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Andrew Lis  one must have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you: you still have chaos in you.

Here's how our week started ...
#lax to #fiji with #mochi in the middle.
4. The #fijiairways #pilots were good enough to wave to us as we deplaned.
5. Josie #unimpressed with breakfast.
6. Coming in for an album cover landing
7. #Slomo ferry to a desert island
8-9. #monday ... any day feeding baby sharks is a good one
10. #pacificocean

#nofilter on all!
#vacation

#Benjaminshine #killedit at #bergdorfgoodman - the #tulle #sculptures apparently required fifty hours, on average, and 100 hours for the #eyeswide image. While not a fan of #corporateart, I applaud #bergdorfs for its continual marriage of #art and #fashion. They always make luxury pretty and not just unattainable. If you're in #newyorkcity, stop by and 🖕🏼wave to trump tower then check it out.
I ask posted from the last day of the #jeffkoons #ballerina, as #rockefellercenter is again returned to the tourists and the media. But I did catch her deflating in the hot #nyc summer sun.

And with that, we bid the heat a fond farewell. @josephinelis and I are out, and the #cat is not in the bag, even though she'd like to be. See you cats from the other side of the world, as we are now officially on vacation, leaving from LA in only a few hours! 🛫🌐 #nofilter #latersbaby

#representations of #females -- #womeninart at the #metropolitanmuseumofart
#ecstasy #muse #rapture #asart
#diana #goddess #hunter
#beauty in worship
#protector #aspects of a whole, phases
#possession #lover #obsession
#mother #provider
We assign so much symbolic meaning to #women, and the beauty of the #femaleform dominates our society. Yet the one thing we rarely assign is #equality. It's interesting how art in different cultures gives meaning to different aspects of a woman. By acknowledging all these qualities and elevating women beyond human to sublime, is it a way to oppression? Greater understanding? Are idealized forms a gateway to love? Or is love too often a tool to maintain patriarchal power? Is the mother so powerful as to be a goddess, a goddess we must possess and conquer? Are men just jerks on a societal level?

These are just a few random thought pieces from the thousands of works at #themet so go and see for yourself. But think about what it means, because maybe you'll have better answers than, "I think women just look better than men." I sure love #thevine. #cupidandpsyche is the cast; the original from the cast is in the Louvre and is stunning.

#nofilter #art #humpday #nyc #newyork

There were these two #redbreast #robins at the #hudsonriverpark #today. The littler one, to the right, just hopped behind the longer one on the left all around the #greengrass, chirping and following the larger #bird. Were they siblings, playing around? Was it a baby bird, talking to her dad, telling him all she saw at bird school that day, and how they learned so much about blue eggs? Was it a couple, and one was lecturing the other? Young lovers, with one trying to impress the other with constant tales? A panhandling, hungry little bird, asking for a few kernels of help?

He didn't seem to mind so much, as tiny would just hop up, squeak a little, and then he'd hop on, barely seeming to mind, but definitely aware. Was the larger one an older lady, and he hoped to impress with his wild tales? I sure don't know but they were good for a few minutes in the breeze, where nothing much seemed to matter as the time passed.
#nofilter #aboutthatlife ...the #birdlife #green #nature #nyc #westvillage #newyork #lazysunday

#congratulations to @jongowland & @__rossellaa! You guys are gonna be the cutest parents to a beautiful baby girl! Thank you @jennmom30 for the party, and congratulations on graduating to babci status! I can't wait to see how you incorporate my name and/or initials into your baby's life. 🤣🤣 So happy for you guys!
#babieshavingbabies 🤣🤣
#family #love #nofilter

Sitting by the square, making calls for work in the bright #summer sun, and these #flowers are listening. I was like, "oh, what's up?" And the guy in mandals next to me looked over, but a massive truck barreled past heading down 7th avenue just then, so I played it off in the loudness. I just wanted to speak to the plant.

#thestarslookverydifferenttoday #chalk #drawing of #davidbowie on an abandoned #door behind a dumpster. Nothing has been right in the world since #Bowie died.
#littlepigeon in the #dusk. It was weird, because I'm not used to seeing vintage looking pigeons #chill on the #sill as the sun goes down. I just liked all the lines.

And then it's just me n Josie, in a #raisedeyebrow contest a few weeks ago. The Jooj is away so the pop works all day, but I miss my kiddo. She's the most fun and still my favorite hand to hold, when she lets me.
#nofilter #life in #greenwichvillage #nyc #newyork #manhattan only ten days til 🐋 and I am stir crazy...!

