Crossing Boundaries Postcard Project

A blog post by DVAA member Eleanor Levie

The U.S. Administration prepares to reissue a harsher immigration ban targeting seven predominantly Muslim countries. A refugee crisis explodes around the world. Energy and resistance mount to defend gender equality, freedom of religion, and freedom of speech.

Never before has there been a more powerful moment for Crossing Boundaries: The Philadelphia Postcard Project.

Calling all artists: become part of a diverse, inclusive, exploration of boundaries and get exposure for your work at the same time. Simply choose an image -- could be a detail--from your body of work that speaks to crossing boundaries… whether they be physical, geographical, cultural, personal. Boundaries as positive concepts, as in: good parents set boundaries for their children. Boundaries as negative concepts: a prison to escape, a restriction to lift.

Keep your work! Get just the image printed onto a 4” x 6” postcard. Use the front or the back to add information as desired: Title of work, artist’s name, contact information as would appear on a business card, making this an excellent publicity and PR opportunity.

Alternatively, use the back of the postcard for action and advocacy, formatting for messaging, stamping, and mailing to your legislator’s local office.

It is relatively cheap to have 250 postcards printed and sent. Suggested postcard printers:
www.gotprint.com, or www.vistaprint.com. In addition, a local Philadelphia printer will grant you a 20% discount; use DVAADISCOUNT and this link www.m3printing.com/mike.a  No delivery charges if you email Linda Dubin Garfield: linda@davinciartalliance.org to let her know to arrange pick up.

Postcards will be displayed  at the Da Vinci Art Alliance from May 3-24. Boxes of your postcards with boxes available for the taking and collecting by any visitor to DVAA.

Also on exhibit during this time, will be the work of six immigrant artists from all over the world—a celebration of diversity in the city of Brotherly love.  Art to enjoy as an antidote for high anxiety at this point in time, and as a celebration of the diversity of voices in the art community with the courage to cross boundaries.

 

Important dates:

By April 1, 2017:

Send preview info to

linda@davinciartalliance.org.

Put Postcard Project in subject line.

Attach jpeg of postcard (shortest side

between 500 - 900 pixels). Include your

name as you want it to appear online and

in the exhibition, your contact info, and an

artist statement of no more than 50 words.

 

By April 8, 2017:

Send 250 postcards in box to:

Elke Muller

1008 Dickinson St.

Phila, PA 19147

USA

Meet Artist Member Juliannah Francina Harrison!

Interview with Juliannah Francina Harrison, Member since 2016

DVAA: Introduce yourself!

I am an illustrator, curator, program manager, and teacher. A California born gypsy to a family of modern nomads and movers and shakers. My work consists of family, ancestors, and the trend breaking youth. I enjoy asking too many questions in a mission to being helped or helping others open new doors of creativity.

                 "Taurus," Juliannah Francina Harrison

                 "Taurus," Juliannah Francina Harrison

What projects are you currently working on?

A few comic book stories that will be printed several pages at a time, zine style!

Look out for Saul & Matcha, Elite, and Mother's.

                           Juliannah Francina Harrison

                           Juliannah Francina Harrison

What inspires your work?

My family and ex-boyfriends.

               "Good Hair," Juliannah Francina Harrison

               "Good Hair," Juliannah Francina Harrison

Is there anything else you would like people to know?

This recently caught my attention:

"A leader isn't just defined by their confidence and ability to execute tasks. A leader keeps a focus of their audience and their mission."

Check out more of Juliannah Francina Harrison's work at her website, on Instagram, and at:

40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program: 4013 Chestnut St.

Meet Artist Member Eamon DeFabbia-Kane!

Interview with Eamon DeFabbia-Kane, Member since 2016

DVAA: Introduce yourself!

I am an artist and fabricator currently living and working in New York City. Here, I work in several different artist and design studios, making my own sculpture and other artwork in my free time. I am originally from the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, and lived in Philadelphia for four years while completing a Bachelors of Fine Arts in glass from Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. While living in Philadelphia and in New York, I have gained lots of experience, which has been essential in developing a very diverse skill set working with a wide variety of materials and techniques.

                      "Untitled," Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

                      "Untitled," Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

What projects are you currently working on?

