I have long been a fan of James Verbicky. I remember walking down Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles and seeing a triptych of his in a gallery window that made me stop and stare. Ever since then I have longed for one of his pieces. His multi media pieces – such as this one,alternately celebrate and chastise decades of persuasion, manipulation and coercion at the hands of branders and marketers. I have both a visual and visceral reaction to his work. Most of my career has been about persuading, manipulating and coercing. I like to think with a gentle hand. Canadian by birth, he now resides in Orange County. Visit James’ blog and get a feel for his incredible talent.