Ephemerama #35

A few weeks back President Trump released his proposed budget and as expected there were severe cuts to the arts. According to the Washington Post: “The president’s budget would eliminate the NEA’s $148 million budget, the NEH’s $148 million budget and the CPB’s $445 million budget, as well as $230 million for the Institute of … More Ephemerama #35

In the Studio #41

Work continues on my painting Pilot 6, and now I’m moving into the last phases of the piece. These last few steps involve incorporating the collage elements into the piece. Until now I’ve been focusing mostly on creating an interesting foreground and cloudscape for the piece, which for the foreground area was a bit of … More In the Studio #41

Ephemerama #28

What makes a presidential administration successful when it comes to the arts? What are the metrics we use to say this president was a artistic philosopher-king and that one was a philistine…, an artistic neophyte. Several months ago I sought a way to gauge this years crop of presidential candidates on their support for the … More Ephemerama #28

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