Currently, I'm working on a wide variety of sculptures, prints, and photography. Many of these things are works in progress, or will serve as tests and sketches for larger and more in-depth works. Starting at the end of April, I will be working as a fellow at Wheaton Arts in New Jersey, where I plan on further developing everything I have been working on for the past few years.

                        "Untitled," Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

                        "Untitled," Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

What inspires your work?

My work is grounded in my intense fascination with architecture and how it has the power to have such a profound impact on one’s perceptions. It currently consists of fragments of architecture and found objects that have been taken out of context, manipulated and exaggerated. These works are playful investigations full of contradictions. I search within chaotic environments for subtleties and moments of beauty that normally go unnoticed, and I aim to explore the aesthetic symbolism of what I am drawing from, and question the way these objects can exist.

               "State of Being," Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

               "State of Being," Eamon DeFabbia-Kane

Is there anything else you would like people to know?

In addition to my residency this spring, I have a solo show at DVAA coming up in September. I also have books of my photography for sale on my website, eamondefabbiakane.com.

Check out more of Eamon DeFabbia-Kane's work at his website!

Meet Artist Member Louise M. Herring!

Interview with Louise M. Herring, Member since 2010

DVAA: Introduce yourself!

My oil/mixed media paintings, inspired by nature and travel, reflect my involvement with the process of making art. I am not concerned with rendering what I see, but am challenged to express my visual reaction. I like to work in series, a format which offers both a challenge and freedom to explore.

                      "Climbing Blue," oil, mixed media

                      "Climbing Blue," oil, mixed media

What projects are you currently working on?

I have just finished a series inspired by prayer flags seen in Nepal and Bhutan. I am now interested in exploring the possibilities of encaustics.

                          "Flying Tiger," oil, mixed media

                          "Flying Tiger," oil, mixed media

What inspires your work?

Color, decorative patterns, gestures, markings and lines are springboards in my art making process.

                       "Freedom”s Fire," oil, mixed media

                       "Freedom”s Fire," oil, mixed media

Is there anything else you would like people to know?

Throughout my years of art making, color has endured as a constant and motivating voice.

Check out more of Louise M. Herring's work at her website, and at:

Waverly Heights: 1400 Waverly Rd., Gladwyne, PA

A solo exhibit of recent work will hang until March 17, 2017.

Meet Artist Member Jed Williams!

Interview with Jed Williams, Member since 2010

DVAA: Introduce yourself!

JW: I was born in Philadelphia, USA, in 1975 and raised in Paris, France; I am a French and American citizen, now living in Philadelphia. I graduated from the University of the Arts (BFA in Painting and Drawing, 2000) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Certificate in Painting, 2005), both located in Philadelphia. Since 2010, I have owned and operated Jed Williams Gallery, located at 615 Bainbridge St., where I showcase local emerging and mid-career artists (mostly abstract/mixed media painting, sculpture, and photo), as well as my own art process (my own art studio is located behind the main gallery space).

[Jed's current show, featuring a series of his larger works, along with art by Robin Halpren-Ruder, closes January 20th. See below for details.]

"Endangered Seeker," Jed Williams

"Endangered Seeker," Jed Williams

What projects are you currently working on?

Currently, I am working on pencil drawings, and mixed media/collage/painting about Aspergers and how it feels. I am also working on a commission, and I have just finished a series of animal illustrations for an upcoming book of poetry by James E.D. Keating.

          "The Snake Charmer," Jed Williams

          "The Snake Charmer," Jed Williams

What inspires your work?

I am greatly influenced by the blending of a more nature-based, organic atmosphere of mystical spirituality with an urban, chaotic feeling reflecting the environment I live in. I strive to create a new and unique form of dreamy semi-abstraction in which I mix more or less recognizable shapes—such as, among others, musical instruments, fruits, pin-up girls and toys, referring to objects of symbolic significance for me personally and in the context of our culture—with sculpturally developed abstract shapes resonating with organic life forces. My work thus effects a play on the mixing, merging, and shifting recognizability of diverse symbols and iconography in our unconscious and our emotions. The images I make simultaneously stem from intense inner turmoil and wonder, and from my fascination with certain images and symbols.

                     "Drive My Car," Jed Williams

                     "Drive My Car," Jed Williams

Is there anything else you would like people to know?

