Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience.

Longwood Gardens is giving visitors a chance to explore its grounds after dark and experience a stunning installation by Philadelphia based Klip Collective, that combines moving images and lights choreographed to music in several areas of the garden.

Ricardo Rivera talks about the conception of Nightscape on Longwood Gardens’ blog, when the Klip Collective years ago created a one-hundred-foot wide veil of smoke in a meadow, to project franticly dancing fireflies, that where to be viewed from a distance.

“To our surprise, people walked right into it. The audience wanted to be surrounded and lost in the chaos of the moment. Seeing how people were drawn to the lights and how they reacted to the experience inspired me to explore the idea of experience as art … and that began the process for Nightscape.”

While the video Longwood Gradens produced is truly amazing, it only gives a glimpse of the beauty. It is only in person that you can truly experience this awe-inspiring presentation. The drumming topiaries were fascinating, but the best part for me personally, was the change of the seasons above the lake.

The installation is on view Wednesdays through Saturdays, until October 31st.

2017-05-22T13:16:58+00:00 August 24th, 2015|Design, Local, Shows, Videos|Comments Off on Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience.


HBO, always thinking of creative ways to promote it’s hit shows, used artistic interpretation of the most iconic deaths from the first three seasons of Game of Thrones, beautifully illustrating otherwise gruesome deaths. Each illustration displays several layers of deadly details, symbolism and significance.

Check out the whole series – entitled “Beautiful Death” – counting down to the start of the fourth season of Game of Thrones on Sunday.

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2017-05-22T13:17:01+00:00 April 3rd, 2014|Design, Shows|Comments Off on Anthology

Fall Gallery Walk

This Friday I will be exhibiting my creative “itch” as a first time participant in The Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce’s Fall Gallery Walk.

Over the years I have discovered that the need to express myself creatively means stepping away from the computer from time to time to create something totally hands on.

Having designed print materials for such a long time, I have a passion for paper in it’s many decorative forms. A few years ago I came across a collection of  recycled handmade papers and was immediately driven to explore creating something unique. My technique entails the traditional decoupage process of cutting and pasting papers, including newspapers, books, maps, and even paper bark from a birch tree, in combination with paint.


GALLERY WALK  |  Friday, October 4
Please stop by and say Hello.˚ My exhibit will be from 5pm – 9pm at the Fox Chase Bank on the corner of High and Chestnut Streets.

2017-05-22T13:17:02+00:00 September 30th, 2013|Inspiration, Local, Shows|Comments Off on Fall Gallery Walk

Young at Art

The Chester County Art Association is currently holding it’s 39th Annual Student Art exhibit. The gallery features nearly 500 hundred works of art, created by 12 area High Schools across Chester County. The various works include illustrations, paintings, watercolor, photography, ceramics, graphic design and jewelry.

A reception and awards ceremony was held Monday, April 29th during which the following awards were presented: Chester County Art Association Excellence Awards and Honorable Mentions, William Hirsch Award for Excellence in Sculpture, William Hirsch Award for Excellence in Black and White Drawing, Will Newcomb Memorial Award, and the Congressional Art Show Awards.

It was an amazing show of talent and proud moment for “bragging rights,” as my son Spencer, a 9th grade student at Henderson High School, accepted an award.

CCAA - Spencer Parke with his award winning digital Illustration entitled “Sigma.”

Spencer Parke with his award winning Digital Illustration entitled “Sigma.”

The show will run through Saturday, May 4, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Chester County Art Association, located at 100 North Bradford Avenue, in West Chester.

2017-05-22T13:17:03+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Local, Shows|6 Comments

New York Comic Con 2012

Last weekend we were among the 115,000 people at New York Comic Con 2012, which set a new record for percentage of attendees willing to cosplay. I had my camera ready at all times, while they strutted their stuff inside the Javits Center.

The event was packed and at times it was difficult to walk down many aisles, but they were by far the friendliest and most interesting group of people I have ever been crowded in with. From smiles to gritting teeth – everyone was happy to stop and strike a pose for my camera.

Down “Artist Alley” we were able to shake hands and get autographs from favorite creators and see new work from up and coming artist. All your favorite comics were in attendance, and everything in between – from graphic novels, fantasy, sci-fi, anime, manga, video games, toys, shirts, and more. It was an enchanting journey on every inch of the show floor.

Comic Con 2012

2017-05-22T13:17:05+00:00 October 15th, 2012|Shows|Comments Off on New York Comic Con 2012