Monday, February 27, 2012


...and my next music purchase.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Water Tank Project

The Watertank Project is an amazing public art
project that will take place in NYC (spring of 2013)
featuring one of my favorite artists, Jose' Parla',
among many other artists from their city.
Its goal is to raise awareness of the need to protect water.

Jose' Parla'

Eteri Chkadua

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Mariko Sullivan Art


My good friend Mariko is nothing less than Genius!

Friday, February 17, 2012



Some fresh B&W film shots up!

Basement Electronics (In Retrospect) Album Release

Photo: Amia Art
Graphic Design: Ben Delaney

My good friend Steven Wylie has just released his new
album, Basement Electronics (In Retrospect). Check
it out and get a free download through Noisetrade.
Good stuff.

Monday, February 13, 2012


This left me in complete Awe.

A short film by independent filmmakers, Liberty
Smith and Sophie Windsor.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Dulux Walls

What a really neat collaborative project, bringing
communities together and enriching peoples lives
with color.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

James Pants/We're Through

James Pants is pretty amazing... if you haven't heard
of him already.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Planets And The Soundwaves


"The Planets And The Soundwaves"
Featuring new works by Amia

3/2/12 @The Baby Bar
827 W. 1st Avenue
Directly behind Neato Burrito and across from
The Davenport Hotel
21+only please

Hi Everyone,

I'll be the featured artist at The Baby Bar
for the month of March, which included
painting a one time mural on the infamous
8ft board that will hang in the bar before
being painted over by the next upcoming
artist. What most don't know yet, is that the
title of the show, "The Planets And The
Soundwaves", are lyrics from one of my
favorite local bands (Dead Serious Lovers).
I've also subtitled the other new pieces with their
lyrics as well.

I hope you can stop by on this First Friday and
experience a convergence of... Alfred Hitchcock
meets Twilight Zone meets Vogue meets


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Meshes of the Afternoon

This last summer, I saw a short B&W experimental film
from around the 40's that was absolutely incredible and
had the most amazing cinematography but could not
remember the title. I did remember it was from the work of
both a wife/husband duo who wrote, directed, and performed
in the film. I particularly enjoyed it for the suspense and the
cinematography which reminded me that of Alfred Hitchcock's
play on shadow/lighting in his films, which I'm a huge fan of.
After a number of times googling this last week, I finally
stumbled across it once more. Was so cool to find out that
in 1990, "Meshes of the Afternoon" was selected for
preservation in the U.S. National Film Registry by the Library
of Congress as being culturally, historically, and aesthetically
significant. The film also was apart of a Retrospective Exhibit
at the Museum of Modern Art in 2010.

Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
Written, produced, directed, starring, & editing: Maya Deren
Directed, starring, & cinematography: Alexander Hammid
Music: Teiji Ito
16mm Bolex camera. 13:30 minutes.
B&W. No dialogue. Music added in 1952.
Film cost to make: $275

"I make my pictures for what Hollywood spends on lipstick."

Deren created 12 films in all. Two of which were unfinished.
One of which she collaborated with Marcel Duchamp.
Deren was a key figure in the creation of New American
Cinema. In 1986, the American Film Institute created the
Maya Deren award to honor independent film makers.

Inspiring lady.

Thursday, February 2, 2012



So I've had an enormous amount of views these past few months
and am always getting compliments on this Ziggy Stardust photo
that I thought it'd be nice to share a couple more from the shoot.
Just to give a little background, I'm an 80's kid and have always
loved and listened to Bowie. I chose to be Ziggy for Halloween 2011.
I did do the makeup myself and it was super fun to morph into this
iconic persona to say the least. Happy 40th Ziggy!
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