Yellow pink and blue beads landscape on linen

Pastel beads and white linen landscape

This pretty, surreal landscape emerged when beads that were collected in a color palette for an embroidery project spilled out onto white linen that was stretched in another embroidery hoop. The hoop was under a strong studio light and the little beads cast dramatic shadows, creating an open landscape. The beads are collected from all over the world and include yellow glass, yellow jade, green jade, pale blue chalcedony, rose quartz, turquoise cylinders, and seedbeads … >> read more

Thousand Plateaus illustration

“What Does It Mean to Love Somebody?” poster in the shop

By popular demand, the image “What does it mean to love someone?” is now available as a print in our shop in an open edition. Choose a small or medium size archival print and have it delivered to your door. Standard shipping is included in the price. This drawing is part of Marc’s ongoing project to visualize A Thousand Plateas, a book of French philosophy by Giles Deleuze and Felix Gauttari.

Young woman standing next to air bike, preparing to leave for work.

Heading to work in Future Parfait

Fur suit, fur helmet, and air bike ready on the terrace of a cliff residence. An early sketch from Marc  in the Lodar storyline.

Sun Queens: Ukrainian flower crowns

According to Ukranian tradition, these headdresses were worn by young, unmarried women to show their “purity” and marital eligibility. These crowns were woven specifically for the photo shoot by Treti Pivni, to celebrate the tradition and foster social unity. The flower and plant arrangements are mesmerizing and bountiful, and oh so optimistic. This way of expressing the bounty of the universe is what inspires the mandala project. See more crowns over at Slavorum or check … >> read more

Beaded and embroidered mandalas inspired by a kaleidoscope photo of a hairbrush

The mandalas were inspired by a kaleidoscopic filter on a cellphone camera app that turns any view into a radiating, swirling pattern. The very first mandala, photo above, was a photograph of a hairbrush. The brush had black tines tipped with pink plastic, on a pad of charcoal grey rubber. The resulting photo looked like the black tines could be embroidery stitches and the little pink tips could be seedbeads, all embroidered on a dark … >> read more

Cuexcomate volcano inside

Cuexcomate, the world’s smallest volcano, Puebla, Mexico

In a day of contrasts, we visited the world’s smallest volcano and the world’s largest pyramid all in one day. The tiny Cuexcomate volcano is in Cholula, a small town outside of Puebla city. It is primarily a geyser offshoot in the ridge that holds the much larger Popacateketl Volcano that dominates the Puebla horizon. The whole region is full of volcanoes.

The Great Pyramid, Cholula Mexico

The Great Pyramid of Cholula, just outside the city of Puebla in Mexico, is that largest constructed pyramid in the world, with each side at the base measuring 400 meters and an overall height of 450 meters. Because the pyramid is covered in earth and vegetation, it feels like a mountain to be near it and it’s nearly impossible to imagine it as built by humans. Other archeological digs reveal further the extent of the … >> read more