Suitcase Painter, 2007
Suitcase Painter a series of art projects based round the notion of the artist as a transient with only the contents of his suitcase at his disposal. Projects included Inflatable Sculpture, I Can Paint Anything Anywhere, Rock Painter and ALA (Artists’ Liberation Alliance) these projects remain largely at a schematic level at present.
Progetto Balthazar, 2006
Creator of Progetto BALTHAZAR an independent think-tank concerned with contemporary issues as far reaching and including architecture, robotic science, psychotherapy, cooking, painting and telepathy. Initially the project proposed an art & architecture collaborative in the upper Tiber valley (the boundary of Tuscany and Umbria) focusing on the development of the region.
The project has gown to include an internet presence in which such sites as facebook are used to disseminate ideas. the internet is seen as the location for the continual development of the project. The society involved in the think-tank is an anonymous one and includes secret members. Operating between dream and reality, the think-tank now has over three hundred members and exists in twenty-seven countries.
Principal projects include The Floating City a massive proposal for environmental clean up in the Pacific Ocean which includes the construction of a visionary maritime city made-up of plastic debris. The city would be a completely independent nation subject to its own government, and would welcome immigration of all kinds (boat people). The scale of this project requires a huge investment of effort but is ecologically and politically necessary. It calls for the ingenuity of the science and art community.
Other projects include Bicicletta ( a model city in New Mexico where there are only bicycles and alternative energy systems) Art-gift; incorporating the notion that societies can give art projects to each other rather then bombs (the statue of liberty vs. the A-bomb!) and The Great Collaborative, a think-tank issue devoted to the rebirth of crafts and arts in the world economic system.