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February 27, 2015

Celebratig the virtue of bats

My new work is about bringing awareness of the importance of bats.  We are loosing large quantities of these exceptional creatures to white-nose Syndrome.  This is a huge crisis.  Many think of bats just as scary creatures, but we benefit greatly from them.

They eat insects and mosquitoes (helping to control viruses spread by the insects), and lower the need for pesticides, pollinate flowers and disperse seeds for countless trees and shrubs growth.

"Chinese artists have long used five bats to represent the five blessings: health, long life, prosperity, love of virtue, and a tranquil, natural death. The bats often are bright red— the color of joy."

"White-nose Syndrome (WNS) is a fungal disease that has killed millions of bats in North America. The disease is caused by a fungus from Eurasia, which was accidentally transported here by humans. The fungus, Pseudogymnoascus destructans, invades the skin of hibernating bats and disrupts both their hydration and hibernation cycles.

WNS has killed at least 5.7 million bats since it arrived in North American in 2006. Some winter colonies have seen 100% fatality. "

February 16, 2015

Last issue of MungBeing Magazine 

Yesterday the last issue of the on-line zine, MungBeing Magazine was issued.  I have been contributing to this zine since Issue 9, I believe that might have been in 2006!  Mark Givens is the creator/editor, a super hero who believed in promoting other artists.  Be it visual, written or performance art, he wanted to share it all with the world. And over the many years that he devoted himself to putting out this zine, he was a success.

My last pieces for the zine is a photo series taken in Greenwood Cemetery titled "Expressive Tree Series". Intimate and humorous views of some quite expressive trees were discovered.

I will miss contributing and hope to find a new place to keep the inspiration going.  Thank you Mark!

All issues can be viewed on  MungBeing

February 15, 2015

Greenpoint Art Lounge Feb. 2015

The show took place at a two floor gallery in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The show was more of a one night scene, with music and a large number of artists involved.  So much great energy and an amazing turnout.