Pantone Markers and White Charcoal on paper -8x10 inch- NYC 2008
The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill. Banksy designed a pet shop that includes fish sticks swimming in a fish tank, a chimpanzee watching chimp porn, a fur coat playing a cat, and hot dog hamsters.
Bansky also painted 3 graffitis in the city. "I heart New York" shirt at the corner of Grand and Wooster, another is found whitewashing the wall at Houston and Macdougal and the last rat at Howard and Broadway is holding a briefcase full of money accompanied with text that reads "Let them eat crack."
In a statement Bansky comments, "I wanted to play the corporations at their own game, at the same scale and in the same locations. The advantage of billboard companies is that they'll let you write anything for money, even if what you write is questioning the ethics of letting someone write anything because they have money."
“Life is like a bicycle, to keep your balance your must keep on moving.”
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This is an important update. After 3 Years with our eyes pointed at the Brooklyn life in 11211 we’ve moved.
We will keep our eyes open to follow up what`s going on there and in the City of course, but we like to hanging out locally so...
The Creative Process Blog has switched his tune to NY 11372. We ended up in this attractive and clean neighborhood named as the first Garden City in the USA. We will try to pick up for you the best of the life around here and showing out how the environment, will change by the time hopefully in a nice way to preserve the face of the Historical Green Neighborhood of Jackson Heights in New York.
From the NYC.gov web site
“The historic garden community of Jackson Heights is one of New York's most flavorful, colorful and diverse neighborhoods-a true global village where hundreds of languages are spoken and where elegantly-dressed Indian women wearing saris walk side by side with Koreans, Colombians and Argentines.”
A Local Global Village
Significant Indian, Thai, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Colombian, Argentinean, Mexican, Korean, Filipino, Chinese and European American populations are just some of the many groups that call Jackson Heights home, creating a diverse neighborhood chock full of vibrancy, colors and smells.
Jackson Heights wikipedia.org
Jackson_Heights LGA Shea Stadium (pic)
This journey is gonna be interesting.
We are all citizen of the world.
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The Asian Elephant Art & Conservation Project has been very busy with a recent flurry of press and publicity due to a video going around the internet of an elephant drawing the outline of another elephant, a “self-portrait” if you will. Here’s Hong, female aged eight years, doing a better job with her trunk than most of we homo sapiens who try our hand at painting:
Timelapse footage to the completion of the graffiti project on kelburn castle. Painted by, OS GEMEOS, NINA & NUNCA. Completed June 2007
The first color wheel has been attributed to Sir Isaac Newton, who in 1706 arranged red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet into a natural progression on a rotating disk. As the disk spins, the colors blur together so rapidly that the human eye sees white. From there the organization of color has taken many forms, from tables and charts, to triangles and and wheels the history.
Using text from Sarah Lowengard’s The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe we’re taking a look at the progression of color organization systems and how the color wheel came to be.
Full Article: http://www.colourlovers.com
A gallery in Seoul breathes new life into old paintings using modern technology.
The "Alive Gallery" in the South Korean capital has brought characters in famous paintings to life using the latest in technology enabling visitors to interact with Mona Lisa and Jesus and his disciples at the last supper.
This is a really great concept!
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) offers you the opportunity to buy a tree which will be planted in a rainforest in Sebangau National Forest in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. In return, they not only plant the tree, but give you a Google Earth KML file in return with the location coordinates of your tree. Theoretically, as Google continues to update with higher resolution satellite and aerial imagery, you should be able to watch the growth of your tree (and the others who donate trees) over the coming years. To get started, you simply go to the web site mybabytree.org.
Via WWF and Google Earth Blog
The most low-tech of clean technologies, recycling, got a boost today. RecycleBank, a Philadelphia-based startup that runs incentive-based recycling programs, has raised $30 million in Series B funding led by the high-profile VCs at Kleiner Perkins, PEHub reports via VentureWire. RecycleBank’s round also included existing investors RRE Ventures and Sigma Partners, who together invested $13.1 million in a Series A financing last year.
As far as low-tech cleantech goes, this is a big investment. Kleiner Perkins Partner John Doerr was quite excited about RecycleBank’s mission and business when he talked about the company at the Berkeley Energy Symposium, saying applying the right business model to existing technology can be good business for the planet.
Full Article http://earth2tech.com
The Eraser -Part 2-
I should`nt have post this but is not just a personal thing anymore.
I filled up this Questionnaire almost a year ago for a documentary and it didn`t get trough so today I realized that these answers are not describing just me, my dreams my goals and directions but also the questionnaire will tell you to what the Rossi Projects LLC will do in the next years what I have done in the past and who is the troubled soul behind that wont give up.
Read Full Article http://www.ecogeek.org/content/view/1344/
On the face of it, selecting photographer Chris Jordan as the keynote speaker for the Greener Gadgets Conference may seem like an odd choice...until you get a look at his work. He's best known in the green world for his collection Running the Numbers, which attempts to show the results of our country's addiction to mass consumption.
"You can't go see the total amount of garbage we generate every day because it's divided out all over the country," Jordan told the sellout crowd of 400+ at the Greener Gadgets Conference. "I've devoted the last five years of my life documenting the detritus of our consumer culture and mass consumption".
Jordan combines photography with some deft Photoshop work to build up giant images showing the number of items Americans use in a certain period of time. Some of the images he's put together include the:
410,000 paper cups used every 15 minutes
2,000,000 plastic beverage bottles used every 15 minutes
11,000 commercial flights every 8 hours
426,000 cell phones "retired" every day
1,140,000 brown paper supermarket bags used every hour
106,000 aluminum cans used every 30 seconds
60,000 plastic bags used every five seconds
15,000,000 sheets of office paper every five minutes
38,000 shipping containers, the number processed through American ports every 12 hours
The latter is actually true: everybody is recycling. But that is the result of government force, not a voluntary choice. The state's monopolist garbage-collection "service" no longer accepts garbage: they will only collect leftovers and other biodegradables. Any other kind of garbage that accidentally finds its way to your garbage bin can result in a nice little fine (it really isn't that little) and the whole neighborhood could face increased garbage collection rates (i.e., even larger increases than usual — they tend to increase annually or biannually anyway).
So what do you do with your waste?
Full Article http://www.mises.org/story/2855
Do we will have so a cleaner sidewalks a cleaner street and less waste around?
What about them..I mean the recyclers? TRASH is CASH.
According to them, they can make between $100 and 150$ a day and basically those are $ stoled from the city.
What is better let them have a Job or having a cleaner streets?
I have a solution....what about moving the recycler to Italy, over there there is a lot to do and I`m pretty sure they can make even more $.