I like Indian food a lot. And pizza. And I teach French. My dad was the late great poet C.K. Williams. And my mom is a jeweler.

 Installation from show at the JED WILLIAMS GALLERY     (closing Jan. 20), featuring works by Robin Halpren-                                    Ruder and Jed Williams.

 Installation from show at the JED WILLIAMS GALLERY     (closing Jan. 20), featuring works by Robin Halpren-                                    Ruder and Jed Williams.

Check out more of Jed Williams' work at his website, and at:

JED WILLIAMS GALLERY615 Bainbridge St.

Gallery hours: Thursday-Sunday, 4–7pm.

Show closing January 20th, featuring a series of larger works along with art by Robin Halpren-Ruder.

Liliglow Boutique3874 Lancaster Avenue (West Philadelphia)

Ongoing show featuring a series of small/mid-sized deco/expressionist abstracts.

Meet Artist Member Paige Lizbeth Morris!

Interview with Paige Lizbeth Morris, Member since 2016

DVAA: Introduce yourself!

PLM: I am a Philadelphia-based glass and mixed media sculptor. I earned a BFA in Glass from Tyler School of Art in 2012 and also studied at various programs in the U.S. under scholarship. I am an adjunct professor at Salem Community College and Tyler School of Art. I am also a glass fabricator and assistant to several artists. I have a private, shared studio in South Philly where I work on my own projects. When developing my work, I consider my memories of my adolescence with my present-day identity to create narratives. I like to work experimentally and utilize techniques that reveal the power of objects and activate familiar feelings.

                                   "Allure," found object, glass

What projects are you currently working on? 

I am currently working on a body of work titled 'Something Blue' which will culminate in a solo exhibition in September at DaVinci Art Alliance. 'Something Blue' is a body of work I have been developing since 2013 which has evolved throughout the past three years. The work focuses on the examination of media-portrayal of women in an endless search for romance and will be comprised of glass and mixed media sculpture and installation.

                             "Sarah," glass, found object, hair

What inspires your work?

I draw inspiration from a lot of different things. For the current body of work I am focused on, I am considering my own personal narratives while simultaneously drawing inspiration from my family's perception of relationships. I do a lot of research on the gender binary and the sociological aspects of romance, which also informs my work. My work is also informed by imagery from mass media such as movie stills, as well as the kitsch. I am also inspired by bubblegum pop music, the names of pink paint, lace, and hair.

                               "To Touch," found object, glass

Is there anything else you would like people to know?

I am very excited to have my first solo exhibition since 2012 at DaVinci Art Alliance this September, and I hope you can stop by when the exhibition is up to see my work in person.

Check out more of Paige Lizbeth Morris' work at her website, and on Instagram!

The Three Realms

Join us now through November 27th for 'The Three Realms.'
Gallery hours are Wednesday 6-8p and Saturday & Sunday 1-5p.
704 Catherine St., Philadelphia.


Close to a decade ago a group of women came together after wishes sent out to the universe were returned tenfold. Strong women. Supportive women. The three of us sharing our work in one space may at first seem odd to those who know our work individually. It may have seemed odd to some of us. The energies of each bounce off of the others in ways that balance and energize, and these play out in our art.

The title “The Three Realms” comes from thinking about the trio in terms of art, history, and literature. The concept of Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory was an obvious one to pursue. One can see the roots connecting each artist to one realm when studying the works, despite branches into all three. When it was discovered that the Celtic view of the Otherworld consisted of three distinct realms of land, sea, and sky, it felt right. In the Celtic view, the three realms overlap and combine in a way to make up the whole of existence. 

Sarah R. Bloom’s work explores concepts of aging and death with an overarching darkness to connote the depths of the sea and, perhaps, a longing for the past. Denise Perri’s art is punctuated with drawings of trees and images of the street—raw, gritty, and grounded in reality on earth even while dreaming in clouds. And finally, Denise Mihalik’s images of angels could call to mind no other realm, yet many may have the clipped wings of fallen souls. The three artists overlap and combine in a way to make up the whole. This is a never-ending dialogue seeking balance in what is often a very difficult reality.

Sarah R. Bloom

"I have been taking self-portraits as my primary form of artistic expression since 2006. The exploration of identity as a woman entering middle age has emerged as a persistent theme in my work, most expressively with my self-portraits in abandoned places.

