Eugene Salandra

A New Jersey native, I studied film and television at New York University, and drawing at the Art Students' League of New York. Excepting a brief Benedictine monastic sojourn, my life has been occupied with practicing the art of animation. Mentors John Canemaker and the late Tissa David were among my influences. Favorite things include drawing, watercolor, tea and herbalism, yoga, meditation, music, theatre, puppetry, crochet, nature strolls, and vegetarian cooking.




Brandon on the Beach
(crayon and watercolor on paper, 7/2013)



Self Portrait with Blue and White Cup
(Conte Crayon and watercolor on paper, 2012)


(graphite and watercolor on paper, 2013)


Stonewall 25, NYC

In June of 1994, the Radical Faeries helped to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots with a special urban gathering in New York City.  In one of the events at Judson Memorial Church, I revived our beloved Judy Garland for an encore of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," after which she promptly died, and was carried aloft through the streets of Greenwich Village on a funeral bier.  It was an incredibly trippy evening!

Working away on FaerieFilm in the old Union Square apartment, NYC, 1993.
(photograph)


Facing the Blank Page

A feeling of perplexed wonder always seems to come when confronting the blank page at the start of a new assignment.  The possibilities seem perfectly endless!
(photograph by Carmen Woods, 2012)

(graphite and watercolor on paper, 2013)