The Institute

ARTISTIC INTERPRETATIONS OF CHARACTERS AND SCENES FROM THE GREATEST TELEVISION SHOW THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN

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My work, utilizing the CBS police procedural drama series, ‘Blue Bloods’ ( Starring Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan, the New York Police Commissioner, and patriarch of the Reagan clan, a multigenerational family of cops) explores the relationship between postmodern discourse and law enforcement.

With influences as diverse as Munch and Andy Warhol, new insights are crafted from both explicit and implicit textures.

Ever since I spent most of the 1980s watching ‘Hill Street Blues’ I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the human condition. What starts out as triumph soon becomes manipulated into a dialectic of lust, leaving only a sense of failing and the chance of a new reality.

As intermittent derivatives become clarified through frantic and diverse practice, the viewer is left with a clue to the darkness of our future.

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Fixing his tie in the reflection of the glass covering a photograph of Teddy Roosevelt, Commissioner Frank Reagan contemplates what is to come while his trusted advisor and Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, Garrett Moore stands at the ready

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Commissioner Frank Reagan makes one last face before he heads out to give a speech to a mob of braying college students drunk on their fanatical belief in a utopia yet to come.

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The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People (How do you match up as a non famous person? Are you even creative? And, if you think you are, can you prove it?)

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“There is something special when creative people get together”

-Joy Mangano

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“I will have to take your word for it”

-Jack Horrorchild

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Over the last several day I have been attempting to decipher the voices (and in so doing hopefully extract some secret meaning) which are heard sporadically throughout the song ‘Peace Train’, by Cat Stevens, starting at approximately the one minute five second mark

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If you know keep it no longer hidden

-Jack Horrorchild

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Indicating an appearance of the “voices”

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Entr’acte

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LISTENING TO THE GENTLE AIRS AND MELODIOUS STRAINS OF DOOM AND GLOOM AND GLOATING

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It’s a Sound System.

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I have always wanted to buy the world a Coke

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There’s a Coke for him and her

and them and he and she.

And though we all are different,

we’re better as a “we.”

-Coca-Cola

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BE THE KNIFE THAT DIVIDES THE SANDWICH EQUALLY

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 “TELL ME WHAT A DELI SANDWICH LOOKS LIKE”

“THIS IS WHAT A DELI SANDWICH LOOKS LIKE”

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Young Children Lured with Sugary Treats by Motorcycle Riding Nationalists

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Some untidy spot

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Landscape with the Fall of Icarus

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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Musee des Beaux Arts

W. H. Auden

About suffering they were never wrong,
The old Masters: how well they understood
Its human position: how it takes place
While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along;
How, when the aged are reverently, passionately waiting
For the miraculous birth, there always must be
Children who did not specially want it to happen, skating
On a pond at the edge of the wood:
They never forgot
That even the dreadful martyrdom must run its course
Anyhow in a corner, some untidy spot
Where the dogs go on with their doggy life and the torturer’s horse
Scratches its innocent behind on a tree.

In Breughel’s Icarus, for instance: how everything turns away
Quite leisurely from the disaster; the ploughman may
Have heard the splash, the forsaken cry,
But for him it was not an important failure; the sun shone
As it had to on the white legs disappearing into the green
Water, and the expensive delicate ship that must have seen
Something amazing, a boy falling out of the sky,
Had somewhere to get to and sailed calmly on.

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Depressingly, even after editing, his sign proved to be wholly ineffective at coaxing any spare change from the pockets of passersby

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