I am seeking to adapt to my changing body, mindset, and circumstances. I see myself as an extension of these abandoned spaces, using them as an echo of the push/pull of our identity as we age. There is light and dark, sadness and beauty, fear and acceptance, a folding into and a pushing out all at once. Through my art, I am continually exploring my own emotional and often painful reactions to this process. I make a defiant push against the inevitable yet long for acceptance. I work towards reclaiming my place in the world and defining my mid-life as one of transformation rather than crisis."

"Some Revelation at Hand" - Sarah Bloom

"Some Revelation at Hand" - Sarah Bloom

Sarah R. Bloom is an artist and photographer working in the Philadelphia region. Her photos have been featured in The Daily Mail, Philadelphia Magazine and The Huffington Post. Philadelphia Magazine named her Best Visual Artist in their 2015 Best of Philly Issue. In October 2015, Instagram flew her out to L.A. to take part in a pop-up art exhibit celebrating inspiring women and was featured in The Huffington Post's “28 Badass Women to Follow on Instagram.” Sarah is the Philadelphia Chapter Women's Caucus for Art President and a current member of InLiquid, Da Vinci Art Alliance, and The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.

Denise Perri

"I don’t usually make art when I’m happy. My marks represent one of two things; my unresolved feelings/emotions regarding a circumstance or situation or person, or frequencies/vibrational shifts I pick up on from an outside source. My marks convey where I am in the process of “resolving” those feelings or interpreting those vibrational shifts at that particular moment. Art is therapy for me. Making marks is a therapeutic process of letting go. Get it out, put it down, set it free, let it go, make space for (the) healing. My decision making process is very organic and intuitive. I don’t think too much, or at all, ideally. I move from instinct and let colorways, tools, and materials “choose” me. I very rarely “see” where I’m going, the subject matter reveals itself to me throughout the mark-making process. The “story” is told primarily through abstraction and figurative representations. I have very little attachment to my finished pieces. Once the piece is completed, it’s time for me to move on." 

Close up from "Sophia" - Acrylic, ink, presto, graphite, micron, pigment, relief, on canvas. 24x24. Denise Perri

Close up from "Sophia" - Acrylic, ink, presto, graphite, micron, pigment, relief, on canvas. 24x24. Denise Perri

Denise Perri is a visual artist living in Philadelphia. A documentary-style portrait photographer, illustrator, painter, and mixed media artist, Denise is a lifelong lover of the image. Her work is influenced by both street and spiritual alike. Life. Love. (he)Art.

Denise Mihalik 

“Art is why I get up in the morning, though the definition ends there. Doesn’t seem fair; I am living for something I can’t even define.” - Ani DiFranco

"I find joy and peace in the process of creating. I have been a maker for as long as I can remember. I find inspiration everywhere and in everything. My friends and family inspire me. Bridges, Deibenkorn, museums, words, emotions, and my children all serve as catalysts to my creative. If there is a minute in the day available, I am using it to make something.

I have been painting angels all of my life. I believe angels are always around — to remind us of our power, our strength, our struggles, our divine, and our humanity. Angels have always appeared in my work and often I have no intention of painting them — they force their way through and make themselves known. Art is my gift. Art helps me to breathe. It keeps me focused and sane and real and grounded.

Almost all of my work is mixed media. I paint on wood, canvas, paper and often collage over work with tissue paper, transferred images, sharpie, vine charcoal, and india ink. I love black. For me, the process is about trust, and let go, and my gut. The process is the art and the art is the process."

Denise Mihalik is a painter, mixed media artist and photographer living in Cherry Hill. She holds a BFA with a painting concentration. Over the years she has been a mentor, a workshop leader, and an instructor. Mihalik’s work graces the homes and businesses of many across the tristate area. She works in the education field during the day as a photographer and fills her nights and weekends with art, creativity, teaching, refinishing furniture, painting, and photography.


A closing reception will be held Sunday November 27th 1-5p!

SIX

Join us now through October 30th for SIX, an exhibition of work organized by painter Barbara Sosson. The six featured artists all work in different mediums and themes and have been invited to participate based on the professional quality and maturity of their work.

