“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.
“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.” -Stuart H. Britt
“Forget the refs… it’s jungle rules out there!” -Ron Wolfley (former NFL player) Lawrence Taylor. Tie Domi. Paul O’Neill. Xavier McDaniels (and pretty much most of the New York Knicks in the early-90’s). Every team has its version of an “enforcer” somewhere in the line-up. I believe in displaying sportsmanship during competition. I also believe […]
Recently, I’ve been doing a bunch of offensive players for the portfolio that I decided to commit at least two pieces for the defensive-mind players in us. I’ve been mostly, if not mainly, a defensive player in my lacrosse experience. My parents made me play goal because they thought that, back in 4th grade, it […]
My pride and joy of The Art of Lax™ is looking back at the painting titled “The Creators”, which was the FIRST piece of lacrosse art that I did during my senior thesis in art school. That piece launched it all. While my thesis was to display a historical account of lacrosse, it was only […]
Whenever I get a chance to visit my parent’s in Manhattan, I usually like to search for things from my childhood and/or past that they kept. On a recent stop over for dinner, I searched for my Bacharach lacrosse helmet a.k.a. “the brain bucket” that I used in boarding school (1992-1996). I knew they still […]