“Wind Honey” a music video I created using microscopic footage of honey for the band Peals. Click to view.















Photomicroscopy

(Digital photos taken through a microscope.) The following images are composed of hundreds of individual images. Each “frame” is actually a  stack of images compressed to make one image, and then that compressed image is stitched with other compressed images to make a singular composition.

The following images are microscopic compositions naturally occuring in gemstones and crystals.








*click for optical massage*











Tastemakers @ Brooklyn Navy Yard
May-November 2018

Key ingredients from the Navy Yard’s production and retail tenants located in building 77. Restaurants featured:

Russ & Daughters
Grandchamps
Rustik Tavern
Jalapa Jar
Transmitter Brewery
Brooklyn Roasting Co.










yo! thanks for peeping my work!





Mark


Steph Mantis—

In short, a human being, making, thinking, reframing, sharing, and loving with high hopes of inspiring the same in others.

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Mark

1. Forever Pizza


Pizza, acrylic
2012
Initially from AmDC’s “Threat”

             This is what happens when you grow up in a pizzeria and then go to art school. Originally conceived in response to an art show about hypothetical weapons. American Design Club’s “Threat” asked designers “it’s 3am, someone is breaking into your house... what do you grab to defend yourself with?” Having grown up in a pizzeria, every night of my life is a pizza party of sorts, so I thought I’d grab last night’s slice-- you know, the one that was hard and dry-- and throw it like a ninja star.

That was in late 2011. The show opened in March of 2012 to great success. I sold a few slices, and thought that’d be it. I was wrong. The internet found it and went a little crazy. I got a bunch of inquires, sold my remaining slices, and then put it back to bed. But a year or so would go by, and the whole thing would happen again. The thing I had designed to “keep people away” was bringing more and more toward me. I renamed it “Forever Pizza” because duh, that’s what it is. And I’d rather honor connection than defense.

Eventually, I decided it was worth exploring a production-friendly method, and in 2019 sent an email to the most patient wait-list of all time. I sold out in less than an hour, my head/heart exploded, and the story continues to grow. More on that later, in the mean time, I am producing limited amounts of Forever Slices.











Mark