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Here’s the july batch, fresh from the sweatshop (there’s no air conditioning in my living room). Hand stencilled by amateurs for that homegrown look.

Click through them to find the size/style/color you want — you can find the size & style in the filename. I’ll mark them as sold as they get used up. If you want a size/style that’s not available, let me know– we’ll print more later. No guarantees on color, though!

All shirts are 100% cotton and will probably shrink. Buy them at moonmilk.etsy.com. And what the heck, I’ve got greeting cards too (see below), silkscreened a few years ago for my own use but I never got around to using them. Let me know if you’re interested.

The design is by Brooke!


greeting card
Card is blank inside and includes envelope.

greenmarket produce scans

Every Saturday, if I can, I go to my local greenmarket (at Grand Army Plaza), buy some goodies, take them home, and scan them. I’ve been doing it since 2000 or so, though this set only contains more recent ones.

Archival-quality prints of any of these images are available for sale – contact me if you’re interested, or buy online. Normal prints of the produce scans are about 11×14 inches – photo prints are $40 and Iris (giclée) art prints are $175. The veggies are reproduced at exactly their real size with wide borders on the art prints, and a bit bigger than life with narrow borders on the photo prints. Double-size prints (about 20×30 inches) are $60/$325. Prices include shipping in North America. Write ranjit at moonmilk dot com for more information.

See over 100 produce scans at my flickr site

sketching device #1

Sketching Device #1 is a moody art machine for which expression is more important than precision. Its bad temper turns simple instructions (back, left, down, right, repeat) into unpredictable swirls and snarls.

Based on research by Dan Reznik at the University of California, and inspired by a remark by Ed Stastny, Sketching Device #1 sends low-frequency vibrations through a sheet of paper to guide objects– such as pens– in any direction, without direct contact. The principle is similar to the way you scoot yourself around in a rolling office chair without touching the floor: jerk back quickly to make the chair move forward, and relax more slowly to get centered again without pulling the chair back. Sketching Device #1 does this about thirty times per second– too fast too see– and the pen in its plastic “boat” appears to float around the page by itself. In this primitive implementation, the process is not very reliable or predictable, and that is what makes the resulting sketches interesting.


fluxbox accordion“On March 25th, 2006 the Flux Factory space in Long Island City was transformed into a giant, interactive music box.

“A group of seven sound artists, musicians, and sculpture/installation artists gathered together by Flux Factory have created kinetic sculptures that all work together to play a single song. Viewers activate the box with a crank. Inside the Box, a veritable funhouse of sound can be discovered in each artist’s contribution to the overall song. The viewer becomes an active participant in the experience, subtly altering the song produced.” —flux factory