going back to 1991, the Federal Housing Finance Agency reported. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)