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Friday Food 4 Thought: Plant This!

Every so often I go back to my parent's apartment in Manhattan with my kids and spend a leisure time catching up.  Most of the time,...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Stepping Down

I co-founded the Brooklyn Men's Lacrosse Club in the fall of 2006 because there was a need, more like a demand, to play organized...

Friday Food 4 Thought: West Point

"Duty, Honor, Country." (Gen. Douglas MacArthur)I've been to number of college lacrosse games either at the Final Four or on the respective college campus...

Hitting the Books!

There was a joke in art school that it was rare to see students with an open book, unless it was a sketchbook to...

Friday Food 4 Thought: What’s Your Plan?

"Screw It, Let's do it!" (Richard Branson)I liked school, for the most part, but not enough to be a "perpetual student".  I found that...

Perfecting ‘The Perfect Progression’ Shirt

"Without struggle, there is no progress." (Frederick Douglass)It's called 'The Perfect Progression'.  The drawing took about 2.5 years to execute.  It was worth it...

Friday Food 4 Thought: My March Madness-Madness!

"To be good is not enough, when you dream of being great."  -School of Visual Arts poster advertisementI remember seeing that ad in the...

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! It’s not easy being green.

Yes, the famous words by Kermit the Frog.Today, being St. Patrick's Day and seeing a lot of green being worn outside, I was quickly...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Being a Trojan Horse

"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others...

Friday Food 4 Thought: So what if there’s snow?!

It's been a crazy winter, at least up here in the northeast!  And they said it was the coldest February to date.  I couldn't...

The Making of the Shot Trainer by Crankshooter

"It is not only one person's work, it's really a partnership and collaboration during all these years." - Christo (Artist)It's funny how the most...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Coach/Player

 My grade school in NYC needed an art teacher fast, so they got in touch with me and asked.  With the offer came other responsibilities...

1-month after–What I learned from LaxCon.

I think this is my first full article for LAS in 2015.  Looking back a month after the event took place, this is my...

The Making of “The Perfect Progression”

I have a "rolodex" of ideas in my mind for upcoming projects.  I write some down on a list either physically in a random...

Studio Jam/”The Perfect Progression”

Coming the week of 1/23/'15 and displayed at the 2015 U.S. Lacrosse Convention in Baltimore.  Name the classic 80's movie of this song?http:[email protected] on...

The Making of the “Brain Bucket”

This new piece is a throwback for us "old-schoolers".  Looking back, I can't believe I endured wearing such a heavy piece of equipment on...

#TBT: The first t-shirt made.

In the summer of 2009, The Art of Lax™ was just starting out and going wherever chance would take us.  That August, chance would...

FRIDAY FOOD 4 THOUGHT: PASSION

 In college, I used to hang motivation quotes above my drafting table as a reminder when things would "get old".  I still do.  Tacked...

#TBT: LCNewYork

A little over a year ago this time, I was sitting in the HQ of the CityLax organization with Mat Levine, John Moser and...

“Gear-2” Studio Jam

A little vid from a recent night of working and jamming in the studio on a new piece, "Gear-2".  Full blog coming soon...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqVzUpCN7vQ