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

Life’s a Picnic

Coherent existence is precarious, indeed… Notes from the art underground: “Unthought known” (Bollas not Vedder); unconscious, subconscious, pre-conscious, whatever.  Freud said (maybe, just a thought, giving credit where it may not be due):… Continue reading


Greek for a cure by poison or scapegoat. Like Gift in German v. gift in English. Heidegger, Heisenberg, Derrida. Uncertainty it is, the observer effect.  Absent but ready, thing and thought. What was… Continue reading


Don’t know where this drawing came from. I mean I thought it up and all, but I can’t remember what I was thinking about when the first idea, the woman in the sleeve,… Continue reading

The smile of a safe distance

Simulacra, count them: The big “little black dress,” the little nude in same, the painting of it as well and, by virtue of the ladder, the whole picture.  Click the image to make… Continue reading

An absent symbol

For the signifier is a unit in its very uniqueness, being by nature symbol only of an absence. –Jacques Lacan Images are a sort of sign. They are the requisite signifier/signified combination. Just… Continue reading