Ephemerama #29

Like more than half the voting population I am devastated by the news of Trump’s victory in the presidential election and feel like I lost my country. I’m frankly having a hard time coming to grips with what’s about to happen to America. My chief struggle now is figuring out how not to look at … More Ephemerama #29

First Friday #16

Its been a while since I’e written a post and I think the reason has been two-fold. First I finished my series of paintings on Longwood Gardens and have felt a little empty and tapped out of inspiration. The other reason has been the election. I’d wanted to speak about issues regarding the election specifically … More First Friday #16

First Friday #15

This months First Friday at the Banana Factory has come and gone and this month, despite expectations to the contrary, attendance was again low. We artists thought that since the weather was finally nice and it was our first open house of the fall that somehow things would turn out differently. At this point after … More First Friday #15

Ephemerama #22

I’ve been sitting in my studio today feeling like my art, all artwork, was pretty worthless in the face of monstrous acts of brutality such as what happened in Orlando this weekend. I’ve found myself at the point of tears listening to and watching news accounts of survivors, friends and family over the last two days. … More Ephemerama #22

Ephemerama #19

Today is Iowa caucus day, which is the traditional beginning of the presidential election cycle, though it seems like folks have been running for president since Barack Obama won his second term in 2012. I have major objections with the way we elect presidents. I think its indirect and a reminder of how this nation is … More Ephemerama #19

Ephemerama #18

The presidential race seems to be heating up with drama on both sides of the political divide, finally meriting my sincere interest. The carnival on the Republican side of the ticket would be hilarious if it weren’t so depressing, racist and testosterone-driven (bombing the desert till it glows, really). There’s much that can be said … More Ephemerama #18

Ephemerama #12

I finished the Coates book “Between the World and Me” last week in my studio and was nearly to the point of tears by the end of it. I wanted to give a scholarly report or response to this work but for the sake of time and my emotions – it was that turgid –  I’d prefer to … More Ephemerama #12