My studio space.


My home is tiny and have lived in this 700 sq foot studio apartment for over 25 years with my daughter. It has lots of light, and high ceilings and original 1940 Murphy Kabentte all in one kitchen unit. I love this place! Over the years it has had it over hauls and fantastical redecorating.

Once I covered it with green craft paper and lilly pads ala Monet, and other time I bought 2 large rolls of red velvet embossed paper covering the walls. It has been painted white to shocking ice sherbet yellow.  (now a dingy grey cream color.) This apartment has had share of crisis’s as well when a neighbor flooded my apartment with a busted water pipes when he abandoned the apartment upstairs before winter. The water damaged the ceiling, and loosened the whole sections of plaster spalled later that year.

I made the broken up ceiling an asset, and added some decoupage Haekel illustrations, new paint and trim. This began the studio transformation to its current nautical inspired fantasy.


I am trying to sort out my portfolio, which I have to admit I have been avoiding for some time now. Through Coroflot I feel I can attain some visibility, and yet can flesh out my work into some cohesive order. There is wide variety of portfolios on this site, and a lot from students just out of school. Hopefully it will give me a fresh approach to format my work.

My Coroflot portfolio

I would appreciate comments.

– William Mc Donough

Make sure you audio is up pretty high on to receive the full effect.

Nor can I point out has any one read – actually read Olaus Magnus either…

A little on ole Olaus

In Magnus first book, ‘History of Northern People’ written in 1555 there is a introduction and criticism of the Vitruvious’s Ten Books of Architecture. I originally ran across Olaus’s woodcuts on the internet while doing research for a theater production I was producing. Then the only translation of his work was at the Public Library at 42nd street and had to experience the process of getting a book from that archive.

First you have fill out the index on a piece of paper, hand it to a librarian and wait for an hour for someone to send up a book from the archive down stairs. When I finally got the set, I had to spend a small fortune in xeroxes frantically before the Library closed. The interiors of the 42nd street library are incredible and still most of the original furniture is still in use.

The language of Olaus’s work is very simiar to how my mom spoke. … If I find my resources I’ll write a small section of it.

Diggin songs of Paolo Conte… sorta Jazzy Bob Dylanish… sorta. Ok it is now getting too folky – the problems of last.fm.

A few French Assets….

Need I say more….?

All that goes up river… must come down river eventually.



My personal financial adviser mentioned that I had I just had to watch this and apply accordingly…..

and make this a mantra…. a way of being for what I have to put up with lately…. Ha ha!!  The last part…. is so damn hilarious I fell literally off my chair.

From Zyphichore



Trash found on Second Ave and 2nd.

A day, possibly 2 or more. Not answering anyone and turning off phone and email for awhile to regroup.