Welcome…

… but be forewarned. You’ve stumbled onto my patch of cyber “real” estate. If odd drawings of semi-naked, not-so-polite people will offend you, limit your views to the “Published Work” pages. Don’t go to… Continue reading

I-BYZANTIUM

Consume my heart away; sick with desire And fastened to a dying animal It knows not what it is; and gather me Into the artifice of eternity. (W. B. Yeats 1933) We tend… Continue reading

ART, POOR ART II

He asks himself whether art in itself (l’art pour l’art) was the reason he did it, not the praise he got for his efforts. Yes, he enjoyed the gestures themselves and the magic… Continue reading

THE FRISSON OF ATTEMPTING DUENDE

There are some words in some languages that can’t be said as a single word in other languages. So there must be words used in American English that don’t translate well. But you’d… Continue reading

‘ESCHATON US, AGAIN!

Not yet this week, but we still have Friday. This week’s illustration is first an homage to a dimly remembered three stooges shtick, subbing Larry, Moe and the other one’s hot potato for… Continue reading

EVERYTHING THAT IS THE CASE

“Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.” –Ludwig Wittgenstein Or not. We use words that have no meaning all the time. Like our homunculus here. He’s a man of modest means… Continue reading

SH*T OF STATE

“If something happens blame him…” —Donald J. Trump A true story: Less than a month after a newly elected head of government had been sworn in, there was a fire in the building… Continue reading

FINE ART EXPLAINED

Art in historical times has always been a symptom of power. Art is co-emergent with power—like a runny nose is with a cold—The powerful need to possess and display objects that will show… Continue reading

ORANG IS THE NEW LACK

Sometimes I think that we humans (homo sapiens sapiens) are not a distinct genus in the family homimidae, but that we are each of the extant others in turn throughout our individuals lives.… Continue reading

THE HORROR! THE HORROR!

28 January 2017, noonish EST. I decided to draw the ideas that came to me that morning after my usual stream of consciousness journaling and mental perambulation though the (left and center, semi-mainstream,… Continue reading

“ARE YOU READY FOR SOME SLEAZE BALL?”

What you have just enjoyed/endured on your myriad flashing screens is not the workings of the exceptional American democracy in action, but a show to keep you distracted from the reality of the… Continue reading