Hard Times

December 3, 2008
NE 17th Terrace and NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL.
Tinsel, street hustlers, hard times.

Red or Blue

"Red or Blue, Cuz or Blood, it just don't matter. Suckers dive for your life when my shotgun scatters" —ICE-T (aka Tracey Lauren Marrow) of Newark, NJ.

A drawing in duct tape made directly on the sidewalk at 14 Mulberry Place, Newark, New Jersey. The drawing is a map indicating the major battles of the American Civil War.

"Red or Blue" is part of the exhibition "Red Badge of Courage Revisited" in Newark, NJ. (October 26 - November 30, 2008) "Red Badge of Courage Revisited" is curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud.

Stephan Crane, the author of Red Badge of Courage, was born and raised on 14 Mulbery Place. A parking lot now stands in it's place.

The Luck Will Run Out

The stranger asked to see the shoe;
The farmer brought it into view;
But when the old man raised his head,
He laughed outright and quickly said:
"No wonder skies upon you frown,
You've nailed the horse-shoe upside down;
Just turn it round, and soon you'll see
How you and Fortune will agree."

October 4, 2008, Jersey City, NJ,
Newark Avenue and Fourth Street.
2008 Fourth Street Festival.

Love Is All Around

August 3, 2008, Journal Square, Jersey City, NJ
Yellow cups, chain link fence, the neighborhood, ...love is all around.

Jersey City Sunshine

Agitators Collective • May 2008
Jersey City, New Jersey, (An empty lot, Pacific and Carteret Avenues.)

A cheap Indian spice
Jersey City Sunshine

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae which is native to tropical South Asia. It needs temperatures between 20 and 30 deg. C. and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes, and re-seeded from some of those rhizomes in the following season.

It is also often misspelled (or pronounced) as tumeric. It is also known as kunyit or haldi in some Asian countries[2].

Its rhizomes are boiled for several hours and then dried in hot ovens, after which they are ground into a deep orange-yellow powder commonly used as a spice in curries and other South Asian cuisine, for dyeing, and to impart color to mustard condiments. Its active ingredient is curcumin and it has an earthy, bitter, peppery flavor and has a mustardy smell.