Opposition and Sister Squares are [not] Reconciled

What do polar bears and prostitutes have in common?  No, it’s not a joke. I don’t know. Add sharks in suits and you have quite a menagerie. Anthropomorphized fish and bears, dehumanized people.… Continue reading

Ted and Al’s Winter Adventure

The drawing is of my back yard in Winter. It’s the season one merely tries to survive. Spring is hope, Summer is growth, Autumn is humility, if you care. The picture in a… Continue reading

Angel of [my] History

Artist and model, both are works in progress. They are a dialectic of the lone sleeper. They are dream, alternating in both senses of ‘dream,’ both the sense of a bored and frustrated… Continue reading

Just Deserts?

“Would you like cries with that?” or “Would you like to see our whine list?” Uncurtained windows frame empty frames and empty tables for two. The artist as chef is twice removed by… Continue reading

Deceptive Leitmotifs

Alberich in NYC, on stage in New York, in a opera set in a fantasy capitalist plutocracy. Let me paraphrase some of Alberich’s thoughts from Das Rheingold. The opera begins just before dawn.… Continue reading

Erda in New York

Another NYC drawing. Wagnermania, Part I. I saw Das Rheingold at the metopera. This is one of the scenes I remember. Of course, the rest of the cast was standing around, looking small,… Continue reading

Heidigger’s Lost Novel

“To be is to be perceived” This is the 3rd NYC 2010 drawing. It’s looking out of a hotel room window at the building across the way. The scene is pretty much the… Continue reading

Which Fork?

This a tondo, a round painting, it’s a rip of Michelangelo’s ‘Doni Madonna’ I was reading about a pathography of it (Liebert via Spitz), it’s an interesting composition, round and all, so why… Continue reading

Tragedy, Ecstasy, Doom, and So On.

Went to MoMA last week, wandered about looking at everything while moving along, only stopping if I see something I want to look at longer. I rarely stop in the abstract expressionist rooms.… Continue reading

Beneath the Wheels

“Love and work … work and love, that’s all there is.” “Man has, as it were, become a kind of prosthetic God” “…much will be gained if we succeed in transforming your hysterical… Continue reading