#sunset over the #williamsburg #bridge - I wish I could have caught the light coming through the #steel #girders in little filaments as I rode. It made the final push #worthit. #lensflare
Then some pics from the #sand at the #rockaways. Old people #holdinghands still make me smile, but I also wonder, "are they still having sex? How is it?" Weird? But really... are they? I hope so. But sometimes, I maybe hope I don't think about it anymore.
#nofilter #beach #atlanticocean #watersedge #hightide #summer #nyc #newyork

#pieces :

#artproject now left to stare from a drawer
#kitten #claws in a box of old #papers to dispose
#abacus as seen through my #eyes when I'm without glasses
#globelights shining in the #mirror at 4am
a #lookup at the #fireescapes in the #alley behind my #apartmentbuilding on a #bluesky morning
Less wild kitten, #dozing in the sun, leaving tiny #blackfur on my #bedsheets
The morning light as if breaks in #squares through the front door
And #truth
#nofilter just tiny #moments -- slices of a life either abstract or in pieces.
#greenwichvillage #nyc #newyork #random

Happy 4th of July!
I had an interesting talk with a friend today about #trump and my stance of #nobannowall. It reminded me of this #comic I edited at #marvel for publication in September 2001. As we were sending the book to press, 9/11 happened. By coincidence, our #story ended on a #cliffhanger where we killed #captainamerica. A racist cabal of radicalized domestic #terrorists got hold of a dirty bomb and cap maybe / maybe-not sacrificed himself to save the day. Our story ended just before the book moved to another imprint in the #marveluniverse. But we couldn't just blow him up and not deal with the consequences. To me, working on Cap was a #dreamcometrue -- I'd loved him since I was a kid when I begged my mom to buy me a Jim Steranko covered cap spiral notebook for school, which I treasured. So after the attack, we wanted to deal with the fallout. What does cap mean? So I post here crappy shots of one of my favorite stories from that era, a short piece about a #Pakistani #immigrant #refugee in elementary school when the news announces cap's #death. It's an obscure story that seems appropriate for today's #xenophobic #American #politics. Zoom to #read. Also available in the Cap #RedWhiteandBlue #graphicnovel in less bad resolution! Cover by #geneha (cropped badly). As a bonus, we also got to save the film from a #frankmiller cap story we also reprinted as part of this, which was nearly shredded! I've attached cap holding the #flag. Seek out that story about what the flag means to true #patriots. Working on cap was always a #laboroflove and an honor.

#today in pictures. Man, the #rockaways via bike without detours is 22 miles each way. #worthit
Here is this thing I have with #bridges -- the #williamsburg and the #marineparkwaybridge
In the #video of the #williamsburgbridge you can see the #flickeringlights on the #streetlamps. Going up the bridge a final time was rough, so I stopped to take a final pic of the #empirestatebuilding from #brooklyn looking over the #eastriver. I'd like to say it was a companion piece to the pic I got of the distant #manhattan #skyline from #jacobriis but I mostly just wanted to stop. The sunsets are from the rockaways, taken about 8pm, as the sun set in the west, disappearing for another day. Those #beach shots are only about 15 minutes earlier on the ride back. #iloveny - what a wonderful place to go from beach to Russian to Hasidic neighborhoods to the hipsters and gays by the waterfront and the artsy starving kids in the LES. And when I pull up on my block, the old ladies are on their stoop talking. People love their east coast bias and their hate of liberals and the coasts. We're all just people, trying to make it through our day. Maybe it'd help if our dipshit president acted that way instead of fake wrestling fakenews he made Up. Man, what a dolt. That dude needs a 25th amendment.
#lovetrumpshate #liveforeveryday
#nofilters on these #iphoneonly

#greenwichvillage #crystals on the table and my Jos through an #obelisk. Also, for your listening pleasure, Josie's hand performing #yellow by #Coldplay at brunch. Meanwhile, behind us, someone ruins the show by loudly splitting their stupid salad. #loudmouths

#summervibes #nofilter #streetphotography #nyc #newyork #greenwichvillage #cute

#lady in #silhouette, #backlit against #macdougalstreet in #caffereggio #greenwichvillage #newyork
Beautiful #afternoon in front of the open doors of one of the oldest #cafes in #nyc. When I first moved to #newyorkcity, this was the first #coffeeshop I visited; just as cool, this is across the street from where #serpico lived. Something about this tiny place, with its ancient equipment, and its walls of deep green, with giant paintings, weird reliefs, metal chairs, wood tables & booths, moves patrons to rely on pens, paper and books as they sip cappuccino, as out of time as the setting itself. This #stranger talked to a friend, and then wrote in a notebook as her hair fell forward, at peace and #unplugged until she left.
#nofilter #streetphotography

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