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Safe Upon the Shore

Posted on November 4, 2013

Safe Upon the Shore

"A girl upon the shore did ask a favour of the sea;
'Return my blue eyed sailor boy safely back to me.
Forgive me if I ask too much, I will not ask for more,
but I shall weep until he sleeps safe upon the shore.'

As though the sea did hear her plea, a vision did appear,
the drifting tip of some wrecked ship came floating ever near.
A figure there did cling to it, approaching more and more,
as if to ride on some strange tide, safe upon the shore."

— Great Big Sea, Safe Upon the Shore


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Palliativity 206: The Homesick Cabaret

Posted on August 29, 2013

You are here, on some level, because you too are fascinated with the retelling of the epic rock-opera that is

the 20th century.

And I your host, this contemporary creative, am tirelessly fetishizing the fetishization of the exotic,

and dissecting the legends of everyday people who lived with a genuineness that makes my teeth hurt.

A colonial march of good and evil, might and right, Axis and Ally, freedom blues and commie red.

A time built on accepting unknowns while furiously scribbling in the empty spaces on the map.

A time when we hadn't yet reached the depths of space or the seas outside of our dreams,

Until we chose to claim them.

When questions were more important than answers, but flags more important still.

And we humble apes huddled around the embers of spilt oil and split atoms.

A terrifying epoch indeed.

The only thing scarier still is that this story arc isn't over.

We are currently tearing thru Act 4 and, "something wicked this way comes."

Alas, we still live in an age of post-colonial world culture adolescence.

This is my heartbreaking nostalgia. This curse of memory. This march of time.

The beat goes on, but instead, I choose to dance.

The Burning Beat - Audio-Curio-Cabaret from The Roustabouts on Vimeo.


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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 •

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

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Rise – The Dark Knight Nouveau

Posted on August 6, 2012

Rise, ©MMXII

A Fire Will Rise…

"There's a storm coming, Mister Wayne…"


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Posted on June 11, 2012

Fly-by, ©MMXII

"For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards,

for there you have been and there you will long to return."

- Leonardo da Vinci -


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Posted on May 3, 2012

History is what you make with it.

When I call myself a Photomancer, I usually get a lot of blank stares.

My pieces are generally built on over three-dozen layers in Photoshop with a set of basic components:

Setting   •  Subject •  Props

‡  ‡  ‡

Welcome to the Creative Process.

Production of "Persephone" began with a location I Instagrammed while visiting family in Florida:

Now that we have a setting, let's meet the subject - a nouveau figure from a century-old cognac billboard:

Her name is… um— Persephone, Queen of Hades and Kicker of Ass!

Time to sprinkle on some accessories and start putting it all together. Digital paper-dolls.

The final phase is where all the meticulous planning gives way to a flurry of chaos with one simple goal:

Make the viewer believe…

Persephone, ©MMXII