Aug 17, 2019

Jerry Hatem

Jerry Hatem

My younger brother

g October 28, 1959 to June 2, 2019

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Aug 12, 2019

haute button issues

haute button issues

somedays the littlest things are a challenge

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Jul 30, 2019

one thing leads to another, aka blind drunk

one thing leads to another, aka blind drunk

somewhere, a model ship wants a bottle-shaped window

somewhere else, a bottle-shaped window wants a tumbler-shaped window...

and strategically half-opened blinds

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Jul 20, 2019

strongest soloist

strongest soloist

unused sketches for a job showing the strongest soloist - first idea was a musician lugging his piano around in its case but it didn't read fast enough - next, various poses of the soloist hoisting the piano while playing - even one, bottom L, with him leaping as he does, to show how strong he is - these were all to vertical for the format so the final version has him on a knee, sort of an Atlas pose, with the piano less upright, because it needed to be more horizontal, and it's not an upright

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Jul 13, 2019

close watch

close watch

I doodled these when a thunderstorm played with the lights for a couple seconds while I was tutoring a weather-obsessed student

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Jul 2, 2019

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Jun 24, 2019

Black & White

Black & White

For a black batter playing in a black league because whites didn't want blacks in their white league, maybe - just maybe - it felt good to hit a white ball.

A piece of mine in the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum traveling exhibit "Shades of Greatness" 

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Jun 20, 2019

Chip the Duck

Chip the Duck

if you are what you eat, don't feed ducks potato chips

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Mar 15, 2019

Carrot Tree

Carrot Tree

learned about this from someone I trust

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Feb 15, 2019

wall

wall

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Jan 11, 2019

these started with the little wrapper papers from a sampler box of chocolates - flattened, folded, a few scissor snips - the paper stayed sort of cupped, rather than lay flat, so I put each under my water glass and took a picture - the reflections on the sides of the glass add more complexity than there actually is

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Dec 26, 2018

Charlie Brown landing

Charlie Brown landing

the zigzagging graphic stairs on an office sign inspired this image

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artboards proposal

artboards proposal

side-by-side billboards present a unique venue for economic storytelling and, as such, an opportunity for a large-scale homage to the multi-panel comic strip and an unexpected alternative to the shrinking comics pages of the beleaguered newspaper industry.

Embottled embattlers: Moby Dick and Ahab. A peg-leg jpeg.

Dinosaurs are extinct. Horny projections and objectification, not so much.

Over easy, over hard. Sometimes a dozen-to-one underdog can scramble the odds.

Scientific progress. One small tweak for a Viking, one giant leap into space.

Evasive tactics. Hunter/prey/prayer.

Anty-pasta. Tongue-tied tongue-twister.

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Edvard Grieg

Edvard Grieg

stages of a commissioned portrait of Norwegian composer and Einstein doppleganger, Edvard Grieg

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Sep 7, 2018

taking a knee seems like such a reverent statement of protest for the senseless loss of black lives - it reminds me of Arnold Friberg's painting of George Washington kneeling in prayer at Valley Forge

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Aug 18, 2018

ties that bind

ties that bind

some ideas pop into your head...not enough pop for the NYTimes, though - they passed on it

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Hamilton Schmamilton

Hamilton Schmamilton

The way the Hamilton poster uses Hamilton's figure for the top of the star made me think, what else could top the star? A witch's hat. Who played the most iconic witch ever? 

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Mar 10, 2018

doodling

doodling

...yet another batch

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