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

In the midst of beings, persons and parergons

In a clearing, art stands isolated, feeling besieged but actually ignored, as an image (the drawing on the stage) in an image (the puppet theater) in an image (my drawing) a fortress in… Continue reading

Sunsets, Women and Art

Quiddity and haecceity. The first means what it is about some thing that allows us to use a word for it and the second is what it is that we experience directly regarding… Continue reading

‘Sous Rature’

In Norman Rockwell’s eerie triple self-portrait, the mirror image, the painting in the painting and the ‘real’ Norman line up, i.e. seem to be from the same source. But  Norman is not painting… Continue reading

Another boring composition

Another boring composition fraught with meaning, a surrealist landscape, bits and pieces of fact and fable in space of mostly nothing. I try to compose the things with shadow and light, with figure… Continue reading