Friday, December 14, 2012

Balloon Fest Crash!

An ill timed gust of wind can spell instant Disaster by causing the craft to come crashing down in Flames into the Crowd. Worse even is the entire Payload of explosive Fireworks blasting full force into the spectators. Most years claim a Life, the Deadliest 2001 claimed Seven. Dangerous, but it's a Blast!

Friday, December 07, 2012

Bagan: Planet of 4000 Pagodas!

Click on Pic to enlarge The result of a Building Frenzy that began in the mid 1100's, following conversion to Theravada Buddhism. This lasted for roughly 200 years under a succession of rulers disposing of a steady and willing supply of skilled "Crafts People". Covering an area of 25 sq. miles, the sheer scale of the temple ruins is mind blowing and Beautiful! Droool... Feels like a gigantic abandoned Hollywood film set...CINEMASCOPE... Perched as I am high on a temple ledge I have the spectacle of Sunset all to myself, aaaaahhh... That is until that fast approaching dust cloud reveals itself to be a Tourist bus packed to the gills!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Dingy Hovel...

My type of place. Cardboard thin walls and window facing a Gas station...The price is right! Bring your own Padlock

Friday, July 20, 2012

Prisoners of The Buddha Skyscraper

Bodhi Thataung, Monywa. An impressive 33 story tall Golden Buddha! (2nd tallest in the world)
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Friday, July 13, 2012

Baoom fest!

Click on pic to enlarge. My depiction of the Taungyii (Burma) Balloon festival. Hundreds of thousands of people, Man powered ferris wheels, Balloons, Fireworks. Cheap excellent Whiskey. Dubious sanitary conditions. Loads of Fun!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Zombies of Rangoon?

Following the uprisings of 1988 and the Monk uprisings of 2007 and the subsequent brutal crackdowns by the Burmese regime,claiming thousands of victims, the streets of Rangoon were literally running with blood. Since then residents have reported multiple encounters with ghostlike beings, bloody and bearing gaping abdomen wounds wandering the hallways of Rangoon General Hospital as well as locales where the bloodiest clashes took place...
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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Balloon Fireworks fest in Taungyii, Burma. On the First Full Moon after the rainy Season Hundreds of ballons loaded with fireworks are launched towards the sky, amazing!
Here are the same " Buddhist Hell" images but Printed. 4-color Pseudo - Process ( DOTS!) on Vinyl Sticker paper.
(click on Pic to enlarge) 4 color print on Vinyl Adhesive Sticker Substrate. 9.5" by 13.5". Signed.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Buddhist Hell Illustrated

Just finished this page design for a new set of "Stinckers" Loosely based on the Thai Buddhist Hell Sculpture Parks in Thailand.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Burma Cassettes

Apparently Burma never had LPs. The country went straight from 78rpms to Cassettes.
45's and LP's all happened during the "great sleep" era, when the country closed in on itself.
Featured here Myi Aung. one of my faves. As far as I could tell his music is only available in cassettes. Not a CD of him anywhere!