Marco Polo describes a bridge, stone by stone. “But which is the stone that supports the bridge?” Kublai Khan asks. “The bridge is not supported by one stone or another,” Marco answers, “but by the line of the arch that they form.” Kublai Khan remains silent, reflecting. Then he adds: “Why do you speak to me of the […]
Back in my days, there weren’t any Fo-Go’s (Face-Off/Get-Off) types. It was real man-style. If you faced off, you stayed on to play offense and/or defense… and transition. In 2002, the only handful of lacrosse players I knew in NYC, which was about 8 or so people, got drift of a pick up lacrosse game […]
(*Writer’s Note: This was originally written in 2010 but a re-post of this made it great for a “Friday Food 4 Thought article) “If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.” -Colin Powell (former Secretary of State) One […]
I remember in 2009, just launching The Art of Lax™ – asking so many people for advice. I asked my parents, my girlfriend (now wife), my bosses and friends in different professions. Each had their own piece(s) of advice to share. But the BEST advice was given to me right after I got my high-school […]
This year, we’ve been on the roll with smartphone & tablet accessories. It’s been one of the most popular and successful products we’ve put the lacrosse art on! It’s a digital world we live in and these days people are literally connected to the world with their fingertips. So why not keep the momentum going? […]
A little product-sneak into one of our newest Business-to-Business partnerships for 2014! Designed in Paris. Made in Italy. Official launch coming this week with full product description, but you can get it here if you can’t wait!
It was 1989. There were only tokens, no MetroCards. Brooklyn wasn’t a “brand”. The Yankees were not known as winners. The Bronx still had a 212 area-code and buying a cup of coffee could get you a fat lip, instead of free Wi-Fi.
“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” – Bruce Lee […]
Some call it a “reunion”. Some think of it as the “un-official start” of lacrosse season. Manifestly, it’s a Convention. (Btw, yes, that image used, above, is something new coming soon! One of the many exciting things for 2014)Unfortunately, The Art of Lax™ will NOT be attending the 2014 U.S. Lacrosse Convention. 2013 finished very strong with the new […]
The past few months have been packed with custom orders. Below, are a list of vids of a few pieces that went out to my customers. I’m always jamming the music in the studio. Try not to laugh too much at my variety of music… :o) @TheArtofLax Like on Facebook #ForArtForLax
LACROSSE & ART… So it seems. Ever since launching The Art of Lax™, I’ve been known to be a LACROSSE and SPORTS artist/designer. The lacrosse idea started out as ONE of my TWO themes for my “Senior Project”, or Senior Thesis, as its called in a traditional college environment. Yesterday, being Veteran’s Day, I was […]
“There is no better high than discovery.” – E.O. Wilson One year ago, this week, was one of those “A-ha” moments in the biz. I was searching for a “creative boost”. It was Election Day and I was riding the NYC subway system on the way to cast my vote for President. The train was relatively […]
“If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think BIG.” –Donald Trump During our second year in business, returning customers would inquire for posters, or life-sized images, of the sports art for their walls. Some retailers and vendors made attempts, but we knew there were better, and […]
“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves as something to aim at.” – Bruce Lee When 2013 started, we knew that a new website was to be a major goal right away. But goals, manifestly plans, do change and a lot of unexpected things came up that halted and took […]
One of my most highlighted projects during the summer was started by a simple “tweet” followed by an email, last year. The customer, who hailed from the United Kingdom, informed me of his upcoming wedding and a thought for a wedding present. The format was to look down the aisle, as if you (the viewer), […]
One of my favorite pieces I did over the summer was for a client pertaining to a new and upcoming, goalie development coaching business, based in Long Island. As a goalie myself, this was “second-nature” for me and I already had the image in mind when the client (a goalie, himself) was envisioning the details […]
I know I’m going to get flak for this, but he (Dan) knew it was coming, as per his request for a write-up. This is for you, Dan Willson! In 2011, I got the amazing opportunity to play lacrosse in Thailand with a select group from Lax All Stars. I remember it clearly – getting […]
There are a few weeks of summer left before it’s back to school. During my “school-days”, my summer was mostly spent working (for pocket money) and reading books (mandatory summer reading for school). Fast-forward to present day, it’s still the same routine, but in a different kind of way. As the summer was rapidly going […]
There are a lot of times where I get inquiries from groups and companies to help art direct their brand identity. So when a start-up camp located in the Tri-State area got a hold of me to commence a piece for them, it was based on one of the most difficult shots to read as […]
Recently, I finished a custom order for an upcoming graduation present. As with most projects that I execute, I documented the process of development. Below, are the series of pics that were taken: Final piece. 18×24 inches. Acrylic on canvas. Interested in a custom order? Click, here.