This is my favorite format.
Here's a gelatin silver print from the days when that technology was still relevant. The darkroom was fun, but I firmly believe that these techniques should go the way of the typewriter.
I made some minimalist art at Cooper Union. This was a big steel plate with 1 inch plexiglass holes. I made a few smaller squares like this in different materials but didn't keep many. I figured they could be easily recreated.
Here's a collaboration between me and some classmates. We painted everything in a Cooper Union sculpture room that was grey; trim and floors, a pale green to call attention to institutional neutrality. The hard part was painting the room back again.
As a member of Act Up's housing caucus, I fought for the rights of homeless people with HIV and AIDS, insisting on housing and services for this population. I made graphics for our various protests. We started the amazing Housing Works which is unfortunately still necessary.
After college, I painted still lives as a way to unwind. There was always a movie playing in the background that didn't require a lot of attention.
It's fun making portraits but I rarely have my own reason to make one. I end up making them on someone else's whim or as a gift.
I made a lot of collages like this after college and well into grad school.
I taught undergraduate photography and painting at the University of Rochester while I was working on my PhD in visual culture there. I mostly studied and wrote during this period, but made a few things as well.
I sometimes sketch when I'm lucky enough to be on vacation. This is a Mexican beach at the Caribbean sea at night.
I've made hundreds of these kinds of collages over the years. They're the kind you make when you study color theory. Lately I've been making these in the same exact format. I know they're not important, but they bring me so much satisfaction.