Gallery hours are Wednesday 6-8p and Saturday & Sunday 1-5p.
704 Catherine St., Philadelphia.


Brad Carmichael

Bradford Carmichael graduated from Tyler School of Art in 2007, and is now pursuing an MFA at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.

"Smoke Worm," 2016, oil and mixed media on six canvases, 50" x 144"

"Smoke Worm," 2016, oil and mixed media on six canvases, 50" x 144"

Artist statement:
"My paintings and sculptures investigate connection, exchange and travel. I explore this with  metaphor, such as the strata of the earth’s crust, sections of the atmosphere, the passage of time and mythology, and how they relate to different spaces at the site of human experience. Things which traverse these layers are used as exploration vehicles; parachutes, time-machines, Air Jordan sneakers, gods and more. These travel between separate places, bring things together into the same space, connect or separate them and facilitate exchange. I explore points along the paths these travel, and the places they go. This is approached using things which are around me in the studio, things which I spend a lot of time with, usually books on history, art, music, warfare, and myths, as well as what I see or experience everyday."

To see more of Brad's work please visit his website!


Rachel Citrino

"Through her art, Rachel Citrino celebrates the energy of color to move us and the power of primal forms and symbols to inspire."

"Achilles Betrayed," 2016, acrylic, gouache, and ink on Strathmore cold press, 73.5" x 44"

"Achilles Betrayed," 2016, acrylic, gouache, and ink on Strathmore cold press, 73.5" x 44"

"Citrino is a studio artist and an independent curator who keeps a busy schedule of exhibitions and leads artist retreats in Italy. She has exhibited paintings, sculpture and photographs in New York, Belgium, Italy, Brazil and Egypt and her work has been included in the National Museum in Warsaw as well as The Duchamp Commemorative Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. 

She studied painting and sculpture at Fleisher Art Memorial and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, The Clay Studio and Psychology at Temple University.

She is the recipient of several exhibition awards and citations from The City of Philadelphia, Florence Italy and Millville, NJ. in addition to serving on the exhibition committee of RRCA she has also been an Executive Board Member of  The Da Vinci Art Alliance and served on the Design Team of Main Street Bridgeton and The Mayor’s Task Force of Millville, NJ.

Citrino served as Board President of the Da Vinci Art Alliance in Philadelphia from 2014-16 and the "Eleventh Hour Review" for the Critics Club sponsored by Moore College of Art in Philadelphia."

To see more of Rachel's work please visit her website!


Jack Ramsdale

"Gravel Pit," 2016, Archival glicee photographic print on museum rag paper, 28" x 40"

"Gravel Pit," 2016, Archival glicee photographic print on museum rag paper, 28" x 40"

"Jack has worked in Philadelphia PA as a commercial photographer providing high quality and innovative work for his clients. He works conscientiously to bring each image to a level that meets and exceeds expectations. His clear vision and clean approach to photography is one that will attain lasting quality for decades to come. When working with clients such as Architectural Record, The New York Times, or The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Jack approaches each assignment individually. His photographs of the Eastern State Penitentiary, which were selected by Architectural Record for the cover of their January 1993 issue, are a strong example of his ability to refine a composition that emanates the quintessence of a space and its history. For The New York Times Jack had documented Philadelphia neighborhood murals that involved capturing the artistic quality and story of the mural in addition to the architectural structure is was painted on. At the Philadelphia Museum of Art Jack shot images for various catalogs where obtaining the true likeness of original artwork was essential. Commercially Jack has developed virtual tours and panoramic photography. For White Plains Hospital he created a virtual tour of their Neonatal Maternity Ward which was used to advertise available features on their website. At Rutgers University Jack composed panoramic photographs of their various campuses that focused on campus life, highlighting the Organic Agricultural Program, the Law School, new facilities, and the environmental beauty of the school. In addition to these attributes, Jack formulates a finely tuned optimal photography processing that meets the specific needs of each clients visual media, whether printed publications, projected presentations, or virtual productions."

To see more of Jack's work and ongoing projects please visit his website!


Barbara Sosson

Philadelphia painter Barbara Sosson's work featured in "SIX" come from her recent series entitled
"Spatial Markings."

