Collision Course!

Collision Course!

Attending a convention was to remain only a dream for me while growing up.  Being from an immigrant family came with the experience of having no money to spend on things deemed non-essential. But even if that were not the case, my parents were not supportive of my love of Trek; in fact, they were actively against it. To this day, I’m unsure as to “why” specifically, but it actually angered my parents when I expressed any overt excitement related to the show.
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The Impossible Choice

The Impossible Choice

The approval process for collector items with CBS is rigorous and multi-staged. And rightfully so, given the importance of the Star Trek brand to both CBS and fans.  Back in February of this year, after completing this long process, I released the Season One Limited Edition prints through Retrospect Studios. The collector prints were incredibly well-received and fans immediately started asking about the future seasons to build their collections. To that end, I decided it was best that I start choosing the Season Two pieces now.
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Gene Roddenberry’s Vision Continues

Gene Roddenberry’s Vision Continues

I met Ray Tesi on Instagram of all places. At the time, my Instagram account, on which I was posting images of my Spock art, was anonymous. He sent me a message that simply read, “Where are you?” I’d like to say it was the strangest message I’d gotten to date on Instagram, but it was not. A stranger one yet read, “Who are you?”… and that message had come from an old friend of Leonard Nimoy’s.
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A “Fascinating” Gift

A “Fascinating” Gift

It was such a meaningful gift, made even more so by the inscription. And as I read Leonard Nimoy’s story within, I was reminded, in a very real way of the journey that I myself am on. Like Leonard’s, my journey is one that is motivated by a deep love – his was the love of acting, mine is of the love of painting, coupled with the philosophical drive to be a noble human being. Neither of us were in pursuit of a specific outcomes on our journey, and as such could not have predicted how they would unfold.
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Sarek – The Perfectly Imperfect

Sarek – The Perfectly Imperfect

Mark Lenard's character, Sarek, of Star Trek, the Original Series and beyond, is the subject of my latest painting. He holds more nobility for me than many see, and here is why.
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