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Palliativity 174: Zeitgeist 2012

Posted on December 13, 2012

In the first week of this year I had a gun pointed at me. As I turned and ran, I told myself over and over:

This is NOT how it ENDS.

Escaping my attackers and seeing them brought to swift justice by good people only helped to galvanize my resolve.

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Between my dojo becoming the first Judo Paralympic National Training Center, the continued success of my art career and finally receiving a diagnosis for my chronic pain, it's been a hell of a year.

Enjoy a moment to reflect, because the future is on it's way and you don't want to miss it.


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Palliativity 173: Intimate Portrait

Posted on December 6, 2012

The source of all my chronic pain is captured in this Cerebral Spine MRI taken last month:

Cervical Spine MRI - November 2012

Pinched facet on C6. Inflammation around C2 and C3.

I've had over a dozen MRIs, 3 CT scans, a bone-scan, but never such a clear diagnosis.

The picture above is the best portrait yet of 17 years survivng on palliatives, both crude and numbing.

Medicated : one week

My resolution in 2013 will be to kick this shit to the curb once and for all.


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Palliativity 172: dreaming of flight

Posted on November 29, 2012

Over the years, I taught myself how to lucid dream.

When Waking Life came out in 2001, I went to the Music Box theater and watched it three times in one weekend.

After a bit of practice, lucid dreaming became the only kind I have.

My waking life is filled with chronic pain, and dreaming became my escape.

When I close my eyes to sleep, I emerge into a blank construct of reality over which I have total control. I can be anyone or anything anywhere. I feel no pain. When I awaken in the morning, I have total recall. I converse with the living as well as the dead. I reenact plays and epic films. I speak every language and play every instrument. I breathe underwater and rocket thru space and time. I can fly:

"super perfundo on the early eve of your day"


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Apocalypto Nouveau – Firecat Projects

Posted on November 12, 2012

Announcing the show that we have all been waiting for:

David’s first solo show Apocalypto Nouveau dives into the trenches and returns with a glimpse of the future. His digital collage combine photographs and classic nouveau imagery to create the broken landscape of a world at war. This century long fight for identity and deliverance; a delicate dance at the of brink of oblivion. Enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think…

opening reception April 26, 2013 • 7-10pm

Firecat Projects
2124 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 342-5381 •

Show runs April 26 — June 1, 2013 

To schedule a gallery meet-up, contact David:
773.991.8910 •

Download poster PDF

For photos, news and updates, join the Facebook event page.

iPhone 4S + Instagram • Mac Pro Tower + Photoshop CS4 • CMYK Inkjet + Canvas

click here to see the series



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Palliativity 169: Atlantic City

Posted on October 30, 2012

The Boardwalk Empire is gone but not forgotten.

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Play this and the following video at the same time:

"Everything dies, baby that's a fact. But maybe everything that dies someday comes back."

[ Atlantic City Annual Baby Parade, 1904 ]

And for a little levity:


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Palliativity 168: This is Halloween!

Posted on October 25, 2012

These will help get you in the mood:

To avoid geek-out, skip to 00:54

Need more but with less making of the sense?


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