A lot of people get perplexed when I tell them of my art school fraternity experience as a member of Delta Gamma Theta. Art School and Fraternity aren’t usually known for going hand-in-hand, just like Art and Sports. A while ago, I came along old photos of my fraternity house at The Pratt Institute and saw the […]
The first part of this series was written a while back. I got wait listed when I applied to the art school I eventually attended – The Pratt Institute. Looking back, I couldn’t believe it because the 4 years there felt like “cake”. And coming from a successful, 4 years at a highly rigorous experience spent in […]
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, as they take advantage with their grandchildren, I usually go and try to find my old lacrosse equipment being hidden somewhere. I’m in awe when I find such old things not […]
“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 because it was an idea in my mind for years and one I haven’t seen done before since I founded the business. But before the official launch to the public […]
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 reminded of why the team I co-founded, the Brooklyn Lacrosse Club is colored green – a question that’s asked a lot. When the team was founded in 2006, we were […]
I have a “rolodex” of ideas in my mind for upcoming projects. I write some down on a list either physically in a random pile of papers, or digitally on my smartphone. I don’t get to all of them because it’s not a perfect world. But when I was sitting on a plane 4 years […]
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? @TheArtofLax Like on Facebook #ForArtForLax
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 my head. But its was the standard back then, and so common – the norm! Mine, like 99.7% of lacrosse players back then, was the LHN 33 by the now nonexistent, Bacharach […]
“If you take it seriously, they will take you seriously.” -Tom LaPadula In grade school, I made sure requirements were met on time. But that didn’t mean I enjoyed every subject I had. I was a doodler in class. Occasionally, or A LOT of times, I would discreetly draw in my notebooks when a class […]
“If you can’t draw hands and feet at this stage, you’re basically F_cked!” Those were exactly the first words from my professor who taught ‘New Directions in Illustration’ class the first day of the spring semester, of my junior year at The Pratt Institute in 1999. I had my fair share of sport coaches who threw F-bombs […]
So we’re beginning to post our Studio Jam’s with a little write-up behind each vid. Back in art school, I always had the radio on/CD playing… whatever – there was always music being played. I still do it and thus have spurred my ideas behind my “Studio Jam” vid posts. A quick work in progress, accompanied […]
Today being the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings, I wanted to show what some people didn’t know about General Dwight D. Eisenhower, who held the title of Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe, during World War Two. In a quick flash, we all know that the invasion was successful, but Eisenhower scribbled a […]
(*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 […]
Take a look at this pic, above. It happened in 1992. Princeton just won the NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship. In this picture you will find three (3) very high-profile names in lacrosse. All captured in one moment. Those figures are (from left to right): Scott Bacigalupo (goalie). One of my lacrosse idols growing up. He’s […]
I believe that in order for something to sell, it has to be seen – pure and simple. But what I DO NOT know is what the eyes of the viewers are thinking. So when the Executive Director from The Tewaaraton Foundation approached me at the U.S. Lacrosse Foundation back in January, I wasn’t fully prepared. […]
…As the lacrosse “war stories” came rolling on, he told me to wait and he ran down into his basement. Upon his return, he held in his hand a dyed STX Turbo lacrosse stick, with the town Pelham dyed on the lip, strung in a mesh “Ulman” pocket and fixed on a white, aluminum shaft.
The Art of Lax unveils “The Creators” Video, which shows the genesis of his newest lacrosse art piece!
In mid-March, I made a new piece called “The Perfect Form” which had a similar look as my bestseller “Crank”. The image displayed is of a modern-day player, with a right-handed shot, arms away and level to the eyes. The actual purpose behind it was to make “The Perfect Form” better than “Crank”. As much […]
The Art Of Lax’s newest installment for “The Perfect Form” series made me come back to the “Ol’ Skool” genre or “Retro” as it’s sometimes called.
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