"CMYK," Color Mode Series, 2016, oil and graphite on canvas, 60" x 48"

"CMYK," Color Mode Series, 2016, oil and graphite on canvas, 60" x 48"

Artist statement:
"This series is about marks in opposing forces creating spatial contradictions. I have been painting for over fifty years and was originally schooled as an academic painter who from time to time moves away from the use of imagery. As much as I like representational painting, non-objective work gives me a deeper feeling of satisfaction and a broader range of self expression. This series, unlike some of my past abstract paintings, is not about landscape or environmental imagery but rather is about marks on various planes, textures, and finishes.The oil paintings usually begin with a painterly mass into which marks are created and over painted. The results are a pairing of thick verses thin, hard verses soft, geometric verses organic masses. 

My 2016 work began with a new series about color modes. A theme I am familiar with since I have supported my long career with a design business specializing in fine art reproduction and now web for the arts. Although there are a number of obvious contemporary influences in these non-objective paintings one of my earlier favorites is Richard Diebenkorn. 

The play of opposites is especially evident here with the hard vs soft use of paint and shapes. Here my academic training incorporates my love of drawing with the use of linear carbon edges around the color masses and an added multi-dimensional effect by a subtle use of shadows."

To see more of Barbara's work please visit her website!


Scott Weingarten

"Upside Down," 2016, Digital photograph on plexiglas, 40" x 28"

"Upside Down," 2016, Digital photograph on plexiglas, 40" x 28"

Artist statement: 
"I have a degree in both Fashion Illustration and Fine Arts. I have studied photography with a mentor for six years. Learning Photoshop and different photography techniques helped me to grow tremendously in my art career. I use my fine arts talent in my photography.

I have started to do studio work for about four years now. For this particular body of work I photographed models using different techniques with various props chosen at random.

I have always been fascinated by photographing people and abstracting them in the most bizarre ways possible. This series shows the models somehow hidden behind objects and others with their candid thoughts.

I’ve looked inside my vivid imagination and felt their thoughts in an edgy supernatural world. My portraits show people in harmonious situations. My photographs bring my inner thoughts back to life showing my youth through soulful creativity. Due to popular demand I have also incorporated architecture and landscapes into my series of work."

To see more of Scott's work please visit his website!

Please visit us at the gallery now through October 30th to see more from these talented artists!

Meet Artist Member Phillip McConnell!

Modeled after '3 Questions' from the UrbanGlass blog: check out these innovative glass artists!

DVAA: What projects are you currently working on?

PM: The next series I'm working on is called dot exe. My work mainly deals with computer code, I am a programmer by trade. The whole concept of Glitch Art isn't new but what IM doing with it is. But EXE is a file extension for an executable file format. An executable is a file that contains a program - that is, a particular kind of file that is capable of being executed or run as a program in the computer. So with this series I focusing more on one piece building off of one another. Each piece will be part of one big piece, so each one is a file of the next one. 

 

What have you seen or experienced lately that inspires you?

What drives me lately? I hit a deep spot with my depression. And I refuse to let that stop me from creating. You know that little voice in the back of your head that tells you your work isn't good enough, that your work is trash, that there are better artists then you. Well I do the opposite of what the voice says. I create and I will keep creating till the voice is silent. 

 

Where can your work be seen?

My work can be seen on my website omn7.com.

Meet Artist Member Ted Warchal!

Modeled after '3 Questions' from the UrbanGlass blog: check out these innovative glass artists!

Sketch for future encaustic - Watercolor -  Ted Warchal

Sketch for future encaustic - Watercolor -  Ted Warchal


What projects are you currently working on?
In addition to my daily collage sketchbook, I'm preparing to give an encaustic class at Eilandarts Art
Center Merchantville,N.J. probably some time in late October or early November.

What have you seen or experienced lately that inspires you?
A recent trip to Taos and Santa Fe New Mexico has provided me with enough small watercolors to
expand into larger encaustics .


Where can your work be seen?
I have a piece in the Plastic Club show "Metamorphosis" and will hopefully have work in the annual
show at Perkins Art Center in Moorestown, N.J.

 

Sketch for future encaustic - Watercolor - Ted Warchal

Sketch for future encaustic - Watercolor - Ted Warchal

 

Check out this brief interview with Ted on one of our favorite Philly art blogs: DoNArTNeWs