Sketchbook

Exposed Shadow

Here is a wacky diamond shaped panel for a video game I’m working on. It’s about an alien that visits earth to sing a song.

sketched faces from zoom calls during the time of covid19
Sketchbook

Zoom Portraits

In the time of Covid19 I’ve found myself on many zoom calls staring into so many faces.

The Golden Age of Rich People Not Paying Their Taxes

Corporations and the wealthy are the biggest beneficiaries of the IRS’s decay. Most Americans’ interaction with the IRS is largely automated. But it takes specialized, well-trained personnel to audit a business or a billionaire or to unravel a tax scheme

Do Good by Giving Up More: A Vision of Restorative Investing

financial elites are winning by the rules of a rigged game. What is required is a paradigmatic shift in the rules — moving from systemic power imbalance and wealth accumulation to distributing wealth and power equitably.

Abolish Billionaires

When American capitalism sends us its billionaires, it’s not sending its best. It’s sending us people who have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with them. They’re bringing inequality. They’re bringing injustice. They’re buying politicians. And some, I assume, are good people.

How to Form a Radical Feelz Circle

Clearness committees show a type of deep valuing of one another that challenges the logic of capitalism and hyper-individualism. It invites us into a more collaborative and social form of individualism and centers the agency and autonomy of the individual and their knowledge of self.

Bearing Witness to Extinction

The choice, however, is ultimately ours. We can continue to avert our gaze from the looming chaos and believe the lie fed to us that we are separate or even superior to the lifeweb that envelopes this planet. We can sleepwalk toward extinction with a shopping bag in one hand and the latest smartphone in the other. Or we can acknowledge sorrow as a natural response to catastrophe.

The Three Faces of Victim

When we are ready to be accountable, we begin to sort through our genuine motives and feelings regarding our present situation. We become willing to experience our own uncomfortable feelings and we allow others their uncomfortable feelings too, without rescuing them.

Laziness Does Not Exist

If a person’s behavior doesn’t make sense to you, it is because you are missing a part of their context. It’s that simple.