elcome to my website!!
My name is James Khazar, and I am an educator and artist practicing in the field of digital media. The site serves several functions: As a portfolio site for my art practice, as a curriculum vitae site for prospective employers in academic job market, as a presentation site for the classes I am teaching, as a portfolio/resumé site for the commercial work I have done as a multimedia designer, and last but not least, as a place to put things up on the web that friends might like to see.
This site is also an experiment for testing out some of the web technologies that I teach. For example, it uses
determine all of its look and feel, and uses PHP
control certain aspects, like the little window that pops up when you roll over one of these:
I'm launching my latest art project, Alchemical Anaglyps, a collection of three-dimensional anaglyphs based on the seventeeth century alchemical engravings of Michael Maier. These "Hermetick Emblems" convey the secrets of alchemy, a precursor to modern science and scientific investigation, and as such are filled with both meaning and mystery.
To see the 3D effect, you'll need a pair of anaglyphic red/blue glasses
Dark Angels Current Explorations
Updates to my ongoing art project, Dark Angels, an exploration into the less traditional aspects of western art's depiction of angels.
Vacation Photo Update
I took way to many photos while we were on our trip to Rome this summer! I've posted them here, enjoy!
Each year the club works with the winemaster, Dominick Chirichillo, to press, barrel, blend, and bottle fantastic wines from grapes grown around Northern California. Some of the wine which has been pressed and barreled, is left over - or "orphaned" - and the winery has a tasting out of the barrels for the general public. You can buy a barrel to bottle yourself at the winery, or, if you're lucky, you can find others to go in on a barrel and split it.
We were lucky enough to find two barrels we really loved and some partners to get a quarter of each. In return for the favor of doing a split, I'm going to design their wine labels. Below are some of the labels I've designed for our and our partner's wines along with some others.
Posted: Saturday, March 21st, 2015, 9:06 pm