Dorian Gray goes to war

Sideways Street

Inspired by the baffling drawings by M.C. Escher; this street painting transformed into something absurd and delightful.

Sideways Street by Mark Young

Weird Kid

I’ve been experimenting with this image involving scratchy textures, and color temperature. I was thinking of The Sith from Star Wars.

Gary Newman at Cruel World Festival

I was absolutely blown away by Gary Newman’s performances during this weekend’s Cruel World Festival in Pasadena.

I last met Gary in ‘97 and he doesn’t look a day older. His dancing exudes to much raw power as his body lurches around like a reanimated corpse. And the music is stunning. He even plays electric guitar! So much for any pre conceptions I may have had about an 80’s synthesizer band.

I also love his band. He seems to have dug up the parts for these guys from various graveyards and then assembled them into two of the most macho guys I’ve ever seen wearing a skirt.

I hope these versions of my electric paintings honor the great man.