The United States today is governed by professional illusionists. Not only are officials elected through campaigns of image-building based on fiction and caricature, but once in office their actions are decided not by anticipating consequences to the nation and/or humanity but by the kind of image those actions will enable them to present to the… Continue reading Harold Rosenberg Quote
We took a snowy walk in the desert landscape of Oracle State Park (4500 ft) this new Year’s day.
“Stories From a Place Called Here” I want to say a few words in support of a book I’ve designed for Inner Life Directions Publishing (innerlifedirections.com), an ‘after-life’ exploration of lives lived well, lives lived poorly, and lives of folk who have lived and learned.
Years ago, I saw a painting by Gustav Caillebotte of people on a steel bridge and I thought “Wow! That feels very modern!” And, for the mid-to-late nineteenth-century it must have been. My latest painting, “Redox,” doesn’t feature a bridge, but bridge-like architectural elements in contrast with eighteenth-century figures. Just disorienting enough to, hopefully, make… Continue reading “Redox,” a new painting
Man is timid and apologetic; he is no longer upright; he dares not say ‘I think,’ ‘I am,’ but quotes some saint or sage.